OK, so there's nothing really 'biological' about this story... but DUDE - I want one.
After years of waiting, we may just get the first flying car released in 2009 by Terrafigia, Inc.
The Transition is really a plane that you can use on the road, not a 'flying car'. Gregory Mone from Pop Sci even got to sit in the barely-under $200K vehicle, which he describes as "a single-engine, rear-propeller airplane that just happens to be street-legal." As if the fact that it can fly isn't cool enough, it also runs on premium gasoline - no jet fuel required.
Can we say the awesomest conspicuous consumption EVER? Now I just need to make enough to afford one...
I started this blog mostly because of my friend Allie. She's on her way to a masters in Journalism, and she got assigned to write a blog for one of her classes. When she told me about it, I thought "wow, good idea."
You see, I love to write, but as a scientist very little of my day-to-day writing is interesting or legible to anyone who isn't a scientist. So this lets me write in a way that is actually fun to read - I know, novel.
Anyhow, if you want to why it's called "Observations of a Nerd," read this.