One of the fun things about using technology is doing and seeing neat new things. If you’ve been a gazing at the moon for decades and would like to have an entirely different perspective, check out the pics from the Beresheet Moon mission, and Israeli project that hopes to set a lander down in the Sea of Serenity this week. But first it’s sending back an eyeful of wonderful shots of the “dark” side of the moon, quick, cue up some Pink Floyd. It’s the side of the moon we can’t see from earth.
Beresheet successfully entered into orbit around the moon on late last week after launching on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in February and travelling over 35.5 million kilometres.
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Beresheet is on track to land on the moon on Thursday and “will conduct a series of intense maneuvers” over the next couple of days in preparation for the landing.
Another discovery for me this week was when I was called upon to babysit my grandson, who is 4-months old this week, and decided to see what I could find on the internet in terms of videos that could both entertain Rhys and help promote his development. Giving it a little thought, I turned to Google and searched for the top video add-ons for baby add-ons for Kodi, a multi-platform video app, and was pleasantly surprised to find an extremely wide collection, all of which had literally thousands of videos, all available on-demand and totally free. I opted for Kids Tube, and once installed, I selected the baby Tube subcategory, and then Rhys and I learned a practiced a number of nursery rhymes and other fascinating things like body parts and numbers all delivered by singing animals. I have to admit that the quality was great and certainly helped Rhys refocus away from teething.
Reporting for Computer Insider, I’m Bob Pritchard