Aug 082012
There's a New Machine on Mars. Again. It's Different this Time, Right?

About this Mars mission: What’s up here? Why is it so much more exciting this time? Maybe just the global convergence of social media around an aggressively virile meme? What do you think? Ideas? Suggestions? Derision?

Aug 042012
Curiosity about Curiosity, Part 2 – Approach: Only 5 Million Kilometers to Mars (3 Days!)

Curious about Curiosity? GET READY: Links to a free XBox game, mobile apps, NASA TV’s live coverage, and a serving of expository technosnark with a side of cheese!

Jul 182012
Curiosity about Curiosity, Part 1 - Primer: Only 35 Million Kilometers to Mars!

Getting a 2000lb. (907KG) nuclear-powered super-sensitive rover the size of a Mini Cooper to Mars, in one piece, and then have it go about its science and report back… well, the effort alone is monumental, and its success will be entirely profound.

Apr 232012
REMINDER: Probable Off-Planet Mining Announcement, & Japan has its Hand Raised.

Asteroid mining could be pretty cool. It’s actually feasible with today’s technology. Ask Japan about this. Seriously, you need to ask Japan about this. COME ON – ASK JAPAN!

Mar 102012
Japanese Technology from the Future Friday! Wait... It's Saturday Already?

Today’s Dispatch: Laser Tsunami Mapping, Advanced Fruit Recognition Technology, and the iPhone, herald of the Smartphone concept, rules mobile sales in Japan (the why is interesting)!