Archive for August, 2013

August 26th, 2013 - 7:51 pm § in Uncategorized

Premium Telescope Technology

Here’s a neat video that shows of the functionality of a Large Binocular Telescope. It uses twin sets of multiple mirrors that bounce images back and forth until they have a clear picture of what they’re looking at. This really seems to be the next step in telescope technology. Embed Thi[...]

August 21st, 2013 - 8:38 pm § in Uncategorized

Fermi at Five Years

Fermi is a space observatory launched by NASA in June 2008 that has been used since then to observe happenings in all reaches of space. It is loaded with instruments, most importantly a telescope and a Gamma-ray Burst Monitor and with these instruments NASA has been able to make many discoveries ove[...]

August 15th, 2013 - 9:04 am § in Uncategorized

Latest SpaceX Grasshopper Test

Here we see the latest test by the people at SpaceX on their re-usable rocket, Grasshopper. The cancellation of the Space Shuttle program was certainly sad, but it is encouraging to see companies like SpaceX essentially picking up where NASA left off. I’m envisioning these test videos being pl[...]

August 14th, 2013 - 10:42 am § in Uncategorized

The Man who made and Island

Meet Richart Sowa, visionary. At face value he could be the craziest character on a sit-com, but it turns out there’s a great method to his alternative lifestyle. He decided he could make an island out of normally disposed-of materials, and he actually pulled it off. Not only does he have a fl[...]

August 7th, 2013 - 12:53 pm § in Uncategorized

Water-Producing Billboard

We all know the importance of water. It’s the basis of our life and we wouldn’t be able to survive without it. It’s pretty scary to think that with all the abundance of resources some of us live our lives with there are still some communities that don’t have regular access to[...]