Scientists at Tufts University have refined a method that allows people to send messages using fluorescent strains of Escherichia coli. There's enough color combinations to encode the entire alphabet, the numbers 0 to 9 and a few symbols.
An unhappy side of Microsoft's corporate environment was potentially exposed in the comments of a blog post written by an unnamed employee. The post details the company's annual meeting and while the content is tame, some of the feedback is scathing.
HP handed out pink slips to employees in its webOS Global Business Unit on Monday. The computer company wouldn't say how many workers it was letting go, but rumors suggest over 500 people are now unemployed. [AllThingsD]
iPatch, a UK-based iPhone repair company, has developed a hardware mod that'll add a backlight to your iPhone's logo. Similar to Apple's line of computers, the logo will glow when the phone's display turns on.
The earth's orbit is a giant wasteland filled with space junk - about 20,000 pieces of debris that are four inches or larger. This space junk doesn't always stay in space; sometimes it falls back to earth.