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<img class="full-size" src="http://www.wired.com/design/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/arctaic-003.jpg" alt="" /> From left, Paul V. Riess, co-founder and creative director, Dr. Acworth, and Blake Goodwin, director of operations, discuss an upcoming presentation one morning at the Artaic offices in Boston. Photo: John Tully/Wired
After 17 years in hiding, millions of cicadas will soon emerge -- covering the ground with their crunchy shells and filling the air with a very loud buzz. WNYC and Radiolab have been inviting people to track the cicadas' emergence, and this week we received the first cicada sighting from our area. At Cora Hartshorn Arboretum in Short Hills, N.J. small holes are sprinkled along the pathways as if someone has poked their index finger into the soil. The 16-acre woods are covered with them, and cicadas have already started to come out of the holes. "You actually see their butt first, they’re actually climbing out backwards out of the hole," said Judy Trigg, executive director of the arboretum.
When Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the younger of the two Boston bombing suspects, was discovered hiding in a man’s boat just outside the perimeter police had set up to search for him, the cops took no chances. Rather than sending officers right in and risking injury, they enlisted the help of an impressive aerial camera to confirm his location and then keep watch as police tried to coax him out. The camera, developed by the FLIR corporation, is called the Star SAFIRE III , and it’s the one behind all of the infrared shots of Tsarnaev in the boat that spread like wildfire all over the Internet this weekend. Here’s one of those pictures:
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A few months ago on Radiolab, we did an hour on color , which included a segment on rainbow watching. We imagined a man, a dog, a sparrow and a butterfly all gazing at the same rainbow and we asked: How many colors does each see? Dogs See Bleaker Rainbows
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This image was taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) flying onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter mission. Gully landforms like those in this image are found in many craters in the mid-latitudes of Mars. Changes in gullies were first seen in images from the Mars Orbiter Camera in 2006, and studying such activity has been a high priority for HiRISE. Many examples of new deposits in gullies are now known. This image shows a new deposit in Gasa Crater, in the Southern mid-latitudes. The deposit is distinctively blue in enhanced-color images.
Entertainment Meet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of Thrones There are seven different words in Dothraki for striking another person with a sword.
Daybreak film segment featuring a model of Tesla's Wardenclyffe Tower Joe Kinney, Senior Project Engineer of the New Yorker Hotel, contacted me recently to inform me of a new short film featuring Nikola Tesla. The film was produced by Ridley Scott Associates and was commissioned by AT&T to promote their mobile technology. The plot of the story revolves around the main character's attempt to unravel the mysterious death of his father who was on the verge of discovering the secrets of Tesla's wireless power transmission. The film is action-packed and very interesting.
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A visit backstage at the Beatles LOVE Show What’s the best thing you can do in Las Vegas...? Well, if you aren’t much of a gambler and you enjoy well-crafted (and nostalgic) pop music, supported and enhanced with spectacular visuals you should check out the Cirque du Soleil production of The Beatles LOVE in Las Vegas. Any Cirque du Soleil show is an adventure, but if you add the music and personality of The Beatles you have something that is truly mind-bending. A few months ago I ran into Perrin Meyer at the Dead Presidents Society breakfast in Berkeley.
Alan Olson, a Sausalito boat builder and founder of the educational sailing nonprofit Call of the Sea , has some ambitious plans. He wants to build a new 140-foot wood long brigantine to be used as a sail training ship for the San Francisco Bay area and he would like to see it completely to coincide with the San Francisco America’s Cup during the summer of 2013. His new project has been named, Educational Tall Ship for San Francisco Bay . Sailing in Marin: Sausalito boat builder out to construct tall ship by America’s Cup Olson’s tall ship for San Francisco will embrace the design and construction methods developed by Matthew Turner, a founding member of the San Francisco Yacht Club.