Friday Links!From Jonathan Arnold, a beautiful representation (in a data sense) of a terrible tragedy: the Christchurch quake map.
From Sirius, a spectacular link: 10 Stunning Science Visualizations. Also, it's Middle-earth according to Mordor. Next, it's compostable sneakers.
Matt Sakey's excellent Culture Clash column has a new installment: The Beauty of a Living Thing.
From Robb, a bit of winter magic: insanely elaborate snow slide.
From Mr. Fritz, and this is a fantastic time waster, it's Five Seconds Of Every #1 Pop Single Part 1.
From Jacob Jaby, one of the greatest soccer dives ever.
From Michael Ashely, an amazing bit of technology: IFW-Dresden Superconducting Maglev Train Models. Yes, it's a model train.
Here is absolutely spectacular helmet-cam video of a downhill bike course in Chile. DQ Fitness Advisor Doug Walsh, this is required viewing for you.
Michael M. went to China and took some wonderful photos.
From Michael Rodriguez, and this is tremendously striking, it's Light painting WiFi.
From Revered Former Babysitter of Eli 9.7 Soon To Be Graduate Student Emily, and these are just unbelievable images, it's Nyiragongo Crater: Journey To The Center Of The World.
Josh Eaves sent me a link to a terrific and interesting website called Poemas del río Wang, but I'll be damned if I can really explain what it covers. Mainly, there are loads of beautiful photographs of both contemporay Russia and the Communist-era Soviet Union, but there's quite a lot more as well.