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June 24, 2017

Google Maps: Mars & Moon

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Just released.

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There goes the day.

June 24, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

World's First Glow-in-the-Dark Coin

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From The Guardian:

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Canada releases world's first glow-in-the-dark coin to mark 150th anniversary

Canadians may now have a slight advantage when it comes to digging for lost change in sofa cushions and car seats.

The specially designed two-dollar coin — or toonie, as it's known in Canada — features two people paddling in a canoe as the Northern lights — vivid in green and blue — dance high above them.

When the coin is put in the dark the aurora borealis glows softly, thanks to a new ink formulation that contains luminescent material.

The coin, part of a collection created to mark the 150th anniversary of Canada's confederation, also ranks as the world’s first coloured bimetallic coin.

"Only the core of the $2 coin is colored and the glow effect makes the aurora borealis part of the design look lifelike," said mint spokesperson Alex Reeves.

Recent weeks have seen 3 million of these coins enter into general circulation.

This is the first time the mint has applied the technology to a coin in general circulation.

Approximately one in 10 Canadians are expected to come across the glow-in-the-dark coin.

June 24, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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