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December 7, 2019

[Numeral] Systems of the World

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Legend below.

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All possible love to Neal Stephenson.

[via Psiń•edelisto]

December 7, 2019 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Classic Blue is Pantone's 2020 Color of the Year

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You could

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look it up.

December 7, 2019 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

A cloudy day on Mars

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Above, a supercomputer simulation by NASA showing how clouds grow and shrink over the course of a Martian day.

It was created by the Mars Climate Modeling Center at NASA's Ames Research Center in California.

From Space.com:

In the visualization, features visible on the surface of Mars include the four massive Tharsis volcanic mountains that stand out like knots in a wood plank.

The vast Valles Marineris stretches out along the right-hand-side of the view, etched into the Red Planet's surface.

The visualization is based on data about the Martian northern hemisphere's summer.

During that season, equatorial clouds tend to form overnight, then wander away during the day.

It's mesmerizing to watch, but modeling efforts like these also help researchers better understand the climate of the Red Planet.

The clouds themselves consist of water ice, like terrestrial clouds, but are typically thinner.

By studying visualizations like this, scientists have concluded that Martian clouds shape wind intensity and in turn the water cycle, according to a NASA statement.

December 7, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

"Deep State"

Superb series on Amazon.

The main characters are played by actors whom, for the most part, I've never seen before but hope to encounter again, as they're uniformly excellent.

The visuals are wonderful, with the story moving between France, Iran, London, Washington, D.C., and Lebanon.

Two seasons (2018 & 2019), eight episodes apiece.

December 7, 2019 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

AI Translator Earbuds

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Remarkable.

From the website:

Natural conversation where people speak their chosen language.

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Each person wears one of the earbuds, completely hands-free and wireless.

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 Simultaneous real-time conversation, with no pauses or breaks.

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$239.99.

December 7, 2019 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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