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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Art Crimes, Red Sprites, New Boroughs and More!

There’s some really good art crimes to read about today, so let’s just jump right in to the mid-week Quickies, shall we? What happens when your artwork that was lost in transit turns up on an auction website? Artist Cal Lane found out the hard way. Here is your weekly …

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Italy is Sending an Espresso Machine to the ISS

This afternoon, SpaceX is launching its Dragon V2 spacecraft to deliver 4,300 pounds of supplies to the International Space Station. Among the scientific experiments and testing tools is one very large, very odd item: an Italian espresso maker, adorably dubbed “ISSpresso.” It might seem odd to send something so purely …

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Welcome Home, Chris Hadfield!

Internet sensation and musical astronaut Chris Hadfield has returned safely to terra firma and we’re absolutely elated to have him back.

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Lab Tracks

Lab Track: Space Oddity

As one of his last acts on the International Space Station before touching down on terra firma tonight, astronaut and musician Chris Hadfield recorded his own take on David Bowie’s Space Oddity. The footage stands as the first music video ever recorded in space (while still leaving room for others …

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PlaGMaDA: The Play Generated Map & Document Archive. Head ‘asplode! {via Maggie} Video Essay When Movies Meet Video Games by the super-smart Matthias Stork. Wunderkammer for the pocket: Webster’s Pictorial, nomad edition will charm you, amaze you and possibly spark ideas. Macro and micro imaging: City lights look like neurons …

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