Thursday, May 9, 2013

Signs of the times

• The U.S. Air Force's head of sexual assault prevention was arrested on charges of groping a woman in a suburban Virginia parking lot.

• Robobee, the world's smallest drone, has been developed by a group of Harvard University researchers. It's about the size of a penny.

• Giving new meaning to the phrase "intoxicated by technology," the Beer Drone will deliver cold ones to concert goers at a South African music festival.

• A new study of DNA proves that everyone in Europe traces back to nearly the same set of ancestors only a thousand years ago.

• The U.S. gun homicide rate is down 49% since peaking in 1993, although 56% of Americans believe gun crime is higher than 20 years ago.

• At the current maximum pace of 800,000 messages per year, it will take 250 years to review and, where necessary, censor the 200 million eMail messages to be archived in the new George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas.


  1. George W. Bush received emails that need to be censored? Oh, I believe it. Must be tons of 4 letter words to be removed, LOL!

  2. Oh the irony about the head of sexual assault prevention...

    I am fascinated by the homicide gun rate in the United States. That's not what I would have thought.