Forget Hyperloop: this is some truly mindblowing technology from Elon Musk. In this latest test, the Grasshopper from SpaceX shows off its lateral movement for a reusable rocket.
Combine that with the sheer power of Falcon Heavy and you’ve got some amazing design and engineering.
The Ballardian beauty of a dying Baikonour.
A terrific little conspiracy theory short story from Charles Stross set at last year’s (very real) 100 Year Starship gathering.
A masterplan for the moon as a global cemetery. Launch the ashes of your loved ones to the moon (leaving the buckyball container in lunarstationary orbit). Given enough ashes and enough buckyballs, the result is a fertile surface and a atmosphere-trapping layer of fullerine. Terraforming via recycled humans.
Or, if that’s too long-term for you, you can buy a scale-model moon jewel.
This remains one of the greatest pieces of documentary footage ever filmed.
So long, Juno. Call me when you get to Jupiter.
An excellent historical overview of rocketry by Neal Stephenson.
Beautiful instrumental music: four tracks for a minimum donation of four dollars. Recommended.
Screw Chuck Norris. Douglas Crockford is the true originator of awesomeness in the audience.
Gravity's rainbow on a Google map.
An excellent overview of Ajax and optimisation.
Even though it breaks up after just two seconds in the air, the moment of take-off is pretty awesome.
This is the first picture of Earth taken from space, specifically from a V2 rocket 60 miles up.
Now when your satanic client tells you to make the logo bigger, you can always rock out.
Check out the beautiful use of Rockwell in this typographical interpretation of a scene from Pulp Fiction.
Gareth Rushgrove has launched a site devoted to web design books.
Douglas Crockford has written a wrapper function to allow the easy interchange of JSON data between servers.
A video blog (or vblog, if you prefer). It's fun.
One of the funniest things I've seen in a while.