A pair of professors from Johns Hopkins University have proposed a new calendar that always syncs days of the week with days of the year, so that for example, Christmas would always fall on a Sunday, Memorial Day would always be on Monday, May 28th etc. They say their new calendar would end up saving time and money, by being able to always use the same calendar year after year, as well as making it easier to plan annual events.
In an effort to try to document the impact serving in Afghanistan has on a person, photographer Claire Felicie began a project entitled Marked in 2009, after her eldest son had enrolled as a marine. The series, which spans from 2009 to 2010, follows 20 young soldiers on their tour of duty in the 1st Battalion, 13th infantry company of the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps, taking photos of the soldiers before, during and after their deployment.
Around 800 years ago, the Mayan empire in Mexico was beginning its rapid decline. As the civilization began to collapse, some Maya didn’t stick around to watch the Spanish finish it off. Instead, they fled north into what is now the southern US. The largest northern Mayan site was recently discovered somewhere that you wouldn’t normally think of having Maya… the mountains of northern Georgia.
Electronics have brought us so many wonderful things, but the components are very sensitive, and even very very slight damage to the right piece of a chip or a board and the whole thing can get wonky. But in the future, electronics could be self-healing to correct any problems before they become a problem.