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David Crawshaw
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Science fiction 1965: The Outer Limits
Commercial spaceflight 2015: https://youtu.be/O5bTbVbe4e4?t=41m40s
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"Consistent with previous research, the flow of articles by collaborators into affected fields decreases precipitously after the death of a star scientist (relative to control fields). In contrast, we find that the flow of articles by non-collaborators increases by 8% on average. These additional contributions are disproportionately likely to be highly cited."

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"Those who write anguished letters to newspaper editors will never like this kind of thing."

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In 1950 New York became the first megacity, that is, a city with more than 10 million people in its greater metro area. Today there are 34 megacities, and Beijing is about to become the first supercity, with 100 million people in its greater metro area.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megacity

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I still haven't come to terms with the fact that Patrick Macnee's life is a better story than the excellent character he played in The Avengers:

"""The rest of his childhood was no less confused. His father was a racehorse trainer, a diminutive man known as “Shrimp” Macnee whose dapper wardrobe his son later recreated for Steed. He had a taste for gin and enlivened his dinner parties by levelling a shotgun at those guests he suspected of pacifist tendencies.

Macnee’s mother took refuge in a circle of friends that included Tallulah Bankhead and the madam Mrs Meyrick, before absconding with a wealthy lesbian, Evelyn. Young Patrick was brought up by the pair and was instructed to call Evelyn “Uncle”. He managed to resist their efforts to dress him as a girl, wearing a kilt as a compromise. His father fled to India, from where he was later expelled for urinating off a balcony on to the heads of the Raj’s elite, gathered below for a race-meeting.

Evelyn financed Macnee’s education, at Summer Fields — where he first acted, playing opposite Christopher Lee — and then Eton. His corruption began when he was introduced to whisky by the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Cardiff, who had escaped into the garden with a bottle when brought in to consecrate Evelyn’s private chapel. Macnee was then expelled from Eton for running a pornography and bookmaking empire."""

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A visualization of the space used in cities by cars. I eagerly await the day they are driven by computers and we can get rid of parking.

(From https://twitter.com/annabikes/status/532583894252806144)
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Pembient, based in San Francisco uses keratin — a type of fibrous protein — and rhino DNA to produce a dried powder which is then 3D printed to synthetic rhino horns that is genetically and spectrographically similar to original rhino horns.The company plans to release a beer brewed with the synthetic horn later this year in the Chinese market.
A creative solution, though it's difficult to game out the long-term consequences.

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Wonderful.

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Elevating balloon animals. (Not with Helium.)

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A way to improve SF density without increasing height limits.
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