October 13, 2020

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Scientists print wearable biometric sensors directly on the skin without heat - It's getting about time I got an upgrade.

Avatar: The Last Airbender’s use of martial arts went deeper than fight scenesAvatar: The Last Airbender is easily one of the greatest animated series ever created. Even the fight scenes were well thought out and lovingly crafted.

Death by spaghettification: Scientists record last moments of star devoured by black hole - Sometimes, the universe is fucking terrifying.

In Dune, Paul Atreides led a jihad, not a crusade - Keep in mind, the entire Dune universe is set in a sci-fi Arabia (and Persia) where the religion is sci-fi Islam. I hope these aspects remain in the new movie. 

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In these uncertain timesⓇ, it's important for students to know how to get books from the university libraries. So some mad genius at Duke University decided to make a music video to explain how to do that.

The AN/UYQ-30 Tactical Computer Terminal
I found my next computer. Something portable, ya know?
Oh look, here's the manual.
Dangerously designed shelves at the old Cincinnati Library
The Library of Cincinnati, demolished in 1955. Do you suffer from vertigo?
Have a fear of heights? Then this library wasn't for you.

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This article was updated on October 13, 2020

Dan is a systems librarian, technologist, podcaster, blogger, historian, coder, digital creative, author, and cyberpunk. He's the creator and host of Cyberpunk Librarian, a podcast exploring public libraries and open source. He's written five or six books, depending on how you want to count them. And he's typically working on some kinda musical project involving ambient and space genres.

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