As the majority of the forums are specialized and more geared toward answering questions pertaining to the forum topic, PF seems to lack a place for discussion of new and innovative technology and science that might appear in popular news sources. Of course, one can post to General Discussion (GD) but GD seems to be much more casual, and not really the place for such a thing. I would suggest a new sub-forum dedicated to discussions of advances in technology and science specifically from news sources and/or published articles. I bring the up as I came across the article : http://theconversation.com/more-data-storage-heres-how-to-fit-1-000-terabytes-on-a-dvd-15306 and did not know where I should really discuss it. Possible in General Engineering? Optics? General Physics? I found said article on Reddit to be honest, and while the comments can be informative, I'd feel it more beneficial to have discussions with fellow physicists, scientists and engineers (as well as those PFers who have a above and beyond interest in these fields) rather than a general population. If this has been tried, or exists then nevermind! :) Otherwise, what does everyone think? (Basically articles that belong on "This Week In Science" infographics. )   This also allows for progress in the fields to be shared, thus sort of weeding out the lesser advances and bringing to the public(us PFers) the cream of the crop of whats going on each week in science/tech.