an altogether higher class of gibbonindex
Bonus The Robots Are Replacing Us corner:
- Random Shopper - a bot is given a budget and goes shopping for unknown items on Amazon. First shipment is decidedly mysterious...
- Agisoft PhotoScan - extract detailed, 3D model data from photos. The free, two-image StereoScan is quite impressive also. I suspect it's code originally intended for Soviet cruise missiles and the like.
- Windows 95 Tips - the guide for Windows Me was written by Cthulhu himself.
- SynDaver™ - vomit-inducingly realistic anatomical models, as spotted on MythBusters. My desk at work is notoriously untidy as it is. I need to add more stuff.
Electricity. What can't it do?
Bonus Hidden London corner:
- London's hidden interiors - dance halls, power stations, masonic lodges, majestic spiral staircases all out of reach of the public eye.
- Post Office Railway - tiny, unmanned railway for transporting mail underneath London, considered lost from view before being infiltrated by urban explorers.
- London Underground - perhaps not completely hidden, but still a vast, underground warren resisting exploration...
Multiple phobia-tickling videos and photos for your amusement today. We start with...
Bonus Martian Robot corner - if you missed yesterday's article update, please find linked an unofficial interactive panorama of the MSL Curiosity Mars rover! What is the fear of suffocation? 'Claustrophobia', disappointingly. But what about suffocating on vast, desolate alien landscapes? Cosmonauts of the future need distinct terminology!
posted in Space by Cargo Cult on Thursday November 1 2012
Edit 2012-11-01: Please note that the above image is an utterly unofficial panorama made from the converted-for-web raw images very kindly provided by the Mars Science Laboratory teams. They've already got an official, low-resolution panorama up - I'll link to the official full-res version when that gets posted. If you're a news source looking for imagery, please do use the official stuff instead!
Edit 2012-11-01: Official high-resolution self-portrait panorama is up! Now with actual scientific and engineering know-how behind it:
Edit 2012-11-03: Highly unofficial interactive panorama displayed using the WebGL-using, HTML-5-powered Pannellum viewer. Apparently only works on Chrome, Firefox and Safari (with WebGL enabled). Enjoy!