Best of the Blogs Monthly – Feb 2016

By on 1 March, 2016

best of the blogs

Very popular around the web this month was the interactive map of the geology of the Grand Canyon, as shared by Maps Mania. Who knew rocks could be so beautiful?



“You might find this part nauseates you”- that’s the warning they have to give you during this super fast paced Drone Racing League video (Facebook, via Quartz) the next big spectator sport, supposedly. But is this really shown in real time?


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).



Whether you believe in psychic powers or not, Atlas Obscura’s account of  ‘automatic writing’ for archaeological exploration makes for a fascinating read.


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