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July 26, 2021

Japanese Researchers Break Internet Speed Record With 319Tbps Data Transfer

The Internet Age has revolutionized everyday life in ways that would have been hard to imagine even in 1990. Indeed, progress shows little sign of slowing down. In the ongoing quest for faster internet speeds, Japanese researchers have recently made a significant breakthrough. In July 2021, Japan's National institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)

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July 25, 2021

Alluring Neon-Night Photography of Osaka Pushes the Boundaries of Reality

Nights full of neon signs obscured by sleeting rain evoke a film noir ethos. Photographer, designer, and creator Omi Kim captures the nocturnal city and transforms ordinary sights into extraordinary visions. The Osaka, Japan-based creator specializes in street photography, portraiture, and graphic composites which push the boundaries of reality. Kim, who goes by Omi on Instagram, shoots series based on what he encounters in his photography.

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July 24, 2021

6 Masters of Photorealism Who Reproduce Intricate Details Using Only Paint

As a counter to the Abstract Expressionist movement, Photorealism, aka Super-realism, evolved in America during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Taking photography as their inspiration, painters with astounding technical ability strived to recreate images (or several combined) in precise detail. Rejecting idealism and abstraction, photorealists—past and present—often project photos onto their canvases to allow them to replicate them with precision and accuracy.

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July 24, 2021

Ornate Renaissance-Era Book Helped Royalty Cast Horoscopes in the 16th Century

It's 1540 and you'd like to cast a horoscope. If you are the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, you might turn to the Astronomicum Caesareum, or the Emperor's Astronomy. This richly illuminated manuscript is a stunning example of early printing and astronomical inquiry. The rich scientific tome was authored by court astronomer Petrus Apianus and published in May 1540.

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