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Titanic small by today’s standards

Browsing the internet this morning, I came across an article about the Titanic and began wondering how that magnificent ship compared to today’s modern cruise ships, sizewise. Over the years, […]

Eclipse: 92% was no big deal

(Updated Aug. 22, 2017) I knew we weren’t going to get a total eclipse in Denver, but I thought our 92% would be notable. Meh, as you can see above, […]

1,069 robots dance to new Guinness record

This video from Guinness World Records announces that these 1,069 robots set a new record for “Most Robots Dancing Simultaneously.” The event was staged by the WL Intelligent Technology Co, […]

Gaming Grandmas Guild?

I am not, it seems, the only gaming grandma on the internet. Today, quite by accident, I came across Shirley Curry of Rocky Mount, VA. If the information on her […]

Congress in the palm of your hand

Want to be heard in Washington but not sure where to begin (aside from voting, of course)? Well, you’re in luck. There’s an app for that. I first heard about […]

R.I.P. John Glenn

  John Herschel Glenn Jr. July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016   Godspeed, John Glenn Ad astra

Here comes Otto, the self-driving 18-wheeler

The idea of sharing the road with self-driving cars is unnerving. But they’re nothing compared to self-driving 18-wheelers. The first such truck’s first test drive took place right here in River City … […]

Watch how fast antibiotic-resistant bacteria evolve

This sobering demonstration of the development of antibiotic-resistent bacteria over an 11-day period comes from Harvard Medical School and was reported this week in Science magazine. Despite the obvious limitations and […]

Zuckerberg secures his computer with tape

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg celebrated Instagram’s growth Tuesday by posting a special photo of himself. But the Instagram achievement isn’t what people are talking about today. It seems a sharp-eyed reader […]

Older and slower, but still gaming

Hard to believe the last time I wrote about gaming was January 15, 2015. But I didn’t feel well enough to play for much of last year, so I guess […]

Earthrise 2015

This particular image, found on space.com, was captured on Oct. 12, 2015, by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. Not quite the same impact as the first Earthrise photo shot by […]

Beyond the Horizon

A symphony of hope and aspiration from The Planetary Society on their 35th anniversary. Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Emily Lakdawalla and Carl Sagan reflect humanity’s next frontier: beyond the […]

Pluto’s beautiful atmosphere

Wouldn’t want anyone to miss this gorgeous photo of Pluto, shot from 1.2 million miles away by the departing New Horizons spacecraft. The glowing ring is light passing through Pluto’s […]

A plea for Pluto

NASA made history again today with the New Horizons spacecraft doing its 30,000 mph flyby of Pluto after a 9-year, 3-billion-mile flight across our solar system. I missed every live […]