Horizon highlights – Post-election edition

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Our regular roundup of sci-tech stories from across the Web focuses on the next four years. Let’s kick it off:

Platform: What Obama's win means for science
"Nature takes a look at some of the races — from Congressional competitions to state-wide ballot initiatives — that will affect the nation's research." [via Nature]

Special effects: CNN Holograms are actually Tolograms
"CNN literally wowed their audience yesterday when they used the hologram technology to virtually transport 3D reporters from Chicago to their newsroom located in New York. But now some some news reports say that what CNN referred to as 'holograms' aren’t holograms at all but 'tolograms.' "

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Nanobama: World's tiniest candidate portrait
"Sculpted using nanolithography by University of Michigan mechanical engineer, John Hart, each Obama face is composed of 150 million carbon nanotubes and measures half a millimeter across." [via Wired]

New queue: How to kill time on the Web now that the election's over
"Over the last few months, you've spent hours each day poring over polls and reading every pundit. Now all that is done, and the Web seems so ... empty. Politico is full of stories about the transition team and RealClearPolitics is focused on 2012, but it's just not the same. I'm here to help because I'm pretty much in the same boat. Now that the election's over, I've got several spare hours a day. What'll I do? Here are some ideas." [via Slate]

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