If the terrorists don't get you, cosmic rays will. Excerpt from the Wall Street Journal:
Though not widely known, in-flight radiation is becoming a growing concern
among researchers, crew members and the fliers who have to log thousands of
miles a month. On any flight, radiation from stars penetrates the airplane,
and experts say repeated exposure may be a health risk, similar to getting
too many X-rays. The issue has not only led to changes at some foreign
airlines, but prompted the FAA to set up a new radiation Web site. And next year, the
U.S. government plans to release findings on the long-term effects on crew
members, covering everything from miscarriages to cancer.
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
CEO Dick Costolo will resign, to be replaced in the interim by Jack Dorsey
The Lytro Illum dares to be different, boasting even more robust features than its first generation predecessor and a sleek design reminiscent of professional DSLRs. What’s so cool about it? Most cameras capture the position of light rays, producing a statoc 2D image.
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