NASA’s Marc Rayman explains that in order to send out probes and slingshot them accurately throughout the solar system, NASA needs to use only 15 decimal places
“Bodø Approach, Belmont 86, six-zero miles west, declaring an in-flight emergency, request straight-in approach to land on runway zero seven.”
“Belmont 86, say aircraft type, nature of emergency, souls-on-board, and fuel remaining.”
“Bodø Approach, Belmont 86, US Air Force Tactical, engine problem, 2 souls, zero plus four-five fuel-on-board.“Belmont 86, say again aircraft type.”
“Bodø Approach, Belmont 86, US Air Force Tactical.”“Belmont 86, I do not understand your aircraft type.”
“This is Belmont 86, we will land in approximately 10 minutes and I will deploy 3 drag parachutes: 2 small and one 40-foot chute. I will jettison all three on the runway. I don’t have time now to talk.”
…The body of the Apple Watch can be separated from its band. That might be the kernel of a solution. This watch body “engine” module could potentially be relocated on the body without the use of the watchbands.
In russia go kart you OR in russia kart go you (I couldn’t decide what was better)
Not purposefully continuing today’s theme of communist country topic posts.
Road to North Korea – Photography – M1key – Michal Huniewicz’s Personal Website
Some really great photography here.
As evening falls in a packed stadium, heat still radiating from the ground, I am witness to how traditional Senegalese wrestling — with its mystical “gris-gris” rituals, intense drumming, and trance-like dance — has evolved into a high profile, superstar sport.
Amazing photos and story. Little surprise this was recognized at the World Press Photo Awards 2016. I saw the exhibit of the World Press Photo Awards in 2015, while visiting Amsterdam. This work is as good as anything I saw there, and the presentation might be better. This is my second link to a Maptia article. The work on this site is great. Previous post –> The Lost Tombs of Oman
Source: The Gris-gris Wrestlers of Senegal · Maptia via HackerNews
CGP Grey makes me think in a way few other things or people do.