1. Amazon’s 30 cents
Gas for 30 cents? Just kidding!
The cheap gas promotion was part of “Maisel Day, an Amazon marketing campaign attempting to highlight the Prime Video series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (and its 20 Emmy nominations) ahead of the awards ceremony next month.” Due to the high demand for cheap gas, Santa Monica Police have issued strict traffic warnings recommending locals avoid the area and had to temporarily shut down the promotion due to the disruption it caused, although it since resumed. Amazon partnered with local Santa Monica businesses “to roll back prices on things like gasoline, hotel rooms, movie tickets, milkshakes, and gas”; much like the prices of the items in 1959.
(Source: The Verge)
2. Sardinian Sky
According to NASA, 100 tons of dust and sand-sized particles hit the earth every year. “Roughly once a year, Earth’s atmosphere is hit by a car-sized meteor that creates an “impressive fireball”, but burns up before hitting earth.” It is rare to capture it on camera. However, on August 16th, “the American Meteor Society has logged 93 eye-witness reports of the fireball, from France, Italy and even as far as Tunisia in Africa.”
3. Is Artificial Intelligence Reliable?
How reliable is AI telling us about ourselves? Watch this video about an art project on how machines might perceive the world compared to humans.