Friday, December 16, 2011

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, from The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and who knew that Heddy Lamar was such a badass, it's This 1940s Hollywood Actress Made Wi-Fi Happen.

From Daniel Quock, and this is both very funny and NSFW, it's "The Website is Down".

From Steven Davis, the obituary of one of the most incredible watchmakers ever: George Daniels, master watchmaker, died on October 21st, aged 85. Here's one more: Passing of a master watchmaker, George Daniels.

From Jonathan Arnold, and this is a fascinating, article, it's What Really Happened Aboard Air France 447. Also, and this is fantastic: Cambridge gives Newton papers to the world.

From Griffin Cheng, a remarkable discovery: When Predator With 16,000 Eyes Roamed The Earth. Also, and this is quite fascinating, it's The shape of things to come: when products are printed, they often look like nature intended.

Another entirely adorable animal video: Lil' Drac: Orphaned Short-Tailed Fruit Bat Rescued By Bat World Sanctuary.

From Meg McReynolds, and this is quite brilliant: Santa's Christmas Eve Workload, Calculated.

From Sirius, and this is quite a discovery: Microraptor-the four-winged dinosaur that ate birds .

From Tateru Nino, and I'm pretty sure you don't need this camera for holiday portraits: MIT builds camera that can capture at the speed of light. Also noted is that ATP synthase is the smallest rotary engine known to man.

From Geoff Engelstein, and this is quite cool: Lenticular Street Art: Trick Graffiti Works only at Angles.

From Neil Sorens, and this is a tremendously cool idea: What children’s drawings would look like if it were painted realistically.

From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, another fascinating TED lecture: Mark Raymond.

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