Friday Links!Leading off this week, an absolutely mind-blowing story from Brian Witte: Forest discovery: Trees trade carbon among each other.
From Meg McReynolds, and how amazing is this? AFD uses robot to help save people stuck in fast moving water. Next, and this is an excellent read, it's Wear Patterns: How What’s Missing Can Help Us See Data Better. I swear I really just care about the wait: What really drives you crazy about waiting in line (it actually isn’t the wait at all).
From Wally, and this is a mesmerizing video: Ever Wondered Why A Rolex Was So Expensive? Watch This… This is excellent: Taste of a decade: 1880s restaurants. Next, and some of these are downright terrifying (although I do think "Chicken & Donut Skewer" is long overdue): Ballparks keep unleashing insane gut-busting food creations. This is very cool: How To Move Barrels.
From Steven Davis, and this is a touching tribute to a great, great talent: Bruce Springsteen's Tribute To Prince Is A Lesson In Public Mourning. Next, and this is will make you both angry and sad: Hillsborough disaster: deadly mistakes and lies that lasted decades. This is beautiful: Kung Fu Motion Visualization.
From C Lee, and this is fascinating: The leap second: Because our clocks are more accurate than the Earth.
From Roger Robar, and this is wonderful: I fly 747s for a living. Here are the amazing things I see every day.