Photographers Greg Woodward and Josh Exell just reached the summit of Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa. They followed the route of the original ascent in 1923, capturing the journey with period cameras. Here’s a 21st century photo of the view.
Final Frontier Design (FFD) is a design collaboration between artist and inventor Ted Southern and aerospace engineer Nikolay Moiseev.
After working together on a NASA-sponsored competition and in residence at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in New York City, FFD launched a Kickstarter project to jumpstart its most ambitious project: A flight-certified space suit for the burgeoning commercial space industry.
The project was successfully funded this summer and 383 of 386 rewards have already gone out to backers. But the team continues to update supporters with intriguing behind-the-scenes info, including this diagram of the suit’s breathing apparatus.
OpenROV is an open source submersible robot, designed to facilitate DIY underwater exploration. This handsome little fellow can rotate, change depth, and descend at least 65 feet — all powered by regular C batteries.
The project blew through its funding goals this summer, raising over $100,000 on Kickstarter. Now the creators have released a map of the global OpenROV community as they prepare to ship backers’ kits out, revealing a network of underwater explorers on six continents.
We’re looking forward to a slew of aquatic discoveries from around the world next year, as OpenROVers dive below the surface to explore the other 70% of our planet.