Leading off this week, from Jonathan Arnold, and this is a fascinating article: Tide detergent: Works on tough stains. Can now also be traded for crack..
From Eric Higgins-Freese, and this is quite illuminating: the solar system in perspective.
From John DiMino, and this is quite spectacular: The Art and Craftmanship of Zeamon.
Rob sent in a very poignant link to a blog written by Peter David (an incredibly prolific author and screenwriter), who had a stroke on December 30. His wife Caroline is updating the blog, and it is both moving and difficult to read: Peter David.
From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, two remarkable videos of the process of making two remarkable weapons: Forging a Kabab Barg Knife , and The Serpent in the Sword. Also, and this is a fantastic resource, it's the free online encyclopedia of Washington State history. One more, and this is a tremendous read: My Father's "Eviscerated" Work - Son Of Hobbit Scribe J.R.R. Tolkien Finally Speaks Out.
From David Gloier, and you have to see this to believe it, it's Compressorhead Ace of Spades.
From Meg McReynolds, and these are quite striking: Movie Scenes of the Past in Real Life New York.
From Brian Witte, and the details in this article are relatively mind-blowing: NASA Starts Work on Real Life Star Trek Warp Drive.
From Sirius, and this is a hands-on look: The Oculus VR Rift, Virtual Reality's Greatest Hope.
From Chris M., and this is a long but interesting read, it's The Fox NFL broadcast factory.
From Kwadwo Burgee, and this is just insane: snow and ice make China's Mount Hua pilgrimage especially dangerous.