Cooking For Geeks
I'll wait for Nathan Myhrvold's "Modernist Cuisine" - http://modernistcuisine.com/
NASA Campaigns For Safer Launch Requirements
Interesting that we're not counting Columbia as a "launch" disaster. The foam that broke off and hit the orbiter wing happened on launch, so in my mind we're at 2/129, not 1/129. That particular failure mode is directly attributable to the questionable decision to mount the orbiter to the side of the stack, rather than on top: switching back to the "astronauts at the top of the stack" seems like a clear way to remove a bunch of that type of failure modes.
Kodak Unveils Brighter CMOS Color Filters
Of course, you achieve this increased light sensitivity at the expense of
losing 1/4 of your color resolution. Maybe if you want the increased
sensitivity it might make more sense to pick up something like the
Canon 1D Mk III, which, at least according to Ken Rockwell, gives great
results all the way up to ISO 6400. I'd hate to lose 1/4 of my color
resolution *all of the time* to get the added sensitivity that I only
need for a small fraction of the shots I take.