The Springblades are so crazy looking. I wonder what they feel like.
// posts about technology
Greeny-ness of Earth over a period of 5 years from NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP.
Although 75% of the planet is a relatively unchanging ocean of blue, the remaining 25% of Earth’s surface is a dynamic green. Data from the NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP satellite is able to detect these subtle differences in greenness. The resources on this page highlight our ever-changing planet, using highly detailed vegetation index data from the satellite, developed by scientists at NOAA. The darkest green areas are the lushest in vegetation, while the pale colors are sparse in vegetation cover either due to snow, drought, rock, or urban areas. Satellite data from April 2012 to April 2013 was used to generate these animations and images.
Apple debuted the design of the new Mac Pro yesterday and it looks pretty serious. Though I imagine that if you have one, you would have a bunch of drives and other junk plugged into it, so it looses it’s monolithic appearance a little bit.
It’s not often you see a intra-terrestrial program at NASA, but the GROVER is just that – a remote and autonomous’satellite’ that surveys environmental data on Greenland. While not as glamorous as its space or Mars-bound relatives, it has a certain purpose-built charm to it.
These Revolights are getting a lot of press lately, not to mention exceeding their Kickstarer campaign by almost 6x. They probably wouldn’t last long locked up to a bike rack here in the city, but if you keep your bike in the garage, these would be awesome.
In a frightening story, Forbes details how the first 3d printed gun can change gun control and limiting new technologies, specifically 3d printing and distribution of shape files.
Amazing lightpainting from Marshmallow Laser Feast. Video below shows more of their work and their creative process.
Weird but wonderful new $5 Canadian note.
Pretty interesting security features detailed in the second half of the video: