Google engineers sent some Android phones into near space with weather balloons. They collected data with embedded sensors (GPS, gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer) and capture some stunning imagery and videos of Earth.
A local high school asks you to speak to a graduating class about careers in the new digital economy. What would you urge them to study? Computer science? Engineering? Philosophy? Classics? Celtic studies? You might be surprised at how useful those last three could prove to be.
On the surface of things, how a bubble bursts may seem to be a simple, unremarkable event. In the June 10th issue of Nature, engineers at Harvard report just the opposite, having uncovered the beautifully complex physics behind rupturing bubbles.