The big thing from this week is the launch of the Perseverance Rover to Mars. In the last Month, United Arab Emirates,
China, and United States all launched rovers to Mars. The US rover is the Perseverance. It carries a novel flying
drone. It will also attempt to safely store soil samples that can eventually be brought back to US.
It makes my heart twinge even writing about it.
Atlas Obscura has an article on the origins of the automatic rice cooker. I read it over coffee this morning and thought
about how happy good rice makes me feel. The humber Datung rice cooker was so central to my childhood.