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Monday, May 10, 2021

Lidar is a sort of laser/radar hybrid technology used for precision measurement and mapping. Of late, it’s been used, via aircraft flyovers, on cityscapes that couldn’t be more different:

- New York City, for a detailed recording of the metropolitan topography, to use in future emergency planning and solar-energy optimization.

- The ruins of the ancient Mayan city of Caracol, which yielded detailed 3D renderings previously hidden in dense jungle cover.

It’s something of a juxtaposition, using the same hi-tech method to map out the future and the past.

by Costa Tsiokos, Mon 05/10/2021 11:15pm
Category: History, New Yorkin', Science, Tech
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Fortune No. 9 from “The Daily Fortune Cookie Fortune” project on Flickr attempts to frame the intellect against its manifestations:

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

It’s all highly subjective. The creative mind isn’t of much use unless it’s fueled by information, and vice versa. As long as you exhibit some mental nimbleness, you’re doing okay. And you could do worse than getting inspired by slips of paper that are extracted from crispy-cookie shells.

by Costa Tsiokos, Mon 05/10/2021 09:24pm
Category: Daily Fortune Cookie Fortune, Photography
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