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Google AR app update allows users to see dinosaurs, ancient sea creatures and artists’ masterpiece in their home

Credit: Google
Credit: Google

Google’s Arts and Culture application now lets you view prehistoric creatures and great artworks in augmented reality.

The new additions to the app are divided into four subsections: animals, space, history, and art. The app is available on both iPhones and Android phones.

In a blog post, the search giant promoted a number of ancient beings including the cambropachycope, a ancient crustacean whose head was covered in eyes.

Other animals include the duck-billed Amurosaurus dinosaur and the opabinia, a shrimp-like creature that lived 500 million years ago and had five eyes.

For space fans, Google has rendered the command module from Apollo 11 as well as Neil Armstrong’s A-7L spacesuit.

There is also a great array of artworks from famous artists including Da Vinci, Monet, and Japanese artist Hokusai.

As well as specific objects, Google has also rendered certain areas in augmented reality, such as

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More than 100 artists are painting Black Lives Matter murals on boarded-up windows in Fort Wayne, Indiana

  • After George Floyd’s death, protests broke out in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and some downtown shops were damaged.

  • Thermopolis Smith III, an artist who goes by “Phresh Laundry,” was one of 100 local artists chosen to paint Black Lives Matter murals on boarded-up businesses.

  • A public art organization called Art This Way helped connect the artists with business owners, who will get to keep the art on their property.

  • Phresh Laundry says that painting helped him out of his lowest moments of life, and he hopes his work can inspire others, too.

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Theoplis Smith III — otherwise known as Phresh Laundry — is a self-taught artist whose latest paintings are on the boarded-up businesses of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

“With the recent passing of George Floyd, this kind of got the city up in the

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