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Monday, October 4, 2021

CONTINUITY: How Photolithography Works—Part 1: Introduction

The semiconductor revolution is largely based upon the ability to manufacture identical complex objects in enormous quantities just by taking pictures of them, a process known as photolithography. But how does it work? This exploration begins with the basics: transistors, Moore's Law, and the exponential growth in the number of transistors manufactured, which is now approaching the number of stars in the visible universe.

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THE HAPPENING WORLD: Soyuz MS-19 to Launch Film Crew to International Space Station

Launch is scheduled for 08:55 UTC on 2021-10-05. On board will be Anton Shkaplero, commander and flight engineer, film director Klim Shipenko, and actress Yulia Peresild. The 12 day mission is to film footage for the dramatic series “The Challenge”, the first four episodes of which may be viewed at 1tv.ru.

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TRACKING WITH CLOSEUPS: Flying Insects at 6000 Frames per Second

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CONTEXT: Chaos in the Cockpit—Botched A350 Go-Around at Paris Orly

The video observes that long haul airline crews make so few landings that five years may elapse between their having to perform a go-around in the real world (as opposed to the simulator).

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