Thursday, April 18, 2019

Long Exposure Photo

"1,060-hour image of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) captured by Amateur Astronomers". (Via H.R.)

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Light Posting Notice

Admin note: Due to external obligations, posting may be lighter than usual the rest of this week.

Unusual Demise

"Paste Eater's Grave"

Good Free Education

"Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now"

Monday, April 15, 2019

Tricking A Tesla

"Researchers trick Tesla Autopilot using stickers on the road". (Via Ari A.)

Pollen Clouds

"Pollen clouds shroud parts of US south-east as allergies spike":

A thick haze of yellow pollen has blanketed the sky across parts of the south-eastern US, with reports of spring allergy symptoms on the rise. One particularly dense cloud of pollen was photographed in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Better Bicycle Helmet

"Science and bicycling meet in a new helmet design". (Via H.R.)

Friday, April 12, 2019

Amazon Listens

"Amazon Workers Are Listening to What You Tell Alexa"

Canceled Flight

"What to do if your flight is canceled"

Robotic "Intruder"

"Oregon deputies with 'guns drawn' respond to report of intruder to find ... a Roomba vacuum"

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Big Black Hole

M87 is big.

F-16 Shoots Itself

"Dutch F-16 flies into its own bullets, scores self-inflicted hits"

Struggling In SF

San Francisco residents making $300,000 regard themselves as "struggling" or "middle class".

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

New Phase Of Matter

"New phase of matter is solid and liquid at the same time":
Now, a team has used a type of artificial intelligence to confirm the existence of a bizarre new state of matter, one in which potassium atoms exhibit properties of both a solid and a liquid at the same time. If you were somehow able to pull out a chunk of such material, it would probably look like a solid block leaking molten potassium that eventually all dissolved away.

Google Drone Update

"Google drone deliveries cleared for take-off in Australia"

Memory Zaps

"Zapping brain with precise electrical current boosts working memory in older adults, study finds".

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

1973 Internet

"A Map of the Internet from May 1973"
The network was so small in the early days that those circles and squares on the 1973 map represent individual computers and routers, not universities or cities.

IBM S/360

"Building the System/360 Mainframe Nearly Destroyed IBM". (Via H.R.)

When Copy Editors Meet

"Dropped Hyphens, Split Infinitives, and Other Thrilling Developments from the 2019 American Copy Editors Society Conference"

Monday, April 08, 2019

Friday, April 05, 2019

Duolingo Doubts

"Is It Just Me, or Does Duolingo Not Work?"

Timelapse Of The Future

Video: "Timelapse of the Future":
We start in 2019 and travel exponentially through time, witnessing the future of Earth, the death of the sun, the end of all stars, proton decay, zombie galaxies, possible future civilizations, exploding black holes, the effects of dark energy, alternate universes, the final fate of the cosmos - to name a few.