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laser strike

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astronomers at the Very Large Telescope (VLT) site in Chile shoot a laser in the sky to measure our own atmospheric distortions… link to APOD

E8 and the theory of everything

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wrapping up time, space and gravity with “An Exceptionally Simple Theory of Everything” by Garrett Lisi, 39. He has high hopes that his new theory could provide what he says is a “radical new explanation” for the three decade old Standard Model, which weaves together three of the four fundamental forces of nature: the electromagnetic […]

what the world eats

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Germany: The Melander family of Bargteheide Food expenditure for one week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07 Favorite foods: fried potatoes with onions, bacon and herring, fried noodles with eggs and cheese, pizza, vanilla pudding Chad: The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp Food expenditure for one week: 685 CFA Francs or $1.23 Favorite foods: soup with fresh […]

robots and monsters

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fundraising site with great drawings created from 3-word clues… You get the original piece of art, 6″ x 6″, signed, of a robot or monster or both (your choice), as defined by three words you provide, like “Green, tenctale, airplane.” or “Tiny, hotdog, blue”. An image of one robot or monster is 25 bucks, a […]

ads

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the interesting results of randomizing catch-phrases with images… The ad generator is a generative artwork that explores how advertising uses and manipulates language. Words and semantic structures from real corporate slogans are remixed and randomized to generate invented slogans. These slogans are then paired with related images from Flickr, thereby generating fake advertisements on the […]

sculpt

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French artist Edouard Martinet link

cloudware

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the scale of the future internet, from Wired magazine… Although the evergreen mazes, mountain majesties, and always-on skiing surely play a role, two amenities in particular make this the perfect site for a next-gen data center. One is a fiber-optic hub linked to Harbour Pointe, Washington, the coastal landing base of PC-1, a fiber-optic artery […]

pluto strikes back

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link to Worth Photoshop contest page