NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has capped 2013 with a spectacular new collection of Saturn photos showcasing the planet’s beauty, as well with its trademark rings and strange moons.
The newly released Saturn photos by Cassini include two views of Enceladus, Saturn’s sixth-largest moon. Enceladus is a winter-appropriate ice world. Geysers at its poles shoot ice particles into space, some of which make it into orbit around Saturn. Some of this space “snow” becomes part of Saturn’s E ring, Saturn’s second outermost ring that is made of microscopic particles.
Other images highlight Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. There are no jolly elves at Titan’s north pole; liquid methane and ethane seas appear as splotchy features near the moon’s poles. At the south pole, a high-altitude vortex swirls. The hazy orange atmosphere of Titan is thought to resemble the atmosphere of early Earth.
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The Tartar Tent, the Gothic Church, Temple to the God Pan, the Ruined column and the Pyramid all reside in the abandoned French garden ‘Desert de Retz’. Source.
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Ring-like wearable device that can read aloud text as you guide it with your finger - video embedded below:
The FingerReader is a wearable device that assists in reading printed text. It is a tool both for visually impaired people that require help with accessing printed text, as well as an aid for language translation. Wearers scan a text line with their finger and receive an audio feedback of the words and a haptic feedback of the layout: start and end of line, new line, and other cues. The FingerReader algorithm knows to detect and give feedback when the user veers away from the baseline of the text, and helps them maintain a straight scanning motion within the line.
Developed by the Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT, you can find out more here