Skip to main content


 

Flat Earther builds rocket


Interesting fellow. It will be interesting if he actually got into space and saw the Earth's curvature

Self-taught rocket scientist plans to launch over ghost town

The countdown to launch creeps closer and there's still plenty for self-taught rocket scientist "Mad" Mike Hughes to do: Last-second modifications to his vessel. Pick up his flight suit
Technology Science
The Washington Post did a writeup on this guy. He's a recent convert to Flat Earth theories and basically agrees with other Flat Earth believers that the astronauts who went into space were all actors and the efforts of Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are little more than propaganda. Interesting, if completely inaccurate.

I'm curious what would happen if this guy really went into space. Apparently Flat Earth adherents believe that the Earth is a disc with the oceans held in by sea ice on the edges. That makes no sense, but maybe a trip into Low Earth Orbit might change his mind.

Here's the writeup from the Washington Post

This man is about to launch himself in his homemade rocket to prove the Earth is flat




 

A backflipping robot means the future is now


This video from Boston Robotics is pretty amazing. I'm curious if a timeline has been established for when it will go from this to military use or perhaps industrial work in danger zones like Fukushima

One small backflip for a robot is one giant leaping backflip for humankind

Something that often bothers me about sci-fi is the loner inventor trope. A guy in a garage builds a robot, or AI, or frequently both that are somehow decades beyond the technology of his day, and...
Technology