Bacteria found living in a goldmine are now proven to inhabit a non-solar-powed ecosystem. Apparently, the beasts feed on a chemical reaction powered by nuclear decay. Now that their habitat has been, after twenty million years of isolation, been exposed to the outer world, I wonder how much longer they’ll last.
Researchers have developed a You-Are-Here sign for the Web. It sounds as though it will give the Back button a tree-like structure, allowing the user to return to any branch or leaf at will. Unfortunately it also sounds like vaporware right now.
Here’s an interesting paper on human attachments to robots. No, not cybernetic attachment, emotional attachment.