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BEE-LINE TO THE FUTURE: Papergadgets

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I’m fascinated by the intersection of ancient superstitions and modern technology. MIC gadget, which is a website about Chinese gadgets and life in contemporary China, posted an interesting article, “Chinese Families Burn Paper Gadgets to Honor the Dead” (http://micgadget.com/11949/chinese-families-burn-paper-gadgets-to-honor-...).

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BEE-LINE TO THE FUTURE: Art and Minutiae

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PLEASE NOTE: This is another in a series of really good articles about emerging technology and philosophy from Robert Bee, but it involves some (brief) mention of biohacking, which is kinda' icky and disturbing. Most of the article is about other stuff, but, you know, be warned. And maybe read on an empty stomach if you're squeamish like me.

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BEE-LINE TO THE FUTURE: A Simulated Trip To Mars

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The European Space Agency’s Mars-500 project simulates a trip to the red planet. Six astronauts were confined in a Bio-Dome for eight months without sun or fresh water until they finally reached Mars. On February 24th three crew members entered a descent module without an engine, and landed on a giant sandpit inside a large hanger in Moscow. For 30 days the crew used drills and geological tools to perform experiments and drove a virtual buggy over Mars. Currently, the crew is returning to Earth where they will land on November 5th.

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