Saturday, July 01, 2006

Ozone layer under repair, ants’ internal pedometer, artificial brain cells and America’s need breed of rockets

Welcome! “Alien Life” tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. You may notice that this and future entries are shorter than usual; Career, family and book deal commitments have forced me to cut back some of my projects. Now, here’s today’s news:
g Abodes - The hole in Earth's protective ozone layer won't repair itself until about two decades later than had been expected, scientists announced. See
g Life - Ants use an internal pedometer to find their way home without getting sidetracked, a new study reports. See
g Intelligence - A uniform neural net of brain cells—a brain chip—has been created by a team of scientists lead by Yael Hanein of Tel Aviv University in Israel. See