USA Today reported on the story to air June 21 on PBS’ History Detectives, in which through a series of covert actions, work by six prominent 1960s artists was snuck onto the Apollo 12 lunar lander, which would mean it’s still on the moon to this day. Allegedly, Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, and Robert Rauschenberg, David Novros, John Chamberlain and Forrest “Frosty” Myers each contributed a sketch which was then shrunk down and fitted to a chip a half inch by three quarters of an inch. The teensy weensy art collection was then supposedly stowed onto Apollo 12 by engineer “John F.”
Next week, scientists will meet at the Space Weather Enterprise Forum in DC to talk about how to prevent civilization from being destroyed in the next few years by solar storms. The ability to monitor and predict so-called "space weather"—solar flares, interplanetary magnetic fields, etc.—is a relatively new capability. But what scientists have found is sort of unsettling. They predict a marked increase in solar storms over the next few years. According to NASA scientist Richard Fisher: "The sun is waking up from a deep slumber, and in the next few years we expect to see much higher levels of solar activity."
the latro lamp by eindhoven-based designer mike thompson utilizes living algae as its power source. the lamp design was inspired by a scientific breakthrough made earlier this year by scientists from yansei and stanford university that allows a small electrical current to be drawn from algae during photosynthesis. latro is hanging lamp that makes us of this discovering, drawing its energy from a glass chamber of algae. the alga only needs sunlight, carbon dioxide (co2) and water to survive, so placing the lamp outside and breathing into the lamp begins the energy production process. the energy produced is subsequently stored in a battery ready to be called upon at night.