18 years after the release of USB, the USB Implementers Forum and a collaboration of Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microsoft, Renesas, STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments have announced the final design of the next generation USB – the USB Type-C.
A new theory points to a possible alternative explanation to the Big Bang. Our universe may have arisen from the collapse of a hyper-dimensional star in a 5 dimensional universe.
Ancient fossils are illuminating the earliest multi-cellular life that was big enough to see with the naked eye. They may have been the first animals but they looked like living fractal plants.
These creatures are called Rangeomorphs and they are now in my top 10 list for the coolest animals ever.
The geologic period that saw them briefly flourish is called the Ediacaren which lasted from around 635 to 541 million years ago. This period is somewhat opaque to scientists since life-forms from that time had no easily fossilized hard shells. This was because such structures hadn’t even evolved yet.
A good barometer of how ridiculous some people were this past week is to look at the people who did not make the list. There is no room for the likes of “The Food Babe”, Deepak Chopra, or Rupert Sheldrake; three veritable founts of ridiculousness and they could not crack the top 5 this week. So in that context, here are this weeks “real winners.”
Did you know it was Supermoon Summer?
There’s a mini-moon, a blue-moon, a harvest-moon and so on. So what’s a supermoon?
Well, it’s one of those cosmic coincidences that humans like to point out but, in this case, isn’t that dramatic. The science behind it is pretty cool though.
4) The Experiment Write-Up was just a conference paper
The paper written by NASA employees about the EM (Cannae) Drive experiments was not a formal signed-off paper, just a conference paper. This type of write-up is common and is just preliminary. It’s basically meant to say to the physics community: “Hey, check this shit out, Cool huh? Whaddya think? Anything we can do to make this better?”.