Items of Interest


The Mediated Matter Group at MIT have created Fiberbots, robots that use a mix of fiber and resin to build towers underneath themselves. The bots use sensors and algorithms to colaborate with eachother while adjusting the length and curvature of the towers they build. (H/T to Mikael for sharing this).

IPCC Climate Change Report

We have 12 years to stop catastrophic climate change. The IPCC released their Global Warming of 1.5°C report which may well turn out to be one of the most important documents of modern times. The report describes the predicted effects of a 1.5°C increase in global temperature above the pre-industrial average versus a 2°C increase, written by 91 co-authors across 40 countries and backed by 6000 scientific references.

Apollo 11 MOCR

The Internet Archive have released a collection of communications recordings from the Apollo 11 mission. The recordings contain hours of everyday mundane (if you can call space travel mundane :-p) communications between the astronuats and ground control.