When can I spot the Space Station? The International Space Station can easily be spotted with the naked eye. Because of its size (110m x 100m x 30m) it reflects very much sunlight.
This simple tool will tell you all of the opportunities you can view the ISS over the next ten days, along with a brightness index and a map tracing its transit across your local sky. The red line shows where the ISS is sunlit and visible. On the blue line the ISS is in the Earth's shadow and invisible or it is less than 10° above the horizon. [more inside]
posted by not_on_display
on Feb 16, 2014 -
A few months ago there was a list of links to classic video game emulators posted.
Very recently, I'm pleased to report, those links all came true
. The Internet Archive bespoke upon aforementioned consoles, computers, and mileposts on our way to the tech utopia of today, (seriously, where's my flying car?) and they asked us to do something: Imagine every computer that ever existed, literally, in your browser
. And it was so.
I have absolutely no affiliation with jscott
, btw. Thought I should disclose that.
posted by jdaura
on Oct 25, 2013 -
"The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet
." Before we get into terraforming, what about the space between worlds? NASA has a website dedicated to discussions of space settlements
), many going back to the 1970s, as seen in the CoEvolution Book on space settlement
and the NASA Ames/Stanford 1975 Summer Study
. There is also concept art from the 1970s
by Don Davis
) and Rick Guidice
. Escaping from that orbit, there's also a toroidal space colony as imagined
in the 1982 book Walt Disney's EPCOT
, and more recently, a ton of neat imagery on Bryan Versteeg's Spacehabs website
. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Aug 6, 2013 -
If you're planning a visit to Stockholm, Munich, Bilbao, Shanghai, Dubai, Tokyo, Prague, Moscow, Toronto, and/or Barcelona, don't miss the chance to check out some of these amazing subway stations.
posted by brain_drain
on Dec 8, 2009 -
Fearless Fightin' Flash Fun for Friday: Robokill
is a demo that recalls the overhead action of SMASH TV
- though this time, you're placed in the metal shoes of a lowly salvage bot, sent to decimate your mechanical brethren who commandeered an orbital outpost. As you clear the halls for the benefit of some lazy humans, you can trade supplies and armaments with an alien merchant who mistakes you
for one of Earth's fleshbags. It's a thankless job, sure, but you're supposed to be a remorseless machine...[via]
posted by Smart Dalek
on May 30, 2008 -