Links for 7/5/15

Tech
Science
Linguistics, & Culture
History
Misc
Podcast Pick

Tech

Pleurobot Mimics a Salamander, Allowing It to Easily Move From Land to Water

Two diagrams from Andrew Witt’s “Machine Epistemology in Architecture” [PDF]

Computational Aesthetics Algorithm Spots Beauty That Humans Overlook

Git the simple Guide

Alvy Ray Smith’s Computer Graphics Memos : An insight into computer graphics theory

Racing The Beam: The history and technical challenges of programming for the Atari 2600 video game console

LCD Update: Quantum Dot Color The use of phosphor-enhanced LEDs, quantum dots, and optimized color filters have helped improve LCD color quality

ARSC Guide to Audio Preservation – [PDF]

Birth of a Theorem – with Cédric Villani [Youtube Video]

May 21, 1952 – IBM Announced the Model 701  – the first computer designed for scientific calculation. The 701 used electrostatic storage tube memory and kept information on magnetic tape. It sold much better than expected with 19 governments and large companies snapping them up.

Science

Pleurobot Mimics a Salamander, Allowing It to Easily Move From Land to Water

Cool Jobs: Big future for super small science

Birth of a Theorem – with Cédric Villani [Youtube Video]

Naked mole rats reveal why they are immune to cancer

Free Text books available for “Network Science”

I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here’s How : A good lesson in stats

The Astronauts who go spelunking – If you want to experience deep space. Just head underground

Image of the Week: Killer T Cells Caught on Camera

LCD Update: Quantum Dot Color The use of phosphor-enhanced LEDs, quantum dots, and optimized color filters have helped improve LCD color quality

Plankton: Wonders of the Drifting World

Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn’t  It boils down to bacteria, aesthetics and how much energy you’re willing to use

The sound of Climate Change – climate change data to life in a string quartet composition

A visit to the alien architecture of Crystalline Bismuth. Chemical & Engineering

Linguistics & Culture

To Address Poverty, We Need Address

President Barack Obama Interview: As Tony Zhou correctly puts it’s “1)  Surreal 2) Super chill 3) Amazingly insightful – [Podcast]

Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn’t

Read Russia : Columbia University Press to Publish New Translations of Russian Literature

How the West was built : Chinese Railroad Workers project seeks stories of Chinese workers

Free PDFs from IEAS (Institute of East Asian Studies) titles no longer being printed (Published.mainly in 70s 80s and 90s)

History

Two diagrams from Andrew Witt’s “Machine Epistemology in Architecture” [PDF]

Few remember the German Navy’s only attack on Canada during the First World War

Sydney vs Emden AUS first victory at sea: A narrative

The Empathetic Camera: Frank Norris and the Invention of Film Editing.

Alvy Ray Smith’s Computer Graphics Memos : An insight into computer graphics theory

Python resources for historians and humanists – Learning Python with the Programming Historian

Racing The Beam: The history and technical challenges of programming for the Atari 2600 video game console

Read Russia : Columbia University Press to Publish New Translations of Russian Literature

How the West was built : Chinese Railroad Workers project seeks stories of Chinese workers

Free PDFs from IEAS (Institute of East Asian Studies) titles no longer being printed (Published.mainly in 70s 80s and 90s)

May 21, 1952 – IBM Announced the Model 701  – the first computer designed for scientific calculation. The 701 used electrostatic storage tube memory and kept information on magnetic tape. It sold much better than expected with 19 governments and large companies snapping them up.

Misc

Off Life: Read FREE short comics. – In my opinion start with issue #1. I’m currently half-way through the issues, and that half many of the shorts can put off many.

Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn’t

President Barack Obama Interview: As Tony Zhou correctly puts it’s “1)  Surreal 2) Super chill 3) Amazingly insightful – [Podcast]

Podcast

Interview with President Barack Obama: As Tony Zhou correctly puts it’s “1)  Surreal 2) Super chill 3) Amazingly insightful

In my opinion come in here ignoring the news headlines that were released about this. If you also saw the constant barrage of the same headlines, just put it aside.  The headlines were definitely way overly exaggerated in my opinion.