Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Quantum Weirdness Update

"How 'spooky' is quantum physics? The answer could be incalculable"

Inside Golf Balls

"Abstract Photographs of the Colorful Insides of Golf Balls"

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Optimal Airplane Boarding

"We're closer than we've ever been to the optimum airplane boarding procedure"

In Praise Of Cash

"An elegy for cash: The technology we might never replace"

Lotsa Lasers

"Most lidars today have between 1 and 128 lasers -- this one has 11,000". (Via H.R.)

Monday, January 20, 2020

Friday, January 17, 2020

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Avoiding Online Scams

"The Complete Guide to Avoiding Online Scams"

Finding Meteorites

"How to Find a Meteorite"

Shape-Shifting Planter

"Shape-Shifting Origami Planter Adapts To Your Plant's Size As It Grows Over Time". (Via D.D.)

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

An Important 42

"Sutherland helps solve decades-old sum-of-three-cubes puzzle"

Old Stuff

"The oldest material on Earth has been found in a meteorite":
Fifty years ago, a meteorite fell to Earth and landed in Australia, carrying with it a rare sample from interstellar space. A new analysis of the meteorite revealed stardust that formed between five to seven billion years ago. That makes the meteorite and its stardust the oldest solid material ever discovered on Earth.

Our sun is around 4.6 billion years old, meaning this stardust existed long before our sun or solar system were even a reality. The stardust found on the meteorite are called presolar grains because they formed before our sun.

Computer Programming Then And Now

"How Is Computer Programming Different Today Than 20 Years Ago?"

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Delayed Y2K Reckoning

"A lazy fix 20 years ago means the Y2K bug is taking down computers now"

Stepping On Lava

"What happens when you step on lava"

Samsung Ballie

New "cute" home robot from Samsung is the closest thing to BB-8 today.

Monday, January 13, 2020

McKellen's Blog On Lord Of The Rings Production

"Read Sir Ian McKellen's Fascinating Lord of the Rings Production Blogs".

Direct link to McKellen's blog.

Bluetooth Update

"The Biggest Problems With Bluetooth Audio Are About to Be Fixed". (Via H.R.)

Creepy Alexa

That awkward moment when your Amazon Alexs tells you to stab yourself in the hear 'for the greater good'.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Clever Outhouse

"This Outdoor Bathroom by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects is a Mirrored Cube Hidden in Nature".

Click through for more pictures.

Loudest Sound

"The Loudest Sound In The World Would Kill You On The Spot"

Balloon Art

"Japanese artist creates coolest balloon art".

Click through to see full gallery. Impressive! (Via D.D.)

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Origins Of Life On Earth?

"A chemical clue to how life started on Earth"

Carry On Hassles

"The reason carry-on luggage became such a hassle".

One tidbit I didn't know:
Carriers have latched onto travel fees as a way to bring in more revenue and avoid the 7 percent excise tax on airfare. Domestic flights are subject to the tax, but any services considered optional (additional luggage, seat selection, priority boarding) are exempt.

Old School Directions

"Turn-by-turntables: How drivers got from point A to point B in the early 1900s". (Via H.R.)

Monday, January 06, 2020

Dracula Billboard

"Genius billboard advertising the new Dracula TV series"

via Gfycat

Particle Accelerator On A Chip

"Researchers build a particle accelerator that fits on a chip".

Well, you have to make them small if you want them to fit in your flux capacitor for your Delorean.

Science Vs. Free Will?

Steve Taylor: "How a Flawed Experiment 'Proved' That Free Will Doesn't Exist"

Friday, January 03, 2020

Mystery Drones

"Mystery drone squadrons flying over Colorado and Nebraska".

Related New York Times article, "'It's Creepy': Unexplained Drones Are Swarming by Night Over Colorado".

Mystery Orb

"A virtual version of da Vinci's mystery glass orb has helped explain its weirdness"

Mystery Boson

"New boson appears in nuclear decay, breaks standard model"

Thursday, January 02, 2020

Vanishing Stars

"Finding stars that vanished -- by scouring old photos".

No Dyson Spheres found -- yet.

Ski Maps

"The Man Behind Most of the Ski Maps in America"

Teens On Tech

MIT Technology Review: "We asked teenagers what adults are missing about technology. This was the best response."

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all our friends and readers!