Friday, July 03, 2015

Friday Links!

This is a staggering piece of data visualization: The Racial Dot Map: One Dot Per Person for the Entire U.S.

Next, from C. Lee, and this is incredibly sad: The Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes.

From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and man, this is special: Road to the Stars (1957). Here's a brief description from the YouTube page:
Road to the Stars (Russian: Дорога к звёздам) is a 1957 Soviet film directed by Pavel Klushantsev. It combines elements of science education films and speculative science fiction. The film was groundbreaking for its use of special effects to depict life in space.

The film was far ahead of its time in terms of cinematic special effects. In particular, it shows wheel-shaped space station eleven years before Kubrick's famous film 2001: A Space Odyssey.

From Steven Davis, and this is amazing: 142mph Serve - Racquet hits the ball 6000fps Super slow motion. Also, and this is stunning, it's Amazing wrist-worn kinetic sculptures: not your average wristwatches!

From Meg McReynolds, and this is both hilarious and true, it's The 2015 Running of the Interns. Also, and this is fascinating, it's The Norse God Family Tree.

From Sirius, and we all knew this was possible: Silent and Deadly: Fatal Farts Immobilize Prey.

From Kai, and Canada is also considering its development approach in hockey (for goalies, at least): Canada needs to rethink development to compete with top nations.

From Eric Higgins-Freese, and this seems like a worthy experiment: A Dutch city is giving money away to test the “basic income” theory.

This is a fascinating story, if you ever wondered what life on a submarine is like (seriously, who hasn't?): Confessions Of A U.S. Navy Submarine Officer.

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