Friday, November 15, 2019

Friday Links!

Well, it's not just here, apparently (college admissions): Scandal of kids posing as researchers continues to grow in South Korea.

This is entirely interesting: Physics holds the secret to volleyball’s highly unpredictable “float serve”.

From C. Lee, and it's concerning: Researchers hack Siri, Alexa, and Google Home by shining lasers at them. This is fascinating: The secret to better beer could lie in cell signaling networks. A very interesting possibility: Sunlight-Tracking Polymer, Inspired by Sunflowers, Could Maximize Solar Power. A strong read: The Men Who Still Love "Fight Club". Even Harry Potter can't go home anymore: Harry Potter’s childhood home is now renting rooms on Airbnb. A bizarre story: The Irkutsk Babr.

From Joshua Buergel, and it's a terrific read: The new dot com bubble is here: it’s called online advertising.

From Wally, a bit of Jenga mastery: Expert. What a headline: Bird of the Year: Rare anti-social penguin wins New Zealand poll. This is amazing: "Unsinkable metal" stays afloat even with holes punched in it. This is a very cool idea: November 1, 1964.

From Eric Higgins-Freese, and it's a terrific read: "Removing the water": physically-accurate color correction algorithm for underwater photography. And a video: This researcher created an algorithm that removes the water from underwater images.

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