Monday, August 13, 2012

Link Round-Up: August 13, 2012

This full-resolution self-portrait shows the deck of NASA’s Curiosity rover from the rover’s Navigation cameras.

Amazing Perseid Meteor Shower Photos of 2012

The Internet Archive is now offering over 1,000,000 torrents including live music concerts, the Prelinger movie collection, the librivox audio book collection, feature films, old time radio, lots and lots of books, and all new uploads from our patrons into Community collections (with more to follow). There are a few real gems buried in there, including House on Haunted Hill and Night of the Living Dead.

Life on the Internet: This is a strangely beautiful piece on what it’s like to live life “on” the internet.

Peanuts, Blackjack and Pee: Strangest Space Mission Superstitions

WIRED has been running a fascinating series: Olympic Physics: Can Runners Benefit From Drafting?, Scoring the Decathlon, New [Swimming] Platform Is No Chip Off The Old Block, Air Density And Bob Beamon's Crazy-Awesome Long Jump, How The Hammer Throw Is Like A Particle Accelerator and is also Exciting and Artisitc

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