Something Neat

PUBLISHED ON 2019-01-01

January 1, 2019 - New Horizons and Ultima Thule

Maybe it’s cliché, but I think it’s pretty neat that NASA directed a probe to study something beyond the known planets. We’ve sent probes out this far before, and much further, but threading the needle to intercept something so small, at such a distance, and send back photos is pretty neat to me.

January 2, 2019 - E ink

E ink is one of those things that’s been around for a while but every now and again, it strikes me how cool it is. A digital display that can update and then retain what it shows when it’s powered off? How is this stuff not everywhere? Train schedules, window displays, home information panels, and so many other things would benefit from using it.