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On the latest episode of ‘The New Way We Work,’ we talk about how to make time and space for strategic long-term thinking.
2022-11-21 #animation
Around the world, researchers are betting that beamed power from space could be the next big thing for clean energy on Earth
#science #technology

Quote of the Day

"Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather."

— John Perry Barlow, "A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace"
2022-11-8 #wikiarticle
https://altneu.me/blog/uploads/image/4vtGS8js8Tsy5ksj2hH3an.jpg NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope showcases NGC 1999, a reflection nebula in the constellation Orion. (Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, ESO, K. Noll)
https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/styles/full_width/public/thumbnails/image/stsci-01gfnn3pwjmy4rqxkz585bc4qh.png?itok=Xja4XWS0 The Pillars of Creation are set off in a kaleidoscope of color in NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope’s near-infrared-light view. The pillars look like arches and spires rising out of a desert landscape, but are filled with semi-transparent gas and dust, and ever changing. This is a region where young stars are forming – or have barely burst from their dusty cocoons as they continue to form.
Credits: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI; Joseph DePasquale (STScI), Anton M. Koekemoer (STScI), Alyssa Pagan (STScI).
The founding premise of The Wire is this: if good journalism is to survive and thrive, it can only do so by being both editorially and financially independent. This means relying principally on contributions from readers and concerned citizens who have no interest other than to sustain a space for quality journalism.
2022-10-17 #wikiarticle
https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/styles/full_width_feature/public/thumbnails/image/penultimate_dart_0401930049_43695_01_iof_imagedisplay-final.png This is the last complete image of the asteroid Dimorphos, as seen by our Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) two seconds before impact. The Didymos Reconnaissance and Asteroid Camera for Optical navigation (DRACO) imager aboard captured a 100-foot-wide patch of the asteroid.
The DART spacecraft streamed these images from its DRACO camera back to Earth in real time as it approached the asteroid. DART successfully impacted its target on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, in the world’s first planetary defense technology demonstration.
Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL
2022-9-27 #article
In 1977, the Voyager spacecraft launched with two golden phonograph records, containing a variety of sounds and images selected to best represent life on earth, in the hopes that they might be found by extraterrestrial intelligence.
This year marks the 45th anniversary of the Voyager records' launch into the cosmos. But if we were to do it all again today, what would we do differently?
This four hour broadcast contains the original NASA-collated mix of sounds, followed by a two hour mix of NTS listener-submitted sounds.