Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday Links!

Leading off, from Brian Witte, this is a long and utterly fascinating read about another facet of Alan Turing's genius that has long gone unrecognized: The Powerful Equations That Explain the Patterns We See in Nature.

Also from Brian, and this is really something, it's Oldest College Football Footage (1903). One more, and it's terrific: Derinkuyu & The Underground Cities of Cappadocia

This is a fascinating and wonderful article: Everything You Need to Escape from Alcatraz.

From Wallace, and this is quite the PR stunt: I Drank a Cup of Hot Coffee That Was Overnighted Across the Country. Also, and this is utterly fascinating, it's Inventories of war: soldiers' kit from 1066 to 2014.

From The Edwin Garcia Links machine, and this is tremendously poignant: Homeless Fonts.

From C. Lee, and prepare to feel ancient: Kids React To Typewriters. Also, and this is terrific, it's The never-ending conundrums of classical physics. Yeah, this one is interesting, but depressing: German gun designer’s quest for a smarter weapon infuriates U.S. gun rights advocates.  One more, and it's about one of my very favorite authors: Chasing Haruki Murakami.

From Matthew Teets, and this is hilarious: How is this an issue? Just ask ten f-ing interview questions.

From Eric Higgins-Freese, and this is both a good explanation and an extreme bit of annoyance: Can Atoms Ever Touch?

From Marc Klein, and this is fascinating: Why Great Ideas Always Come In the Shower (and How to Harness Them).

From Aaron Ward, and this is just incredible: Watch this robot build itself using origami.

From Connell Smith, and this is incredible: Scientists reconstruct speech through soundproof glass by watching a bag of potato chips.

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