It took 16 years and data from four orbiting spacecraft to assemble, but the U.S. Geological Survey’s new map of Mars is awesome.
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It took 16 years and data from four orbiting spacecraft to assemble, but the U.S. Geological Survey’s new map of Mars is awesome.

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A Fascinating Article on ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ and Its Influence on a Generation of Writers

Tangible Media

MIT’s Tangible Media is coming along nicely,

"Almost like a table of living clay, the inFORM is a surface that three-dimensionally changes shape, allowing users to not only interact with digital content in meatspace, but even hold hands with a person hundreds of miles away. And that’s only the beginning."

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Helsinki smart mobility

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/jul/10/helsinki-shared-public-transport-plan-car-ownership-pointless

"The Finnish capital has announced plans to transform its existing public transport network into a comprehensive, point-to-point "mobility on demand" system by 2025 – one that, in theory,…

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Someday in the not-too-distant future, Chui says, a customer will be able to walk into the store, grab what she wants and simply leave. It may seem extreme, but IoT portends dramatic change in the customer experience.

“People have said when checkout is working really well, it will feel like stealing,” Chui says. “You grab a pair of shoes and you just walk out.”

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scientists build a robot arm that catches objects in the blink of an eye
 

Outbreak: Hand Cut Paper Microbes and Pathogens, Rogan Brown

A goal of design is to drive out disorder by maximizing both simplicity and complexity. In most designed products, what we respond to best is a rich, layered experience (complexity) combined with ease of use, ease of understanding, or ease of purchase (simplicity).
‘Social Pool’, An Isolated Pool in the Southern California Desert That Is Open to the Public
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