Friday Links!Sorry about the late posting for European readers today--stupid Blogger auto-post has been hit-or-miss for the last few weeks.
From Griffin Cheng, and this is entirely mind-blowing, it's A quantum network built with two atoms and fiber optic cable.
From Peter Pseudonym, and this is a fantastic idea, it's Announcing the Liberated Pixel Cup: an epic contest for gaming freedom.
From DQ Visual Basic Advisor Garret Rempel, and this must be the single most fabulous coin in the entire world: Dinosaur - 25-Cent Coloured Glow-in-the-dark Coin. It's from Canada, naturally.
From Steven Davis, another ingenious "Design For Hack" in medicine. Also, and this is amazing, it's Young Kenyan Maker Develops Lion-B-Gone. One more, and it's tremendously clever: Silly Putty for Potholes.
From Jaby Jacob, and these Civil War-era images are absolutely incredible (and some are quite graphic--be warned):
The Civil War, Part 1: The Places
The Civil War, Part 2: The People
The Civil War, Part 3: The Stereographs
Wait, one more from Jaby, and it's wonderful: another example of the power of music .
He's back! Matt Sakey returns, and the new installment of Culture Clash is U Know U a Playa.
From Kez, and this is a wonderful story: boy with leukemia gets to be Batman for a day . Next, a classic headline: Bird poo tower could prove research goldmine.
From DQ Fitness Advisor Doug Walsh, and this goes right into the Headline Hall of Fame: Forest Service may blow up frozen cows in cabin.
From Eric Higgins-Freese, and this is entirely outstanding: Magnifying The Universe.
From David Gloier, and this is quite amazing: Buried Treasure: World War II Spitfires to Be Unearthed in Burma.
From Brian Whalen, and this may take a while: How to build a Dyson sphere in five (relatively) easy steps.
From Rob Funk, and this is fascinating: Simple nests of apes are complex feats of engineering.
From Michael Hughes, and is probably the biggest and most stylish f-you in literary history: the end of the world of books.
From Sirius, and I'm speechless: Computers powered by swarms of crabs.
Finishing up this week, from Jeremy Fischer: Osprey--the ultimate fisher.