Robots — sort of giant 3D printing machines, really — have been designed to construct buildings. According to NASA’s winner of the 2014 Create the Future contest, it may soon be possible for a robot to construct a 2500 square foot building in 24 hours.
Tipping etiquette is a moving target, particularly over many years. AARP presented a new guide for tipping recently. Below is CBS New York’s take on the subject.
USA Today writes about the new AC Hotel New Orleans Bourbon, and Marriott’s push to appeal to millennials. Below is a Fox News report on the subject.
Babycenter.com’s list of top baby names for 2014 shows that some OLDWorthy names like Noah and Isabella can become NEWWorthy again.
How does the human genome fold up in the tiny nucleus of a cell? A NEWWorthy 3D map of the human genome reveals clues. Below is a clever animated explanation of the findings, which likens genome folding to origami.
CNN and many others report that NASA’s Orion not only launched successfully from Florida this morning, but it also splashed down (see video below) in the Pacific this afternoon as planned. Watching future Orion launches from Cape Canaveral may become as big a tourist attraction as space shuttle launches once were.
The Scientist listed its “Top 10 Innovations 2014,” including the $1000 genome.
Microsoft Office is old. So is Windows. I should know. I actually did a little test development with Windows 1.0 in the early 80’s. But time marches on, and Windows Office with touch built-in should appear in 2015, according to ComputerWorld.
MIT Technology Review blogged about a new material that “requires no electricity uses the universe as a heat sink—even when the sun is shining.” This might lead to large building rooftops — lined with the material — that keep things cool inside without air conditioning. See also this article on Stanford University’s website.
Image from NANO LETTERS.
USA Today listed “10Best: Flights where you should snag a window seat.” Be sure and check out the comments, since I would definitely agree that seeing Mount Rainier should have been in the list. Mount St. Helens is also spectacular on flights to/from Portland and Seattle.