Latest news about Discovery: It's new redesigned fuel tank passed the test on Friday. It looks like they may be able to have it up and running in mid-July.
A really cool use of particle acceleration. Using X-rays to cause iron in the ink to glow people at Stanford can not read writings of Greek mathematician Archimedes.
Here is an article comparing Google to Mircrosoft. Also, there is an analysis of the recent actions of the company. The one thing to keep in mind is the fact that Google stock keeps going up. Plus, you have to figure it is difficult to be the clear front runner in the market because everyone is waiting for you to fall.
Apple is recalling iBook and PowerBook G4 batteries. For even more details regarding this check the Apple site. I am lucky to say that I don't believe my laptop battery falls into this category. I purchased mine well before October 2004.