The world’s first robot bellhop is a nice idea. But so often I’d just like the luggage cart from downstairs to get in the elevator and come to the door of my hotel room as we’re getting ready to leave. Or maybe the robot bellhop can retrieve it for me? Either way, that’s what I’d like to have.
USA Today lists “The 50 longest airline routes from the U.S. and Canada”. Also, Qantas will apparently soon be flying nonstop from DFW to Sydney.
Usually when talking about mathematics and what’s new, we’d be talking about a new algorithm, recently solved conjecture, or proposed hypothesis. But the people in mathematics can be both brilliant and NEWWorthy as well. That’s why I’m announcing Maryam Mirzakhani as the first woman ever to win a Fields medal, perhaps the top prize in mathematics. Also NEWWorthy are Artur Avila, the first Brazilian to win the Fields medal, and longtime UCLA professor Stanley Osher, “the third person ever to be awarded the prestigious Gauss Prize, the highest honor in applied mathematics.”
According to Broadview Networks, as reported by CNet, Virginia has the fastest internet speed for any state in the U.S.
Often in today’s world our cities and towns are saturated with artificial light at night. This makes it difficult to see many stars at night, not to mention special occasions like meteor showers. Makes me wonder how many adults and children in the world have never seen the Milky Way. That’s why, although star watching is OLDWorthy, CNN’s posting of the International Dark Sky Association’s (IDA) list of “22 spots for spectacular starry skies” is NEWWorthy.
Like a person walking a dog, on August 6 a comet is about to be followed closely by the European Space Agency Rosetta probe. If successful, it will be the first time a spacecraft is in orbit around a comet. Rosetta will follow the comet for several months, and the robot lander Philae will attempt to set down on the comet in November.
In CNN’s “50 states, 50 spots” you will find their pick for the best natural wonder that represents each state.
NEWWorthy announced recently that the first hitchhiking robot — Hitchbot — was created. Hitchbot got his first ride, so now it’s NEWWorthy again.