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PaperTab: Revolutionary paper tablet reveals future tablets to be thin and flexible as paper.

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A Momentary Flow: Why We Have a Right to Consumer Genetics | MIT Technology Review

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See on Scoop.it - Knowmads, Infocology of the future

It’s hard to get straightforward health guidance from personal genome tests, which are banned in some places. But one way to make them more meaningful is to let more people buy them.

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It was easy to send my spit to 23andMe, a…

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A7-L EVA Suit by Tom Sachs

In the New York Times Magazine annual wrap-up of the previous year’s deceased, “The Lives They Lived,” a novel approach was taken for Neil Armstrong who died August 25, 2012. In place of a text-based tribute, they elected to simply display this drawing by artist Tom Sachs. So much has already been written about Armstrong that this is perhaps fitting. In the end, Armstrong may be better remembered for this type of iconic image than for any of his biographical particulars.

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A7-L EVA Suit by Tom Sachs

In the New York Times Magazine annual wrap-up of the previous year’s deceased, “The Lives They Lived,” a novel approach was taken for Neil Armstrong who died August 25, 2012. In place of a text-based tribute, they elected to simply display this drawing by artist Tom Sachs. So much has already been written about Armstrong that this is perhaps fitting. In the end, Armstrong may be better remembered for this type of iconic image than for any of his biographical particulars.

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“In the game of life and evolution there are three players at the table: human beings, nature, and machines. I am firmly on the side of nature. But nature, I suspect, is on the side of machines.”

—George Dyson, Darwin Among the Machines: The Evolution of Global Intelligence

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The Lifecycle of a Star
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Forever femme fatale frustrada. Foto por: Nolan Rivera  

That moment when you find your friend overwhelmingly attractive…

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Forever femme fatale frustrada. 

Foto por: Nolan Rivera  

That moment when you find your friend overwhelmingly attractive…

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If the moon smiled, she would resemble you.
You leave the same impression
Of something beautiful, but annihilating.

— Sylvia Plath (via loveyourchaos)

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“Silmarillion Chapter 4: Of Thingol and Melian”

“Then an enchantment fell on him, and he stood still still; and afar off beyond the voices of the lómelindi he heard the voice of Melian, and it filled all his heart with wonder and desire. He forgot utterly all his people and the purposes of his mind, and following the birds under the shadow of the trees he passed deep into Nan Elmoth and was lost. But he came at last to a glade open to the stars, and there Melian stood; and out of the darkness he looked at her, and the light of Aman was in her face.”

Thingol and Melian are the High King and Queen of Beleriand, and functionally all of Middle-Earth in their day.  Melian is a Maia, the race of spirits that include Sauron.  Tolkien gives very little description of her, so I decided to keep a slightly otherworldly appearance, with horns like a faun or forest spirit. She’s actually much wiser than her husband and much more joyful, so I wanted to make sure that imagery held.

Thingol is the King of the Sindar, the “Grey Elves” who stayed in Middle-Earth (though Thingol himself made the journey to Aman once).  As the tallest of the Men and Elves and one of the mightiest in battle, I wanted to keep his form larger and imposing.  Older Elves can grow beards, and I’ve decided that any male Elf who was among the first to awaken (this includes Thingol) will be sporting a beard.

 Previous Silmarillion entries:

  1. Ainulindalë - The Music of the Ainur
  2. Valaquenta - Account of the Valar and Maiar in according to the lore of the Eldar
  3. The Monsters of Middle-Earth
  4. The Free Peoples of the First Age
  5. Silmarillion Chapter 1 - Of the Beginning of Days
  6. Silmarillion Chapter 2 - Of Aulë and Yavanna
  7. Silmarillion Chapter 3 - Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor
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