[TT1] Making plywood, then and now. Note the difference in required manpower.
[TT2] Dream Chaser Space Plane cleared for production.
[TT3] Ocean Thermal Energy Device. Seriously, we spent all these decades warming up the oceans, it’s just silly of us not to extract that energy back out.
[TT4] China has finally lived the Pink Floyd dream. Also, while I love good old American ‘Can-Do’, if the Chinese, or anyone else, wants to advance human knowledge, I’m all for it. Good for them!
[TT5] “A Flyby of Ultima Thule” sounds like the title of a Prog Rock song. But no, it’s an actual rock in the Kuiper Belt, and New Horizons (the plucky space craft that gave us our first pics of Pluto) is going in for a look.
[TT6] In a previous post, I talked about how organic food was not better for the environment. Now, let’s talk about the irrational fear of GMOs means we’ll need more land for less food.
[TT7] Saturn is shedding it’s rings like a bad 80’s hairstyle.
[TT8] A UV de-activated adhesive for bandages, or what have you. Also, now I want to know more about Topological Entanglement.
[TT9] Shrink wrap that kills bacteria and is edible.
[TT10] A bit of rabbit genetic code lets ivy plants clean the air in your home. Next up, police locate kidnappers who watch too much TV by finding modified Ivy plants in the house.
[TT11] Honestly, if there is one thing robotics should be doing for us, it’s this. Crawling around inside gas turbines was fun and all when I was a fit young man in the Navy, but these days…
[TT12] 50 years ago, man saw the first Earthrise over the moon, and someone thought to take a picture.
[TT13] Speaking of color photos, the Chromatic Awards.
[TT14] More applications for acoustic levitation. Now when does it become a repulsorlift?
[TT15] Feeding seaweed to microorganisms to get bio-plastic.
[TT16] Being visibly armed can lead to greater hostility. It’s one study, and all the caveats that go with that, but interesting all the same. Specifically the fact that it was done in the UK, which is rather famously disarmed, both the public and the police. I wonder, perhaps, if it’s less the visible presence of arms, and more the visible and available reminders of the power differentials that cause both sides to be more aggressive.