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  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its appeal to serenity (labeled “Slow TV”). On Nov. 1, NRK was to televise live, for five hours, an attempt to break the world record for producing a sweater, from shearing the sheep to spinning the wool and knitting the garment (current record: 4:51, by Australians). (In addition to the log, NRK viewers have been treated to live cams on a salmon-fishing boat and, for five days, on a cruise ship.) Said an NRK journalist, “You would think it's boring television, but we have quite good ratings for these programs.”
  • Rick Green: Snow Storm From Space, Courtesy NASA

    New Horizons mission misses three days of Pluto observations after computer glitch

    New Horizons mission misses three days of Pluto observations after computer glitch
    NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto failed to log observations in deep space after the spacecraft's main computer became overloaded with tasks. The spacecraft is preparing for its closest pass by the distant dwarf planet July 14. Scientists at the...

    Body cameras, cybersecurity and nanosatellites: Virginia eyes future

    Body cameras, cybersecurity and nanosatellites: Virginia eyes future
    State government is taking a hard look at cutting-edge technology — how it fosters it, uses it, regulates it and reacts to it. New state policies on police body camera use are under development, with a state panel writing rules for what gets...

    Computer glitch doesn't stop New Horizons: Pluto encounter almost a week away

    Computer glitch doesn't stop New Horizons: Pluto encounter almost a week away
    All systems are go for New Horizons' flyby of Pluto on July 14, members of NASA's New Horizons team said two days after a technical glitch caused the spacecraft to briefly lose touch with our planet. "The spacecraft and all the instruments are operating...