Links for 6/3/15

Tech
Science
Linguistics, & Culture
History
Misc
Podcast Pick

Tech

1st Episode of The *New* Screen Savers

How I Turned Raspberry Pi 2 into an Audiophile Music Streamer by Patrick Norton

A great paper, in which radio astronomers reverse engineer a microwave oven based on 17 year old data.

Navy researchers make Bullet-resistant glass out of clay via Engadget

Liquid body armor could save you from a bullet – A Polish firm is the latest to concoct unassuming-looking fluids that harden on impact, making for lighter, more flexible protection on the battlefield and beyond.

Turn images into Commodore 64 pixel art

The 200-year brief history of people being worried about robot uprisings by Phil Edwards

No, MS-DOS games weren’t widescreen: Tips on correcting aspect ratio

Touch-Free Archaeology Reveals History With Lasers, Drones

Know How Episode 141…: Backlight mod for your Original Gameboy, accurately thrust test your quad copter motors & more

Nasty Dyre malware bests white hat sandboxes – Malware that detects when it’s inside a sandbox and hides itself… by checking the number of CPU cores

ShellCheck –  detects fragility, issues, and vulnerabilities in shell scripts/code.

Prime Minister of Singapore shares his C++ code for Sudoku solver – Post source to his facebook page, ask for bug report

May 7, 1952: The Integrated Circuit … What a Concept! – In 1952 – British radar engineer Geoffrey Dummer introduced the concept of the integrated circuit at the Symposium on Progress in Quality Electronic Components in Washington, D. C.

Science

First results from psychology’s largest reproducibility test – Crowd-sourced effort raises nuanced questions about what counts as replication.

What Should We Do in the Absence of Evidence? – by Mark Crislip

Water: the weirdest liquid on the planet – The more scientists examine H2O, the stranger it starts to seem. Water bends all the rules – but if it didn’t, ice would sink and firefighters’ hoses would be useless

Why the Rush to Declare the Anthropocene?

A is for “Anthropocene” – A historian’s take on a recent Nature article

A great paper, in which radio astronomers reverse engineer a microwave oven based on 17 year old data. – Identifying the source of perytons at the Parkes radio telescope [PDF]

The Psychology of Climate Change Communication – A free climate change communication guide for scientists, journalists, educators & others. [PDF]

Navy researchers make Bullet-resistant glass out of clay via Engadget

Liquid body armor could save you from a bullet – A Polish firm is the latest to concoct unassuming-looking fluids that harden on impact, making for lighter, more flexible protection on the battlefield and beyond.

From Evidence-Based Medicine to Marketing-Based Medicine – Dr Peter Parry

After Nearly Claiming His Life, Ebola Lurked in a Doctor’s Eye

Microplastics present pollution puzzle – Microplastics are awash  in the oceans. How are they affecting marine life?

The 19th century Scientist Who Told Congress He Could (Literally) Make It Rain

Mini Speed Demons – From mantis shrimp to trap-jaw ants -The trap-jaw ant’s mandible moves at 100 miles per hour.

PTSD: The Wound That Never Heals – Coming back to life after losing my first child. – by Leela Corman

Picture Book of Astronomy – written by Jerome S. Meyer, illustrated by Richard Floethe, 1945

Antibiotic-resistant typhoid spreading in silent epidemic, says study – Landmark genetic study of typhoid has revealed a multidrug-resistant strain sweeping across Asia and Africa, killing 200,000 people a year

Linguistics & Culture

Touva : le petit Tibet – Tuva: The little Tibet [FR]

Talk the Talk: Modern Australian  Usage (Featuring Nicholas Usage –  Interview w editor Nicholas Hudson, author of ‘Modern Australian Usage’. — Talk the Talk is a weekly exploration of the science of language with Daniel Midgley, Ben Ainslie, and Em Burrows on RTRFM 92.1.

Ferdinand Mount  top 10 books about the British in India – Guardian

Making sense of colonialism in NZ – Racial Crossings by Damon Salesa

Making Easy and Delicious Whipped Syllabubs – [ Video – Youtube]

History

The 19th century Scientist Who Told Congress He Could (Literally) Make It Rain

Touch-Free Archaeology Reveals History With Lasers, Drones

The 200-year brief history of people being worried about robot uprisings by Phil Edwards

Picture Book of Astronomy – written by Jerome S. Meyer, illustrated by Richard Floethe, 1945

How a gingerbread biscuit took William Gladstone in the 1892 election by Esther Webber [BBC]

Returning the Spoils of  World War II, Taken by Americans – Nazis weren’t the only ones to plunder European art during World War II, writes Tom Mashberg – Americans did it too. [NYT]

Ferdinand Mount  top 10 books about the British in India – [Guardian]

Making Easy and Delicious Whipped Syllabubs – [ Video – Youtube]

Sketchbook of Stephan Schriber, 1494. Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

Persian language, literature and culture studies – [Book]

What’s in a Vodka? Juniper Berry Vodkas and the History of Distilling in Early Modern Russia

A is for “Anthropocene” – A historian’s take on a recent Nature article

Why the Rush to Declare the Anthropocene?

PTSD: The Wound That Never Heals – Coming back to life after losing my first child. – by Leela Corman

Physician’s letters reveal the health and diet secrets of the 1780s – and it is not pretty – People wrote to William Cullen from across the globe for advice and treatments

Misc

Turn images into Commodore 64 pixel art

Picture Book of Astronomy – written by Jerome S. Meyer, illustrated by Richard Floethe, 1945

PTSD: The Wound That Never Heals – Coming back to life after losing my first child. – by Leela Corman

Ocean City by Wang Canazei

Podcast Pick for the Month

History of Alchemy