It’s being called the "poop burger". Japanese scientists have found a way to create artificial meat from sewage containing human feces.
FDA Releases Draft Guidance Toward Nanotech Regulation [Nanotechnology Now] The Food and Drug Administration is now opening a dialogue on nanotechnology by publishing proposed guidelines on how the agency will identify whether nanomaterials have been used in FDA-regulated products.
NASA Spacecraft Confirms Theories, Sees Surprises at Mercury [NASA] NASA scientists are making new discoveries about the planet Mercury. Data from MESSENGER, the first spacecraft to orbit Mercury, is giving scientists important clues to the origin of the planet and its geological history and helping them better understand its dynamic interior and exterior processes.
Richard Dreyfuss Performs a Dramatic Reading of the iTunes User Agreement [CNN via Neatorama] I love these dramatic readings by Dreyfuss. Head to CNN to listen to a few choice snippets.
Kilobots bring us one step closer to a robot swarm [Physorg] These small robots are able to communicate with each other by blinking lights mounted on their cases. While each individual unit may not seem that advanced or impressive the real impact is what happens when the robots work as a system. You can read the Harvard technical report here (pdf)
The Worst of E3 2011 [YouTube video via Reddit] Compilation of the “worst of” E3 2011 incidents for your enjoyment.
Ongoing Star Trek Comic To Launch This Fall [SuperheroHype] IDW Publishing and CBS Consumer Products have announced a brand-new ongoing comic book series to be based on J.J. Abram’s rebooted Star Trek universe. Teaming with the film’s writer/producer Roberto Orci, the new monthly series will tie into both the 2009 film and the upcoming untitled sequel.
If you live in the Seattle/Tacoma area there’s a cool new improv comedy you must go see called “Where No Man Has Gone Before”. It’s a long form improv comedy parodying the original Star Trek series and it runs June 23-July 2 at Seattle’s Odd Duck Studio which is near the I-90 / I-5 interchange.
You can also check out more details, pics at their Facebook page . They also have a challenge for us at FB that could get the alien girl in the show to dress in green paint and play the part of the Orion slave girl.