Friday, December 28, 2007

Friday Links: Holiday Edition

A little lean this week, but most of you guys are on vacation. I'm going to Shreveport, which is something else entirely.

From Cliff Eyler, a link to a post about a visit to a Scottish nuclear reactor at Torness by science fiction author Charlie Stross. It has a ton of interesting details.

Here's a remarkable video about the Aptera's Electric Typ-1, a futuristic electric car with a range of 120 miles. It's an amazing piece of engineering, it's only going to cost $30,000, AND it looks like something George Jetson would drive. Win win win.

Sacha Baron Cohen, one of the five funniest men on Earth, gave an interview to the Telegraph and it's an excellent read.

From the New York Times, a story about the Aurora, judged by many automobile historians to be the ugliest car ever made. It was designed and built by a priest, incredibly enough, and the story is a very good read.

From Sirius, a link to microscope art, and some of the images are amazing.

A second link from Sirius, this to a BBC story that giraffes may actually be represented by six different species, not one.

From Edwin, a link to a musical composition called Hip Hip Violin And DJ. And it's really, really good.

Here's a remarkable map of nighttime illumination on the Korean peninsula. Believe me, the contrast between North and South Korea is stunning.

Finally, from Jesse Leimkuehler, a story with links to some of the coolest webcams in the world. How cool? Let's see--African Safari, Mt. Everest, the Pyramids of Giza, Vladivostok, the Panama Canal, Pike's Peak, Prague, and a slew of others.

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