January 17th, 2010 | brainjuice
- Scientists turn stem cells into pork
"Call it pork in a petri dish – a technique to turn pig stem cells into strips of meat that scientists say could one day offer a green alternative to raising livestock, help alleviate world hunger, and save some pigs their bacon."
(tags:food sci future transmet? )
- Recession Special: NASA cuts space shuttle price
"…As for the space shuttle main engines, those are now free. NASA advertised them for $400,000 to $800,000 each in December 2008, but no one expressed interest. So now the engines are available, along with other shuttle artifacts, for the cost of transportation and handling. Assembly will be required, however."
- Text service resumes 6 months after Xinjiang riots
"Text messaging services restarted with some restrictions Sunday for cell phone users in far western China, more than six months after deadly ethnic rioting prompted the government to shut them down."
(tags:pol comms war )
- Diamond Oceans Possible on Uranus, Neptune : Discovery News
"Oceans of liquid diamond, filled with solid diamond icebergs, could be floating on Neptune and Uranus, according to a recent article in the journal Nature Physics."
(tags:space utterly+insane goddamn )