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One Good Use for ISS

Whatever else good eventually comes out of the ISS, demonstrating VASIMR — and then using it to routinely reboost the station — might just be its best sci/tech achievement.

[h/t: Instapundit]

Science Fiction Time Travel – Visualized

Okay, so it’s only a subset of major movies and TV shows, but this visualization of fictional time travel timelines is pretty interesting nonetheless – especially the path-crossings by unrelated time travelers and the amusing crossover movies/episodes one can imagine resulting from these “paradoxes”.

Health Care Reform: Public Airplane

The Independence Institute explains via cartoon why NPR’s tortured “Public Airplane” analogy on health care reform doesn’t fly:

(Yes, the political stuff is taking up all my blogging time lately.)