Two Years Ago Today – Mar. 16

On March 16, 2015, Jason Bennett took a brief look at a few of the subscription boxes that were out there: Loot Crate, Nerd Block, Comic Bento and Hero Crate. Hero Crate is long gone, but the others are still going strong, so I guess it wasn’t exactly a passing fad.

 

Loot Crate example

This is also the day that DC comics asked for world-wide help breaking a Guinness World Record. They wanted to set a world record for the largest gathering of DC Super Heroes within a 24-hour period. The event was to be held at multiple venues across the globe on April 18, 2015.

Michigan State University researchers have created a transparent solar concentrator which means that any window or pane of glass can become a photovoltaic solar cell. As you can tell by the photo, it is truly transparent, which puts it shades ahead of previous transparent cells that were more opaque than clear. There are some moves to use in Windows phones and a few other applications, but nothing really big has been done yet. It looks like it might be a little cost prohibitive at this point.

And last, but not least, it was announced that Lucy Lawless (aka Xena) would be joining Bruce Campbell (aka Ash) in the cast of Ash Vs. Evil Dead. This show is currently 20 episodes strong and still going.