Friday, May 30, 2008

A Touch of the News

  • As of Feb. 17, 2009 my television will not work when the US switches to digital. Darn. Millions of people will have to buy new television sets or adapters to replace older sets, or (gasp!) not be able to watch tv in every room of their house!
  • Scientists are working on more effective and longer lasting alternatives to DEET, now that they have figured out how the chemical works to repel insects.
  • A promising biofuel made with algae and saltwater could power existing cars in the next five years.

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