Friday Links!Leading off this week, Russ Pitts wrote a phenomenal, fascinating article that you absolutely must read:
The mirror men of Arkane: How the co-Creative Directors of 'Dishonored' went from Origin to Bethesda.
If you ever tried to understand what a Higgs-Boson particle is, actually, this link from David Byron has you covered, and it's an animation: Bosonics.
Meg McReynolds sent in a wonderful video that will be appreciated by all Star Wars fans: 'The Star Wars That I Used To Know' - Gotye 'Somebody That I Used To Know' Parody .
Leading off this week, from Jonathan Arnold, amazing images from The Big Picture: Wildfires in western U.S.
Here's a highly entertaining link from Ryan Brandt: Is That Carmelo Anthony Or A Wax Figure?.
From Sirius, and this is quite remarkable: Graphene Can Improve Desalination Efficiency by Several Orders of Magnitude.
From Michael O'Reilly, and this is amazing: Huge hoard of Celtic coins found in field.
From Eric Higgins-Freese, and this is a timely link: The Chemistry of Fireworks Featuring John Conkling, Ph.D..
San Diego's entire 4th of July fireworks display, scheduled to last 18 minutes, malfunctioned and everything went off in 15 seconds.
John Catania sent in a ton of completely tremendous data visualization links, and here are just a few:
liveplasma ("a music and movie visualization app that aims to help you discover other musicians or movies you might enjoy. Type in the name of a band, artist, movie, director or actor and liveplasma will show you related people, bands or movies").
In the same vein, there's tuneglue music map.
Next, it's looks del.icio.us. Here's a description: "The concept is to see how users develop and sustain their tagging methodologies on del.icio.us."
Winding up this week (sorry--it's our traditionally slow summer week during the July 4th holiday), and this is a doozy, it's GEOCODEARTH. Description: "...shows live tweets from all over the world on a 3D globe. It's a great visualization tool to see where tweets are coming from in real time and discover new people to follow. It's also fascinating just to sit and watch."
I can vouch for that. It's basically hypnotic.