Tag Archives: Whimsy

NASA handles viral VP pic with a light touch

You know that viral photo of Vice President Mike Pence putting his hand on a piece of space hardware marked with a “Do Not Touch” sign? Don’t worry about it, NASA says. The picture, snapped by news photographers on July 6 during Pence’s … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Balloon leak ends ‘space sandwich’ flight

World View Enterprises said its “Zinger 1” mission to keep a KFC chicken sandwich aloft in the stratosphere was terminated earlier than planned, due to a small leak in an altitude-control balloon system on its Stratollite platform. The company’s CEO, Jane Poynter, said … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mannequin Challenge jumps the shark in zero-G

Standing still for a Mannequin Challenge video is a faddish feat, but floating still in zero-G raises the degree of difficulty to the level of a true challenge. And the crew of the International Space Station proves they’re up to … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

3 ‘Silicon Valley’ jokes with a kernel of truth

SPOILER ALERT: Readers, please note: The following item discusses plot points from Sunday night’s season premiere of “Silicon Valley.” If you haven’t viewed the episode yet, please refrain from reading this story or you will be spoiled. You have been warned. One … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Gravitational waves spark tuneful tribute

Tim Blais, the singing scientist behind “Bohemian Gravity,” “Rolling in the Higgs” and “The Surface of Light,” is back with another pop parody that’s packed with physics. And this time it’s as big as a black hole – or at least the gravitational … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hillary Clinton goes after the ‘X-Files’ vote

If the truth about UFOs is out there, Hillary Clinton says she’ll be on it as president. When the Democratic presidential front-runner vowed to “get to the bottom” of the alien-visitation issue, she just might have locked up the “X-Files” vote – while … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

How many martinis? Bond Index tracks 007

Here’s a different kind of Bond index: In honor of the latest 007 movie, “SPECTRE,” Bloomberg Business tracked eight metrics across all 3,053 minutes and 33 seconds of the 24 James Bond films released over the past 53 years. Among … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment