Archive for date: March 23, 2005

Moon-Watching Mars Rover Catches Deimos Crossing the Sun

March 23, 2005 | Astronomy, Science | By: Mark VandeWettering 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 […]

RoboGames (formerly ROBOlympics)

March 23, 2005 | Robotics | By: Mark VandeWettering

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!

The Next Big Thing in Online Type

March 23, 2005 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

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…