Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Link Round-Up: September 9, 2015

Create, code, shine. Design a Fashion Week dress Made with Code

Earth View presents natural works of abstract art from satellite images of our planet, sized for desktop wallpaper, or as a random image for each new browser tab. 

The Economist rubs the sleep from its eyes and wakes into the twenty-first century.  What is this "code" people speak of?  Posted purely for the mockery value.

The Final Discworld Book Is Bittersweet For Many Reasons. "The latest Discworld book, The Shepherd’s Crown, doesn’t just have the task of wrapping up the story of Tiffany Aching, trainee witch. It’s also the very last Discworld book, since author Terry Pratchett sadly passed away earlier this year. The good news is, this is a solid ending to both stories." Although Pratchett friend and collaborator Neil Gaiman notes that the story is unfinished (major spoilers in that link!!). Tasha Robinson, writing at NPR, says the book shows us how to mourn Pratchett (spoilers), and Karin Kross at Tor also strikes an elegiac tone in her review. An excerpt is available at NPR, and the book was released in full last week.

Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams launches her very own YouTube channel

Hayao Miyazaki to Build Nature Sanctuary for Children on Remote Japanese Island

Jill Lepore revisits the legacy of Benjamin Franklin, who in his time was "the most accomplished and famous American who had ever lived."  A fantastic salute to my childhood hero, one of the greatest inventor who ever lived and maybe the world's first geek.

Ranking the scientific accuracy of Dr. Bunsen Honeydew.

Rubix cube solved in free fall!!

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