Great music video by Blockhead titled “The Music Scene”.
GeoGuessr puts you in a random place anywhere in the world and you have to guess where you are. Careful, you might spend a lot of time playing this!
Thierry Cohen combines photos of great cities with a clear starry sky. Dark city landscapes feature clear starry skies taken at a different location to match what would have been visible in the city without light pollution.
Published in 1956, the Last Question is one of Asimov’s most acclaimed short stories.
You can read it in full here.
NASA Cassini spacecraft provided us with the first close-up, visible-light views of a gigantic hurricane around Saturn’s north pole. Truly stunning.
This revolutionary new design for a rocket that is able to perform multiple take-offs and landings will change space exploration forever. This means that rockets can now be used multiple times instead of shedding their segments once at every stage of leaving the orbit.
SpaceX’s Grasshopper flies 820 feet, tripling its March 7th leap. Grasshopper is a 10-story Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing (VTVL) vehicle that SpaceX has designed to test the technologies needed to return a rocket back to Earth intact. While most rockets are designed to burn up in the atmosphere during reentry, SpaceX’s rockets are being designed to return to the launch pad for a vertical landing.
Technology, like art, is a soaring exercise of the human imagination. Art is the aesthetic ordering of experience to express meani ngs in symbolic terms, and the reordering of nature–the qualities of space and time–in new perceptual and material form.
Art is an end in itself; its values are intrinsic. Technology is the instrumental ordering of human experience within a logic of efficient means, and the direction of nature to use its powers for material gain. But art and technology are not separate realms walled off from each other. Art employs techne, but for its own ends. Techne, too, is a form of art that bridges culture and social structure, and in the process reshapes both.