News Roundup: Disappointing Democrats, Technology Thursday
Oh, you could see it from a mile away. The disaster, the destruction. You knew it was coming. It was like Penelope Pitstop being tied to the tracks. Where’s Dudley Do Right? Well, there was nobody to come and save the Democrats. For the most part, this election was an utter disaster. There are tons of things that we can say and do, but the bottom line is that we didn’t get out the vote. Many, if not most, candidates ran completely uninspired campaigns that caused voters to run away from the polls.
The new Google Nexus 9 looks to be somewhat disappointing. This is clearly NOT the iPad beater that we were looking for.
New Droid Turbo features more power and a better screen.
The new Microsoft Band activity tracker isn’t all that and a bag of chips.
New research on Amelia Earhart’s disappearance. This is cool. It is geeky. Looks like the folks at TIGHAR found a scrap of Earhart’s Lockheed Electra 10E on Gardner Island (now called Nikumaroro).
From Astronomy Mag: This new image from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) reveals extraordinarily fine detail that has never been seen before in the planet-forming disk around a young star. These are the first observations that have used ALMA in its near-final configuration and the sharpest pictures ever made at submillimeter wavelengths. The new results are an enormous step forward in the observation of how protoplanetary disks develop and how planets form.
Russian engine could have caused rocket failure.
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