Overall, I support using drones and robots for aircraft inspections, as long as the software that is evaluating the sensor feed is more capable than a person at spotting an issue. I’ve done these kinds of inspections, on hovercraft and airliners, and it can be mind numbing.
Online learning is going to be an ever-growing aspect of education in the future, particularly at the tertiary level. It is imperative that online courses become more effectively designed and accessible in order to maximise the benefits for students.
On a personal note, we spent the weekend in Flagstaff, and Bug got to see Mars through a 16″ telescope, and he got to see the Orion Nebula through the Clark Telescope, which showed him 8 baby stars and the glowing green gas of the nebula. Totally worth staying up late and standing in line in the cold.
Oscar Gordon brings this weeks Tech Tuesday with stories about Mars still being far from a routine trip, ISS is almost old enough to drink, the pinwheel of death, fun with hydrogen, cancer killing viruses, the fossil record, and more.
Tech Tuesday from our friend Oscar Gordon, bringing Ordinary Times all the latest in science, technology, innovation, and design.
Oscar Gordon’s Tech Tuesday, Ordinary Times’ weekly look at science, technology, and links to all thing innovative.
Oscar Gordon’s Tech Tuesday, Ordinary Times’ weekly look at science, technology, and all thing innovative, plus remembering Paul Allen.
Our friend Oscar is vacationing, but checked in to deliver his Tech Tuesday links, as well as pics from having witnessed the Space X launch.
Oscar Gordon’s Tech Tuesday covering Ammonia as fuel, making the Star Trek Tricoder, turning CO2 solid with a battery, Japanese innovation in space and baby elevators, cheap metal decontaminating water, simulated avalanches, and more
Accusations sometimes exist, persist, or are dismissed due to the ambiguity of what we don’t know. In the future, we’ll know more of it.
Last week Bug developed hives all over his body. Misses school for the rest of the week. Freaked us out, because to date, he has no known allergies. Urgent care put him on Benadryl, which did nothing. Two days later, PCP puts him on Prednisone, which ended the hives, and spun him up so much we spent a day letting him run around the Arizona Science Center (nice place, BTW). Yesterday I get a call that the throat swab the PCP took came back positive for Strep (the quick test was negative), turns out the kid has Scarlet Fever, sans the fever, or the sore throat, or the vomiting…
Live life in a tech world.
More Russians! And American media.
Ordinary Times regular contributors Mark Krieger (@musepolisci) and Andrew Donaldson (@four4thefire) break down the news that Walmart is looking to launch their own streaming service, and fall on opposite sides when it comes to projecting the retail giants success.
Linky Friday is Ordinary Time’s Friday tradition of compiling stories from around the world and across the web straight to you. This week, From Which Other Things STEM is the theme, looking at Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, soundtracked with musicians than have mastered those fields themselves.
When you’re at radically difference places in the curve, the curve is so steep now that even a small lag creates gigantic discrepencies.
Slo-mo with a twist, synthetic brains, and more!
@TimSmith_Laing brings us a story of IBM’s newest creation. So man has built Deep Blue to play chess, Watson that can play quiz shows and problem solve, the worlds most powerful supercomputer, and now comes IBM’s “Project Debater”, which makes up for in tech what it lacks in imaginative branding. So who will talk to it?
Oak Ridge National Laboratory is a facility born from the drive to accomplish scientific feats before an international competitor does the same. In the modern day race for the worlds most powerful computer, the ORNL-housed Summit supercomputer has put the US back in the lead…for now.
Ooooh, VR jackets!
Turns out, Skynet might have been an underachieving bunch of pikers. At least, if the developments in robot technology from Boston Dynamic and others are to be believed in their latest batch of viral videos. But do the video clips, impressive as they are, reflect the whole truth?
Proponents hail it as an innovative way to increase ease of delivery and security. Others are decrying yet another tech-based reach into our lives and personal property.
It could have, probably should have been, much worse. With one fatality reported due to cabin depressurization, total disaster was averted by the actions of the crew during the Southwest emergency landing
People are doing bad things.
Science and technology!
Like Techday, but shorter and not as good.
This week: War, Espionage, Technology, Housing, and Transportation!
The olden days.
This week: Science, Technology, Family, Sports, and Relationships!
This week: Cities, Education, Media, Technology, and War!
This week: Crime, Law, Science, Technology, and Education!
First day of the official Tech Tuesday!
This Week: Science, Technology, Food, Energy, and Space!
This Week: Religion, Media, Crime, Technology, War
Boys and their toys, girls and their whirls.