Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday Links!

DQ reader Mike Rozak's friend Derek DelGaudio is a phenomenal card magician, and by "phenomenal" I mean "this video will blow your mind." So watch it.

From Steffen Vulpius, a follow-up on the cold fusion "breakthrough" claim of a few months ago: What to make of Andrea Rossi's apparent cold fusion success.

From DQ Legal Advisor Lee Rawles, and if you're a Star Wars fan, it's your lucky day: photos taken from the sandy set of "Return Of The Jedi".

There are a series of excellent links from Griffin Cheng. First, this is incredible, it's Watch this 230-ton Airbus A330 Stopping In Midair for a Few Seconds. Next, and this is very cool, it's From Poor to Rich to Richest: What Biking Through New York City in 5 Minutes Looks Like. One more, and it's Spectacular rainbow volcano on Mars.

From Jeff Pinard, and this video is quite spectacular: Nanotechnology Mirage Effect.

From Sean Redlitz, and while I might not agree with this article, it's a thoughtful read: A Brief Rant on the Future of Interactive Design.

From Jeremy Fisher, and this is both clever and cute: Angry Birds Seasons Ham'O'Ween.

From Frank Regan, and this is stunning (as well as the most submitted link, by far, this week): Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS. Also, an image that explains the phenomenon known as Troxler's Fading.

From Robb, and it's related to the book about memory I mentioned last week: Woman With Perfect Memory Baffles Scientists.

From Steve Davis, and this video will astonish you: Live demo of the Japanese archer automaton. Absolutely incredible. Also from Steve, it's Self-Assembling Objects – at Home. One more, and it's one of the coolest Kickstarter projects I've ever seen: The Lightning Foundry ("Two 10-story Tesla Coil towers will fill an area the size of a football field with lightning-like discharges hundreds of feet in length"). Holy crap.

From Phil Honeywell, and if you ever wanted to see the excitement of a Washington State football game via tilt-shift photography, then you're golden: WSU Seattle Tilt Shift Football Game .

From Steven Kreuch, a site full of personal and interesting videos: Everynone. Also, a wonderful story about the pilot who dropped candy from his plane into West Berlin in 1948: The Candy Bomber.

From Jaby Jacob, and its technology I don't think I've ever seen before: 360 video.

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