Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Arthouse films, glitter, CES, space, food and more in our internet round-up

Communicating From the Far Side of the Moon The far side of the moon (often mistakenly referred to as the “dark side” of the moon) never faces Earth due to the sphere’s elliptical orbit and synchronous rotation. For the first time, information—including a photograph—has been transmitted from the hemisphere by way of China’s National Space Administration’s Yutu-2 rover. While this might not seem like that big of …

Boeing’s MQ-25 Unmanned Tanker Drone Prototype

From Phantom Works—Boeing’s more-or-less secret design division—comes an entry for the US Navy’s MQ-25 Stingray unmanned tanker initiative, which tasked aviation companies with drone development. Boeing’s prototype is functional, though it hasn’t flown yet. There are planned engine test runs—on the ground—and deck handling demonstrations for early 2018. Boeing’s design does have some extraordinary stealth-enabling features, though it wasn’t not designed with that at the …

The Cicret Bracelet Concept

The new Cicret bracelet concept wears like a Jawbone Up while offering the functionality of your favorite smartphone. Utilizing a “picoprojector,” the wristband hopes to emit your phone’s display directly onto your skin and then tracks your interactions through multiple sensors, giving you full scrollable, swipe-able and pinch-able functionality of your phone. While the project is still just a concept, the Paris-based Cicret team is …