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Wringing out a washcloth in space
jkottke: What happens when you wring a washcloth out in zero gravity? Something cool. Commander Hadfield is the best. I love when he casually lets go of the wireless mic and it just floats there right in front of his face. (thx, dusty)
RIP Paolo Soleri, architect of Arcosanti, 1919-... →
Syd Mead's Design for Blade Runner
Mead, who created most of his gouache renderings for the steel or automotive industry, enjoyed the change of pace. “I wasn’t in the movie business,” he says. “I didn’t particularly care. I was just doing a design job.” “It was very carefully designed to be intensely mechanical,” he says. Mead says that Blade Runner had about five proposed opening sequences, but limited time and...
Record Setting Asteroid Flyby →
On February 15th an asteroid, 2012 DA14, about half the size of a football field, will fly past Earth only 17,200 miles above our planet’s surface. “This is a record-setting close approach,” says Don Yeomans of NASA’s Near Earth Object Program at JPL. “Since regular sky surveys began in the 1990s, we’ve never seen an object this big get so close to Earth.” The impact of a 50-meter asteroid is...
What would happen if you tried to fly a normal... →
I couldn’t really begin to say why, but in the process of working myself up to...– Every Man His Own Shopping Channel | The Dublin Review (via new-aesthetic)
We live in a time when the loneliest place in any debate is the middle, and the...– “The Coming Fight Between Engineers And Druids” by Paul Saffo, in Edge: What should be we worried about?. (via betaknowledge)