Links of The Day:
August 20th, 2012
- The “Western” Godfather: Great interview with Kurt Russell about his role in Tombstone.
- Scientists discover new cave spider species… with claws!: Meet the Trogloraptor, a new family, genus and species in the world of spiders. It’s amazing how it’s been around for so long and hadn’t been discovered before now; makes you wonder what else is out there that we don’t know about yet.
- The Emotions of the Olympics, in real-time: cool visualization of sentiment analysis during the Olympics.
- The 50 Best Images of the London 2012 Olympic Games: Awesome photos.
- Out of Step: “Female gymnasts used to be fantastic dancers. How did the floor exercise get so graceless?”
- Disney develops “face cloning” technique for animatronics: Cool post about how Disney is researching techniques to combine 3D digital scanning and silicone skins to give animatronic robots more realistic facial expressions.
- 6 Terrible Decisions That Gave Us Great Movie Moments: Wow, I knew about the Star Wars one, but not about the other movies.
- Uncharted Teaser Poster: Photoshopped, but I’d so love to see Nathan Fillion in this role!
- Let’s Take A Closer Look At Marvel’s New ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’: I haven’t read any of the comics, so it was interesting to read about the different characters we can expect in this new Marvel movie.
- Why, Yes, Websites Can Be Turned Into Lovely Dresses: I want a YouTube or Google dress!
- Why are Americans so…?: Great visualization of the answers that Google Autocomplete suggest when typing in “Why is [state] so…”
- Vintage objects make for a stunning steampunk NYC home: Love the parachute ceiling in the bedroom.