The Dutch East India Company, Spaceflight, and the Lego Printing Press: Lux Recommends #177

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Apr 19 · 2 min read

Welcome to Lux Recommends #177, this week’s edition of what we at Lux are reading and thinking about (want to receive this by email? Sign up here).

Articles

: “The Libro de los Epítomes was a catalogue for Hernando Colón’s 16th-century collection, which he intended to be the biggest in the world” — Sam

Zavain

: “NASA scientists compared the astronaut to his earthbound twin, Mark. The results hint at what humans will have to endure on long journeys through space.” — Lux Recommends reader Greg Greenberg

: The New York Times, public cameras and computer vision. — Zavain

: “Unique anatomical structures, proteins, and cell membranes allows them to withstand crushing pressure and darkness.” — Adam K

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Movies

: “The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.” — Adam G

Podcasts

Ed Boyden on Minding Your Brain in Sam

Videos

How Leonardo Constructed a Satellite-View Map in 1502 Without Ever Leaving the GroundSam

Brix System: a collection of functional, hand crafted life-sized LEGO bricks, custom made from wood. — Sam

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