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One Of The World’s First Modern Physics Textbooks Just Sold For Over $1 Million

One Of The World’s First Modern Physics Textbooks Just Sold For Over $1 Million

Remember how you spent half your time at uni complaining about how expensive textbooks were? It could’ve been much worse. A few weeks ago, a copy of Galileo’s Discourses and Mathematical Demonstrations Relating to Two New Sciencessold at auction for just over $US790,600 ($1,073,570). Thankfully, the text is no longer…

How The New Cold War Is Improving Your Navigation

How The New Cold War Is Improving Your Navigation

Ever contemplated going to war with America but been thwarted when the Great Satan switched off your access to its navigation satellites? That’s potentially a real problem for China and Russia, but the real victor in this navigational arms race might be you; it’s improving the quality of location data…

What Is This?

What Is This?

This one may be too easy, but I had forgotten how beautiful it can be. So, what is it? Stylized ornaments? Blowing glass? Maybe even earrings? No, the answer is much more functional than that.