November 14, 2008
NASA has a machine that has already "flown" 7,000 MPH. It is grooming that program to fire off a machine that will soar up as high as 264,000 feet, or more, and achieve a speed of 10,400 MPH. That is certainly stepping right along but not everybody knows why we are taking those steps at all.
..... and, on a culinary note ......
A fifth type of taste descriptor has been discovered. It joins sour, sweet, salty and bitter. It's been named umami. People who cook will soon be confronted with the critical observation: "It isn't umami enough."