Coins of the World Photographed Using Europe’s Best Microscope

The Fundamental Units

Michael Zhang writes about the Fundamental Units over on Peta Pixel with lots of images.

Did you know that it costs the US Mint 2 cents to produce every 1 cent coin due to the cost of materials and production? Countries such as Canada have already done away with their lowest denomination coins due to their costs and lack of usefulness.

As these “worthless” coins cause debates in their governments about whether or not they should be abolished, photographer Martin John Callanan is on a mission to save them… not as a currency, but rather in photographs.

Read the full article

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Article made it to the top of Digg.com

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and Complex

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and the Baltic News Network

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and DB.lv

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and Botanwang in China

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and CNBCE in Turkey

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and Cekin

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and Wander Lust Mind

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Future Climate Change

Chapter 27, of  Future Climate Change is from our book Data Soliloquies, pp. 23–43.

In recent years, future climate change has increasingly been recognized as one of the most important issues of the twenty-first century, challenging the very structure of our global society. No longer just an abstruse scientific concern, it prompts difficult choices for both individuals and governments. Moreover, it is of the first importance to those working in disciplines such as climatology, engineering, economics, sociology, geopolitics, local politics, law, and global health.

Future Climate Change
Edited by Mark MaslinSamuel Randalls
Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge – 2,064 pages
Hardback: 978-0-415-56981-1

The Watchful Eye – Surveillance in the World Around Us

Logan Turner included Location of I in The Watchful Eye:

This collection of art works focuses on the theme of surveillance/being watched. More and more these days, our governments know where we are, what we’re doing, and sometimes even what we’re planning to do. As curator, I feel that being under nearly constant watch is a violation of our right to privacy, and therefore I have brought together these art works to show both the irony of and scariness of being under a microscope.

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