Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Photographing the Milky Way, using lava as a building material, studying alien signals and more from around the web

New Study Sheds Light on 45-Year-Old Alien Signal Mystery On 15 August 1977 at 10:16PM EST, Ohio State University’s Big Ear radio telescope scanned the Sagittarius constellation and detected a signal that was 20 times stronger than average, background emissions. When astronomer Jerry Ehman reviewed the findings the next morning, he wrote “Wow!” next to it, unknowingly naming the signal and its subsequent mystery. Since …

Microsoft Redesigns the Mouse for People with Disabilities

Around one billion people in the world live with a disability, which is why Microsoft is launching an Adaptive Accessories range that provides a more accessible keyboard and mouse experience for PC or iPhone. The kit (which will be available later this year) has three elements: a square mouse, a button with programmable pressure sensors and a hub that connects everything. Button designs are easily interchangeable and …

Celebrity Cruises Rethinks The Term “All-Inclusive” With New Photography Project

An open-source library with images by Annie Leibovitz, Naima Green and others

Celebrity Cruises continues to reimagine the world of cruising—shifting people’s preconceptions of cruises at the same time—with its latest initiative, The All-Inclusive Photo Project. Riffing on the concept of all-inclusive vacations, the program intends to improve and expand representation within travel through the world’s first free to use travel image library. Not only do the photos include travelers that are often overlooked, many have also …