The discussion was bright and busy. Everyone at the table was talking rapidly, asking questions and sharing thoughts about science journalism and outreach. Everyone, that was, except the scientist sitting across from me. She had been tentative and largely silent, but suddenly she was grinning.
Science Online in North Carolina is an annual conference connecting scientists, publishers, journalists, bloggers, and anyone else interested in the role of the internet in scientific communication. This is a selection of the many tweets from and about the meeting, to give an idea of what it's like.
Robots are after my job. Researchers at the Intelligent Systems Informatics Lab at Tokyo University have developed a journalist robot that can autonomously explore its environment and report what it finds.