Overall, I support using drones and robots for aircraft inspections, as long as the software that is evaluating the sensor feed is more capable than a person at spotting an issue. I’ve done these kinds of inspections, on hovercraft and airliners, and it can be mind numbing.
On a personal note, we spent the weekend in Flagstaff, and Bug got to see Mars through a 16″ telescope, and he got to see the Orion Nebula through the Clark Telescope, which showed him 8 baby stars and the glowing green gas of the nebula. Totally worth staying up late and standing in line in the cold.
Oscar Gordon’s Tech Tuesday, Ordinary Times’ weekly look at science, technology, and links to all thing innovative.
Oscar Gordon’s Tech Tuesday, Ordinary Times’ weekly look at science, technology, and all thing innovative, plus remembering Paul Allen.
Our friend Oscar is vacationing, but checked in to deliver his Tech Tuesday links, as well as pics from having witnessed the Space X launch.
Oscar Gordon’s Tech Tuesday covering Ammonia as fuel, making the Star Trek Tricoder, turning CO2 solid with a battery, Japanese innovation in space and baby elevators, cheap metal decontaminating water, simulated avalanches, and more
Last week Bug developed hives all over his body. Misses school for the rest of the week. Freaked us out, because to date, he has no known allergies. Urgent care put him on Benadryl, which did nothing. Two days later, PCP puts him on Prednisone, which ended the hives, and spun him up so much we spent a day letting him run around the Arizona Science Center (nice place, BTW). Yesterday I get a call that the throat swab the PCP took came back positive for Strep (the quick test was negative), turns out the kid has Scarlet Fever, sans the fever, or the sore throat, or the vomiting…
Ordinary Times regular contributors Mark Krieger (@musepolisci) and Andrew Donaldson (@four4thefire) break down the news that Walmart is looking to launch their own streaming service, and fall on opposite sides when it comes to projecting the retail giants success.
Linky Friday is Ordinary Time’s Friday tradition of compiling stories from around the world and across the web straight to you. This week, From Which Other Things STEM is the theme, looking at Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, soundtracked with musicians than have mastered those fields themselves.