STARS-Me (or Space Tethered Autonomous Robotic Satellite – Mini elevator), built by engineers at Shizuoka University in Japan, is comprised of two 10-centimeter cubic satellites connected by a 10-meter-long tether. A small robot representing an elevator car, about 3 centimeters across and 6 centimeters tall, will move up and down the cable using a motor as the experiment floats in space.
Via Science News, “Japan has launched a miniature space elevator,” and “the STARS project.”
Oddly, I am unable to find this on Etsy. Perhaps the Disney Corporation, new owners of Star Wars, doesn’t like mousetraps?
Kevin Ebi captured an amazing set of images of an eagle and a fox fighting over a rabbit. Check them out and read the story at his site.
My friends at Continuum Security have some cool swag here at RSA. Go get some at South 2125 (the Spanish Pavilion). Their meet us blog post.
At DevSecCon London, I met Michelle Embleton, who is doing some really interesting work around what she calls an AppSec Radar. The idea is to visually show what technologies, platforms, et cetera are being evaluated, adopted and in use, along with what’s headed out of use.
Surprise technology deployments always make for painful conversations.
This strikes me as a potentially quite powerful way to improve communication between security and other teams, and worth some experimentation in 2018.
I had not seen this amazing picture of Harrison Schmitt near Shorty Crater.
Via Astronomy Picture of the Day. If you enjoy these, Full Moon is a gorgeous collection of meticulously scanned Apollo images. There are various editions; I encourage you to get the 11″x11″ one, not the 8×8.