Wednesday Wanderings: Space Dust, Mars Flyover, Cardboard Robot Arm, and Things to Cheer You Up

This Berkeley Lab study maps the space dust in the Milky Way. It’s important for a lot of research, but it’s also just cool to look at:

Space Dust

And in another space related link, this 3D flyover of Mars took three months to put together. And it was done by hand:

Mars Flyover

Here’s a video that shows how to make a moving robotic arm from cardboard. Tell me you don’t want to do this!:

Cardboard Robot

In a bad mood? These four ideas may help you turn that frown upside down:

Four Things To Lift Your Mood


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