Author Archives: Sam Kornstein

Robot Cheetah!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but just came across a fascinating MIT robotics project in Popular Science worth sharing. In short, this beast is now out of the lab, running around Killian Court: Here’s the video:

Posted in Technology | Leave a comment

Andrew Combs’ Rainy Day Song

I discovered Andrew Combs about a year and a half ago when he opened for Shovels and Rope at the Sinclair in Cambridge. He’s got a really nice country/folk/americana thing going on, and if you like that sort of sound, … Continue reading

Posted in Boston/Cambridge, Music | Leave a comment

UberBoat Boston

This could be interesting. Starting this week, Uber began offering boat rides around Boston Harbor for $10/person: “June 4 through June 15, you can use the Uber app to request a water taxi, powered byBoston Harbor Cruises. Make waves as you ride … Continue reading

Posted in Boston/Cambridge, Technology | 1 Comment

Some Nice Americana: Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis

I just discovered and really enjoyed Our Year by Austin-based Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis. The album came out late last month, and has a nice mix of Texas country and folk. The pace varies a good amount as well, with some upbeat … Continue reading

Posted in Music | 1 Comment

Bullshit Detection Kit

Via The Big Picture, a brief excerpt from Carl Sagan’s book, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, on how to detect when people are spouting nonsense:  The kit is brought out as a matter of course whenever … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged | 1 Comment

A Flip iPhone

Posted in Cartoons | Tagged | Leave a comment

Lasers for Space Broadband

Speeds of 622 Mbps from the moon: Wireless broadband service went cosmic in a demo conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory and NASA, in which a laser-based communication uplink between the moon and earth beat the … Continue reading

Posted in Cartoons, Technology | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Are There Hats?

Posted in General | Leave a comment

South Boston Filmed from a Drone

Posted in General | Leave a comment

Heartbleed Explanation

This is great:

Posted in Cartoons | Leave a comment