Edition 24 — Remote Work, Solar Storm, Driving Fish
by Kartik Chaturvedi
From The Blog
The Astronomical Significance of Makar Sankrantiikartik.co/blog/significance-makar-sankrantiThe Astronomical Significance of Makar Sankranti
Makar Sankranti is celebrated on January 14th, and is one of the few festivals on the Hindu lunar calendar that are based on the Sun’s position. But what does Makar Sankranti actually signify?
The Big Stories
Most of the world was introduced to the concept of remote work due to the pandemic, but it has been a coveted employee perk in many companies for many years. Now that remote work has gone mainstream, it’s here to stay now that employers are starting to see the cost savings and productivity benefits.
A geomagnetic storm may have effectively destroyed 40 SpaceX Starlink satellitesThe VergeA geomagnetic storm may have effectively destroyed 40 SpaceX Starlink satellites
Elon Musk’s satellite internet service Starlink just got dealt an expensive blow — the company’s currently estimating that 40 of the 49 Starlink satellites it launched on February 3rd will be destroyed because of a geomagnetic storm.
A 'fish-operated vehicle'? Scientists teach goldfish to drive and find they're good at itNBC NewsIsraeli scientists teach goldfish to drive a robotic car on land
A camera in the “fish-operated vehicle” uses motion sensing technology to send a signal to one of its four wheels whenever a fish swims close to a side of the fish tank.
Tom Cruise space movie producers sign deal with Axiom to build studio in orbitcnbc.com/2022/01/20/tom-cruise-movie-producers-sign-axiom-deal-for-space-production-studio.htmlTom Cruise space movie producers sign deal with Axiom to build film studio in orbit
Chimpanzees rub insects on open wounds – new research suggests treating others may not be uniquely humanThe ConversationChimpanzees rub insects on open wounds: here’s why it’s a fascinating discovery
Why don't rocket engines melt? How engineers keep engines coolYouTubeWhy don't rocket engines melt? How engineers keep engines cool
Create an Open Graph image engine in just 4 stepsikartik.co/code/create-opengraph-engineCreate an Open Graph image engine in just 4 steps
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