- Breaking News! About an hour-and-a-half prior to the show SpaceX put the Falcon 1 into orbit.
- The Chinese got into orbit and performed a space walk.
- Another “Long Shot Future.” The Chinese think that they can get the Emdrive operational.
- The adoption of cell phones in developing countries. In some places laying phone lines is prohibitively expensive. Cell towers are much cheaper.
- New way to control protein activity could lead to cancer therapies
- 12-year-old William Yuan has made a revolutionary improvement in 3D solar cells.
- The Japanese are giving serious attention to the idea of a space elevator.
[First aired Sept 28, 2008]