University researchers have managed to use a widely-available $US1 ball lens and a 3-D printed enclosure to achieve magnifications of up to x1000.
As always, once the researchers have managed to pull this feat off, they’re then left to try and work out who could possibly need this. In this case, they have decided that the (no doubt very broad) target market is first responders dealing with potentially hazardous materials: they can just whip out their iPhones and scan the offending matter with their microscopes. Now, if only there was an app for that… [Gizmag]
- Dated: early 20th century
- Culture: African
- Place of Origin: D. R. Congo, Africa
- Measurements: overall lenght 16”; blade lenght 11 1/4”; pommel lenght 2 1/2”
Often attributed to the Topoke, Lokele or Tetela peoples of Zaire, the sword has a wood handle wrapped in copper wire. The solid iron pommel is quite heavy and has brass inlay on one side. The blade features intricate lines chiseled into the surface. The swords of this size and quality were used for battle, but many of this type - with the iron pommel - were also used as status symbols and currency.
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Okay, but the funny part here (aside from Lilian), is that Cap does this ALL THE TIME in the comics. Like, this exchange. Even in the little bit I read, I saw it two or three times:
Villain: You won’t do the thing, you’re Captain America.
Cap: Nope. *indicates less morally upright companion* They will.
Which kind of suggests that Cap is less about moral uprightness and more about plausible deniability. ;)
He’s still just a paladin in a mixed-alignment party. “I can’t kill that orc, because it’s unarmed, and I’m a paladin of justice. My ranger buddy, however, can totally do that. So go ahead, ranger buddy.”
Cap is ALL about plausible deniability.
When Utah residents saw 22-year-old Darrien Hunt carrying a toy sword, they called police who shot and killed him. But when 22-year-old Joseph Kelley carried an assault rifle to a JC Penney store in Utah, he walked out without a scratch on his body. They were both the same age. Both in the same state. But only one was considered “suspicious.” And you still believe America is color blind?
It’s days like this that I like to remember that the Irish government are ever proud of the Spire of Dublin.
It’s literally a 400 ft metal spike sticking out of the ground. It was supposed to be done for the new millennium but they didn’t start building it until 2002.
And it’s supposed to be self-cleaning but it doesn’t work and there’s no way to clean it.
not to mention it’s ‘unofficial name’
the erection at the intersection