Monday, March 19, 2007

Monday Links

For your reading pleasure.

From Franklin Brown, a link to an article over at Wired about the Pentagon's "human enhancement project." Very interesting reading, and you can find it here.

From Andrew Borelli, a link to Arcade History, a comprehensive database of all known coin-operated arcade games and machines (over 11,000). Find it here.

From Future Nobel Prize Winner Brian Pilnick, a link to information about the Pororoca. From his e-mail:
Twice a year, between the months of February and March, the Atlantic Ocean waters roll up the Amazon river, in Brazil, generating the longest wave on the Earth. The phenomenon, known as the Pororoca, is caused by the tides of the Atlantic Ocean wich meet the mouth of the river. This tidal bore generates waves up to 12 feet high which can last for over half an hour.

Some people surf it, believe it or not, and you can can find information and a video here.

Michael sent me a link to a remarkable video of a robotic, swimming snake. That may not sound like much, but the video is pretty amazing. See it here.

John D'Angelo sent me a link to NASA's stereo satellite project. Here's his description:
NASA launched two identical satellites: one to orbit in front of the earth, and one behind. The idea is that they will be able to generate 3-d images of the sun and the coronal mass ejections, and they work similar to the ways our eyes work, using the distance between them to create depth and perspective.

Here's a link to some beautiful images:
NASA stereo.

John also included a link to images from SOHO, another NASA probe.

Jessie Leimkuehler sent in a link to "Twenty Great Rocket Launches," a series of spectacular images that you can see here.

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