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13 APRIL 2022

TOP STORY

Ukraine Is 3D Scanning Its Precious Artifacts Before Russia Destroys Them

People in Ukraine are using 3D modeling tech to preserve cultural heritage sites — before they risk being destroyed by the Russian invasion. It’s a bleak use of the tech, making digital backups of statues and other public important artifacts that could soon be turned into piles of rubble.

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HEADLINES FROM TODAY

ONEPutin Says Russia Is Landing on the Moon This Year

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TWOElon Musk Gets Sued Over Twitter Shenanigans

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THREEYouTuber Meets His Creepy Robot Double and Freaks Out

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OF INTEREST

Two Rival Cryonics Firms Keep Stealing Each Others’ Frozen Human Brains

Two of the co-founders of a Russian cryonics company called KrioRus are fighting over the ownership of dozens of frozen brains in a confounding disagreement that could end in disaster — that is, if the remains of the company’s numerous clients aren’t already a total write off.

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NEWS IN QUOTES

“ You don’t really have a choice now on whether or not you want Facebook spying on you at home. 

— Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen

FROM THE DEPT. OF STUFF TO SPEND MONEY ON

Yes, $65 Can Buy You an Actual Invisibility Shield on Kickstarter

Technology has made a lot of science fiction into a reality, but the Invisibility Shield Company (yeah, we know) claims to have made 25 “fully functional” invisibility shields, and has launched a Kickstarter campaign to create more. Prices start at $65.13 for a small size (12.2 inches tall x 8.27 inches wide) and $389 for a full size (37.4 inches tall x 25.59 inches wide).

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