Friday, July 31, 2015
I'm excited to announce we’ve completed construction of our first full scale aircraft, Aquila, as part of our Internet.org effort. Aquila is a solar powered unmanned plane that beams down internet connectivity from the sky. It has the wingspan of a Boeing 737, but weighs less than a car and can stay in the air for months at a time. We've also made a breakthrough in laser communications technology. We've successfully tested a new laser that can transmit data at 10 gigabits per second. That's ten times faster than any previous system, and it can accurately connect with a point the size of a dime from more than 10 miles away.This effort is important because 10% of the world’s population lives in areas without existing internet infrastructure. To affordably connect everyone, we need to build completely new technologies. Using aircraft to connect communities using lasers might seem like science fiction. But science fiction is often just science before its time. Over the coming months, we will test these systems in the real world and continue refining them so we can turn their promise into reality. Here’s a video showing the building of Aquila.
Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday, 30 July 2015
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Mandatory Minimums (HBO)
Mandatory minimums require fixed prison sentences for certain crimes. John Oliver explains why we treat some turkeys better than most low-level offenders.Posted by Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on Tuesday, 28 July 2015
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More info here, not that there's much more to say, except...
Thanks for the link, dad. You made my day :)
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Video of the Day! Introducing the smallest, lightest, and most convenient GoPro ever, HERO4 Session. Check it out: http://g.gopro.com/hero4-sessionPosted by GoPro on Monday, 6 July 2015
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Sorry....no contest: Kanye West vs. Freddie MercuryWant more of the best classic rock? >> Q1043.COM/LISTEN
Posted by Q104.3 FM on Monday, 29 June 2015
If you could fly to any place you can imagine where would it be? We asked 20 kids this question and then traveled the world to find their ‘dragons’, ‘spaceships’ and ‘lakes made of chocolate’. Their answers forming an entire integrated campaign and documented in a 3-minute film to remind Russian travellers that they can fly to any place imaginable with S7 Airlines.Posted by Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam on Wednesday, 18 March 2015
Jerry and Trevor Noah! He’s half Black and half Swiss. You asked for half Swiss, we gave it to you. Next time it’s half Puerto Rican and half cheddar. Served at Nelson Mandeli.Full episode premiers Wednesday, 11:30PM EDT.
Posted by Jerry Seinfeld on Monday, 29 June 2015