Monthly Archives: September 2015
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Anyone else find it curious that Burning Man has a rigid, logical city plan that is strictly enforced?
Burning Man, the annual free and open creative festival in the desert — where no one is allowed to use money, and anything goes — has a very logically organized and strictly enforced city plan (see above). With a population of over 60,000, “Black … Continue reading
The other big space exploration story this year is the ongoing Rosetta mission at comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, including the reawakening of the Philae probe on the comet surface after 211 days of hibernation. Above are recent images of the comet at its closest approach to … Continue reading
New high resolution data inbound from New Horizons contains some amazing views of Pluto. The image above reveals thin upper layers of atmosphere and mountains illuminated at a shallow angle through a surface level haze. Other views have features that resemble parts of an Earth-like … Continue reading
… but does still leave the complicated work to humans. Construction workers on some sites are getting new, non-union help. SAM – short for semi-automated mason – is a robotic bricklayer being used to increase productivity as it works with human … Continue reading