Archive | May 11, 2017

THE SPHINX—-TRANSPORTATION AND ROBOTS

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Captain James Kirk completes sea-trials on USS Zumwalt.

https://news.usni.org/2016/12/21/interview-capt-james-kirk-uss-zumwalt

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The Editor:  Are you knowledgeable about transportation, LL ?

Not Me Cat:  I know enough that every time I get in a car/truck somebody experiments on me.  Here is a Hobie craft that will make you beautiful and will probably go 4 miles per hour.    It is guaranteed that after one use it will never be used again, like that exercise machine.

https://www.hobie.com/pedalboards/mirage-eclipse/?gclid=CMjmzMGXw9MCFQsRgQodg-wF9A

This will make needed changes in the gene pool.

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017/04/24/Prototype-vehicle-that-flies-over-water-unveiled-by-aero-startup-Kitty-Hawk/8321493075157/?utm_source=fp&utm_campaign=ls&utm_medium=3

Here is a car that will one day change colors according to your mood.   I wonder who will match the two.

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2017/04/mini-bmw-mood-changing-car-future-technology

Here are some robots, that will end up stolen and be turned into Big Green Eggs.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2017/04/25/crime-fighting-robots-may-be-coming-to-mall-near.html

http://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/man-arrested-for-assaulting-a-robot-which-called-the-police-itself/news-story/960a027ed601c80705bd64ef1a6bddbd

 

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The Multiwavelength Crab
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, G. Dubner (IAFE, CONICET-University of Buenos Aires) et al.;
A. Loll et al.; T. Temim et al.; F. Seward et al.; VLA/NRAO/AUI/NSF; Chandra/CXC;
Spitzer/JPL-Caltech; XMM-Newton/ESA; Hubble/STScI

Explanation: The Crab Nebula is cataloged as M1, the first object on Charles Messier’s famous list of things which are not comets. In fact, the Crab is now known to be a supernova remnant, expanding debris from massive star’s death explosion, witnessed on planet Earth in 1054 AD. This brave new image offers a 21st century view of the Crab Nebula by presenting image data from across the electromagnetic spectrum as wavelengths of visible light. From space, Chandra (X-ray) XMM-Newton (ultraviolet), Hubble (visible), and Spitzer (infrared), data are in purple, blue, green, and yellow hues. From the ground, Very Large Array radio wavelength data is in shown in red. One of the most exotic objects known to modern astronomers, the Crab Pulsar, a neutron star spinning 30 times a second, is the bright spot near picture center. Like a cosmic dynamo, this collapsed remnant of the stellar core powers the Crab’s emission across the electromagnetic spectrum. Spanning about 12 light-years, the Crab Nebula is 6,500 light-years away in the constellation Taurus.

Tomorrow’s picture: adventures in spacetime