Friday, July 09, 2010

Friday Links!

Now posting early enough to make the morning coffee in Europe, per your request.

From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine,  a photo of the only nuclear weapon ever detonated in space (no, I had no idea, either). Also, and this is oddly amusing, it's Hyperspectral imaging reveals Declaration of Independence rough draft dubbed citizens 'subjects'.

From George Paci, and the title says it all, it's You Suck At Craig's List. Also, and I've linked to stories about this before, it's the Parthian Battery.

From Sirius, and this is quite fascinating, the fastest case of human evolution. Also, it's 10 Crazy-Looking New Deep-Sea Creatures.

From John DiMinno, it's a "first fans" interview of people who saw The Last Airbender. Yeah, they hated it, too.

From Sebastian Morgan-Lynch, a fascinating article about what would happen if the Earth stopped spinning.

From Tim Hibbetts, a series of spectacular photographs documenting the birth of a volcanic island.

From Pete Thistle, a new piece of tech from MIT that can give you a prescription for eyeglasses with a  $2 box and a cellphone app.

From Andrew B, a terrific picture of the Coleco Adam computer and its original packaging. Also, a classic commercial for a mobile phone--in 1990.

From Jon Hui, and this is tremendously cool, it's Transformer Owl.

From David Gloier, a story about a treasure hunter in the UK who found a cache of over 50,000 Roman coins.  

From Brian Witte, a very touching article: To Those With Nothing, Soccer Is Everything.

From Kevin W, a brilliant invention (and a great picture): Designer wraps bike around pole to secure it.

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