New Scientist has a bunch of interesting mini-articles in today’s newsletter. And if you follow these links, you’ll see a lot of other interesting articles listed in the sidebars. Take a few minutes to browse; there’s some cool stuff.
Here’s a sampling:
- Starch-powered cars in our future?
- Radiation-loving fungi: the perfect space food? (Or, I wonder, could it even help provide shielding in space?)
- Conan the Bacterium: radiation-resistant bugs
- Super-oxidized water makes short work of other bugs
- Using thermal noise for encryption of messages
- Using magnetic stimulation to make the brain stronger (this one I like!)
Here’s one that’s more sobering than cool, but it deserves reading: Taking stock of Earth’s dwindling mineral wealth. (This one you can only read a partial of unless you’re a subscriber, but the partial is pretty interesting in itself.)
“Always listen to experts. They’ll tell you what can’t be done, and why. Then do it.”
—Robert A. Heinlein