antarctica

  • There Was A ‘Glass’ Before Google Came Along, And It Was Used In Antarctica In 2001

    There Was A ‘Glass’ Before Google Came Along, And It Was Used In Antarctica In 2001

    Whether you think Google Glass is something you’d wind up using one day, you have to admit that the technology is impressive. Packed inside of the pair of specs is a computer running Android, camera and all of the wireless capabilities you’d need. The idea of wearable computers is nothing new, and a team that explored Antarctica actually had their own pair of “Glass”… Read More

  • The final robot frontier: New robots to patrol Antarctica (in search of sunrise)

    Little snowmobile-like robots will soon be patrolling the Antarctic surface, collecting all sorts of data in the pursuit of something called science. The robots, called SnoMote by their Georgia Tech creators, distinguish themselves from previous cold weather robots in how they navigate the icy surface. Rather than depend upon landmarks like rocks or mountains, which are hard to discern in… Read More

  • MS Explorer Crashes and Freezes Up, Outlook Doesn't Look Good

    Word is that Access is limited for rescuers – the ice gives them limited Windows of opportunity. Let’s hope everything Works out and the passengers are Zune brought to safety. Glad this didn’t happen to ME and my Entourage!

    Believe it or not, that’s actual news. An ocean liner called the M/S Explorer has gotten caught in ice off the coast of Antarctica (imagine… Read More