Slashdot reports on a new prosthetic limb that can be linked to the nervous system without implanting electrodes in the brain. Instead, nerves that had served a missing limb can be attached to neighboring muscles. When the bionic arm senses the resulting tiny contractions in the muscle, it moves.
Slashdot also reports that some people are worried that CERN’s Large Hadron Collider could create non-decaying microscopic black holes and destroy the earth. Or pehaps the planet might gain consciousness . At any rate, planetary destruction by a full-sized black hole would be ever so much more impressive.