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A blog dedicated to Will Wright’s Spore and related Science news.

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Entries from August 2012

Invisible bicycle helmets

August 22nd, 2012 · 1 Comment

I love it when people have a good idea and move to make it a reality. Thank you, rauva, for bringing it to my attention.

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Tags: Science

Amazing Mars 360 image by Curiosity

August 16th, 2012 · No Comments

If you really want to know what it looks like to be on Mars, look at this impressive 360 panorama picture that Curiosity took. Enjoy!
Curiosity rover: Martian solar day 2 in Mars

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Tags: Astronomy · Robots

SimCity Closed Beta announced

August 15th, 2012 · No Comments

EA is opening up a beta to PC users who want to try out SimCity before its February release! To sign up, head to
And there is more good news: the game is coming to macs too, on the same date!

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Kepler Candidates Animation

August 15th, 2012 · No Comments

The Kepler Mission made a wonderful animation to show just how impressive the number of planets found is, it illustrates all the 2,300 Kepler candidates orbiting a single star.

Worlds: The Kepler Planet Candidates from Alex Parker on Vimeo.

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Tags: Astronomy

Safely landed

August 8th, 2012 · No Comments

No doubt you have all heard by now that Curiosity safely landed on Mars. The pictures come streaming in. Here are two that I particularly like. More images arrive daily in Curiosity’s raw image gallery.

Picture take by the so-called descent camera, MARDI

Curiosity’s shadow and outlook: Mount Sharp

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Tags: Astronomy · Robots

Good Luck Curiosity!

August 5th, 2012 · No Comments

Just a reminder that in a few hours Curiosity will land on Mars. Have another look at just how difficult landing will be: Landing on Mars.

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Tags: Astronomy · Robots

Jointed Spore Figurines

August 1st, 2012 · 1 Comment

Shortly after the Creature Editor was released it was possible to have your creature 3D printed into a figurine. Now, three and a half years later, some clever people have been working on a research project to make figurines complete with joints to make them move the way they do in the game! Read more […]

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