This is an interesting one, a lolipop speaker. Poplolly works by transmitting vibrations directly into your head, via a lolipop. They say you will be the only one that can hear the music. The product is still in the developing stage and it’s Kickstarter is soon to be announced on its official website
Did you know that photosynthesising plants behave a bit like glow in the dark toys? Neither did I.
After the chlorophyll in a plant has absorbed sunlight, the core of the photosynthetic machinery gives off a red glow – fluorescence. This reflects how efficiently the plant is photosynthesising, or how well it is ‘breathing’ and, therefore, how healthy it is.
And the European Space Agency is currently developing a satellite that can detect this glow. The purpose is to detect where and which vegetation is currently producing the most oxygen. So far the project has been limited to testing on airplanes. This glow is quite hard to detect, and has until recently been almost impossible to measure outside a laboratory. But so far tests have been very successful, you can see an image they have taken of this glow below.
Mars One will be at Destination Star Trek 2014 in Germany, hopefully we’ll get some interesting new info.
The exciting prospect is still a long ways off, but you can start the process if you’ll be on hand for Destination Star Trek Germany, which will be held February 21-23 at the Messe Frankfurt in Frankfurt, Germany. Mars One, which seeks to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars, will have a stand space and backdrop at DSTG where fans can record application videos.
Fans can then take those videos home and actually apply to join a Mars One mission when the next round opens. Fans will also have the opportunity at DSTG to speak with Mars One principals about the concept and reality of the project and to offer feedback.
According to Mars One, crews of four will depart every two years, starting in 2024, with the first unmanned mission to be launched in 2018.
Full press release below