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That 10,000 year clock is being built in remote, mountainous west Texas, a location thought to be safe from whatever the future might have in store for us. 164 more words

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Being an astronaut isn't plain sailing

One way of escaping our worries here on Earth could be to take a trip to the International Space Station. That might not work out so well, though. 184 more words

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A quick word about data compression

Yes, data compression is a very technical subject but, as this Quartz Obsession summary shows, its roots are quite analogue.

Data compression
1867: Chicago Tribune publisher Joseph Medill argues for eliminating excess letters from the English language, like dropping the “e” in “favorite.” …

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