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The resurrection of an obscure, niche vinyl format: The 3-inch record

Enlarge / This tiny turntable will be released, along with eight 3” singles from Epitaph Records and Third Man Records on April 13, 2019, aka Record Store Day. (credit: Chris Foresman) History is littered with dead audio formats, from Elcaset to 8-track tapes, wire recording to “talking rubber.” Yet so far, vinyl has consistently resisted going quietly into that good ...

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After a remarkable resurrection, Firefly may reach space in 2019

Enlarge / Testing a turbopump as the sun sets in Central Texas. (credit: Firefly) CEDAR PARK, Texas—Some four centuries ago, the sultan of the Ottoman Empire wearied of his bothersome neighbors in Eastern Europe. So Mehmed the Hunter, an Islamic holy warrior who reigned for four decades, wrote to the piratical Cossacks living in what is modern Ukraine and demanded ...

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