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The little-known Soviet mission to rescue a dead space station | Ars TechnicaThe following story happened in 1985 but subsequently vanished into obscurity. Over the years, many details have been twisted, others created. Even the original storytellers got some things just plain wrong. After extensive research, writer Nickolai Belakovski is able to present, for the […]

Links van 24 april 2014 tot 28 april 2014

Bras in Space: The Incredible True Story Behind Upcoming Film Spacesuit | The Credits.Instead, pitted against the military-industrial complex, Playtex created the 21-layer spacesuit, each layer distinct yet interrelated in function to the rest of the whole—a masterly combination of elegance, complexity, and form. Where the military contractors created cybernetic, armor-like suits (that failed, and […]

Links van 24 februari 2014 tot 27 februari 2014

Depixelizing Pixel ArtNaïve upsampling of pixel art images leads to unsatisfactory results. Our algorithm extracts a smooth, resolution-independent vector representation from the image which is suitable for high-resolution display device High Scalability – High Scalability – The WhatsApp Architecture Facebook Bought For $19 BillionHow do you support 450 million active users with only 32 engineers? Let’s […]

Links van 16 mei 2012 tot 29 mei 2012

Système DYou can tell you've got your competitors rattled when they start producing knocking copy about you. It's a testament to the success of OpenStreetMap that TomTom, the troubled, declining manufacturer of satnavs (PNDs) and geodata vendor, has published a rather cynical example of FUD about "open-source maps". reddit, I’ve answered a lot your questions […]

Links van 13 maart 2011 tot 14 maart 2011

Incredible Space Pics from ISS by NASA astronaut Wheelock | triggerpit.comOn September 22, 2010, with the departure of the Expedition 23 crew, Colonel Douglas H. Wheelock assumed command of the International Space Station and the Expedition 25 crew. He is also known as @Astro_Wheels on twitter, where he has been tweeting space photos to his […]