Launched on Feb. 11, 2010, the Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, is the most advanced spacecraft ever designed to study the sun. During its five-year mission, it will examine the sun’s atmosphere, magnetic field and also provide a better understanding of the role the sun plays in Earth’s atmospheric chemistry and climate. SDO provides images with resolution 8 times better than high-definition television and returns more than a terabyte of data each day.
On June 5 2012, SDO collected images of the rarest predictable solar event—the transit of Venus across the face of the sun. This event happens in pairs eight years apart that are separated from each other by 105 or 121 years. The last transit was in 2004 and the next will not happen until 2117.
Well, what can I say… The Future is here. This is one of the most amazing artifacts from the future I’ve seen in a long time.
Think about the potential and what you can do with it when they increase the resolution and the strength of the blocks (carbon composites, graphene… whatever). I definitely share the astonishment of Kevin Kelly:
Wow, it’s the beginning of….. something in our future. There must be a science fiction name for a full body controlled virtually. It’s a demo of….
Be sure to watch the video:
a watchmaker 240 years ago invented robot that could write, and the parts could be interchanged to say whatever you want.
How Fruit Came To The New World
Would it surprise you the fruit in an all-American apple pie, isn’t actually American at all. It actually originates from parts of Asia! The same goes for so much of the fruit and vegetables we eat. Trace shows us the Old World foods that became staples of New World diets.
via DNews Channel.
Milk: Does It Really Do A Body Good?
Add it to the list of things that are bad for you… milk! Turns out this staple of western diets, is not something humans aren’t really designed to consume. And all those health claims on TV? Not really true! Trace explains how we’ve been duped into drinking this stuff.
via DNews Channel.