Monthly Archives: December 2012

Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover Animation

Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) is a robotic space probe mission to Mars launched by NASA on November 26, 2011, which successfully landed Curiosity, a Mars rover, in Gale Crater on August 6, 2012. The overall objectives include investigating Mars’ habitability, … Continue reading

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Mathematical Genius & Dreamer – Srinivasa Ramanujan

While on his death bed, the brilliant Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan cryptically wrote down functions he said came to him in dreams, with a hunch about how they behaved. Ramanujan is one of the outstanding math minds of history who … Continue reading

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Lost Leonardo Discovered

Terry Garcia of National Geographic (left), Leonardo project leader Maurizio Seracini (center) and Florence Mayor Matteo Renzi come together on the scaffolding next to the Vasari mural in Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio. Photo by Dave Yoder The Battle of Anghiari (1505) is … Continue reading

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Tom Estes- Crash Test Dummy

Tom Estes Crash Test Dummy 2012 Part of Health & Safety Violation: A collaboration between Ben Woodeson and Tom Estes Health & Safety Violation is a project initiated at Lubomirov-Easton which brought together performance artist Tom Estes and sculptor Ben Woodeson … Continue reading

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The Overview Effect

Astronauts who have seen the Earth from space have often described the experience as one that has transformed their perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it; It has enabled them to perceive it as our shared home, without boundaries … Continue reading

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Ancient Copies of The Ten Commandments Now Online

The Cambridge Digital Library and The Israel Antiquities Authority are both launching an online collection of images from ancient scroll fragments, at a quality never seen before. Because of their age and delicacy these manuscripts are seldom able to be viewed — … Continue reading

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Louvre Satellite in Lens

The Louvre Museum’s first satellite opened on December 4, 2012 in Lens, France. The Louvre is Paris’s biggest cultural attraction, one of the largest arts centres on the planet and the world’s most visited museum, attracting more than 8 million … Continue reading

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The Use and Abuse of Vegetational Concepts

All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace is about how humans have been colonised by the machines they have built — “Although we don’t realise it, the way we see everything in the world today is through the eyes … Continue reading

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The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk

The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER), a project associated with the University of Cambridge, proposes a study that will examine the risks to humanity posed by artificial intelligence, biotechnology and nanotechnology. The project is billed as a … Continue reading

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The Arctic Circle

In 2013, The Arctic Circle program embarks on two high Arctic expedition residencies aboard an ice-class expedition sailing vessel. International artists of all disciplines, architects, scientists and educators alike are invited to apply. The Arctic Circle 2013 programming takes place … Continue reading

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