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Sports & Gaming
False advertising or simple misunderstanding? The fascinating saga of the Kosmos Spielcomputer Logikus computer toy
Jan 14, 2019
How are you today, my reading friend? I ask you this question, with some trepidation perhaps, because I chose to stray further away from the one true path to illumination, that which leads to an understanding of all things aeronautical and spacey. Even though yours truly readily admits that I loathe computers with every fibre of my being, I found myself strangely attracted to this week’s topic, but back to our story, which is pretty cool. Lets us begin our exploration with a quote, in other
Arts & Design
Lights! Camera! Personality! The Karsh of Ottawa Collection Profile
Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation
May 24, 2018
In 1997 Jerry Fielder contacted the then-director of the Collection and Research Division of the Canada Science and Technology Museum, Geoff Rider, with an offer of a donation. Each year the Museum receives several hundred offers from across Canada, yet Geoff immediately recognized that this was not an average proposal. Since 1979 Jerry had been a curator and an assistant to prominent Canadian photographer Yousuf Karsh.
Earth & Environment
Looking at Earth at Night
Jesse Rogerson, PhD
Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation
Apr 21, 2017
NASA has released new composite images of the Earth at night. The images were all taken with the VIIRS instrument aboard the Suomi NPP satellite (an imager that orbits around Earth's poles). While the images are breathtaking, I'm more excited for what's coming next: later this year, NASA will be releasing DAILY data dumps from the night lights project. Meaning... scientists/anyone will be able to study the light/energy uses around the globe on a daily basis. I love data.