This Day in Blogging History: JPL ad, now with Mohawk Guy; SC sheriff buys tank; Origami MEMS

One year ago today

1967 JPL employment ad, remixed: now with more Mars Curiosity "Mohawk Guy": Updated to feature the MSL space celeb Bobak "Mohawk Guy" Ferdowsi, who works on the Mars Curiosity team at JPL.

Five years ago today

South Carolina sheriff buys tank to conduct raids: Don't even think about running an illegal bingo game in Richland County, South Carolina.

Ten years ago today
Origami MEMS motors to improve mobile phone cameras: A .1 mm sheet of piezoelectric ceramic is cut and molded so hundreds of tiny bridges on legs protrude from the surface. The sheet is then rolled into a cylinder around a lens. Applying current causes the legs to flex, moving the lens up and down inside the cylinder.