Weekend Links is a collection of links that I found over the course of the week. They make for great weekend reading, and come out every Friday, just in time for you to peruse them as you’re trying to find anything else other than work to do.
I’ll Never Tire of Auroras From Space: Take this moment to be furiously jealous that the excellent view the astronauts on the International Space Station have of Earth can somehow get even more gorgeous with the addition of auroras. At least the astronauts are well-aware that they have the best view in the solar system. – by Mika McKinnon – http://space.io9.com/well-never-tire-of-auroras-from-space-1624785972/+riamisra
Flying drone arranges rendezvous with ground bot, lands on it: Fictional super robots like Megazord, Voltron and Voltes V can assemble themselves, because their smaller components can coordinate with each other while docking. – by Mariella Moon – http://www.engadget.com/2014/08/19/aerial-ground-drone-coordinated-landing/
China. Earthquake Disaster Team Uses Drones to Aid Relief Efforts: Drones help teams assess damage, search for survivors and clear roads following earthquake in Ludian, Yunnan, China. [via sUAS News] Following the magnitude-6. – http://textually.org/drones/2014/08/033023.htm
What you need to know about commercial space flight: In May 2012, the International Space Station’s robotic claw, the Canadarm2, caught and secured the first commercial spacecraft to ever dock with the ISS: SpaceX’s Dragon capsule. – by Mariella Moon – http://www.engadget.com/2014/08/18/commercial-space-flight-explainer/
The Internet Is Officially More Popular Than Cable in the U.S.: You can’t call them “cable companies” anymore. For the first time, the number of broadband subscribers with the major U.S. cable companies exceeded the number of cable subscribers, the Leichtman Research Group reported today. – by Marcus Wohlsen – http://feeds.wired.com/c/35185/f/661449/s/3d8c28d6/sc/21/l/0L0Swired0N0C20A140C0A80Cthe0Einternet0Eis0Enow0Eofficially0Emore0Epopular0Ethan0Ecable0Ein0Ethe0Eu0Es0C/story01.htm