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Weekend Round-Up: A Wild Genius, Some Iconic Tunes, And A Serious Pair Of Hiking Boots -

Weekend Round-Up: A Wild Genius, Some Iconic Tunes, And A Serious Pair Of Hiking Boots –

From The Vault: Shoes That Made Our Greatest Explorations Possible – National Geographic

A pair of mountaineering boots that summited Everest in 1963; balances that Sylvia Earle wore when she strolled the ocean floor in 1980; shoes that made a 2,000-mile venture through African wilderness. What do these share for all intents and purpose? All things considered, they were completely given to the National Geographic Society – and clearly fared better compared to a portion of the feet that occupied them.

–Will Holloway, Director of Content

How The Iconic Music Of 2001: A Space Odyssey Came To Be – Vox 

On the night before the film’s 50th commemoration, Vox has produced a glance at the music that aided shape Kubrick’s incredible 2001: A Space Odyssey. Roused by a recent scene of the I Think You’re Interesting podcast, the musical backstory of 2001 is pretty much as convoluted and full as you would expect for a major financial plan sci-fi project – it’s a fascinating layer in the creation of a massively persuasive movie.

–James Stacey, Contributor

How An Antiquarian Horologist Brings Tiny Machines Back To Life – Atlas Obscura

Brittany Nicole Cox has carved out a most bizarre expert niche. She’s one of the not many people who can fix exceptionally complicated old fashioned clocks and watches – and she has profound information about machines too. On the off chance that you missed her recent lecture at HSNY , this is a chance to discover more about the challenges and prizes of taking these savagely complex machines back to life.

– Jack Forster, Editor-in-Chief

Augmented Reality: Explore InSight, NASA’s Latest Mission To Mars – The New York Times

Today, NASA will launch its InSight Mars lander into space, commencing a six-month excursion to the martian surface. In this great increased reality piece, the New York Times shows us what past NASA missions have discovered on Mars, just as what InSight, which is prepared to look profound under the surface of the red planet, desires to find.

– Jon Bues, Senior Editor

How Picasso’s Journey From Prodigy To Icon Revealed A Genius –  National Geographic

Picasso’s specialty was never intended to please. He maintained a strategic distance from commissions, rather painting what he needed and expecting individuals to be intrigued. So for what reason do we discover it so compelling? Nat Geo delves into another arrangement about the virtuoso of Picasso and the tremendous creative influence he left behind. 

– David Aujero, Associate Producer