The Photographs That Paved the Way for Apollo 11

Moonlike shapes haunt this abstract photogram, made in 1925 by the artist Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. Photograms are made by placing objects on photographic paper and exposing it.

Docking the Mothership, from a story Elliot Erwitt photographed in February 1963 about progress in moon exploration.

This albumen silver print by French photographer Eugène Atget depicts a crowd in Paris watching an eclipse on April 17, 1912. It reflects humanity’s enduring fascination with the moon.

Lewis Rutherfurd captured this large albumen silver print of the moon on March 4, 1865. Rutherfurd was the first moon photographer to construct a telescope specifically for photography. His fellow astronomer and biographer B.A. Gould wrote that after Rutherfurd created this image, it “long remained far superior in distinctness of definition to any others existing.”

This image was captured by Elliot Erwitt in February 1963 for a story about progress in moon exploration. The caption reads, “COMMUNICATIONS [...]  read more

Lodi, la figlia viene sospesa da scuola e la madre picchia la vicepreside: denunciata

Appena ha saputo che sua figlia era stata sospesa, è corsa a scuola e ha aggredito la professoressa responsabile dell’istituto, tirandole addosso una sedia e gli oggetti che erano sulla scrivania e mandandola al pronto soccorso. E’accaduto a Lodi, giovedì mattina, nella sede distaccata della scuola professionale Einaudi, ospitata all’ultimo piano della scuola media Cazzulani, dove studiano i ragazzi dell’indirizzo Servizi commerciali. Autrice dell’aggressione la madre di una studentessa di 17 anni, vittima la docente di 63 anni responsabile della sede distaccata: una professoressa che non fa neanche parte del consiglio di classe della ragazza. La docente, Vittoria Bellini, ha presentato denuncia nei confronti della donna. “I ragazzi devono capire che qui stanno in un ambiente che devono rispettare. Ma se, poi, i genitori, si comportano così, allora è un disastro”, il commento del preside Francesco Terracina. “Un [...]  read more

HoloLens 2 developer edition revealed

Ahead of its upcoming Build conference later this month, Microsoft has announced the HoloLens 2 Development Edition to help jump-start developers mixed reality efforts.

The company first unveiled the second edition of its mixed reality headset at this year’s Mobile World Congress though the device has yet to ship out to developers. As of now, we know that HoloLens 2 will launch later this year with the Development Edition arriving alongside the standard version of the headset.

The HoloLens 2 Development Edition will cost $3,500 to buy outright or developers can choose to pay $99 per month with Microsoft’s installment plan.

The Development Edition does not include any special hardware or different features from the retail version of the HoloLens 2 but instead includes $500 in Azure credits as well as a three-month trial of Unity Pro and Unity PiXYZ plugin to help bring engineering renderings into Unity.

HoloLens 2 Development Edition

Those interested in purchasing the Development Edition of the HoloLens 2 will [...]  read more

How Amazon’s HQ2 could disrupt government IT, for the worse

Giacomo Bagarella works for the Massachusetts Digital Service, where he leads projects to improve the way the state serves constituents. In his spare time, he thinks and writes about the impact of emerging technologies on society and national security. Follow him on Twitter @g_bagarella.


p id=”speakable-summary”>When Amazon entered markets like bookselling or groceries, its competition proved highly disruptive to incumbents. In November 2018, Amazon declared that it had selected northern Virginia as one of two locations for its new second headquarters, and four months later it announced that HQ2 would only proceed in the Virginia site. The Seattle company has grandly entered yet another market, that for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) talent in the metro Washington, D.C., area.

There, Amazon’s insatiable hunger for customers will turn into a voracious appetite for up to 50,000 highly paid new employees. One other employer is particularly ill-suited to compete: the federal government, with its centenary history alternating world-changing innovation and unbelievable stodginess, could emerge shriveled and unable to fulfill its mission. Such an outcome could have dramatic consequences for the nation’s security and public services for [...]  read more

It looks like we’ll be seeing more of The Last of Us: Part 2 before E3

This year looks suspiciously quiet for Sony. Days Gone has just released, but the gaming behemoth is skipping E3 2019 and, as far as we know, there aren’t any shows or streams planned. Or are there? We were hoping 2019 would be the year we finally get a solid release date for The Last of …

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