Each Friday we’ll post a collection of links for you to check out over the weekend — posts from around the web that didn’t quite make the cut for the week. Not saying these aren’t cool, by any means — they’re just older or not as exciting as the links we decided to post.
- Most Beautiful National Parks Seen From Space (Wired Science)
- Zoologists Capture Elephant’s ‘Eureka!’ Moment (Wired Science)
- Modified ecstasy ‘attacks blood cancers’ (BBC)
- Plans for a Russian Space Hotel to launch by 2016 (The Next Web)
- Scientist Develop Water-Cleaning, Sewage-Powered Fuel Cell (Geekosystem)
- A Strange New Quantum State of Matter: Spin Liquids (io9)
- IBM, DARPA, and university researchers create basic design for computer chip that works like the brain (SlashGear)
- These butterflies are “the Transformers of the insect world” — and the answer to an evolutionary mystery (io9)
- Outfitting the Next Mars Rover (Wired)
- The Secret Language Code – the hidden meaning of pronouns (Scientific American)
- October Sky Talk posted: A Meteor Shower & Two Planets (Edmund blog)
- 4th Annual Kids’ Science Challenge kicks off (Edmund blog)
- Chemistry Cat Caption Contest Winners announced! (Edmund blog)
- The Space Age turned 54 years old on Tuesday, with the anniversary of the Sputnik 1 launch in 1957. (Wikipedia)
- Accelerating Expansion of Universe Discovery Wins 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics (Universe Today)
- An amazing video of the Aurora Borealis in Finnish Lapland (Vimeo)
- Video: The Feynman Series (Part Two, Part Three) – this video series hopes to promote scientific education and scientific literacy in the general population.
- We honored Steve Jobs with an unaired video of him narrating an early Apple commercial, entitled “The Crazy Ones”
Have a great weekend!