Google released their App Engine yesterday. Very cool python goodness, supposedly with access to their BigTable and GFS and supposedly free for use up to a certain limit.
In the meantime, Google engineers (or was it designers?) came up with a new type of aircraft. You probably have heard about flying wings, but it looks to me like the concept of “a flying engine” has been introduced for the first time. And it’s a very simple design too - you take a jet engine, and attach wings and a tail to it. I am not a specialist, but I don’t see a reason why it won’t fly.
Seriously though, Google definitely has my respect for doing things like this.