Friday, October 19, 2012

Friday Links!

From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and if you thought you knew everything about the Cuban Missile crisis, you were incorrect: Secret nukes: the untold story of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Also, and this is just fantastic, it's How Much Does a Shadow Weigh?

From Sirius, and these are wonderful: 19th Century French Artists Predicted The World Of The Future In This Series Of Postcards.

From Steven Davis, and this is a fascinating article about the evolution of football: The Total Package: How modern offenses are rethinking the most fundamental elements of football "plays".

So when I mentioned that no one had envisioned 3-D printing in science fiction (in a manner similar to how it is emerging), I was incorrect. Loyd Case was the first of several people to send me a link to Rule 34, which apparently envisions it quite well.

From Yacine Salmi, and this is amazing: LEGO Bat Cave.

From Dave Tyrrell (Dave, I spelled it right!), and this is a mind-warping possibility: Cosmic rays offer clue our universe could be a computer simulation.

Matt Sake's excellent Culture Clash column has a new installment, and this month, it's World of Wonkcraft.

From Meg McReynolds, and these images are nothing short of fantastic! Take a look: This Picture is Worth 1,000 Pictures.

From Aaron Ward, and this is a remarkable eighth grader: This 14-Year-Old Kid Is a Lego Genius.
From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and this is an incredible story about a life-or-death moment in the first World War: When The Drip Gun Saved The Day.

From David Gloier, and this is quite fantastic: Felix Baumgartner’s Red Bull Stratos Jump Recreated Using LEGO.

This is mind-blowing: Cardboard bicycle 'close to mass production': tough, green and just $20.

Here's something you need to hear (and there's a fascinating story about how elephants communicate as a bonus): Eavesdropping on Elephants.

Jonathan Arnold sent in a link to an absolutely amazing interactive documentary about the Cuban missile crisis (a nice companion to the previous link in today's list): Clouds Over Cuba.

From Frank Regan, and this is quite a find: Planet with four suns discovered by volunteers.

From Chuck B, and this is an intriguing piece of design: The Bicymple Disrupts The Traditional Bike Design And I Like It.

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