| Feb 1, 2014

Curiosity killed the cat

Elderly woman: The neighborhood cat’s not here tonight. It’s always sitting on the corner at this time.Elderly man: Perhaps it’s too cold? Elderly woman: Cats have fur, you know.Elderly man: Perhaps it’s dead?Elderly woman: Don’t say that. I think it’s probably on holiday.— Shimokitazawa, ...

Mars rover marks a decade of work

/ Jan 24, 2014

Mars rover marks a decade of work

A decade after landing on Mars, the rover Opportunity is still chugging along.Sure, it has some wear and tear. One of its six wheels and two instruments stopped working long ago. It has an arthritic joint. Its flash memory occasionally suffers a senior moment. ...