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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

CONTEXT: Why Do Bees Make Rhombic Dodecahedrons?

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CONTINUITY: Why Do U.S. Power Plugs Have Those Holes in the Prongs?

The dead hand of the past meets Safetyland's electric plugs, some of the worst and most stupid in the world.

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CONTINUITY: How Photolithography Works—Part 5: Photolithography Metrics

Photoresists (see Part 3) are highly nonlinear (or, as a photographer would say, high contrast). Getting the “dose” (or exposure) correct is critical for imaging small features, and this is a tradeoff between focus and illumination, which involves some intricate measurements and calculations.

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TRACKING WITH CLOSEUPS: Firefly Aerospace Factory and Test Site Tour

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