Steam-fired Navy planes are so passe. Over the weekend, the US Navy used a huge electric charge to catapult a manned flight into the air.
Well this is something pretty incredible. SLAP widgets – peripherals that bring physical controls to multitouch surfaces – have evolved to the point where they can move themselves. What’s that? Oh, just watch the madgets in action. It’s something special.
LOFAR, a network of 44 stations of antennae spread across Europe, is only half complete, yet it’s already giving researchers unparalleled images of distant black holes. Soon it’ll be used by SETI to search for aliens on rarely-explored superlow frequencies.