News Roundup

Elections: For all those out there saying that one vote doesn’t matter all you have to do is look in the Virginia 94th District elections. Now this is a close race as Shelly Simonds won by a single vote after a recount. This needs to be a reminder that voting is important but if only it were made a holiday or something where we could raise the voter turnout from among the worst in the world to some place better.

Beer in Space: This sounded interesting. In the most recent SpaceX transport mission to the ISS, they brought up some barley seeds to experiment on. This is a part of Anheuser-Busch’s plan to be the beer of space. The idea came from a comment at SXSW (South by Southwest) this past year. The experiments will focus on barley seed exposure and barley germination. After a month the seeds will return to Earth and be studied by scientist at Anheuser-Busch to try to learn about the effects of microgravity on barley. We will have to wait and see what happens.