Friday Futures: glow in the dark ramen, moon wobbles, Musk

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Welcome to Friday Futures, our weekly guide to the latest visions of  The Future from around the web. This week: the moon wobbles; glowing food; Musk to live on Mars; Angry Birds AR; teenage kids really are weird; the sun and revenge on package thieves.

Why does the moon wobble?

New research from University of Alberta physicists provides the first-ever model of our Moon’s rotational dynamics, taking into consideration its solid inner core. Their model helps to explain why, as seen from Earth, the Moon appears to wobble on its axis. Read more…

Future snippets – here’s a bowl of glow in the dark ramen

Glow-in-the-dark ramen is on the menu at pop-up-restaurant-meets-theatre, “where everything edible will glow and every aspect of the experience is steeped in story,” says Atlanta Magazine. Read more…

Interview: Elon Musk will live on Mars, apparently

Rovio will launch proper AR version of Angry Birds next year

Rovio has announced that it’s bringing the Angry Birds franchise to virtual reality (VR) next year. “Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs” will be available early in the new year across all the major VR platforms, according to Rovio. Read more…

Here’s why teenagers are actually weird

Here’s the closest picture of the sun, ever

Earlier this year, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe flew extremely close to the Sun. Its approach brought it within 15 million miles — far closer than the planet Mercury — from the Sun’s surface, traveling at 213,200 miles per hour, which is the fastest any man-made spacecraft has ever traveled. Read more…

The Chinese lander just entered moon’s orbit

Early Wednesday morning, the spacecraft carrying the Chang’e-4 lander completed its journey from the Earth, which took nearly five days, and settled into an elliptical orbit around the Moon. Read more…

Great video: a glitter bomb, fart spray and how to get revenge on package thieves

(compiled by Alex Leslie, edited by John C. Tanner)

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