Bytes of Science, Bits of Random
Some amazing and/or odd stuffs:
- Paris tries out virtual boarding attendants in their airport
- Massive iPhone case looks like an ear, freaks out everybody
- An interview with Benjamin Harff, who lovingly created a beautifully illustrated copy of (Tolkien’s) The Silmarillion
- A device called the Wacom Inkling arrives, transfers anything you draw on paper to your computer
- People take um, scans of cats in Can Scan
- Are you Norse? Handy flowchart of what to do in a crisis
- Space debris report convinces me that a time where the anime Planetes is reality is closer
- Amazingly epic treehouses
- Penguin presents a wonderful insight into the author Isobelle Carmody’s life in Penguin Presents: Isobelle Carmody
- The India-Pakistan border as seen from the International Space Station (making me somewhat sad; we shouldn’t be able to see borders from space)
- Gorgeous, natural and unedited photo of Saturn in eclipse
- It’s the Moon, but not as we know it: The Moon’s North Pole
- Bored? Why not turn your propane tank into a gigantic Lego head
- Cutest turtle you’ve ever seen, trying to eat a strawberry as big as it
- Cat’s gain ground with No Dogs!
- Legend of Zelda main theme played on the Marimba
- Common alcohols and cocktails put under the microscope produce beautiful images
- And a WTF moment: Matthew Perry and Jennifer Aniston present Windows 95. Ranks up there on the ‘should-be-funny-but-argh-wtf’ level nearly with the Star Wars Holiday special.
A couple of links closer to home (so, web-designy):
- Who’s up for a quick round of Client Bingo?
- Presenting the Killer Jellyfish of Graphic design favours
- And lastly a beautifully designed graph explaining how Developers, Designers and Project managers view one another.