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  • Software Update Destroys $286 Million Japanese Satellite

    Software Update Destroys $286 Million Japanese Satellite | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 02 May '16, 8am

    The Japanese X-ray telescope Hitomi has been declared lost after it disintegrated in orbit, torn apart when spinning out of control. The cause is still under investigation but early analysis points to bad data in a software package pushed shortly after an instrument probe was extended...

  • Debunking the Drone Versus Plane Hysteria

    Debunking the Drone Versus Plane Hysteria | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 02 May '16, 2pm

    There are plenty of off-the-shelf quadcopters that are about 12 to 18 inches in diameter. Container loads of them arrive from China every day, and they would have delighted a million children when unwrapped on Christmas morning. But a couple of things bother us about this report. Firs...

  • Curiously Delightful Things Done with Lasers and Projectors | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 02 May '16, 6pm

    Seb Lee-Delisle has built a career around large installations that use powerful lasers and high-end projects to make people happy. It’s a dream job that came to fruition through his multi-discipline skill set, his charismatic energy, and a mindset that drives him to see how he can pus...

  • Amazing Oscilloscope Graphics | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 02 May '16, 8pm

    From what we can understand, [ompuco] has built a 2D audio output on top of the Unity game engine, enabling him to output X and Y values from his stereo soundcard straight to an oscilloscope in XY mode. His code simply scans through all the vertexes in the scene and outputs the right ...

  • The MakerBot Obituary: MakerBot is not dead, but it is connected to life support waiting for a merciful soul

    The MakerBot Obituary | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 28 Apr '16, 2pm

    Stratasys, and by extension MakerBot, is a publicly traded company. Therefore, financial statements must be released to the public every quarter. The financials and sales figures are in the toilet, but even more damning is the value of the MakerBot brand. Like every aspect of a busine...

  • Contender For World's Most Unsettling Drone? - Hackaday

    Contender For World’s Most Unsettling Drone? | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 02 May '16, 11am

    We’re not sure what FESTO is advertising with their odd flying beach ball. Amongst inspirational music it gently places its translucent appendage over a water bottle and then engulfs it with an unsettling plastic sound. With a high pitched whine it hovers away with its prey and deposi...

  • These 20 Projects Won $1000 In The Hackaday Prize

    These 20 Projects Won $1000 In The Hackaday Prize | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 02 May '16, 4pm

    Since March, hundreds of hardware hackers around the globe have been hard at work designing and planning their entry into this year’s Hackaday Prize. The second challenge is now under way , a brand new chance for you to enter your own project. For inspiration, here are the top twenty ...

  • Shor’s Algorithm In Five Atoms | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 02 May '16, 2am

    If you want to factor a number, one way to do it is Shor’s algorithm. That’s a quantum algorithm and finds prime factors of integers. That’s interesting because prime factorization is a big deal of creating or breaking most modern encryption techniques. Back in 2001, a group at IBM fa...

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