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23Mar/05Off

Moon-Watching Mars Rover Catches Deimos Crossing the Sun

Space.com reports that the Spirit rover caught these photos of Mars' moon Deimos crossing the solar disk: in other words, a Martian solar eclipse. Very cool. You can get a version of the loop here as an mpeg or here as an animated gif. Compare these to my crude transit of Mercury that I recorded back in 1999.

Cool stuff.

23Mar/05Off

RoboGames (formerly ROBOlympics)

RoboGames (formerly ROBOlympics) is going to be held this weekend in San Francisco! How did I let this sneak up on me? II'll have to shell out my $20 and go at least one of the days. Stay tuned for a report!

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23Mar/05Off

The Next Big Thing in Online Type

Microsoft will be releasing six new fonts in 2006, and this preview shows some type specimens. I'm actually a big fan of Georgia and Verdana, and these seem to be similarly attractive. I'm even willing to overlook the creation of MS Comic Sans...