A while ago, I had great fun reading an article about aliens playing hide and seek behind the dark side of the moon. It was pretty well done. I knew it was a hoax and it was a hoax, but I still enjoyed it. This morning, I got the same pleasure from reading a piece by Steve Bancarz. Steve thinks the solar system is heating up and … drum roll please … that is why we have global warming here on earth.
I don’t buy this for a second, but it was a fun read!
follow up – doing a quick google search on “solar system warming” gives quite a few links to discussions of the idea that climate change on the earth is due to changes in the sun’s radiation (hence so called solar system warming). For example, Discover Magazine debunks this claim.
If you are among the few who don’t know who Sir Ken is, he is famous for his TED appearances. In fact, his TED presentation has been viewed 28,000,000 times, making it the most popular on the TED platform. Here it is
It is an interesting presentation on an important topic. But Sir Ken is also just a very good speaker. BI reveals some of his “secrets”. Good Stuff! Presentation Zen offers more!
Not the one in your trouser rear. The big one! You know, the ones from collapsing stars. NYT explains how this happens. I love reading stuff that I don’t really understand!
Hint — it happens when a pair of neutron stars collide. collapse into a black hole and tear themselves out of the visible universe.
This is not something I will try to do in my basement.
This may make a trip to Brittany worth it
When you think of the French region of Brittany, many images may spring to mind: windswept beaches, medieval towns, plates of soft pink langoustines. A giant walking mechanical elephant, however, is probably not one of them.
It is part of an amusement park of an unusual sort — inspired by the work of Jules Verne (who was from Nantes), you can get up close and personal with all sorts of amazing constructions – at Les Machines!
No, I am not about to lay out $140 k for an electric sports car. But I am fascinated by the design concepts put into Tesdla’s new model D. Giga took it for a test drive.
the Model D is a souped up dual motor, all-wheel-drive version of the Model S that can go zero to sixty in just over 3 seconds
Zooooom! And btw, it comes with autopilot.
Vox offers more thoughts about the self-driving capacity
Tesla also announced a slew of new “autopilot” features for all of its Model S versions. The vehicles will now come outfitted with an array of cameras, sensors, and software that give them vast new self-driving capabilities. Tesla cars will be able to change lanes on their own, obey speed-limit signs, and even park themselves.
The Tesla D won’t be a completely autonomous, self-driving car. But it certainly looks like a major step in that direction.
Where can you order this? Or more to the point where MUST you order this? Hint. It is a “must have” in a London restaurant. And it is one of a list of “must have’s” from great London restaurants by Zagat. Give up? Ok. It’s from the Yashin Sushi.
Lightly seared tuna sashimi is fondant-soft and practically dissolves in your mouth, but it’s the sharp ponzu jelly — with its unusual texture and contrasting flavours — that is the star of this dish.