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There was a time when passenger aeroplanes wore more sophisticated dress then nowadays, when airlines try to stand out from the crowd by applying huge images, harsh tones, and giant letters to their fleets, often covering all the fuselage of the aircraft.

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The sounding rocket you can see above will be launched from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on December 4, and according to NASA it "will be MUSIC to the ears of aspiring and early career engineers testing new space technology on a suborbital vehicle." That's because the name of the payload stands for because the name of the payload stands for Multiple User Suborbital Instrument Carrier (MUSIC).

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Handheld electronic games were the big hit at the beginning of the 1980s, when every kid wanted a small portable plastic device for playing video games wherever and whenever he or she wanted. Hundreds of games, created by dozens of manufacturers, swarmed the toy stores, showcasing unique colours, shapes, artworks, displays and designs. And all are the subjects of collectors' dreams nowadays.

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The best meteor shower of the year is upon us right now. If you go outside to a dark enough place, far from the city lights, you may spot tons of shooting stars during the annual Perseid meteor shower. We've scoured the web for the photos, and we took a few of our own, too.

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Walk pretty much anywhere in San Francisco's SoMa, Haight or Mission neighbourhoods, and you'll see one of Eclair Bandersnatch's glittery stencils, often featuring "Saint Snowden" or Chelsea Manning. We talked to Bandersnatch about bringing art, tech and politics together on the streets.

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On July 1, 1960, Avro pilot Tony Blackman climbed into the cockpit of a Hawker Siddeley Vulcan delta wing strategic bomber in order to deliver her from the aircraft manufacturer (A.V. Roe and Company, Avro) for Royal Air Force service. The British four-jet aircraft dressed in antiflash white — military serial XH558 — was the 59th of the 136 Avro Vulcan medium range heavy bombers ever built. And this summer XH558, The Spirit of Great Britain, the last of her type is going to bid farewell to the skies.

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Game of skills or evil gambling? It is hard to believe that there was a long period in the history of arcade games when pinball machines, these amazing mixtures of art, design, engineering, technology, gaming, sport, culture and so on, were banned. It was illegal to own even just one.

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This past weekend, a hundred thousand or so attractively dressed Instagram hashtag abusers rushed to the desert of Indio to dehydrate themselves in an united effort to save California from its drought. Either that or Coachella happened. Here's a photo diary of one of the biggest music buffets in America.

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Encryption is the process of encoding a message, and today we have incredibly sophisticated software and algorithms that make our encrypted messages almost impossible to decode. But how does it work? These art projects answer that question by exploring how encryption has become part of daily lives.

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I simply can't help it; I'm a sucker for neon signs. I just love their clear glowing lines, their curves and bends, their warm though discreet presence in the night. And I hate to see them go.