Users of Cambridge’s Grand Arcade, beware of the photography ban: http://t.co/lxtm2nut. Bizzare, and certainly unnecessarily restrictive.
I’ve built up a number of interesting links and videos over the last few months that relate to some extent to science, myth or both. A range of these are briefly described and embedded or linked to in this post – I hope you enjoy!
The video below shows a pretty cool use of advanced 3D modelling and projection technology.
Tomorrow morning, NASA’s Curiosity Rover will attempt to land on Mars. This involves a range of technical challenges which must work correctly, during this first real test, for the rover to make it to the surface in a working state – the video below gives an exciting overview of the difficulties involved.
The website of the month for August 2012 is Skip Town With Sun Valley. Though its main function has closed since I found it, it’s still a cool and quirky project. Skippy the Robot was designed to do one thing: skip stones across water. The website allowed you to adjust various parameters before letting it unleash a real stone into a real lake, and videos of attempts were saved!