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23 April 2014

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at recovering NASA images of the moon from the '60s, Google Street View's wayback machine, making an 11x14 print of a 3.8-Mp image and an Eastman House auction.

  • In The Hackers Who Recovered NASA's Lost Lunar Photos, Doug Bierend tells the story of scraping data off tapes with a rare Ampex drive to recover Lunar Orbiter images captured on 70mm film from about 30 miles above the moon in 1966 and 1967.
  • Google has announced you can now Go back in time with Street View. "If you see a clock icon in the upper left-hand portion of a Street View image," Google suggests, "click on it and move the slider through time and select a thumbnail to see that same place in previous years or seasons."
  • In The Early Days of Digital Photography, Derrick Story prints an old 2002 3.8-Mp image as an 8x10 and 11x14. "I have to admit, they look pretty good," he concedes.
  • The George Eastman House is having a charity auction through May 13. You can bid on signed prints and time with the famous to support the national treasure.

More to come...

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