Friday, December 10, 2010

Friday Links!

Leading off, and this is Andrew B's fault, I demand that you watch this video in its entirety:
Worst Band Ever Butchers Pink Floyd. Don't think you can stop after a minute, or even two, because the epic nature of this video just keeps on giving (2:53 may permanently damage me).

From a bunch of you, the story of Stuxnet (probably the craziest thing you'll read all week).

From Sirius, a list of the biggest badasses in the history of the scientific world: The world's hardest scientists. Also, and these images are so spectacular, it's Lascaux. Also, an HD timelapse video of the Aurora Borealis.

This is actually a game (thanks Brian DeyErmand): Phylo. It's a game that helps solve the problem of multiple sequence alignments (D.N.A., R.N.A., proteins). Also, one of the most ingenious Dads ever.

From Geoff Engelstein, and no, that's not me: Probably Not The Best Christmas Decorating Idea.

From Robert McMillon, and this has to be one of the best wonk links ever, it's Xbox Serial Number Statistics (really, the analysis is totally ingenious).

From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, a fantastic series of RC plane flights through New York City. Also, and these are remarkable images + story, it's The Dutch Revolt.

Here's something bizarre and amazing: Augmented reality turns candy into tasty fireworks, anything else.

From Kevin W, and this is remarkable: Image deblurring using inertial measurement sensors. Also, it's Best Space Pictures of 2010. And, with the hat trick, it's 2010 Zombie Safe House Competition.

From John Willcocks, a lovely random act of culture.

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