Friday Links!From John Willcocks, and this is entirely remarkable: Egyptian Teenager Creates Next-Generation Quantum Space Propulsion System.
From Brian Witte, and this is just mind-blowing: Mobile tactile tech gets physical.
From Chris Meadowcraft, and if you ever wanted to hear Mr. Rogers auto-tuned, it's your big day (it sounds entirely cool): Mister Rogers Remixed | Garden of Your Mind.
From Eric Higgins-Freese, and this video is stunning: Spectacular time-lapse video of Venus transit.
From Jeremy Fischer, and this is damned funny: Nina Conti, ventriloquist.
DQ reader Jesse Scoble has a section titled “A Sword Without a Hilt: The Dangers of Magic in (and to) Westeros” in a new book of essays on the Game Of Thrones series: Explore Game of Thrones Further With Beyond the Wall (Wired review). And here's a discussion of the editing process: Go Beyond the Wall with editor James Lowder.
From Dan Willhite, and this is amazing technology: Trial of "touchless" gaming technology in surgery.
From Sirius, and this is quite interesting: Dinosaurs Skinnier Than Previously Thought.
From Griffin Cheng, and these are beautiful: star trails from space. Also, and this is quite a story, it's Alleged Romanian Subway Hackers Were Lured to U.S..
From Dan Quock, and this is inordinately clever: O Fortuna Misheard Lyrics (Animated).
From Robert McMillon, and this video is spectacular beyond all description: Under the Namibian Sky - The Movie.
Clearly, this was inevitable: Hitchhiker writing 'The Kindness of America' memoir shot by motorist in Montana.
From Steven Davis, and this is a wonderful speech: Neil Gaiman Addresses the University of the Arts Class of 2012.
From Jim, and this is excellent: AnnMarie Polsenberg Thomas | Serious Play-Doh: Inspiring Young Circuit Designers .
There's now a dedicated website featuring links to businesses owned by Service Disabled Veterans: Wounded Warriors Veterans Directory.
Ending this week, several excellent links from Michael M. First, a smart phone that's smart in a different way: New Japanese smartphone will have radiation detector. Next, a Kickstarter project for Safecast X Geiger Counter, and Safecast describes its mission thusly:
...an organization with the goal of collecting and distributing accurate and detailed radiation contamination information to people in Japan whose lives had been impacted by the events at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant.
Next, the moving and tragic story of Miki Endo, whose courage saved thousands of lives when the tsunami hit, but who has never been found: Miki Endo, missing heroine of Minamisanriku.