Saturday, June 14, 2008

Space & AIDS links

Space links (via Instapundit)

Test of SpaceX's Falcon 9 engines. (Link to video)

What do we do with the moon when we get there? Me, I'd start with don't quit, keep on moving. Secondly, I'd like to see if things like "smoke whiskey" could actually be made in low g. (Other content here.)

Must go faster! Faster would be better!


It is *very* good news that AIDS will not be a wide-spread panepidemic over most of the world. (Assuming the predictions hold up.) The situation, as it is, is horrific enough. I don't think we need to add total doom of the human race in order to make the issue more meaningful.

My thoughts on this one are several, but I'll stick to two: firstly, the attention paid to the areas of "failure" in the AIDS fight - there is still a long way to go, and we seem to keep retaking the same ground. Secondly - how does this (qualified) good news affect the predictions for world population? There is no cloud without a silver lining, and everything that goes up must come down.

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