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Submission + - Lego Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover with Building Instructions (rebrickable.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Following the success of the MSL landing, the Lego world have created their own (much cheaper!) version. Rebrickable has a Lego Mars Curiosity Rover which shows the full parts list and very well done PDF building instructions, created by Stephen Pakbaz who was an engineer that worked on the rover at JPL. You can also key in the Lego sets you already own and see how many of the required parts you are missing, who knows maybe you already have a Curiosity Rover sitting in your old pile of Lego.

Submission + - Curiosity on LEGO CUUSOO climbing the ranks! (cuusoo.com)

nemaki writes: "A JPL engineer who worked on the actual Curiosity rover has submitted a model of the rover to the LEGO CUUSOO website where users can vote on submissions for LEGO to make into official sets. The model is very detailed and even has a functional rocker-bogie suspension. The maker includes a 46 page PDF of step-by-step instructions, itemized list of the required pieces, a Lego Digital Designer file as well as plenty of pictures and a video of the rover in action."

Submission + - This 281-Gigapixel Image Depicts an Entire Animal at the Cellular Level (gizmocrazed.com)

Diggester writes: This picture is made up of 26,000 unique images that total a file size of 281-gigapixels; imagine that upload time! That picture is of a 1.5 millimeter zebrafish embryo, and the photo was captured using virtual nanoscopy. While at first glance the image doesn't that impressive but, at full resolution, you have the ability to zoom in to the most minute detail.

The technique used by the research group at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, and their project, will published in the Journal of Cellular Biology in the upcoming months. You can try to see the full picture here but it does seem to struggle every once a while because of the enormous file size.

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