Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday Links!

The lead this week is courtesy of Chris Meyer, who sent in a link to an astonishing about a photograph on the moon. Yes, that's "on" the moon, and it's truly a remarkable story.

From Brian Witte, two interesting links. The first is to a story about carnivorous robots. Also, a link to a story about "jugaad"--roughly translated as the Indian version of duct-tape engineering, or, more elegantly, "ingenuity in the face of adversity."

From Ben Rankin, a link to an article establishing that monkeys also sense the Uncanny Valley.

From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, it's Inside The Tube: Incredible Wave Photography. Also, and these pictures are incredible, it's Earth's Most Bizarre Landscapes.

From Chris Meyer, a link to video of one of the most remarkable creations of the eighteenth century: the Silver Swan automaton.

From Jonin, possibly the sickest hockey goal I've ever seen, and it was scored by a 9-year-old.

From Jeffery Gardiner, a link to some of the most amazing microscope photography I've ever seen.

From Sirius, an instant classic: Boobs disaster for Miss Plastic favourite. Also, a link to a story about the discovery of a magnetic equivalent to electricity, dubbed "Magnetricity." Next is a link to a story about Moore's Law and a future boundary: the speed at which quantum computations can be made.

From hippo, two interesting links. First, it's the ghost fleet of the recession. Also, and this is fantastically obscure, it's a map of known shipwrecks near Sable Island, Novia Scotia, since 1583 (this is an awesome map).

From J.R., a link to videos that display some of the remarkable qualities of magnetic ink.

From Chris Meadowcraft, a story about historical stool (yes, I love that term) and how it's helping in the research of noroviruses.

From Robert McMillon, one of the most insanely creative bits of art I've ever seen. I really can't describe it, and it's clearly NSFW, but you really need to see this: Videogioco.

From George Paci, a bizarre use of variance-based radio tomographic imaging: to "see" through walls by using "variations in radio waves as they travel to nodes in a wirelss network."

From David Gloier, a link to a very amusing article about the Large Hadron Collider proposing a theory that the Higgs-Boson particle is traveling back through time to prevent its own discovery.

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