Breaking news: the back side of Mercury is just as boring as the front

I’m sure it’s “revolutionary” (or not, because otherwise they wouldn’t have had to fly past it…) that we now know what the back side of Mercury looks like, but it doesn’t seem to be too attractive or different from any other photo of a grayscale pancake that I’ve seen.

I am, however, impressed by the fact they’re transferring 700GB of data from the probe. I bet they wish they’d installed a removable hard drive and booked a courier now.

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Mercury’s unseen side is revealed

Bebo platform opens to developers

Bebo today opened their platform to the general development community. It’s based on Facebook’s own FBML and API documentation which is supposed to make porting apps very easy… I’m expecting a land grab of app clones over the next few days, but it’s fun times at least! I think it’s time to hang around on Bebo for a while and see how it works.

Bebo developers