It's the first day of WisCon today, and I can hardly wait to get up there. Since I don't think we have a BRoP interview scheduled for the 24th, I should be able to report on the con then. In the meantime, here's my weekly science news roundup:
Team successfully converts human skin cells into embryonic stem cells (Technically, this one should have been posted last week.)
Carbon storage in Arctic tundra shows ecosystem resiliency
New method proposed for detecting gravitational waves from the ends of the universe
"Brainstorm" device could wirelessly detect brain bleeding
Robots learn to take a proper handoff by following digitized human examples
Do salamanders hold the solution to regeneration?
U.S. equipped to grow serious amounts of pond scum for fuel
Engineered microbes glow in the dark
Bacteria use hydrogen, CO2 to produce electricity
And from CNN:
3-D printer helps save dying baby
Enjoy the holiday weekend, everyone! I may tweet about WisCon when I have a chance; my user name is @ulbrichalmazan if you want to follow me. Otherwise, I'll try to have a summary of the con up either Monday or Tuesday.