Ever Wish You Had a Backup Brain? The Mars Rover Has One

By | November 15th, 2018

A recent glitch in its main computer required the Curiosity Rover team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to switch to another computer in the rover while they worked to resolve the problems with its main computer. As @MarsCuriosity tweeted from the surface of the red planet, “Redundant systems: don’t leave Earth without them.”

Stories of Camera and Data Catastrophes

By | October 25th, 2018

In a post that’s suitable for story telling around a campfire at the lake, Zach Sutton of Lensrentals.com spins scary tales of the challenges encountered by their photo and video rental gear while out in the world, including dust, salt water, forgotten data, and solar eclipses. Don’t read it alone.