Since you must be currently plugged into the information tubes to be reading this, it's safe to assume you're also aware that President Obama will deliver the President's annual State of the Union address tonight at 9 p.m. EST. While the SOTU is often a list of achievements made in the past year, a to-do list for the coming year, and a big-language pep talk, this year's is supposedly going to be focused on upcoming challenges. Many of those are economic, but many also tie directly into science and technology (with at least a dash of defense).
So what should the sci/tech-conscious citizen be looking for from President Obama in tonight's speech?
In an effort to reinforce the energy initiatives put forth in his State of the Union address last month, President Bush made a stop yesterday at a North Carolina lab where wood chips and grasses are used to produce ethanol. Now, we already told you how we feel about said initiatives, but no matter which side of the political coin you may be on, you have to love this photo.
Have a good weekend everyone—I'm off to get my official PopSci lab coat monogrammed.—John Mahoney