It’s apparent to me, more than ever, how we perceive things “edge on.” Our raw perception is confined to three or so dimensions. But when you intellectually decouple events from time or space, you gain access to a different realm of understanding. And the best thing about it is that, while that may sound like…
Can’t improve on a headline like that.
I’ve never been the hugest fan of the sun (and evidence suggests the feeling is mutual), but if Italian company CoeLux can pull this illusion off, it’ll be quite an achievement.
Air & Space Museum curator Margaret Weitekamp and chief conservator Malcolm Collum discuss the ongoing conservation project.
Great movie, impressive science, important work, everyone wins.
I grew up reading giant collections of sci-fi short stories, some of the individual tales scarcely longer than two pages. I loved those old pulp collections, where stories would twist, or end with a punchline. But a surprising number of those old tales were truly gripping. They were efficient, eschewing flourish, but could cut like a…
I loved listening to dramatized binaural productions on tape when I was a kid. Now, the rise of accessible VR — heretofore focused mainly on the visuals — is creating a bit of a renaissance for this old audio technique.
The paper zips up from the basement, zigzags through the press—which applies ink that sticks only to the areas marked by the laser—then jets back toward the middle of the room, where half a dozen pressmen in ink-stained jumpsuits grab pages off the press. and the plant will print more than 300,000 copies—double that on…
Williams: I have a feeling I’m going to show up [in the new trilogy]. There’s nothing I can really discuss about it at this stage. Good interview, with someone who feels like an old friend.
Reading this, I have to wonder if we’ll see some kind of interesting convergence between Apple and Tesla. Already there are rumors of the two companies poaching from each other. Apple also seems to be interested in energy, at least at an industrial infrastructure level.
Seeing these concepts, it’s difficult not to hyperventilate. But we’ll just have to be patient. This study is only the first cut at a design, and has identified a number of technical trades and areas deserving closer study.
Guerrilla public service, the best of two worlds.
Unlike those futurists, who were in an antagonistic relation with their literary and cultural predecessors, indigenous futurism is centered on bringing traditions to distant, future locations rather than abandoning them as relics. Indigenous futurism does not care for speed so much as sustainability, not so much for progress as balance, and not power but relation….
Because we’re not just farmers.
Is it still turtles all the way down?
Spot is a four-legged robot designed for indoor and outdoor operation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. Spot has a sensor head that helps it navigate and negotiate rough terrain. Spot weighs about 160 lbs.
After interviewing puppeteer Toby Philpott at great length over Skype I decided to go a step further and create a mini documentary about his work on Jabba the Hutt for Return of the Jedi. This led me down many paths. Here is the result.
Step by step.
Still don’t talk about it, please.
One of the main reasons to go to Mars is, of course, the lack of politics there.
I fill my pauses with “ERM,” and I enunciate it.
When you can be everywhere at once, there are no mazes.
My guess would be that half the people on the NYC subway match no known organism.