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The Mathematical DARPA Hoodie, LEGOs Used for Limited Edition Letterpress

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Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web.
  • The DARPA Hoodie is so named because its designers at the San Francisco-based Betabrand and Otherlab studios actually won a grant from the mad scientists at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to write algorithms that could convert 3-D forms into 2-D patterns. We're more peacoat people ourselves, but the Hoodie's mathematical precision is sure to appeal to the nerd set. [From: FastCoDesign]
  • Wanna know how exciting it is to be a cop in Manchester, England? Police there embarked on a 24-hour experiment by live-tweeting every incident to come their way, resulting in 3,205 tweets. Most, however, were pretty limp ("Call 674 confused man reporting his tv not working" and "Call 3026 Suspicious man wearing cape in Bolton - police attended and no sign of man") and remind us that cops get crap work, too. [From: Metro, via: Gawker]
  • Design studio Physical Fiction is making limited-edition letterpress posters with LEGOs. And why not? The pixelated images are retro-looking enough to inspire dreams of Atari, but crafted by that sadly dying medium of hand-made print production. Go grab one or two -- they're only $20, out of an edition of eight. [From: Gizmodo]
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