This blog is now rarely updated, but remains as an archive of bits and pieces I've collected from around the internet. To see what's caught my eye more recently, find me on twitter.

Wednesday 2 November 2011

#145; words, flying balls, dinosaurs

A dearth of recent posts is a sign of how busy I've been lately, but with a bit more free time comes a new post, and some morsels of interestingness and fascination for you.

First up, a clever little table reminding scientists what some of their terms mean to the public. Original paper here.

Microsoft have unveiled a little prophetic view into the future, showing the form they believe technology of the coming decades will take. I love this sort of video, although it makes me feel somewhat insecure about my feeble blackberry and iPad...


There's been a huge amount of excitement and pomp surrounding the news that there are now (or there will soon be) 7 billion people cluttering up the planet. One of the most interesting interpretations is from the Guardian's data blog. Click HERE for their nice interactive visualisation showing how the population is expected to grow in the coming years.


Next up a mesmerising visualisation of a bit of Bach. This gets even better when you check out the full website, which lets you play with the visualisation yourself. J.S. Bach - Cello Suite No. 1 - Prelude from Alexander Chen on Vimeo.


Now for a flying ball from Japan. This is incredibly alien-seeming (I assume it also represents a substantial achievement). ooohhh:


And finally a brilliant new Aardman short. Pythagasaurus. Watch it. 

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