Shareable writes: "Berkeley professor develops low cost, low power cell base station featuring easy, off-the grid deployment with solar or wind power; local services autonomous from national carriers; and an impressive portfolio of voice & data services (not just GSM). It's designed to connect rural areas in the developing world, but could have wider application like disaster recovery."
Mightee writes: "Women are particularly taking to ereaders, according to data from Nielsen. Sixty-one percent of ereaders are now owned by women, compared to 46% in the third quarter of 2010. This largely why many women’s magazines are reporting better sales on the Nook than the iPad."
Sallust writes: A new supernova has been observed in M101 — a spiral galaxy about 25 million light years away. The supernova was spotted when it was less than a day old by Mount Palomar Observatory in California. This is possibly the most interesting supernova since SN1987 and might become visible with binoculars over the next few days.
iamrmani writes: "Astronomers have spotted a brightest supernova in 40 years in the Pinwheel Galaxy, lying only about 21 million light years away from Earth, and located in the famous constellation of the Great Bear (Ursa Major)."