Coin

This looks pretty cool. I already use passbook for things like Starbucks, but this doesn’t require the store to get a new reader. If you’re into reducing the amount of volume and weight hanging off of your body, this could be a win.

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Museum of the History of Science

Here are a few highlights from the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford. This museum is mostly filled with scientific equipment from the past for a variety of disciplines. Some of it’s pretty interesting including the first large reflecting telescope and Einstein’s blackboard. The museum has it’s challenges through. The displays are covered in do not touch signs, which makes photography a challenge, it’s a bit cramped and didn’t seem to be in the best repair. The front facade is being refurbished though. The scaffolding did provide a unique view of some of the statues out front. The location for this museum is prime. Right next to the Old Bodleian Library on Broad Street.

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Telescope

When I was younger the largest telescope in the world with the 200″ (~16.6 feet) telescope at Palomar. Each mirror for the telescope described in the link below is 1.6 times the diameter of the Palomar telescope and when fully assembled the telescope will be nearly 5 times as large.
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