The sun that did not roar. This is the height of the 11-year solar cycle, the so-called solar maximum. The face of the Sun should be pockmarked with sunspots, and cataclysmic explosions of X-rays and particles should be whizzing off every which way. Instead, the Sun has been tranquil, almost spotless.
Guest Rant: Ham Radio — Hackers’ Paradise. Bill Meara of SolderSmoke on why ham radio is a hacker’s paradise.
Maker Faire: When will we make cars and phones at home? The BBC covers the recent New York Maker Faire.