North Macedonia, Wheat Straws, Deceased Vinyl – 11/28/18

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) is on the path to renaming their nation the Republic of Northern Macedonia. But why the change? Well aside from Prince, most people wouldn’t want to be referred to as “former” anything. Would the United States prefer the Former Colonies of the British Empire? Aside from such minor…

Newsroll #3

Credit: MIT 3-D printed electronics which fold themselves. Electronics A B The ancient city of Hasankeyf in eastern Turkey faces destruction from a controversial dam. Dam New bat species finally gets a name. Its nickname was Yoda bat. Yoda New find suggests that the Vikings were selling cod to Europeans much earlier than expected. Cod…

Mechanical Menagerie #6: The Future of Transportation #2

Archaeopteryx Credit: ruppert composite This glider is fairly old by now but if you haven’t seen it then you may have to look more carefully. The Archaeopteryx is a lightweight glider which really does resemble an actual airplane. The example they give in the video is a running start so be somewhere high to use…