Will a higher-resolution camera lead to more inventive DIY creations?
Really like playing Kinect. Hopefully this next-generation sensor will open up doors for developers to create engaging games.
Ancient Animal Mummies
Wrapped in linen and carefully laid to rest, animal mummies hold intriguing clues to life and death in ancient Egypt. One hundred years ago, the many thousands of mummified animals that turned up at sacred burial sites throughout Egypt were just things to be cleared away to get at the good stuff. Few people studied them, and their importance was generally unrecognized.
In the century since then, archaeology has become less of a trophy hunt and more of a science. Excavators now realize that much of their sites’ wealth lies in the multitude of details about ordinary folks—what they did, what they thought, how they prayed. Animal mummies are a big part of that.
Somewhat creepy, yet intriguing.
Supercell storms, which can tower more than fifty thousand feet over the prairie, are among the largest visible structures on earth. The inflow of a supercell storm feels similar to standing behind a jet blast at takeoff. These straight-line winds—which, along with the outflow winds, get sucked into the updraft and are super-cooled as they rise, then cascade back to earth, spreading out like pancake syrup—cause a significant amount of damage on their own. A tornado is a supercell’s destructive exclamation point.