Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday Links!

Here's an amazing magic performance at CES.

Here's an entirely riveting article from Sebastian Morgan-Lynch: High Tech Cowboys of the Deep Seas: The Race to Save the Cougar Ace

Here is an absolutely tremendous article on South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius, a world-class 400 meter runner in spite of having both legs amputated below the knee: The Fast Life of Oscar Pistorius.

From Steven Davis, and this is quite remarkable, it's transparent aluminum. Also, this is an entirely fascinating article that will blow your mind: Gardens As Crypto-water Computers.html.

From Sean Redlitz, and I guarantee this will blow your mind as well: a motion-senstive frame that feeds realtime tilt data to a 3D scene.

From Sirius, and this could be incredible: New Telescope to Take First-Ever Black Hole Photo.

From Fredrik Skarstedt, and this is quite fascinating: Internet Porn Fills Gap In Spider Taxonomy.

From Mike Stinchfield, and it's the story of the helicopter rescue mission I linked to last week (as a photograph): Apache Pilots Save Comrades in Daring Rescue.

From Frank Regan, and this is a fantastic photo: 4K of IBM memory found in my grandpa's pole barn.

From Kevin W, and this little guy is fun to watch on the drums (salty language warning on this site): Avery, 5, Says KISS My Ass! I'm not saying his taste in bands doesn't need to improve, though.

From Don Barree, and if you thought you'd seen slot cars before, you didn't see them like this (speeds of nearly 100MPH!): Autorata EM-kilpailut, Helsinki.

From laelman, and guitarists, get ready to be stunned: 8 year old mini band guitarist Zoe Thomson working on Stratosphere! And here's another one, because she's absolutely incredible: 7 year old guitarist Zoe plays All Of You by The Crave.

In closing this week, the wonders and uses of technology never end:
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