Applied Technotopia

We scan the digital environment to examine the leading trends in emerging technology today to know more about future.


We have added a few indices around the site. Though we look to the future, we need to keep an eye on the present as well:

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Manitoba colder than Mars right now?
sagansense:

Canada is having a cold snap at the moment. This week, in Southern Manitoba, the temperature reached a blisteringly frigid -31 degrees Celsius, or nearly -24 Fahrenheit. (Wind chill values in Winnipeg—in case you were curious and/or in need of some meteorological schadenfreude—dipped to -58 Fahrenheit.) Which is crazy, and which makes for, as Yahoo’s Geekquinox blog puts it, “the coldest afternoon temperatures the area has seen in several years.”  The cold spell also puts Canada into some rarified company. Because you know what other place has recently registered a temperature of -31 degrees Celsius? Mars.
Source: The Atlantic

Manitoba colder than Mars right now?

sagansense:

Canada is having a cold snap at the moment. This week, in Southern Manitoba, the temperature reached a blisteringly frigid -31 degrees Celsius, or nearly -24 Fahrenheit. (Wind chill values in Winnipeg—in case you were curious and/or in need of some meteorological schadenfreude—dipped to -58 Fahrenheit.) Which is crazy, and which makes for, as Yahoo’s Geekquinox blog puts it, “the coldest afternoon temperatures the area has seen in several years.”

The cold spell also puts Canada into some rarified company. Because you know what other place has recently registered a temperature of -31 degrees Celsius? Mars.

Source: The Atlantic

Daily Shuttle Magnificence! (Happy 2014 everyone!)

Daily Shuttle Magnificence! (Happy 2014 everyone!)

(via sagansense)

This is a fascinating look at the longest times spent in space by an astronaut.

s-c-i-guy:

Longest Human Space Flights

A Russian cosmonaut by the name of Valeri Polyakov spent over a year in space (437.7 days, to be exact). Here is an infographic look at the 10 Longest Human Space Flights.

source

(via likeaphysicist)

Putting Mars`s Olymous Mons into perspective.

ilovecharts:

Mars’ Olympus Mons 3 x Height of Mount Everest, by Laurine Moreau

(via s-c-i-guy)

A DARPA Challenge update:

After two days of competition, Tokyo’s team SCHAFT has won the DARPA Robotics Challenge in Miami. With 27 out of a possible 32 points in eight challenges, SCHAFT pulled out a decisive victory. IHMC Robotics (20 points), Tartan Rescue (18 points), MIT (16 points) and Robosimian (14 points) round out the top five. We can’t wait for the final competition to come in 2014. (via Gizmodo)

Watch the DARPA Challenge live now!

Apollo 16 footage, just a little slice of space history.

zerostatereflex:

New Stabilized footage from Apollo 16!

Clearly it was bumpy,..though you really should see the stabilized footage in entirety, it doesn’t even look real.

Here’s the stabilized: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cKpzp358F4
Here’s the original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EliLP5uEYAU#t=51

(via sputnk)