- A huge assortment of worldbuilding links over at SpecFicWorld. Everything from websites to books.
- Universe Today has a great article about new research into that 1996 meteorite from Mars that shows that life may have started there during a cooling period of fluids, and another event from carbonate materials when the meteorite was chucked off of Mars to begin with.
- YouTube video of Isaac Asimov talking about the changes in SF after 1949.
- YouTube video of an H. P. Lovecraft newsreel.
- YouTube video of an interview with Frank Herbert on TV.
- YouTube video of a rare Philip K. Dick interview.
- Writing languages and systems of the world. Lots of stuff here that might help some of you in creating your own languages.
- Uncle Zip's Window talks about worldbuilding. Yes, I have a lot of these links. They just pop up everywhere.
- Ten big myths about copyright revealed. Yup, you need this at some point I think.
- Apparently they are shutting down FUSE, a satellite used to search for planets and other such goodies out in space. It has outlived its three-year expected use and managed a total of eight. The thing that irritates me about this is that it's just going to be shut down and in in several decades its orbit will decay and it'll burn up in the atmosphere. Why can't we make use of it for other purposes though? Right now it's being used by a university. So, couldn't we hand it off to another university, or to a collection of universities that would be willing to pay the upkeep? Just a waste of money to me.
- The Scots apparently have developed a robotic arm that is stronger than the real thing. It sounds cool, but I wonder if we're one day going to have little contests where humans try to beat robots in strength contests...sort of like those guys who race monkeys to the tops of trees.
- And I'll leave you with this amazing image from NASA. Beautiful.
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Tuesday, January 08, 2008
And here is the last of them. Expect quite a lot more standard blogging from me for the next few months. I'm tired of putting links on here. It takes a long time. Enjoy!