The point is that what people are now calling the Boca Moment wasn’t some trivial gaffe. It was a window into the true attitudes of what has become a party of the wealthy, by the wealthy, and for the wealthy, a party that considers the rest of us unworthy of even a pretense of respect.
Science and technology is extremely important to the country, but you probably won't see those issues come up in debates. Probably the closest we'll get is set of questions was posed to the organizations of Romney and Obama. Here are the questions and answers...
The answers are very high level and fluffy, but you get an idea of general direction.
With the recent Higgs field discoveries you may wonder what the Large Hadron Collider is useful for.. Fundamental research is very open ended, but there are number searches underway and piles of theories to put to the test. And along the way Nature seems to throw curveballs that remind us how little we really know.
PhD Comics did a nice introduction to the Higgs work and now has a nice "what next" piece ..
Adult trikes seem to be coming back a bit. For people who want to carry things over relatively short distances and those with balance problems they can be a great way to go. Torker has some that look good and have a relatively low price as these things go. There is also a heavy duty model for riders up to 300 pounds - many (most) bikes have problems for those over 220 and some have a much lower limit.
Our community appears to have at least three adult trikes - two are Treks and the other is something I can't identify. I really like seeing human powered vehicles for simple transportation needs rather than the "toy"/sport use that is more commonly in the US.
Europeans have developed some very interesting variations on the theme that have become the SUV and pickup equivalent in the bike world. Some of these have been in service for three decades - I've seen a few in NYC, but it is a great idea that is still very rare here - we'll need better infrastructure or much higher gas prices to see any real expansion.
The public understanding of science is poor and there is little conception of what scientists are like and what drives them - A film project on what scientists do and are like aimed at teens, but others may enjoy...