Warner Brothers has released the script for The Dark Knight online
(pdf), free for downloading.
This year's Remembrance day (Veteran's Day in the US), marked the 90th anniversary of the World War I armistice
A new long-range climate model says that we are heading for another ice age between 10,000 and 100,000 years from now
. That is, unless we can't get our carbon dioxide emission levels under control. The authors are quick to stress that this is not an argument against global warming.
A Swedish team has shown that strands of DNA can be used to create optical fibres
. The process they developed combines DNA with chromophores, molecules that absorb and transmit light, to create optical wires up to 20 nanometers long a a few nanometers in diameter that can transmit as much as 30% of the light they receive. Not only that, but the wires are self-assembling and self-repairing.
MIT researchers have developed an omniphobic material, capable of repelling both oil and water
. The secret is a surface made up of 300-nanometer-tall silicon-dioxide-capped "toadstools", making the surface universally repellent to liquids.
Following closely on the recent demise of the Phoenix Lander, the Mars rover Spirit may also on its last legs
. The rover has entered "silent mode" because its solar panels are not able to gather enough energy to perform any tasks or even respond. NASA is keep an ear open in case the rover gathers enough energy to re-open communication.
A team of astronomers lead by a Canadian researcher has captured an image of four planets around a start 130 light years from Earth
using the Hubble Space telescope in combination with two ground-based telescopes.
A German doctor appears to have cured a patient of AIDS by replacing their bone marrow
with that of a donor who has a natural immunity to most known strains of HIV. They have been unable to detect the virus in his blood for the past 600 days despite having ceased anti-AIDS treatment.
For your reading pleasure, The Journal of Cartoon Over-analyzations