50 years ago, "the mother of all demonstrations" predicted our technical future
Innovation usually takes place in slow, measured steps for many years, but a demonstration in 1968 turned the world of personal computers into just 90 minutes. In a presentation called "Mother of All Demonstrations," Douglas Engelbart showed technology that will bring Apple, Internet, Windows, Google Docs, computer mouse, and many more directly to Macintosh. The most remarkable part is that it happened 50 years ago, in 1968, when microchips were only a shine in the eyes of scientists.
NASA's Voyager 2 probe enters the interstellar space
The NASA Voyager 2 spacecraft escapes from the heliosphere – the solar plasma bubble that covers most of our solar system – and enters the interstellar space, making it the second object created by man to do so. Voyager 1 was the first to do this, but this spacecraft still has a working experiment on the plasma science used to measure the particle stream from the solar wind until the quantity has dropped to nothing. Both spacecraft are still technically within the solar system. And they will come out of Oort Cloud, a huge collection of distant objects that are still affected by the gravity of the sun.
Elon Muscu says SEC can not stop him from tweeting what he wants
In an interview with the CBS program 60 minutes, Musk said he was only observing the SEC because he "respects the judiciary". He also said he had chosen Robin Denholm for Tesla's new council and that, in addition to not wanting to be president again, he would have preferred "not to have any titles."
Netflix Fyre's documentary film debuts on January 18th
The Fyre Festival has been called the "cultural experience of the decade," but as we all know, it actually turned out to be a huge disaster and far from the celebrity luxury event that was announced. A new documentary, Fyre, gives viewers a glimpse into the festival, as the organizers themselves have described.
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