Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday Links!

Here's a fascinating bit of history: How Matthew Murray’s Sliding D-Valve Made Us Prosper.

This is one of my favorite single gaming comics ever: Pac-Man.

From Eric Higgins-Freese, a blast from the space past: How soon will Voyager 1 leave the solar system?. Also, and I'm going to track this during the season, it's NFL's West Coast Teams Have An Edge: The Sandman.

Here are two outstanding links about filmmakers from J.R. Parnell (DQFAaNGitW Ben Ormand, pay attention):
Andrew Stanton: The clues to a great story
James Cameron: Before Avatar ... a curious boy

From Steven Davis, and this is an amazing look at innovation in prosthetic limb development: If you can take it apart -- if you can understand it -- you can make it better. Also, and this makes me want to a buy a 3D printer, it's 3D printing records for a Fisher Price toy record player. One more, and this is absolutely a link you must check out, it's The Rockwell International Integrated Space Plan. Seriously, it's mind-blowing.

Matt Sake's Culture Clash column has a new installment, and this month, it's Meta Effect.

From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, a remarkable about an attempt to run an 84km trail in the Fish River Canyon in Namibia: The Beauty of the Irrational. Also, and these images are just incredible, it's A Tour Of The Gusman Olympia Theater. Also, and this really puts things into perspective, it's Here, feel insignificant for a while....

From Frank Regan, and these are very funny, it's 23 Photos Taken at Just the Right Moment.

From Griffin Cheng, and these images are spectacular, it's How a Photographer Created Images of Fireworks Unlike Any You've Ever Seen. Also, and this is amazing, it's IBM Scientists Distinguish Individual Molecular Bonds.

From Chris Pencis, and this is spectacular, it's Pi In The Sky.

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