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Marsha - Vertical Martian Habitat

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This is an interesting video showing the NASA-awarded 'marsha', a 3D-printed vertical martian habitat. While it looks weird, the science behind it appears to be sound and reasonable.

https://youtu.be/XnrVV0w2jrE

Nixie Tube Story

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This is an incredibly interesting article and video about the history of the "Nixie" tube, which is the forerunner to the LCD display. I remember seeing these things in all sorts of devices when I was a lot younger. The video which is towards the end of the article shows the process to hand make a new Nixie tube.

https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-history/dawn-of-electronics/the-nixie-tube-story-the-neon-display-tech-that-engineers-cant-quit

Beaver Island Beach

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A nice beach on Beaver Island, Michigan.

Toy Lighthouse

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My daughter holding up a "toy" lighthouse on Beaver Island, Michigan.