As explained by the Smithsonian Institute. Which of all the US, (American, or is it USA?) organisations is right up there with NASA as an all time favourite of mine. Many years back I spent a blissfully happy time exploring its Air and Space Museum. I had seen images or copies of grand breaking aircraft, etc. They had the originals. Awesome. But anyway, the video is… illuminating, and rather funny. How we are seen, by some at least, from the other side of the pond.
A lovely scale model of the solar system, using the scale of one pixel to the diameter of the moon, roughly the distance between London and Tehran.
Do note the shortcuts to the planets, the strange little hieroglyphs along the top of the page. Saves a lot of scrolling!
I have had a visitor from India! How fantastic. I have been using the Internet for over twenty years now and yet, still it amazes and excites. (As perhaps it should!)
“To every complex problem, there is a simple solution.
And it is usually the wrong one.”
I cannot now recall where I first heard this. And I have no idea who first said it. Perhaps sadly, I have nonetheless found it to be so often true.
A Google Engineer’s take on mindfulness, emotional intelligence and well-being.
Chade-Meng Tan, known as Meng, was one of Google’s earliest employees, and is based on a course he runs at Google. An engineer he wanted to create a blend of mindfulness and emotional intelligence that would appeal to an more engineering focused audience.