Hey everyone! Here's your next batch of links I thought were interesting.
🛰 Astronaut Scott Kelly on the devastating effects of a year in space, and how one of the biggest challenges to interstellar travel could be solving the chronic pain and unexplainable sensations that manifest upon returning to Earth’s gravity after only months
📱Full audio and transcript of Jony Ive’s recent talk about design and technology from The New Yorker's TechFest 2017. Interesting to compare to this wide-ranging interview with Steve Jobs from 1985.
🎈Google acquired FCC permission to deploy its Project Loon balloons to Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands to provide much-needed LTE coverage to the areas that are still largely lacking power.
🚋 Cool hand-drawn cutaway diagrams of London’s tunnels.
👟 Adidas’s new highly automated Speedfactory, designed to drastically cut down on new product development cycles and produce smaller-run batches of custom shoes.
⏱ How a high-end mechanical watchmaker is making a more accurate watch by replacing ~30 components with a single silicone wafer flexure.
🌀 A 3D Holographic-style display produced on a 2D persistence-of-vision LED spinner.
🍏 GM Apples That Don’t Brown to Reach U.S. Shelves This Fall — “The company plans to sell the apples as bags of pre-sliced fruit but say they will not be labeled as “produced with genetic engineering” and will not come with any other packaging identifying them as GMOs. Instead, as allowed under a 2016 labeling law, there will be a QR code that links to a Web page with detailed information on how the apples were made.”
Until next time,