Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday Links!

From the Edwin Garcia Links Machine, a link to the first 3d image of atomic bonds. An incredible image, and so are the details.

From David Gloier, a link to a fascinating story about the "new" kilogram.

From Hennie, a link to a stunning slideshow of the weird, beautiful metros of the Soviet Union. Trust me, you want to see you want to see these images.

From Syndi Riley, a link to something I never thought would exist: hyperbolic planes in crochet. Math meets yarn.

From Ben Younkins, it's a fountain--that pumps mercury.

From Sirius, a link to a story about the landing path--of a pterodactyl. Also, the discovery of an extensive network of caves beneath the pyramids of Giza. Also, captured on video for the first time--lightning that shoots upwards from storm clouds. One more, and it's a word you don't hear every day: gynandromorph.

From Yacine Salmi, a link to an amazing video of Ishikawa Komuro Lab's high-speed robot hand. If you want to see the future of robots, took a look.

From Shane Courtrille, a link to 8-bit Trip, which combines an 8-bit soundtrack with some absolutely incredible Lego animation.

From Skip Key, a link to What's On Earth Tonight?, a map of what extraterrestials are currently watching if they're monitoring our television broadcasts--a very funny and clever idea.

From Deadspin (daily required reading),it's The Confessions Of An NBA Scorekeeper, and it's a great read.

From Jesse Leimkuehler, a link to an article about a newly-discovered star that may be very near its death.

From Dan Quock, it's a link to a performance by an a capella jazz choir from Slovenia called "Perpetuum Jazzile." They're performing Toto's "Africa" (my brain is about to explode from wacky in combination), but what's really cool is how the entire choir simulates an African thunderstorm with their hands.

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