Monday, June 20, 2005

Stuff to Read (if you want)

Dave Barry for the Star Wars fan (written back when Episode 1 came out). My favorite part: "On the day this movie is released, millions of Americans will flock to movie theaters to share in the excitement and wonder of being told that the theater is sold out through October because all the tickets have been snapped up by crazed, drooling ''Star Wars'' geeks wearing officially licensed Han Solo underwear".

Space News: The Planetary Society is launching Cosmos 1. It is powered from light reflected off mylar sails. Ducky.

Google's latest: Google takes on Paypal by launching a new service. Google's secure online payment system (which might be called Google Wallet) is suppose to help small businesses and individuals becuase taking credit cards can be difficult and expensive. Of course, that sounds a lot like Paypal. A little competition is always a good thing.

On the health front: A brain scan that can predict Alzheimer's disease is in the works. This brain scan may give people a 10 year forwarning (before people begin to display symptoms). It isn't a cure but it can help in studying the illness.

There is good news for those who want to smell like grapefruits. I am so glad there are studies done to tell us this kind of stuff - aren't you?

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