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Category: Sci/Tech

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 […]