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A little time
A DRIVE story by Zach Weinersmith (SMBC)
Today begins our fourth TALES OF THE DRIVE guest story: "A Little Time"! Zach Weinersmith's tale will unfold over the next eight weeks, as the crew desperately attempts to fix mistakes made in time travel. You're going to love it. And! AND! If you're not familiar with Zach's work, make sure you ...
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A prison that houses refugees
With crime declining in the Netherlands, the country is looking at new ways to utilise its prisons, and some, such as the former prison of De Koepel, in Haarlem, are being used as centres for asylum seekers.
Life for asylum seekers inside the former prison of De Koepel in Haarlem, Netherlands.
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And in Denmark they get a fenced in camp guarded by armed police, after having their valuables stripped from them.
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View images in ultra high resolution

Working with museums around the world, Google has used its Art Camera system to capture the finest details of artworks from their collection.
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/project/art-camera
 

Google's Art Camera

The camera images with sonar and laser which is then stitched together to give you a glorious gigapixels image. See famous fine art close up without being told off by security guards!

https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/project/art-camera

#googleartcamera #art #technology  
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ESA built a Lego rover, for science
This Lego model of Europe’s ExoMars 2020 rover on its lander was not built solely for fun – but is actually a tool, being used by robotics engineers in the midst of a major ‘egress’ test campaign.

Making a safe landing on Mars will be key to the success of Europe’s turn-of-the-decade mobile Mars mission. Then comes the next most important step: to successfully drive the wheeled rover from the top of its lander, otherwise known as egress.

The biggest decision of all will be which direction to drive – forwards or backwards – based on the limited data that operators have to hand. The lander will have two sets of tracks for the rover to descend in case one side is blocked, for instance by rocks (one also reproduced here in Lego).

http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2016/05/Lego_ExoMars_2020_model #space   #lego  
 
This +LEGO model of ESA's #ExoMars rover is currently used by robotics engineers as tool for 'egress' testing.

Read more: http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2016/05/Lego_ExoMars_2020_model

Credit: ESA–G. Porter
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I attended the Nebula Awards this year (congratulations to the nominees and winners!), and I took a ton of photos. If you would like to see how well nerds clean up when you put us in snazzy clothes, check out the photo set, on Flickr (And yes, that is John Hodgman and Boba Fett).

https://www.flickr.com/photos/scalzi/sets/72157668377237626/with/26437100724/
At the Palmer House Hotel, Chicago, IL, on May 14, 2016.
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@MarkWitton I hope they expand their horizons in the next one. It was great that they added dimorphodon but I wanna see a dsungaripterus. Adam J. Fitch · 3 uur3 uur geleden. Adam J. Fitch @AdamJamesFitch. @skorpiodino16 @MarkWitton Though, to be honest, JW's "Dimorphodon" is not even close to ...
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Hey! That's my nephew, put him down!
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Curious George and the Limits of Empiricism

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A philosophy webcomic about the inevitable anguish of living a brief life in an absurd world. Also Jokes
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Ceci n'est pas un écran
The display above is a solar cell and therefore does not show anything.
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Ceci n’est pas technique so-to-speak ;)
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STRAW WARS
Star Wars sculptures made from bales of straw by public workers in Hungary.

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A tiszaigari közmunkások nem mindennapi ötlettel dobták fel falujukat: szalmából készítettek Star Wars-szobrokat a település határába.
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What, if anything, is a bird?
Frankly, scientists have trouble deciding at what point an animal is considered a bird. They know this point is somewhere in the group of animals that are more closely related to birds than they are to any other modern animal – this group is called Avemetatarsalia, and includes all dinosaurs (including modern birds,) pterosaurs, and close relatives. We know all these animals are more closely related to living birds than to any other group of animals through the process of cladistics. Paleontologists and biologists look at the different characteristics of animals, and test what is the simplest explanation for how those characteristics evolved, and thus how the animals themselves evolved. Crocodiles, the closest living relatives to birds, are used as an external marker – if anything is as closely related to crocodiles as it is to birds, then they aren’t in Avemetatarsalia.
This question is actually surprisingly complicated and depends on what, exactly, you think makes a bird a bird.
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Bird-related auguries
You can tell a lot from the birds that cross your path.

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Ouch! :-D
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On paleoart, and going beyond the cliches
But here’s where Conway’s really testing boundaries: he wants paleoart to go beyond drawing the most likely image for each individual species, and start looking at dinosaur diversity overall. Good art, he contends, must contemplate not only the most likely scenario, but also the wildly unlikely, but still possible.
Paleoartist John Conway believes art can beat science to the truth.
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