Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, from Chris Miller, and this is simply staggering: water vapor becomes a touch screen.

From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and this is spectacular, it's HD Footage of the Lunar Rover on the Moon (Video). Also, and these are beautiful images, it's The Long Abandoned City Hall Subway Station in New York. Next, and this is very provocative, it's Will Space Travel Save Us All? | Idea Channel | PBS. One more, and this is insane: Loaded Revolutionary War-Era Cannon Found In Central Park.

From Frank Regan, and this is completely fascinating: Yes, lead poisoning could really be a cause of violent crime. Here's one more that goes into much more depth: America's Real Criminal Element: Lead.

From Michael H., and this is a follow-up from last week: CES 2013: Hands-On with the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset.

From Steven Davis, and this is fantastic: Magnificent silver swan automaton by John-Joseph Merlin. Also, and these women all kicked ass, it's 40 Years Ago, Six Women Changed Racing Forever.

From Jonathan Arnold, and this is a strange and interesting story about Richard Marx, believe it or not: Right Here Waiting. Also, and this is an interesting look at paper currency in the United States, circa 1930: Cashed Out.

From Eric Higgins-Freese, and this is a very cool way to think about time: One year ago, we discovered Neptune.

From Marc Klein, and this is an excellent read: Exclusive interview: Valve's Gabe Newell on Steam Box, biometrics, and the future of gaming.

From Sirius, and this is a wonderful image: Children in a museum of modern art.

From Griffin Cheng, and this is both delicate and stunning: A Moth Inside Its Cocoon. Also, and these are tremendous: Winners of the National Geographic 2012 Photo Contest (Nature category).

From Matthew Teets, and I bet you remember this guy: Where the Hell is Matt?

This is from Mark K., and it's probably the single best penalty shot I've ever seen: Jori Lehtera scores audacious ice hockey penalty shot. ..

This story is a shame, but they're apparently going to make another attempt: Researchers end quest to drill through 3km of ice after fuel runs low.

Ending the week, from David Byron, and these are two fascinating links about cheating in chess: Chess: A Quandary for the Game in a High-Tech Era, and The Crown Game Affair: What Constitutes Evidence of Cheating?

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