An anonymous reader writes "A quick update on the widespread PlayStation 3 glitch we discussed recently: as of last night (Monday, March 1st) the problem has resolved itself. I powered up my PS3 to find the clock was set to April 29th, 2020, but once I went into the system menu and set the date and time via the internet I got an accurate date. That seems to be the test of whether your PS3 is 'fixed' or not; Sony says you should be all set."
longacre writes "An amateur video of the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger explosion has been made public for the first time. The Florida man who filmed it from his front yard on his new Betamax camcorder turned the tape over to an educational organization a week before he died this past December. The Space Exploration Archive has since published the video into the public domain in time for the 24th anniversary of the catastrophe. Despite being shot from about 70 miles from Cape Canaveral, the shuttle and the explosion can be seen quite clearly. It is unclear why he never shared the footage with NASA or the media. NASA officials say they were not aware of the video, but are interested in examining it now that it has been made available."
SteveBoker writes "Tomorrow and Friday is a conference on Learning and Multimodal Communication. This conference looks at how cognitive psychology can inform the use of technology in the classroom. The conference is unusual in that it both addresses the topic of telepresence technology and uses The Access Grid to present the conference. The speakers will be at four sites: University of Chicago, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, University of Illinois Chicago, and University of California San Diego. The conference will be webcast in Quicktime here(1), here(2), here(3) , and here(4) (no registration required). Full Disclosure: I am presenting a talk on modeling interpersonal coordination using motion capture of dancers in order to design convincing telepresence avatars."