Friday, April 06, 2012

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, one of the funniest and most clever videos I've seen in a long time: Masters as mini-golf.

Next, from Michael O'Reilly, an absolutely riveting account of a community that remembered the past and survived: Japan's 1,000-year-old warning.

From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and this sounds like a brilliant documentary: Jiro Dreams Of Sushi Official Trailer.

From Connell Smith, and these are entirely wonderful: "What if..." Movies reimagined for another time & place....

From Steven Davis, and this is a wonderful use of technology: Superbright LEDS Save Lives Supercheap. Also, and this is fascinating, it's How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries. One more, and it's a fantastic idea: "Design for Hack" in Medicine.

From Derek Krause, and this is amazing: Sand Flea Jumping Robot .

From Brandon Reis, and this is both freaky and cool: Titanoboa.

From Jeremy Fischer, and this is a remarkable bit of research: Bacteria converts carbon dioxide into liquid fuel. Also, and this will make some of you positively giddy, it's Lego Battlestar Valkyrie.

From Griffin Cheng, and this is remarkable: A Blind Man Is Driving This Car.

From Frank Regan, and hopefully you'll never be here: Raw Video: Tornado Hits School Bus.

From Sirius, and these are entirely beautiful: Serrated teeth of the crabeater seal. Next, more beauty: Bioluminescent firefly squid.

From Jonathan Arnold, and this is fascinating: Everest Climbing Gear—Then and Now.

From Chris Pencis, and here's the results of an annual poll by The Consumerist: EA Is Your Worst Company In America For 2012. I bust EA's balls all the time, but they deserve credit for this: EA Responds To Hate Campaign From Homophobes.

Finishing up this week, from Juan Font, and this is a must-read: The longest anyone can bear Earth's quietest place is 45 minutes.

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