Summer is upon us, which means it’s time to throw on your favorite shorts, grab the cold beverage of your choice, and peruse some of the coolest things to happen on the internet over the last month. With that in mind, we proudly present, the June 2022 edition of now you know…
would have been cooler if it was a telecaster
Our friends at Meta Horizons recently linked up with Fender Guitars for Fender’s first foray into VR. Check out the ‘Stratosphere’, a Fender guitar themed VR world which features everything from air guitar challenges to creating your own VR guitar solos.
Fender Partners With Meta for an Out-Of-This-World VR Experience, the Stratosphere
For our monthly dose of cool shit in science, we turn to MIT. Introducing Galea, a mixed reality ‘hardware and software platform designed to help researchers combine multi-modal biometrics with mixed reality.’ What the hell does that mean? Click the link and find out because it might be one of the most important new tools for understanding and augmenting the human mind and body. Pretty cool, right?
Developing Galea: An Open Source Tool at the Intersection o fVR and Neuroscience
but how sweaty will i get?
Are you a young electronic music fan tired of hearing how cool the rave scene was back in the day in the UK or Chicago? Well, until you have a time machine, here’s your best chance to enter the underground Coventry rave scene of the late ’80s. Props to the inclusion of police headquarters and pirate radio stations.
In Pursuit of Repetitive Beats
and you think you have bad days at the office
I’m never going to complain about having too many emails in my inbox again. Click below to read about how test pilot Bill Weaver (great name) details ejecting out from a test flight of a SR-71 Blackbrid, 15 miles in the air at Mach 3.2 after suffering an “instantaneous loss of engine thrust.” Seems a little more stressful than a broken copier in the office.
SR-71 Pilot Explains How He Survived His Blackbird Disintegration at a Speed of Mach 3.2
it’s time to do something
These are the times in life when you have to be brave enough to use your voice. We leave with some powerful thoughts from a North Alabama school teacher after the latest tragic school shooting. This is not what teachers should be preparing for. It’s time for us all to do something.