A fascinating visualization of an average American's life in weeks. How many weeks do you have left??? Each row is a year. Each dot in each row is a week.
Sometime tomorrow (Earth time), the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft will deploy its comet lander, Philae, which will touch down on the surface of comet hurtling through space. Well technically it will harpoon it, so no big deal.
Oh and you can also watch it live and cheer the little spacecraft on. Here is what the mission looks like, click the image to go through to the live stream site.
I'm really looking forward to the upcoming Christopher Nolan movie Interstellar and the science and technology behind this move is simply incredible. He's just released this interactive closer look into the space vessel Endurance which carries the the crew to who knows where. How far away is an organization like NASA away from this kind of ship? This article explains in a bit more detail.
And this amazing video explains the details of the science and physics behind the black hole featured in the movie.
It's tough work visualizing things, never mind the entire internet. Check out the Internet Map project a fantastic site I've already spent way to much exploring.
Sites are positioned relative to size and relationship to each other. On first glance the obvious players (Facebook and Google) dominate the landscape. But the fun starts by zooming in and seeing the relationships emerge between a host of other players.
Loving the new Open Innovation Toolkit from the 100open team. I couldn't be more excited to start trying this thing out - the attention to process and detail is fantastic.
Wise words from Jeff Hamaoui of Further By Design. Don't bother about the Hybrid concept.
"The future of good business design is one of truly hybridized purposes where companies create products and services that add value to the planet in the process of adding to their bottom lines."
"The message is clear, profitability and sustainability are not contradictory, they are complementary." - Phil Knight
Last week Nike held their annual meeting and had a fair bit to be bragging about. The Nike Better World Team are doing an amazing job
The concept of government-only space travel is officially being replaced by something entirely new -- an inspiring business ecosystem composed of public-private collaborations lead by NASA.
Since the retirement of the Space Shuttle program a few years ago NASA has been entirely dependent on Russia for transporting astronauts to and from the space station, current prices are at $70.7 million for each one-way ticket.
Yesterday NASA announced a relationship with Boeing and SpaceX as part of it's Commercial Crew program that should have their seven-person crew ships ready to take over the role by late 2017.
We're about to see private spacecrafts putting humans in orbit. Space Taxis 1.0.....
Almost every way of getting to work besides driving is better for your mental health
Makerspaces are Working Out. I need one near me!!! http://goo.gl/w5pKsg
The Meadow Fire, in Yosemite National Park’s high country, is estimated at 4,400 acres. http://goo.gl/H08aDp
Life audit (n, origin unknown): An exercise in self-reflection that helps you clear the cobwebs of noisy, external goals and current distractions, and revisit or uncover the real themes & core values that drive & inspire you.
Anyone want to buy a raffle ticket where you can win a trip to space? The proceeds go to a non-profit dedicated to forming a space station on Mars………..so, um, yeah: http://goo.gl/1aKlCJ
"as of last year, NASA had identified 1,800 technologies it did spin off, including breakthroughs that enabled or improved low-power heart pumps, Lasik vision correction surgery and video image stabilization……"
Not everyone can afford a Sportsmobile.
Jay Nelson - a local SF surfer and woodworker builds awe inspiring shacks on questionable chasis.
“My inspiration began from simply wanting a camper but only having a Honda Civic,” says Nelson, an artist who’s also known for his fanciful tree houses. “I like when people make do and design without the normal skills. I am more inspired by the work of a homeless person who customizes his cart than a trained designer.”