via Ars Technica This week, Google announced a new iteration of its logo [Author note: It looks to me like the Lego Duplo version of Google's old logo; so round!], and it seems like the design community is at least tentatively embracing the new look.The '90s brought personal computers into the home, shrinking the world in new ways, launching an era of AOL chat rooms and introducing parents to large modem-driven long-distance phone bills.via Ars Technica A plot of cypress trees planted in the 1980's to test disease resistance inadvertently displayed their fire resistance when a wildfire decimated the forest they were in, leaving them standing tall and 98 percent undamaged.This rocky panoramic scene is the second picture of the Martian surface that was taken by Viking Lander 2 shortly after touchdown on Sept. The site is on a northern plain of Mars known as Utopia Planitia.via the BBC Mystics have long been part of the Afghan cultural lifeblood, but religious hard-liners have been cracking down on the centuries-old practice.via The Guardian Federal Aviation Administration rules state that if you want to charge for drone flight services you need a 333 exemption, and for that you need to hold a crewed pilot's license. Thirty-eight years ago this week, Viking 2 landed on Mars after a 333-day trip.
Two designers hope to preserve the legacy of the iconic NASA "worm" logo used between 19, which was replaced by the agency's current "meatball" logo.
The "worm" logo was a result of the Federal Design Improvement Program, a program started by President Nixon with a memo to the heads of all federal departments asking how the arts and artists could make their jobs better.