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ASTRAL EYES on Instagram: “💎Joyeux anniversaire to #JeanGiraudMoebius born today May 8, 1938 – March 10, 2012 𖦹𖦹𖦹from The Art of Moebius published by #Epiccomics ⚡️…”

New Model Protest • Buttondown

Decentralized, leaderless revolution.
https://buttondown.email/ayjay/archive/new-model-protest/

What’s uncanny about this, to me, is how much it echoes a model of distributed action imagined a few years ago by Adam Roberts in a novel called New Model Army — a novel I wrote about here. Roberts imagines a near-future world in which New Model Armies (NMAs) — collectivized and non-hierarchical organizations of mercenaries — have become major players on the European political scene. The novel’s protagonist associates himself with one of those NMAs, called Pantagral.

Squid skin inspires creation of next-generation space blanket: Engineers develop material with heat regulation properties — ScienceDaily

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190429095053.htm

Drawing design inspiration from the skin of stealthy sea creatures, engineers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a next-generation, adaptive space blanket that gives users the ability to control their temperature. The innovation is detailed in a study published today in Nature Communications.