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Link Latte 186




#186 - Week of August 17, 2012

SF Writers Predict the 2012 Future, from 1987 - [fascinating!]
The Great Moon Hoax, more - [vintage, info]
A remake of the first website ever made - [web history]
When Forgeries Are Worth More Than the Originals - [cool info]
iTypewriter: Finally Enjoying Typing! - [cool project]
Adam Niklewicz: Extreme Sculptures Based on Food - [wow art]
Europeans Finally Own More Cars Than Americans - [info]
China's ghost towns and phantom malls - [cool article, pics]
Stefan Sous: Extraordinary Installations - [wow art]
Sky Garden House & Tagga House - [note: basement pools]
General Motors Streetcar Conspiracy - [wow info]
The Future of Batteries: 20 years on one charge! - [science]
Collect Ferrari Models in... LEGO - [geek art]
Dyson Tree: A Mind-Boggling Possibility- [wow space]
Superhard Diamond-Denting Material Created - [wow science]
This Man Lived Inside US Embassy in Hungary for 15 years - [wow info]
Russia's Massive Leaning Sculpture - [hope they fix it]
Life-Support From Animals: Can It Be Done? - [weird idea]
Earth-like Saturn Moon Has Liquid Oceans - [wow space]
Coolest Google Search Easter Eggs - [web]
Sponge-Bob-Square-Pants! - [and other weird Russian videos, some gross]
Perhaps the most infuriating car in the world - [fun video]
Femtosecond Ultra-highspeed Photography Developed - [wow video]
This dog does something extreme... and stupid - [wow video]
Real Dedication: Chinese Reporter Secured by a Rope - [wow video]
Supercute: Nellie the Sea Otter Stacks Cups - [fun video]
Get All Three Points of View! - [fun video ad]
Ice Fishing, Like a Boss - [fun video]
"We're NASA, and We Know It!" (re: Curiosity) - [cool music video]
Key Moments in History of the Cell Phone - [vintage tech]

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Anonymous Max said...

A short caveat: the "battery of the future" is not actually rechargeable (not electrically anyway, since it harnesses the radioactive decay of its contents), produces a tiny amount of power (perhaps enough to power your digital wristwatch...) and belongs to a class of devices with a long and distinguished history of use mostly in satellites and such space tech where longevity is key, power is not.

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