#ThroughTheWire 3/14

From Internet's art to the loss of star gazing, The Connectivist brings you the best of this week’s science, tech, and TV news.

3D Printed Towns

For all the 3D-printer naysayers out there, the technology has well and truly surpassed the trinket manufacturing stages. Check out this video, architects in the Netherlands have printed an entire building. Read more.

Where is that plane?
How does a plane in 2014 manage to vanish without a trace? The ongoing hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has been compared to a searching for a needle in a haystack. Turns out that even in an era of constant and automatic communication between aircraft and air traffic control, it’s a near impossible feat to find the 210-foot-long plane. In this interactive infographic, The Washington Post shows you just how hard it is.

Surgery wasn’t always science

Check out the creepy trailer for the 10 episode Steven Soderbergh-directed mini series set in 1900 New York. Clive Owen stars as a doctor at Knickerbocker Hospital when surgery was a risky experiment. The Knick isn’t meant to be a horror series — but we can all agree it looks pretty edgy. Read more.

Look for the stars

As any urbanite knows, star gazing is a luxury we can rarely afford. Growing cities and their light pollution are obstructing observatories, warns Tyler Nordgren. The Verge reports on why it’s worth protecting the nighttime sky. Read more.

Enemies of the Internet

Reporters Without Borders released its annual report, Enemies of the Internet this week. The index calls out countries which have less than kosher Internet rules. Despite no government censorship and promoting Internet freedom around the world, the U.S. is on the list for the first time — more fallout from the NSA-Snowden saga. Read more. 

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