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NASA Released an Amazing 3D Map of the Moon

Most of us see the moon almost every night, but few people have seen a decent high-res picture of the moon, let alone a high-res picture of the dark side of the moon. To be able to see the moon - every side of it - in detail would really require being in space and flying around it. And 99.9% of us Earthlings don't have that opportunity (yet). So once again, NASA has come to the rescue, this time providing us with an amazing 3D map of the whole moon for computer graphics artists to use to their heart's content. For the first time, we can explore the moon (digitally). And it's incredible. If you want to see some more amazing photos from NASA, check out these new photos of Mars

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Most Awesome Mechanical GIFs Of The Week

When life goes right it's like a machine working perfectly. If you're the kind of person who likes analogies like this, then we reckon you'll love these mechanical GIFs. 

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Amateur Footage Helps Us Understand Tsunamis More

December 26, 2004. On this day, the worst tsunami in living memory pummeled Indonesia and shocked the world. The first tsunami to occur in the age of mobile camera phones, it was experienced by people all over the world through the shaky handheld videos that emerged of the catastrophe. The footage of the tsunami conveyed the ordeal through the eyes of the survivors, but it also had a practical benefit. Video footage enabled scientists to understand tsunamis more. Here's how. 

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Techy Memes For The IT-Inclined

We can't all be walking talking IT departments. But some people are, and thank GAWD for them. These techy memes will resonate with anyone who's been able to help people with the internet or coding beyond saying "have you tried unplugging it and plugging it back in?"

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Hilarious Accidental Hats on AI Generated People (25 Photos)

Like so many things in our lives right now, stock photography is being revolutionized by artificial intelligence. This technology is so advanced that it can create completely realistic pictures of people. Generated Photos is a company that has AI generated 100,000 images of peoples faces, of all ages and ethnicities, and they're all available for downloading and use on Google Drive. Some of the photos are impossible to tell apart from real people. 

But, advanced as it is, the AI making these faces still has it's flaws and sometimes botches the photos, making the people look just wrong. In the really extreme cases, the AI has created weird hats (for want of a better word) on these really happy people. And they are hilarious. Bless the AI for trying it's best, but these photos will make you ask "Why? Just why?. It seems that photographers don't have to worry about losing their jobs to AI just yet. 

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One Of Saturn's Moons Is Snowing Onto Saturn's Other Moons

With space technology increasing rapidly, we're learning more than ever about the planets in our galaxies. In the latest news, radar evidence shows that one of Saturn's moons is snowing. Yep, snow isn't only an Earth thing. And the weirder part? It's snow is falling onto the other moons of Saturn too. I had no idea that could even happen.

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Police Start Using Spiderman Lasso Instead of Tasers

It looks like Spidermanwas onto something. Police in the US have started using mechanical lassos (but not made from spiderweb) in place of tasers, which caused 49 deaths in America last year. This could potentially be the end of tasers.

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This Thread-Like Robot That Wiggles Through Blood Vessels Could Save Lives

Although the speed at which today's technology is developing may scare some people, it has a huge potential to create life-saving machines. This is one of them. The 'robo-thread' is a small, snake-like robot that can glide through the brain's blood vessels and deliver clot-reducing drugs to treat strokes or aneurysms. Although the idea of a robot snake crawling through your brain isn't the most pleasant of thoughts, this little robot is promising to save lives and replace open brain surgery. 

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The Mercedes Simplex Concept Car Is Retro Gone Wild

Retro is a concept we're all familiar with. Interior design, fonts, electronics, homewares, and fashion all pay homage to the trends of the past and constantly recycle old concepts into new ideas. So why not reinvent old-fashioned cars? That's exactly what Mercedes Benz did, reimagining the Mercedes Simplex car from 1902 into it's modern equivalent. And we must admit, it's very cool. 

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Ten Bits Of Random Information That Will Blow Your Mind

There's nothing we love more here than some random information. The world is full of interesting things, so why limit yourself to one topic? This article is jam packed with tidbits from very different topics, from evolution to bionic limbs. Absorb that info, my friends. 

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18 Memes & Pics That'll Trigger All You 90's Kids

We're so glad technology has come as far as it has. Waiting a day to download an album or a movie sounds like sheer torture.

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Incredible HD Photos of Asteroid Ryugu

Have you ever wondered what the surface of an asteroid looks like? Well wonder no more, because the world has been blessed with pictures of Ryugu, a diamond-shaped asteroid the Japanese Space Agency has a spacecraft hanging around. The photographer is a little shoebox-sized probe named MASCOT (Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout) who bounced around the asteroid and snapped some pics for us. Thanks, buddy. 

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