Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Information Links

The 2008 Weblog AwardsThe 2008 Weblog Awards are now accepting nominations. Nominate your favorite blogs by posting a comment under the appropriate category. Nominations are also open for the 2008 edition of the Canadian Blog Awards.

Biomass & Thermal Power: 25 Cutting-Edge Designs. Science and technology are teaming up to make your jaw drop.

How we used to vote. Political shenanigans and dirty tricks are just business as usual.

The Lost Years & Last Days of David Foster Wallace. A long and fascinating read that might make you cry.

Blunders and Mistakes of Science and Engineering. I think three meshed gears make a wonderful symbol -of something that doesn't work.

Luddites and the Original Rage Against the Machine. The Industrial Revolution was bad news for a lot of people.

How Sir Ernest Shackleton saved the 27 men of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition in 1915-16. "The greatest leader that ever came on God's earth, bar none."

Electoral maps for every US presidential election. Note how the red and blue states have flip-flopped over the past hundred years.

20 Wonders of the Microscopic World. These photographs are the winners of the Nikon Small World Competition.

Black market real estate? Is that even possible? Yes, and it's the most efficient way to buy land in Bangalore, India.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.