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Darkflame 2012-05-22 20:19

Space X on its way to the ISS successfully:
http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/bay_a...9bb2963f4.html

Darkflame 2012-06-13 22:28

Holy tiny thing!
http://www.symmetricom.com/products/...c/SA.45s-CSAC/

Thats an atomic clock? O_O I had no idea they could be made that small. We could have atomic wristwatchs at this rate :D
Or, at least, one day have hacker-experiments studying time dilation!

Darkflame 2012-06-15 13:28

Slightly old, but must see:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfVS-...feature=fvwrel

To my knowledge this is only real sci-fi style volumetric 3D system on the planet.
Doesnt show up too great in film, but its true 3d in mid air!

prone2accidents 2012-06-21 01:38

One step closer to the tricorder.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UIj1mgePMg

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...artphoneand-be

Darkflame 2012-06-21 14:18

Very cool!

Not sure they need the color sensors - everything has a camera these days, but everything else is awesome and pretty new.
Hope they do well.

Might have to update my video sometime ;)

Darkflame 2012-06-30 17:09

Google makes massive neural network and feeds it unlabeled youtube videos
.....it quickly learns to recognize cats.

http://googleblog.blogspot.nl/2012/0...tions-for.html

Darkflame 2012-07-04 14:42

Holy crap:
http://www.smh.com.au/world/science/...704-21hac.html

Homeless 2012-07-06 02:15

Fantastic crap.

Darkflame 2012-07-06 13:31

But we found the frelling higgs boson, thats like, 30 years earlier then I expected (if it existed at all).
Hell, Stephen Hawking just lost a $100 dollar bet over this. $100 dollars!

What next? near direct observations of dark mater?

Darkflame 2012-07-06 15:46

http://i.space.com/images/i/19106/or...jpg?1341519142

New picture from mars :)

the_angry_monkey 2012-07-09 01:32

Might have put this on already but this is pretty cool

http://www.ted.com/talks/boaz_almog_...conductor.html

Darkflame 2012-07-09 12:50

Youtube vids were posted of the same method, but this is a better explanation.

Homeless 2012-07-09 23:03

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Originally Posted by Darkflame (Post 416381)
mars :)

Lovely.

Darkflame 2012-07-11 13:04

Yeah, hard to believe the same species did both that, and our spam problem :-/

Darkflame 2012-07-22 17:57

Interesting:
http://venturebeat.com/2012/07/21/bi...rst-time-ever/

They have effectively managed to completely emulate a specific bacteria in software.
First virtualy reproduced life?

Jasiek 2012-07-23 02:54

Well that'll show those folks at maxis how it's done!

Spore, ugh, greatest disappointment since capitalism!

Darkflame 2012-07-23 12:26

Spore was a superb procedural engine, shame they forgot the game :P

Theres also this:
http://www.theverge.com/2012/7/22/31...fish-rat-heart

Darkflame 2012-08-06 02:47

Ok 5 hours to go till the new Mars Rover lands!

Watch a "live" 3d view here:
http://eyes.nasa.gov/index.html

(Its like a in-browser Celestia from nasa, really pretty cool)

Jasiek 2012-08-06 08:45

And it lands!

First thumbnail pic:

https://p.twimg.com/Azl5SzUCEAAyouJ.jpg

Jasiek 2012-08-06 08:57

Aaand the rovers shadow!

https://p.twimg.com/Azl7WkmCEAAYwIK.png

https://p.twimg.com/Azl9hyXCEAE5_Hw.jpg

Darkflame 2012-08-06 09:04

Utterly amazing given the (frankly insane) landing procedure.
Incredible.

Jasiek 2012-08-06 10:31

If you aren't watching:

http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/ma...ity_news3.html

Axx 2012-08-06 11:43

Fricking awesome:p Was watching the landing in a restaurant with a few friends on my phone, noticed that a few other people were watching too. NASA does it again (thought I really would like them to send something to Venus, of which we only have one old down-tilted USSR supplied image (pressure destroyed their equipment in no time)).

Darkflame 2012-08-06 16:18

Quote:

Fricking awesome Was watching the landing in a restaurant with a few friends on my phone,
It brings a tear to my eye this stuff - that despite all the shit mankind can do to eachother we can also achieve astonishing things like this.
One of the team leaders said the defining features of humanity is curiosity and I couldn't agree more.

I also loved the fact you watched it on your phone - that stream probably going via a satalite to a few subservers, to nasas computers which was taking data from satalite orbiting mars and picking up signals from the rover. That in itself is amazing!

Oh, and +1 for venus.
I suspect the focus will be on mars for awhile though. I am all for manned exploration, but untill we can get launch costs down robots are just better value.

Axx 2012-08-07 09:03

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darkflame (Post 416906)
I also loved the fact you watched it on your phone - that stream probably going via a satalite to a few subservers, to nasas computers which was taking data from satalite orbiting mars and picking up signals from the rover. That in itself is amazing!

I was a tad disjointed to begin with, thought there would be a video feed of the heat shield coming off, then it slowly descending onto the red planet:p

I guess all the truly exciting stuff will come later, for curiosity it really was about landing this massive car like device using a completely automated insane multiple stage landing procedure on a rock 200 million miles away.

Quote:

Oh, and +1 for venus.
I suspect the focus will be on mars for awhile though. I am all for manned exploration, but untill we can get launch costs down robots are just better value.
Venus would be a lot more exciting. Compared to Mars, it actually has an atmosphere, an incredibly active, extremely violent one. The problem is figuring out how to a)land an object is such turbulent weather b)how to withstand the enormous amounts of atmospheric pressure (it tends to vaporize most anything that enters its atmosphere).


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