humanoidhistory:

"WELCOME ASTRONAUTS" — A ticker tape parade down Broadway for astronauts Gus Grissom and John Young, seated in the last car with Vice President Hubert Humphrey. New York City, March 29, 1965.
(Library of Congress)

humanoidhistory:

"WELCOME ASTRONAUTS" — A ticker tape parade down Broadway for astronauts Gus Grissom and John Young, seated in the last car with Vice President Hubert Humphrey. New York City, March 29, 1965.

(Library of Congress)

Dragon Con Parade 2014: I nabbed an awesome curbside seat. Lots more photos here on howstuffworks.

brainstuffshow:

Our BrainStuff hosts from Stuff You Should Know, stuffmomnevertoldyou, Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know, techstuffhsw and Fw: Thinking read a bunch of YouTube comments this week.

Because it’s our job to read the comments.

brainstuffshow:

Our footage from yesterday at #dragoncon is up! Check out “5 Things You Didn’t Know About DragonCon.”

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How to Surf the Web Like a Super Spy

What does it take to make yourself anonymous online? The Internet was made for sharing information, after all — concealing your communications and identity ain’t easy. We’re joined by Ben of Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know to break down why it’s so difficult and what lengths you’d have to go to if you wanted to surf truly anonymously.

[Just want the mp3? Here you go.]

ArtistTechStuff/Stuff They Don't Want You to Know
TitleHow to Surf the Web Like a Super Spy
AlbumHowStuffWorks
engadget:

Lockheed Martin’s FORTIS exoskeleton helps US Navy with heavy lifting

Further reading/watching/listening about exoskeletons, including their history and what they can do today. (I got really excited about exoskeletons a few months back.)

engadget:

Lockheed Martin’s FORTIS exoskeleton helps US Navy with heavy lifting


Further reading/watching/listening about exoskeletons, including their history and what they can do today. (I got really excited about exoskeletons a few months back.)

futurescope:

Robot restaurant where machines cook and serve food to customers

A restaurant in Kunshan, China, employed a team of 15 androids to cook and deliver food. The cute side of the Robocalypse. 

The restaurant has a total of 15 robots in heights of 1.2 meters. Each robot costs 40,000 yuan (6500 US dollars).

As doormen, cooks and waiters, the robots can work continuously for eleven hours after a night charge, and are able to use 40 basic language expressions, such as welcoming sentences to customers.

Singular instance? Nope. There is another restaurant in Harbin, China with 18 robot workers and a fully automated japanese sushi restaurant.

[read more] [photo credit AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE]

A 1-kilobyte hard drive in Minecraft — plus basic instructions on how to create your own. (Thanks for the tip, stufftoblowyourmind!) Further listening on How Minecraft Works [mp3].

A 1-kilobyte hard drive in Minecraft — plus basic instructions on how to create your own. (Thanks for the tip, stufftoblowyourmind!) Further listening on How Minecraft Works [mp3].

brainstuffshow:

In preparation for covering Dragon*Con this week, we look at “How Fandom Works.” Why do fans form active communities that extend their media influence?

So this is as good a time as any to announce it: We’re gonna be at Dragon Con this year! If you spot me or Jonathan, come say hi. (That goes double if we’ve got our camera crew with us and your costume is awesome.)

Or, hey, we’re both gonna be on a few panels for the Science Track — here’s our schedule. /Lauren