Cory Doctorow at 2:55 pm Wed, Jul 17, 2013
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This talented Japanese robot is able to do a multiple backflip off a wire with a completely amazing landing. I am increasingly convinced that humans are grossly inferior to machines in nearly every way.
(Thanks, Fipi Lele!)
Enjoy the first issue of the Plants Vs. Zombies digital comic book (in a variety of formats).
In this issue, "young adventurers Patrice Blazing and Nate Timely fend off a 'fun-dead' neighborhood invasion in Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon!"
Via Shorpy: "Washington, D.C., 1927. No caption on this Harris & Ewing glass plate of what seems to be facsimile equipment. "
My newest column for The New York Times Magazine is about the risks associated with boredom on long-distance space journeys, like the one astronauts might someday take to Mars.
Mark Frauenfelder at 2:17 pm Wed, Jul 17, 2013
Mark Frauenfelder at 1:13 pm Wed, Jul 17, 2013
Maggie Koerth-Baker at 1:04 pm Wed, Jul 17, 2013