Doug Engelbart, working at an NLS workstation in the 1960s.
It was December 9, 1968, and as Kay watched from audience, Douglas Engelbart and his fellow computer scientists from Silicon Valley’s Stanford Research Institute unveiled NLS, an online system that included the world’s first computer mouse and presaged so much of today’s online software, including everything from window-like interfaces to what we now call hyperlinks.
Many didn’t understand it, but Kay did, and so did the research team he would soon join at Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center. There, inspired by NLS, they would build the Xerox Alto, and that would lead to the machine that took many of the same ideas to the world at large: the Apple Macintosh. It all began with Engelbart’s presentation in San Francisco, an event that is now called The Mother of All Demos. (via Wired)

Doug Engelbart, working at an NLS workstation in the 1960s.

It was December 9, 1968, and as Kay watched from audience, Douglas Engelbart and his fellow computer scientists from Silicon Valley’s Stanford Research Institute unveiled NLS, an online system that included the world’s first computer mouse and presaged so much of today’s online software, including everything from window-like interfaces to what we now call hyperlinks.

Many didn’t understand it, but Kay did, and so did the research team he would soon join at Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center. There, inspired by NLS, they would build the Xerox Alto, and that would lead to the machine that took many of the same ideas to the world at large: the Apple Macintosh. It all began with Engelbart’s presentation in San Francisco, an event that is now called The Mother of All Demos. (via Wired)

"Dr. Grace Hopper, director, Systems Research, Remington Rand, half-length portrait, seated, smoking cigarette." The pioneering computer programmer and Navy admiral (1906-1992) is the subject of today’s Google Doodle, marking her 107th birthday. (New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection; via Shorpy)

"Dr. Grace Hopper, director, Systems Research, Remington Rand, half-length portrait, seated, smoking cigarette." The pioneering computer programmer and Navy admiral (1906-1992) is the subject of today’s Google Doodle, marking her 107th birthday. (New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection; via Shorpy)

The Kite Patch is a little square sticker that emits a cloak of chemical compounds that block a mosquito’s ability to sense humans.
And I want it now. (via Wired)

The Kite Patch is a little square sticker that emits a cloak of chemical compounds that block a mosquito’s ability to sense humans.

And I want it now. (via Wired)

Egyptian protestors shine laser lights on a military helicopter flying over the presidential palace in Cairo, on June 30, 2013, as hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gather during a protest calling for the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images; via In Focus)

Egyptian protestors shine laser lights on a military helicopter flying over the presidential palace in Cairo, on June 30, 2013, as hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gather during a protest calling for the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images; via In Focus)

(Source: The Atlantic)

UCAS touch and go

All I can think about is what could have been with the A-12. 

(Source: navylive.dodlive.mil)

Laser Weapon System (LaWS)

About to be deployed aboard a U.S. Navy ship in the Persian Gulf.

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