Apparently we announced a year ago that we'd like to build a permanent base on the moon so we can explore the lunar surface and also travel from the moon to Mars. Either I missed that or have forgotten it. There's just so much stuff the average brain can hold onto these days I guess.
A team from the University of Houston in Texas came up with the idea to have robots melt moon dust, which could then be used as a substrate for solar cells. Now they've taken it one step further and simulated what the robot would need to do inside a vacuum chamber.
The Macintosh was unveiled 21 years ago yesterday, Jan. 24, 1984. Someone saved a Betamax tape of the event, now converted to digital for us all to enjoy. Go here to read the details and see the video.
How much of an Apple geek am I? Watching it actually gave me chills. It happened a few months before my wedding and the one thing Hubby informed me before we got married was, "I'm getting a computer." He just thought I should know that information up front, I guess. So we got hitched and then bought our first Apple. Followed by many, many others and two kids. I'm blaming it on that because it would be just too weird otherwise.
P.S. Someone help me out here. I can see the post that I've linked to has trackbacks enabled, but I can't figure out where to find the trackback address. I've seen this a few times in the last week or so. Is it some kind of new system? Did I mention that I'm HTML impaired for the most part?