I got Google Glass wrong

Right around the first of the year we were sitting around a table at a Chinese restaurant and Gary says “We need a vision, a “wow factor” at our conference. What if we get Google Glass and have you wear it while you’re there? Then we can give it away

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Posted in Engineering, Hacking, Tech, Think

Ever wonder how big things are?

The size of moons, planets, stars and the universe is almost impossible to imagine. Here’s a really great visualization to wrap your mind around it a little better. After watching it, how does it make you feel?

Posted in Astronomy, Exploration, Inspiration, Learning, Physics, Science, Space, Think, video

Appreciate the advances in car safety in just over a minute

This doesn’t need much explanation. How about if we hug some car engineers huh?

Posted in Engineering, Inspiration, Learning, video

Chris Hadfield sings Space Oddity with Glove and Boots even though he didn’t ask them to

If you don’t think this is funny, you may have been dropped on your head.

Posted in Fun, NASA, Space, video

Bill Nye’s Open Letter to President Barack Obama

Planetary exploration not only brings us astonishing discoveries from other worlds, it inherently leads to innovation, because we invest in solving problems which have never been solved before. That in turn creates new businesses and economic growth. But more importantly, supporting a robust space program raises everyone’s expectation of what’s

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Posted in Awesome Organizations, Commercial Space, Exploration, NASA, Science, Space, Think, video, Why Space

Bohemian Rhapsody: Star Wars Edition

Press “CC” in the player for the lyrics! Based on “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen and STAR WARS created by George Lucas. Performed by the Star Wars cosplayers of the Arizona geek community! Produced by the Students and Faculty of the Digital Video Program at University of Advancing Technology in Tempe,

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Posted in Fun, video

Get the Wolfram Language and Mathematica on the Raspberry Pi for FREE

Today Raspberry Pi, the awesome $35 Linux computer and  Wolfram Research announced a partnership to offer Mathematics and The Wolfram Language on the Raspberry Pi for free. Future releases of Rasbian, the defacto OS for the Pi will include it preinstalled. If you need a Raspberry Pi, even Amazon has them. To

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Posted in Education

NASA paywalls first papers arising from Curiosity rover, I am setting them free

Found this one on Hackernews this morning, what do YOU think? The Mars Curiosity rover has been a huge boon for NASA – tapping into the public’s fascination with space exploration and the search for life on other planets. Its landing was watched live by millions of people, and interest

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Posted in Exploration, NASA

Jetpack to be available in 2014

I guess this means I need to retire my “Where’s my jetpack? Where’s my flying car?” T-shirt. New Zealand’s Martin Aircraft is developing the “first practical jetpack” and has done manned and unmanned flight tests of its latest prototype, Aviation Week reports. When completed it will be aimed at first

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Posted in Engineering, Tech

Ariel Waldman Interview on Triangulation

I’ve met Ariel a couple times now (and interviewed her). She’s as lovely in person as she appears on this show. Another great ambassador for science. It’s worth the hour for sure. Be sure to subscribe to Triangulation on the Twit network.

Posted in Some people just rule!, Space, TV, video

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