Monthly Archives: September 2015

Live Blogging the 2015 Lunar Eclipse

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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

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Rosetta’s Day in the Sun

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

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The Vistas of Pluto

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

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Robotic bricklayer lays bricks three times faster than a human

… 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

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