The Beresheet lunar lander carried thousands of books, DNA samples, and a few thousand water bears to the moon. But did any of it survive the crash?
SpaceIL’s Crashed Spacecraft Spilled Tardigrades on the Moon | WIRED
Posted in Animals, astronomy, Biology, Books, Environment, Nature, News, Science, Space, Technology |
Tagged animal, archives, Beresheet, books, DNA, Israel, lander, library, lunar, moon, nature, science, space, spacecraft, SpaceIL, tardigrades, technology, water bears |
After a failed attempt at the end of July, French inventor Franky Zapata successfully crossed the English Channel early Sunday morning on his Flyboard Air, a jet-powered hoverboard.
French inventor successfully crosses the English Channel on a hoverboard – The Verge
Posted in Gadgets, News, Science, Technology, Travel |
Tagged English Channel, Flyboard, flying, Franky Zapata, hoverboard, invention, jet board, manned flight, science, technology, vehicle |
Some of a demonstration of virtual reality chatting as motion capture anthropomorphic characters. At Anthrocon 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA.
Posted in Animation, Computers, Entertainment, Furry, Gadgets, games, Internet, Media, networks, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Technology, toys, Trickery, virtual reality |
Tagged animation, Anthrocon, Anthrocon 2019, anthropomorphic, chat, convention, furry, furry fandom, motion capture, technology, virtual reality, VR |
The prosthetic enabled a test subject to pick up an egg without cracking it, send a text message, peel a banana and hold his wife’s hand.
Robotic Hand Restores Wearer’s Sense of Touch | Smart News | Smithsonian
Posted in Computers, Gadgets, Health, Medicine, prosthetics, Robotics, Science, Technology |
Tagged control, cybernetics, feeling, hand, health, medicine, prosthetics, robotics, science, technology, touch |
How did the sailors of early modern Europe learn to traverse the world’s seas? By going to school and doing maths problems
How European sailors learned celestial navigation | Aeon Essays
Posted in astronomy, Geometry, History, mathematics, Science, Technology, Travel |
Tagged history, mathematics, navigation, sailing, sailors, science, technology, travel |
The technology (above: c. 1947 advertisement for Carrier) that was initially envisioned as a tool to enhance industrial productivity is now a near necessity for American homes and transportation.
( Fotosearch / Stringer, Getty Images)
The Unexpected History of the Air Conditioner | At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian
Posted in Business, Environment, Gadgets, History, Technology |
Tagged air conditioner, business, Carrier, cooling, history, industry, technology, temperature |
Researchers have found a way to detect “covert consciousness” that could aid the recovery of people with severe brain injuries.
Posted in anatomy, brain, Computers, Health, Medicine, Psychology, Science, Technology |
Tagged brain, brain injury, consciousness, covert consciousness, health, machine learning, medicine, recovery, science, technology, unresponsive patients |