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Hirox Europe releases 10-billion-pixel scan of Girl with a Pearl Earring

Hirox Europe releases 10-billion-pixel scan of Girl with a Pearl Earring

Today you can view a 10-billion-pixel scan of the Johannes Vermeer painting "Girl with a Pearl Earring." Over the course of one night, the folks at Hirox captured 91,000 photos of the painting. Hirox fed the photos into a computer where their custom software took care of all the stitching. The result was a single reconstruction of the painting at 93,205 x 108,565 pixels in all.

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NASA’s retrofuturistic artwork reveals 1970s vision of life in space

NASA’s retrofuturistic artwork reveals 1970s vision of life in space

In the 1970s, the NASA Ames Research Center commissioned artwork envisioning what life in space may look like. The results were retrofuturistic paintings that feature huge living quarters and agricultural centers in space, entire cities in space stations, artificial sunlight and rivers, and more.

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Wacom VR Pen revealed for cross-reality stylus action

Wacom VR Pen revealed for cross-reality stylus action

The Wacom VR Pen was revealed here at the tail end of 2020 with creative intent. This piece of equipment was created to work in a virtual reality environment, but also works on 2D surfaces, as it's made with much of the same tech as an otherwise non-VR Wacom stylus. This pen works with its own "independent tracking system that works with major Head-Mounted Displays."

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Massive collection of prehistoric rock art discovered in the Amazon rain forest

Massive collection of prehistoric rock art discovered in the Amazon rain forest

Scientists have discovered one of the world's largest prehistoric rock art collections in the Amazon rain forest. Some call it "the Sistine Chapel of the ancients," with tens of thousands of paintings on the cliff face. The art includes paintings of animals and humans created up to 12,500 years ago.

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3Doodler Pro+ Review – An upgrade, not for all

3Doodler Pro+ Review – An upgrade, not for all

The 3Doodler Pro+ is a 3D printing pen. It's very similar to the first several 3Doodler devices, all of which are still very capable tools. The 3Doodler Pro+ tweaks the abilities of the otherwise most advanced 3Doodler 3D printing pen, refining the experience with new materials, new pen tips, and a more sleek industrial design.

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Bob Ross Magic: The Gathering cards remind us everything will be OK

Bob Ross Magic: The Gathering cards remind us everything will be OK

Bob Ross art can now be found on Magic cards. That's Magic: The Gathering, the collectable card game, and Bob Ross, the painter. Ross' artwork is included in a new box set of land cards in limited edition box sets, foil and non-foil. What better way to celebrate the passing of the year 2020 than with 10 land cards with artwork from The Happy One?

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Whitest white paint revealed: Time to meet blackest black?

Whitest white paint revealed: Time to meet blackest black?

Scientists revealed a new white paint that reflects 95.5% of sunlight that reaches its surface. This white paint is otherwise known as CaCO3-acrylic paint, or "Cooling Paint.: The creation of this white is in stark contrast with the material that's been called the "blackest black," AKA Vantablack, the most notorious and "darkest material" on Earth. Vantablack, developed by Surrey NanoSystems in the UK, absorbs up to 99.965% of light*, while CaCO3-acrylic paint reflects nearly that same percentage of (sun)light - imagine a checkerboard painted with the two!

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OnePlus Buds Z Special Edition are the show-stealer

OnePlus Buds Z Special Edition are the show-stealer

Today we're taking a peek at the latest set of wireless earbuds from OnePlus. These earbuds are called the OnePlus Buds Z, and they work with IP55 water and sweat resistance. They're ready to roll with 10MM drivers and the ability to boost your bass and make your vocals clear as day. They work with automatic pause, a Gaming Mode, and work with Google Assistant right out the gate. But wait, what's this? There's a special edition version of this set of earbuds by Steven Harrington!

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Mondo Mandalorian 8XLP set goes on pre-order before release

Mondo Mandalorian 8XLP set goes on pre-order before release

So you're starving for more Mandalorian TV show, but Disney's not yet delivered the trailer or the premiere of the next season? The folks at Mondo have a physical music disc product at which you might want to take a gander. Mondo is a company that creates limited edition collectible products of several sorts. In this case, they've created an 8XLP set, eight individually-pressed vinyl records with the music from the streaming TV show The Mandalorian, season one.

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Colors Live wants to turn the Nintendo Switch into an art tool

Colors Live wants to turn the Nintendo Switch into an art tool

Although it has the heart of an NVIDIA-powered tablet, the Nintendo Switch's singular purpose makes it less ideal for anything other than games. In fact, it's not even good for general media consumption aside from YouTube and Hulu. Some definitely see it as wasted potential but, fortunately, there are those that are applying a bit of ingenious creativity to get around those limitations, like this Colors Live bundle that wants to transform the console into a digital art canvas, complete with a pressure-sensitive stylus.

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Phenom by Peopoly 3D printer Review: Massive and delicate

Phenom by Peopoly 3D printer Review: Massive and delicate

The Phenom by Peopoly is a $2k MSLA (LCD+LED) light-cured resin 3D printer with a big orange panel door. This device prints 3D objects with liquid resin, activated with lights - it pulls the print up from the goo, rather than printing the print from the bottom to the top with a melted line of material. This printer has been two things to me thus far: The easiest experience I've had with a 3D printer, and the deliverer of the most detailed final print quality I've yet seen in a personal 3D Printer (at 72 um).

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons can use Getty Museum art in-game

Animal Crossing: New Horizons can use Getty Museum art in-game

The Animal Crossing franchise has always been praised for its relaxing gameplay that encouraged creativity and social interaction more than the usual metrics of high scores and loot. The Switch's incarnation of the game took it to the next level, offering customization options that may have never been available in the franchise ever. And it isn't just players who are getting creative because even the Getty Museum is now jumping on Animal Crossing fever to spread glorious art to gamers' eyes.

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