Friday Links!We're so loaded this week that I saved a few links I originally planned on using. If you don't see a link that you submitted after I said I was going to use it, expect it next week.
Leading off this week, several links from DQ Legal Advisor Lee Rawles about the life and work of Julius Shulman, who passed away last weekend. His life and work were epic (he took some of the most iconic photographs of the last half of the twentieth century), and these articles will give you a sense of scale:
photo gallery (don't miss photo #5, probably his most famous)
The Story Of Koenig’s Case Study House No. 22
From Robert, the amazing and freaky Monkey Moves Robot Using Mind Control, and this technology is now moving into human trials.
From Andrew B, it's 17 More Images You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped, including cloud buttocks (which is my favorite, of course). Also, the new Internet meme Bulletball: An American Tragedy. Yes, you'll laugh, and yes, you'll feel a little guilty. One more, and it's 5 Pathetic Groups That People Think Rule The World.
From Jesse Leimkuehler, a link to the news that the moon orbiter is going to photograph the Apollo 11 landing site. Then, he sent in a link to the first photos. And here's more (thanks David Gloier, who appears elsewhere in this feature as well).
Also, in other moon-related links, David Gloier sent in a link to a map of the first moon walk--superimposed on a baseball diamond (to provide a sense of scale).
From Eric Higgins-Freese, a link to photographs of the recent solar eclipse (which lasted over 6 minutes in some locations). Also, a photograph taken by a man in a balloon--over Mount Everest!
From Sirius, a link to an amazing photo of a fireball meteor --taken through a telescope! Also, a link to a study of two bird populations as they split into different species.
From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, a link to Welcome to Gotham, a blog of photos of Chicago "transformed" into Gotham (and the photos are quite amazing). Next, and the awesome machine is cranked up to max for this one, Medieval Battle Records Go Online. Here's one more photo link, and it's Ten Holes That Are Amazing (again, the photos are amazing, and thank you in advance for getting your mind out of the gutter). Lastly, a link to the world's most perfect spheres. How perfect? Try "smooth to the nearest 0.0000000003 meter...and round to within 0.000000050 meters."
From Ben Younkins, a link to a NY Times article about turning trash dumptsters into swimming pools.
From Jonathan Arnold, a link to Jon's One Man Band (and quite a Foreplay/Long Time cover).