Let's see, what's out there today? Oh yeah, a weird world. Let's surf together, shall we?
Dar the Science Cheerleader talks about a citizen science workshop at Chicago's Adler Planetarium. Huzzah!
Our British cousins are calling for a debate on the use of autonomous robots capable of killing without a human order. About bloody time. Friendly fire never is, but who do you blame if the machine does it? Whom do you hold liable?
Speaking of robots, here's their warmer, fuzzier side: companion robots.
The Down Under Defense Expert (DUDE) has another weekend sojourn recommendation (so far he's about 8 for 10): this time, a fly-in for Beechcraft airplanes in Tullahoma.
Another good take on the Augustine Panel. Keep an eye on the public meetings August 5 and 12. That's where we might learn where the Panel will take us. At least we'll know a little more before their report comes out at the end of the month.
New from Hu:
- Lockheed's Aegis ballistic missile defense system has destroyed additional targets. Good timing, because...
- Iran might be a year away from building a nuclear weapon.
Another plane had a bad day on the way from Brazil to somewhere else. Wonder how long before someone blames it on global warming producing stronger thunderstorms.
A good article from The New York Times on how and why we visit museums and what we continue to get out of them. Food for thought as my countdown to museum overload continues.
No doubt there's more excitement out there, but that's it for now.