Making Future Interfaces: ES Modules

Once again a highly entertaining video by Heydon Pickering. This time he’s tackling ES Modules: how and where (e.g. in which browsers) can you use them? 💁‍♂️ Even if you already know how to ship ES2015 JavaScript to browsers the video still is worth your time, as it’s very fun to watch!

TossingBot – Learning Robots to Throw Arbitrary Objects

TossingBot, a robotic arm that picks up items and tosses them to boxes outside its reach range. It is double the speed and dexterity of other state-of-the-art picking systems achieving 500+ mean picks per hour, and is better at throwing than most of the engineers on the team. The key to TossingBot is a self-improving […]

Deno, a new way to JavaScript

Ryan Dahl – inventor of Node.js – has been working on Deno, a new take on Node as if it were designed today. From async-await to ArrayBuffers, the JavaScript language has changed significantly in the decade since Node.js was designed. Deno takes advantage of these developments and incorporate lessons learned in the development of Node […]

What is the Closest Planet To Earth? Well, it ain’t Venus …

As with everything: It Depends (when you’re looking): When Earth and Venus are at their closest approach, their separation is roughly 0.28 AU — no other planet gets nearer to Earth. But just as often, the two planets are at their most distant, when Venus is on the side of the Sun opposite Earth, 1.72 […]

Solo: A Star Wars Story: Behind the VFX – BBC Click

The film Solo: A Star Wars Story has been Oscar nominated in the category of Best Visual Effects. Visual Effects Supervisor Julian Foddy from ILM spoke to Al Moloney about making the film. Highly interesting part on how they made the mountain from the train heist scene explode. Turns out not all is computer generated […]