Best of the Blogs 16 February 2016

By on 16 February, 2016

angler fish gps doodle

Drawing with GPS is no new invention, but every now and then someone pops up who is doing something too amazing to go without mention. Atlas Obscura featured Stephen Lund’s ‘GPS Doodles,’ featuring cycling routes with impressively detailed resemblance to the likes of Darth Vader, the statue of David and the above Angler fish.



Autodesk teamed up with KIDmob workshop to give six kids with missing upper-limbs the chance to completely re-imagine life by asking “What happens if we address a missing limb as a blank canvas rather than a disability?” With 3D printing technology, the kids designed their own Superhero Cyborgs prosthetic arms, including a detachable bow and arrow, an elbow-activated water gun and a five-nozzle glitter shooter (as shown in the4 above image from 3ders).



If this Valentine’s Day you were a sad and lonely geography nerd, try this collection of singles maps collated by Maps Mania. Maybe it’s time for a trip to Martinique, where there are 125 women for every 100 men. Or, if you are looking for a man, they are in surplus in China and Norway.



Sometimes a world map is not enough; what you need is a Word Map. As shown by Geolounge, the Word Map finds the origin, distribution and translation of almost any word across the world. Above is the Word Map of “Cheers”.



NASA this week released a series of stunning travel posters for our solar system so you can imagine “Ceres: Queen of the Asteroid Belt” and “the charm of gravity assists”. The posters are available in hi-res for straight from NASA.


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