Monday, January 02, 2012

Mind Sieve 1/2/12

Happy New Year!

From the guys who brought us Jedi Ninja comes Demon Hunter: Prologue. Some sweet moves in this one.

From the Piano Guys - Carol of the Bells (for 12 Cellos). What fun!

First Earth-sized Planets Spotted by Pallab Ghosh with BBC News. But too hot now for life. Bummer.

My Little Pony and Gundam stop motion crossover. lol. Love & Tolerate featured over at CruchyRoll.

From the NY Times Black Hole Forecast: A Cold Gas Cloud by Ritchie S King. What's actually most amusing about the article is the correction added on 12/29/11. Heh heh heh.

Preview for the upcoming Spartacus: Vengeance starting in late January 2012. Booyah!

From NASA - Celestial Bauble Intrigues Astronomers.

From Science Daily - Paint-on Solar Cells. This could be totally revolutionary. Sounds utterly awesome!

Top 10 Most Outrageous Opening Lines in Literature courtesy of Michael Conor Sullivan.

To Celebrate Edgar Alan Poe's 200th Birthday, the University of Virginia has an exhibition and digital compliment called From Out That Shadow.

10 Electric Cars Coming in 2012 by Patrick Connor. Looks like the movement is on!

Lego Troopers Calendar by Mike Stimpson. Some really cute pics in there!

From BBC News - Archaeologists Make Virtual Map of Neolithic Stonehenge. Seems you can download a program and take a virtual tour of the area as it would have been back in the day. A Bournemouth University and Google project.  Cool!

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Reports Discovery of Its First New Particle by Johnathan Amos and BBC News. Go Science!

Tons of info on Johannes Kepler over at NASA. Since it is his name being used for the search for habitable planets. Also, I've been stumbling over his name all week, especially since I'm reading the novel Galileo's Dream and Kepler was around the same time. Interesting stuff.

Volcanic Activity in the Red Sea is Creating a New Island from Earth Observatory. There's before and after pics with markings. Cool!

Authors: Don't Get Burned by Branding from Chuck (NSFW) Wendig. Tell it, Brother Beard!

Why Traditional Marketing Doesn't Sell Books from Kristen Lamb.

5 Common Writing Hazards from Kristen Lamb. Great list!

How To Force A Story To Evolve: 6 Revision Tips by Jamie Gold. Another great list!

Clearing The Air On - And In - Your First 100 Pages by Larry on Let the mental roller coaster begin! Heh heh.

Pardon Me, Passing Through: Describing Movement by Janice Hardy. More good stuff!

Okay, that's it for this week. See you next time!

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