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In June 2015, Benjamin Gross wrote about the impact of using live models to calibrate color TVs in the 1950s.
The year you were born, Arthur E. Sutherland wrote about the obligation of the press to tell the "whole truth," despite growing challenges.
In July 2012, Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg published an archival video clip from the 1952 Olympic Games.
Beach Blanket Bingo was released in 1965.
Over the years, the moon landing has come to be lauded as the pinnacle of human achievement, although it was often derided at the time. In 1963, NASA astronauts took to The Atlantic to plead the case for landing on the moon.
On August 6, 2012 Max Fisher wrote about the Soviet's Venera 7 probe landing on Venus and about space exploration.
In June 2012, Megan Garber wrote about how Apple computers, once thought to be virus-immune, can now get PC viruses.
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With NASA's Cassini-Huygens mission in 2005, humans landed a probe in the outer reaches of the solar system for the first time, a moment Ross Andersen called the most glorious mission in the history of planetary science.
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In December 2016, Larry Diamond wrote about how Vladimir Putin is making the world safe for autocracy.
In December 2015, Robinson Meyer wrote about why scientists had accepted this fact.
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