Friday, June 24, 2011

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, from Carlos Anllo, some absolutely mesmerizing photographs of the recent volcanic eruption in Chile. Carlos noted that the images wouldn't look out of place in the Lord Of The Rings universe, and he's right.

From Frank Regan, and it made me feel great to see Tim Thomas win the Stanley Cup, here's video of his 10 greatest saves.

From Scott Z., and this is story is nothing short of amazing: a fawn on a power line--and dropped there by a bald eagle.

From Robb, and this is fascinating, it's 5 fake sounds designed to help humans.

From Dib O, and this is a remarkable story: Kinect Hackers Are Changing the Future of Robotics.

Here's another terrific live concert performance of Hound Dog Taylor.

From Shane Courtrille, and this is incredibly ingenious new technology, complete with description:
Lytro is developing a new type of camera that dramatically changes photography for the first time since the 1800s. Rather than just capturing one plane of light, it captures the entire light field around a picture, all in one shot taken on a single device. A light field includes every beam of light in every direction at every point in time. Experimentation in this field started in the mid-1990s at Stanford with 100 cameras in one room. Lytro’s innovation is making it small enough to fit in your pocket. Really.

As a result you can refocus photos after the fact, wiggle around the orientation, and even show the photos in 3D.

That's just fantastic.

From George Paci, and this is quite amusing: Polar bears get the better of spy cameras.

Here's a story about a cat who steals things. A LOT of things.

Here's a fascinating story about the temperature of dinosaur blood.

If you're wondering what happened to the BitCoin market recently, here's a detailed explanation:
Inside The Mega-Hack Of Bitcoin: The Full Story.

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