David Pescovitz at 9:24 am Mon, Feb 24, 2014
This film demonstrates a concept snow vehicle made in 1924 by Armstead Snow Motors in Michigan. "The concept is applied to a Fordson tractor and a Chevrolet automobile." Here's the patent! (via Accidental Mysteries)
Meet Pseudomonas syringae, a bacterium that causes disease in plants and helps make snow machines work.
It all has to do with ice nucleation — the process that forms ice crystals in the atmosphere and, thus, snow.
Jeff Highsmith made a fantastic "Mission Control Desk" for his young son who has just started school. It's hidden under a regular desktop.
Regular BB readers know one of my favorite head trips is the idea that we're living in a simulation or control system of some kind.
Maggie Koerth-Baker at 9:21 am Mon, Feb 24, 2014
David Pescovitz at 9:15 am Mon, Feb 24, 2014
David Pescovitz at 9:06 am Mon, Feb 24, 2014