Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
The software company has been running a series of blog posts this month that lay out a “recipe” for how to prepare an Internet-connected turkey that will send out tweets as it roasts in your oven.
The Vernier Go!Temp probe, connected to a Raspberry Pi computer.
The setup requires a special temperature probe, like the Vernier Go!Temp, which comes with a USB port that you hook up to a Raspberry Pi computer. As the turkey cooks, the probe will measure the bird’s temperature. In its next blog post, Oracle will explain how to write a Java Embedded app for the Raspberry Pi that will fashion those temperature readings into tweets straight from the turkey’s… well, you get the idea.
The Turkey Tweeter is a creative way for Oracle to promote its embedded Java technology. But it also suggests one way the Internet of Things movement of connected devices will materialize in the kitchen of the future. So long, egg timers–from now on, I’ll be scanning Twitter for tweets from my dinner, telling me it’s ready to eat.
NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins
On December 28, 2013, Expedition 38 crew member Mike Hopkins participating in the second of two space walks to replace a degraded pump module on the International Space Station. (NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio is reflected in his helmet!)
The Soyuz TMA-10M
The Soyuz TMA-10M headed towards the International Space Station with crew members from Expedition 37 onboard.
40 years ago the Apollo 8 mission flew up to the moon, orbited it ten times and then returned to Earth. This picture was taken from that flight and shows the Earth as it seemingly rises in similar fashion to a sunrise.
Sunrise from Expedition 36
NASA Flight Engineer Karen L. Nyberg of Expedition 36 took this photo of the sun rising -- a sight they saw nearly 16 times per day due to the speed of the International Space Station's orbit around the earth.
A pair of NanoRacks CubeSats -- nanosattelite spacecrafts carrying experiments -- were launched by Expedition 38.