Good morning! It’s a busy world out there. All The News You Missed Overnight gives you a guide to everything techy that happened while you were sleeping.
Meet the firm designing futuristic UI for Iron Man and Samsung
Remember Tony Stark’s glass smartphone and transparent coffee table in the Iron Man movies? Or how about that gorgeous statue rendering of the Avengers in action at the end of Age of Ultron? You’ve got one company to thank for those sequences: Perception, a New York City-based visual design firm.
FAA announces US drone owners must register by February 19th, 2016
Regulation of drones in the hands of civilian pilots took a big step forward today. The Federal Aviation Administration announced that all units weighing between 0.55 pounds and 50 pounds must be registered by February 19th, 2016. Anyone caught flying without proper registration after that date could face stiff penalties.
Elon Musk Is Worried That World War 3 Will Stop Him Getting To Mars
Elon Musk, a billionaire Bond villain who wants to nuke Mars, revealed in a recent interview that he’s worried a third World War might mess up his plans to colonize Mars. In a profile with GQ, Musk talked details on a bunch of his pet projects: Hyperloop, Tesla, space suits, and of course, going to Mars.
I Calculated the Mass of a Star Wars Blaster Bolt for You
Everyone knows the weapons in Star Wars aren’t lasers. If they were lasers, you wouldn’t see them from the side very well and, more importantly, they would travel at the speed of light. But just what comes out of these blasters? I call them blaster bolts, and as I’ve shown before, the speed of these blaster bolts is around 35 m/s.
Star Trek Beyond trailer: ‘How are we gonna get out of this one?’
Star Trek Beyond’s first trailer was supposed to hitch a ride on this week’s premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but Paramount has gone ahead and released the clip this morning. (A German-language version leaked onto YouTube Monday morning, likely expediting the trailer’s release.)