Friday Links!Leading off this week, from Tim Jones, a totally fascinating read about Stuxnet and how it was exposed:
How Digital Detectives Deciphered Stuxnet, the Most Menacing Malware in History.
Next, two terrific links from David Byron. First, the use of infrared reflectography to reveal the preparatory drawings beneath the paint layers of the Ghent Altarpiece (considered the "most coveted masterpiece"). Here's David's description of the next link: "The National Center for Scientific Research, over in France, offers a presentation of ultra high resolution (and therefore very zoomable) scans of a number of famous paintings." Please note that you need to have pop-ups enabled in your browser to see the high-resolution scans, which are absolutely stunning.
From Dave, a new kind of glasses, and they're quite amazing:
The device uses grids of LED lights, placed in front of the eyes, to represent nearby objects to individuals who have lost almost all their vision.
From Julian Bell, and these are incredibly striking: Images and Sounds of Big Saturn Storm.
From Kevin W, an interesting thought experiment: If States Were Based On Communities. Also, it's Spray Painting with a Skateboard.
From Sirius, and this is outstanding, it's Altoids Sours BBQ Grill. Also, it's Slow-Mo Guys Pop Massive Water Balloon. Next, and this is a mind-blowing video, it's Interesting behavior of a viscous fluid.
From Meg McReynolds, and these are quite ingenious, it's Etsy & NASA Space Craft Contest: The Winners.
From Slambie, a classic headline: Goat-goring death sparks ban on peeing near Olympic Park trails.
From Eric Harzman, a link to a totally striking video: Good Morning Chicago - Your daily sunrise for the month of June. Also, one more (from the same filmmaker): Lightning strikes three of the tallest buildings in Chicago at the same time!.