Friday, March 22, 2013

Friday Links!

Leading off, from TEGLM (more links from him later), and this is important: Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project: how you can help save historic space data.

From Sirius, and this is stunning: Fossils show primitive birds had four wings. Also, and this is mind-blowing, it's Consider once again a "pale blue dot".

A load of interesting links from Michael M. this week: Google sends Street View car into Fukushima dead zoneInvisibility Cloaks May Shield Buildings From EarthquakesInvisibility Cloak Could Shield Ships, Oil Rigs From Rough Waves (two invisibility cloak links in one week--new record!), and 
6 Board Games That Ruined It for Everyone.

From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and this could be huge: The Graphene-Based Super Capacitor. Next, and this is very cool, it's Space Glider - FPV to Space and Back! This is stunning: The Stained Glass Mapparium. One more, and are seal pups ever not cute? Seal Pup Slip n' Slide (surfboard remote camera). One more, and Triggercut, you should check this out: I analyzed the chords to 1300 songs for patterns. This is what I found..

From Meg McReynolds, and this is entirely fantastic: Harry Stamps Obituary.

From Geoff Engelstein, and this new technology is changing how performance in the NBA is analyzed: Lights, Cameras, SportVU is changing basketball.

From C. Lee, and believe it or not, this is fascinating (and no wonder my handwriting sucks): Tips for improving your handwriting.

From Jesse Leimkuehler, and this is very cool: NASA Voyager 1 Encounters New Region in Deep Space. Also, and this is an amazing story, it's Hyeonseo Lee: My escape from North Korea.

From Steven Davis, and you have to see these paintings, because they're incredibly striking: Federico Uribe Paints with Reused Electrical Cables.

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