Not a jellyfish.

12 Jul

Not a jellyfish. Nor a sperm. In fact, this is a cloud formed by a Russian Soyuz rocket as it rose through the thin air of near space on the morning of Tuesday 8 July. The cross, right at the top of the formation, was made by the Soyuz’s four boosters, as their plumes ballooned out in the thin air. [Roscosmos via New Scientist]

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Recommended Reading: Google Glass in the courtroom and ‘Bill Walsh College Football’

12 Jul

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you’ll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.

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The National Weather Service Will Use Airplanes As Weather Balloons

23 Jun

The National Weather Service Will Use Airplanes As Weather Balloons

Here’s how weather forecasts in the United States work: The National Weather Service attaches devices that measure pressure, temperature and humidity to weather balloons that are launched, twice a day, from 69 locations in the US. This is the way it has been since, well, the 1930s.

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Samsung NX Mini Review: Small, Stylish, And a Little Bit Confused

6 Jun

Samsung NX Mini Review: Small, Stylish, And a Little Bit Confused

Samsung’s NX Mini is the latest camera to squeeze a large sensor into a super-small body. It’s stylish and capable, but still suffers from an identity crisis.

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China tries to make artificial lake, fails and creates desert instead

27 May

China tries to make artificial lake, fails and creates desert instead

Officials in Zhengzhou, China, wanted to build an artificial lake on the outskirts of the city but everything went wrong. The source of water they intended to use dried up and the hundreds of thousands of tons of sand destined for the artificial beach began to spread, covering an area the size of four football fields.

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Remember Camera and Poke, two of Facebook’s standalone apps?

10 May

Remember Camera and Poke , two of Facebook’s standalone apps? No? Apparently, you’re not alone. In fact, so few people remembered to use the apps that the apps existed at all that Facebook saw fit to kill them once and for all. Rest in peace, Poke and Camera. We hardly knew ye—like, at all.

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Guy makes real life version of Jon Snow’s sword from Game of Thrones

6 May

Guy makes real life version of Jon Snow's sword from Game of Thrones

Though it’s not forged from Valyrian steel, master swordsmith Tony Swatton made a pretty perfect real life version of Jon Snow’s Longclaw sword from Game of Thrones. The sword’s pommel has a nice ivory replica of Ghost, the hilt is exquisitely knotted and the blade is as ginormous and intimidating as it should be.

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