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 Post subject: Whither Science?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:35 pm 
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The first donut in space.

http://techcrunch.com/2015/04/24/watch- ... u9e2v:VnAi

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Now that is cool. With folks able to send a camera into space on a budget, maybe there's hope for us yet.

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I wish they'd sent up a real donut. One without pink frosting and sprinkles. A plain/cake donut or glazed/raised would've been best. I could accept a cruller, French cruller, beignet. I assume a jelly or Boston cream would be too heavy. I hope they picked a pink-frosted for technical reasons (more photogenic?) rather than they think it's really a good doughnut.

Walrii, I've bought dozens of little board cameras for work, some as cheap as $25. They're especially good for tight spaces, and the low cost makes them useable in situations where they need to be disposable (in our case, where one can't be cooled in vacuum). These are USB-ready, no onboard storage, but I suspect those in the video were probably downloaded realtime to a flash drive.

Very cool.

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chas wrote:
I wish they'd sent up a real donut. One without pink frosting and sprinkles. A plain/cake donut or glazed/raised would've been best. I could accept a cruller, French cruller, beignet. I assume a jelly or Boston cream would be too heavy. I hope they picked a pink-frosted for technical reasons (more photogenic?) rather than they think it's really a good doughnut.

I think they picked a pink frosted donut with sprinkles because they're Swedish. Don't ask me to explain that.

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