Friday, December 17, 2010

Science of the Week

I'm trying out a new feature on my blog. I follow Science Blog, which features a lot of press releases about science, medicine, and engineering that can spark ideas for science fiction writers. Sometimes they also publish articles that give insight into human nature. Here are some links to articles from this week that I thought were especially interesting:

Seaweed as a source of biofuel

Resetting the biological clock

Power and corruption are good for society (power gives law enforcers invective to do their jobs)

Sweet degradable plastics


People's views of justice affects how they view victims of tragedy

Steps toward biological computers


Link between diet and onset of mental illness


How to take a molecule's temperature


Is this interesting? Overwhelming? Too technical? Something you'd like me to keep doing? Let me know what you think!

Have a good weekend, everyone!

7 comments:

Shallee said...

Ooh, I like! I'd love to see this feature keep going. Thanks for the links!

Pk Hrezo said...

I love it! Awesome info you've put at our fingertips. Thank you!

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

Shallee and PK, I'm glad you like this feature!

Maria Zannini said...

Maybe just take one link and discuss it.

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

Maria, that's what I do in my Science of Science Fiction posts. I know it's been a while since I've analyzed a news article that way, but I have to find an article that resonates with me for that type of discussion. I'm planning to do both Science of Science Fiction and this new feature.

Eric said...

I say keep em going. I love all this stuff.

The Golden Eagle said...

I like this feature! (Of course, I love science. :)

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