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This curious crystal converts the real world into 8-bit

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Hakusi Katei (aka Monoli), a Japan-based materials designer and engineer, created the wonderful Pixel Mirror. The multi-faceted crystal lens converts the real world into an 8-bit pixelated image. Video below. It sells for ¥ 19,800 (approx US$120).

According to Yanko Design, "The Pixel Mirror measures 16mm x 16mm x 10mm, which means it's small enough to be worn as a pendant in a necklace. — Read the rest

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Newly released Pillars of Creation visualization is stunning

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The Pillars of Creation, a photograph of the Eagle Nebula taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in 1995, stands as a spectacular achievement in astrophotography, alongside Earthrise and the Pale Blue Dot, and is one of the most recognizable images in the field.  — Read the rest

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FCC plans to rule carriers must unlock phones after 60 days

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The FCC.

Carrier-locking persists as the back-end sting for customers lured by front-end handset deals, and the Federal Communications Commission is proposing to put strict limits on the predatory practice: a 60-day mandatory unlock after purchase.

FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, or NPRM, in a press release Thursday.

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ESA made Lego bricks out of meteorite dust

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The race back to the moon is on, and the European Space Agency is working out how to build a base there. Sending building material to the moon is impractical if not impossible, so ESA scientists need to figure out how to build using material already on the moon. — Read the rest

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Network Configuration

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If you repeatedly rerun the development of technological civilization, it turns out that for some reason the only constant is that there is always a networking utility called 'netcat', though it does a different thing in each one.
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SILENT SPACES, tales from the Lady Astronauts on KICKSTARTER NOW

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Silent Spaces: Tales from the Lady Astronauts

It is a collection of 9 short stories in the Lady Astronaut Series written by Mary Robinette Kowal, including one written just for this collection.

With this campaign the book will be available in print for the first time in English as a Softcover, and a Limited Edition Signed and Numbered Hardcover!

Table of Contents:

  • We Interrupt This Broadcast
  • In the Moon’s House
  • Articulated Restraint
  • Still as Bright
  • The Phobos Experience
  • Amara’s Giraffe
  • Rocket’s Red
  • Silent Spaces
  • The Lady Astronaut of Mars

And that’s not all! To celebrate the entire series and the upcoming release of the Martian Contingency, we have some amazing items available to get as part of the reward tiers.

Still not sure? See if Elsie supports the project:

Back it on Kickstarter Today!

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jepler
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This series didn't land with me but I'm pretty sure it was due to my own failings. If you're a fan this sounds like a nice project
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