Timekeeping on Mars →
Interesting that Martian day time is only slightly different. And how scifi authors came up with ‘timeslipping’ (clock stands still at 0:00 hours to catch up) and 24 month years.
List of Most Habitable Planets Grows to Five →
electronics-geek: Newly confirmed object gets added to fast-growing list of Earth-like planets
How Society Works: 8 Revealing Psychological...
metaconscious: Would you post a letter dropped in the street, obey an order to electrocute another person, start a conversation with a familiar stranger or help a lost child? Stanley Milgram was an American social psychologist who is most famous for his obedience experiments (see below), but he was fascinated by all aspects of social order, especially in the city. Like me he wondered how city...
Still Not Going To Do This Every Day: In Which Ari... →
markcoatney: From a WSJ Mossberg/Swisher talk: ANOTHER AUDIENCE MEMBER: You’re basically saying somebody robbed my house and they drove a car down a road to get to my house. So you have to do something about the road or something about the car. MR. EMANUEL: That’s a stupid example, but that’s OK. …
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“Hang back.” his inner senses more powerful then the worlds best computers told him. Tracking his optical mouse cursor across his heads up display he selected recon/ in his urbanwarfare/quickfiles and found the rover launch icon selecting it by pressing a small bump with his tongue which was just below his front teeth that had been surgically implanted. While he slowed his speed he...
If you’re fifteen or so, today, I suspect that you inhabit a sort of endless...– William Gibson (via lotekpulse)
After the Citizen Space Act in 2010 which halted goverments and big corporations from keeping the rest of us out of exploration, the Homestead Space Act was passed attempting to bolster America’s strangled economy. The open source environment on the moon was abruptly ended when the first signs of life emerged on the cold acrid planet Mars. The idea was that by offering development and cash...