Friday Links!Leading off this week, one of the most amazing technological stories of this decade (or longer): Technology's End. It's discussing the future obsolescence of the wheelchair, and this is why: Ekso Bionics. Stunning!
From Matt Anderson, and you might not think you need to watch this, but you'd be wrong: the greatest volleyball ralley ever.
From Steven Davis, a delightful Rube Goldberg machine: The Page Turner. Also, an equally delightful animated short: The Joy of Books. Next, one of the most amazing automatons you'll ever see-- it's an entire city, and here's a video about how the city was made. Last one from Steven, and it's huge: Massive Apollo 11 Saturn V Model Built out of Lego.
Also in Lego Apollo 11 news, The Edwin Garcia Links Machine sent in a link to a Flickr photoset. Also, and I would definitely have a pants peeing issue if I had to do this, it's Apache rescue.
Here are two ridiculously adorable animal videos: A frog catching bugs on a touchscreen, and Cats playing "Game for Cats" with Apple iPad.
From Sirius, and I didn't even know these existed: adobe brick pyramid.
From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and here's a side of Star Wars that you've never seen before, it's Love Wars.
From Scott Z, and this makes a turducken look unimaginative: the Cherpumple.
From Griffin Cheng, and this is quite remarkable research, it's Multicellular Life Evolves in Laboratory (in 60 days). Next, it's Dark matter galaxy hints seen 10bn light-years away.
From Jesse Leimkuehler, and this is a wonderful story (wonderful in the sense that it's righting a disgrace): Black WWII Vet Gets Medal From Navy 66 Years Later.
From Andrew Martin, and this is simply amazing: This amazing optical illusion video will make a man’s head disappear.
Finally, from Eric L, and this had all three of us bursting into laugher when we saw it on t.v. last night, it's The Bark Side.