Friday, April 19, 2013

Friday Links!

Leading off, a slew of excellent links from Michael M. First, and this is spectacular, it's Exclusive: Inside the Lego Factory. Next, and this is very cool, it's Crossword Puzzle Maker. Next a science site--for kids--and it's terrific (here's an example): Stem cells: The secret to change. One more, and it's fascinating: While Pigs May Never Fly, Squids Sure Do!

From Sirius, and this is excellent: The True Shape of Snowflakes. Next, a most unusual fire that wasn't as unusual as it seemed: The Fortean Vodka. Next, and these are quite beautiful, it's Droplet Collisions at 5000fps - The Slow Mo Guys. Finally, and this is quite droll, it's How Fast Does the Grim Reaper Walk?.

From Brad Brasfield, and this is simply amazing: A general technique for automating NES games (seriously, you need to watch the video and listen to the explanation).

From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and this is lovely, it's Alchemy: A Beautiful Time-Lapse Video About the Ever-Changing Nature of Earth. Also, and this is the best story about art you'll read this month (at least): Black Gold: Thar's Oil in Them Thar Hills. Also, and this is a bizarre story, it's Weird 1972 Experiment In Marijuana Use.

From David, and these images are spectacular, it's Phenomenal Photos of Japan's Recent Volcano Eruption.

From Steven Davis, and this is a remarkable piece of technology: Touchscreen interface for seamless data transfer between the real and virtual world.

From C. Lee, and these are fascinating looks at the history referenced in BioShock InfiniteA BioShock Infinite Primer, plus A BioShock Infinite Primer: Pt. II.

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