The Lord of the Rings Project collects and analyzes data on all the characters inhabiting Middle Earth, to produce statistical comparisons of life expectancy, age distribution, population, and more.
This NASA Gemini training console from 1963 is part of a spectacular upcoming "History of Science" auction at Bonhams. The seated instrument panel, including joystick, was used to train the Gemini astronauts on orbit and landing procedures for their lunar mission. It's estimated to hit US$20,000-$30,000. Hopefully, it'll end up in a museum and not… READ THE REST
Colored droplets in corn syrup can be mixed and then unmixed by reversing the mixing motion thanks to a phenomenon called Stokes flow or creeping flow, similar to how lava flows happen. It almost looks as if the video is simply reversed. Via University of New Mexico: This apparatus allows for the visual examination of… READ THE REST
The NASA Osiris-Rex spacecraft "crushed rocks and sent rubble flying as it briefly touched an asteroid, a strong indication that samples were collected for return to Earth, officials said Wednesday," reports AP. More at the OSIRIS-REX Sample Return Mission site: "OSIRIS-REx TAGS Asteroid Bennu." Excerpt: Captured on Oct. 20, 2020 during the OSIRIS-REx mission's Touch-And-Go… READ THE REST
With every industry looking at how machine learning and artificial intelligence could soon be impacting their business, it's really no surprise to find that the robots have rolled their way on to Wall Street as well. In fact, it's hard to argue that robots haven't been running Wall Street for decades. Jokes aside, the influx… READ THE REST
Making a stellar cup of espresso at home doesn't require an expensive machine or hours of your time and effort. It really only requires equipment up to the challenge and a stovetop. Rather than dropping $3 per cup at Starbucks, you can set up a Starbucks-worthy operation right in your own kitchen with the help… READ THE REST
Stress is par for the course these days. If you've found meditation helps to quiet those interior voices of doubt, fear and confusion, then you have every reason to continue that practice. But as soothing as meditation can be, it can also serve another purpose: to focus your attention, sharpen your performance and forge you… READ THE REST