Spacing Out; All The Orbital News You’re Missing
We keep finding more great space stories than we can cover, so here’s a speed-run through the broader picture of the moment as it applies to space flight.
The big news this week was the first launch of a manned SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule to the ISS. I was excited …read more
Raspberry Pi 4 Gets Its 8 Gigs
What began as a rumor becomes reality. This morning [Eben Upton] announced that the newest flavor of the Raspberry Pi 4 comes with 8 gigabytes of RAM and a sticker price of $75, roughly twice that of the base model which is now pegged at 2 GB of ram.
Originally …read more
X-37B Spaceplane To Test Power Beaming Technology
Since 2010, the United States military has been operating a pair of small reusable spaceplanes that conduct secretive long-duration flights in low Earth orbit. Now officially operating under the auspices of the newly formed Space Force, the X-37Bs allow the military to conduct in-house research on new hardware and technology …read more
Losing A Wheel On Your Commute; 3-Wheelers Vie For The Open Road
We live at an interesting point in time for the technologically minded motor vehicle enthusiast, and we stand on the brink of a major directional shift in how we imagine a car. Within ten years it’s likely that the electric motor will have moved from an extravagance or a fringe …read more
In 2020 there is nothing novel or exciting about an online device. Even the most capable models are designed to be unobrusive pucks and smart speakers; their function lies in what they do rather than in how they look. In 2005, an Internet connected device was a rare curiosity, a …read more