Monday, July 22, 2019

Everything I Know: 42 Hours of Buckminster Fuller’s Visionary Lectures Free Online (1975)

Think of the name Buckminster Fuller, and you may think of a few oddities of mid-twentieth-century design for living: the Dymaxion House, the Dymaxion Car, the geodesic dome. But these artifacts represent only a small fragment of Fuller's life and work as a self-styled "comprehensive anticipatory design scientist." In his decades-long project of developing and…

Neil Armstrong’s Buzz Aldrin photo is unparalleled in art

When the first manned missions started, NASA had more to worry about than photography. In fact, the first US astronaut to orbit the Earth, John Glenn, picked up a $40 Minolta Ansco Autoset 35mm camera himself from a Florida camera shop. The third man in space, Walter Schirra, did the same thing, but went upscale…

Watch Patrick Stewart grow bored of his winery in first ‘Star Trek: Picard’ trailer

Yes, Captain Jean-Luc Picard is indeed coming back. We knew this from previous announcements, but CBS All Access turned heads at this year’s San Diego Comic Con with an actual trailer of Sir Patrick Stewart Picarding his heart out. He says “engage!” for god’s sake. From what I can grasp from this trailer, the plot…

NASA’s Orion crew capsule is officially complete and ready to prep for its first...

NASA’s 50th anniversary celebrations weren’t limited to just remembrances of past achievements – the space agency also marked the day by confirming that the Orion crew capsule that will bring astronauts back to the Moon for the first time since the end of the Apollo program is ready for its first trip to lunar orbit,…

Check out the latest Google Pixel 4 renders – Phone Arena

Earlier this month, the latest renders of the Google Pixel 4 were spotted. Of course, Google had taken some of the mystery out of the phone the previous month when it surprised everyone by tweeting an actual photo of the device. Today, @iGeeks published a series of fresh renders once again revealing the square camera…

Asus ZenFone Max Pro (M1) gets another price cut in India – GSMArena.com news...

The Asus ZenFone Max Pro (M1) launched last April has received another price cut in India. The 3GB/32GB variant now costs INR7,999 ($115/€105) while the 4GB/64GB version costs INR1,000 ($15/€10) more. The top-end model, with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, is now priced at INR11,999 ($175/€155). You can purchase the ZenFone Max Pro (M1) at…

How HoloLens is helping advance the science of spaceflight

Microsoft and NASA's partnership began on June 28th, 2015 as part of Project Sidekick when a SpaceX supply rocket docked with the ISS and delivered the headsets to the waiting astronauts. "HoloLens and other virtual and mixed reality devices are cutting edge technologies that could help drive future exploration and provide new capabilities to the…

Did Frankenstein go to the Moon?

Frankenstein & Sons was founded in 1854 and operated out of the Victoria Rubber Works in Newton Heath, Manchester.During the Second World War, it started producing highly sophisticated survival gear for aircrew. For a while, Britain protected some of its convoys with Hawker Hurricane fighters that launched from merchant vessels retrofitted with rocket-propelled catapults. Once…

How you and your friends can play a video game together using only your...

Engineering  |  News releases  |  Research  |  Science  |  Technology July 1, 2019 University of Washington researchers created a method for two people help a third person solve a task using only their minds. Heather Wessel, a recent UW graduate with a bachelor’s degree in psychology (left), and Savannah Cassis, a UW undergraduate in psychology…

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The new dynamic arrays in Excel with Python and xlwings

July 05, 2019 Posted by Felix Zumstein Comments The days of Ctrl-Shift-Enter and You can't change part of an array are finally over! Say hello to the new dynamic arrays that Microsoft has now (July 2019) rolled out to a broader user base: their Office 365 subscribers who are on the monthly channel. To check…

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