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The Daily Flash -Eco, Space, Tech (8/19)

500x_aurora_australis_05 Aurora Australis Warms Up the Antarctic Sky

Photos of the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights, have become a common enough sight, but a less frequently seen phenomenon is their Southern cousin, the Aurora Australis, which create a spectacular light show over the Antarctic desert


Usain Bolt's World Record vs. Other Top Speeds in MPH

500x_apple-center2 Apple Building Secret Massive Data Center, Probably to Hold Steve's Electronically Cloned Brain

Apple is building a new data center facility in North Carolina. Nobody knows what is it for, but according to Data Center Knowledge editor Rich Miller, it will be one of the largest in the world:
Apple is planning about 500,000 square feet of data center space in a single building. That would place it among the largest data centers in the world.

500x_noah1 Gargantuan NOAH 'Ark' Proposed to New Orleans with Straight Face

How do you know when your building plan has gotten unnecessarily crazy and pretentious? When it's named after a Biblical figure who was fabled to save life as we know it...that might be a clue

Watchmen How to Direct a Hollywood Blockbuster VIDEO

'300', 'Watchmen', and 'Dawn of the Dead' (2004) director, Zach Snyder, explains how to direct actors on a blue screen and how to keep a complex story like 'Watchmen' on track.


DNA May Help Build Next Generation of Chips

Researchers at IBM have made a significant breakthrough in their quest to combine DNA strands with conventional lithographic techniques to create tiny circuit boards. The breakthrough, which allows for the DNA structures to be positioned precisely on substrates, could help shrink computer chips to about a 6-nanometer scale. Intel’s latest chips, by comparison, are on a 32-nanometer scale.


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