The Dutch East India Company, Spaceflight, and the Lego Printing Press: Lux Recommends #177
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).
‘Extraordinary’ 500-year-old library catalogue reveals books lost to time: “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
Scott Kelly Spent a Year in Orbit. His Body Is Not Quite the Same: “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
We Built an ‘Unbelievable’ (but Legal) Facial Recognition Machine: The New York Times, public cameras and computer vision. — Zavain
How the world’s deepest fish survives bone-crushing pressure: “Unique anatomical structures, proteins, and cell membranes allows them to withstand crushing pressure and darkness.” — Adam K
Vice: “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
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