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(via The European Space Agency photo project - FT.com)

For almost two years, the Portuguese photographer Edgar Martins was allowed behind the scenes at the European Space Agency and its partner organisations around the world, from Russia to Spain to French Guiana. His exploration introduced him to everything from space simulators and testing machines to a living room designed for Mars. Many of the ideas he saw being developed at the frontiers of space science will eventually trickle down to the rest of us. Photographs from Martins’ project will be exhibited in London later this month, and a new book of his work will be published in May.

I like people who are at the intersection of liberal arts and technology. 

(Reblogged from parislemon)

Happy Brithday, Apple

Random fact of the day: Apple was formally started on April 1, 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne. 

You can read more such random facts in the archive.

Social Media Explained

braincraft:

NEW VIDEO!! How we recognise faces in a fraction of a second. Your brain and Facebook’s facial recognition technology: http://youtu.be/qu7ssnK7UW8

The best thing about the Brain is that you’re born with it. 

(Reblogged from braincraft)
The Indian media is proudly trumpeting Staya Nadella’s rise at Microsoft but is not worth looking at why Indians are not building a world class consumer tech company? One that can go toe-to-toe with those big American Companies.
P.S. By going toe-to-toe means building products and services that are truly original and compelling. (Building clones does not count in my humble opinion.) 
I can’t be arsed to go out there and defend Apple products, they speak and sell for themselves. If you think the world is fine enough in all other areas for there to be room for you to be all angry about Apple, then go ahead and be angry. It’s your spleen. Do what you like with it.

This wonderful quote is from Mac at 30 piece by Stephen Fry. 

I pretty much live the same philosophy when it comes to talking about Apple. 

Here’s another one of favourite from the afore-mentioned piece:

Steve Jobs, whom I had the privilege of knowing, always said, and he meant it, that he had nothing but the hugest respect for Bill Gates’s business acumen, and nothing but the profoundest contempt for his taste.