Weekend Links: Visualizing the Invisible

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A very long but essential read by the fantastic Atul Gawande for the New Yorker: Can Hospital Chains Improve the Medical Industry? (You'll actually learn a lot about the Cheesecake Factory, too. Bonus!)
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From the Annals of Too Much Time: This isn't just for "Game of Thrones" fans, but it may make slightly more sense if you are -- a cat performs the "Game of Thrones" theme, and it is glorious.
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Necessity is the mother of invention: How one journalist invented the ballpoint pen, a design that persists to this day (and his name may look familiar ...)
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Are you familiar with Buzzfeed? And Lil Bub? The marriage of the two is beautiful indeed - it's Bubfeed!
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For someone who really needs a visualization to understand things, these simple animations to explain complex principles are essential. This just changed my world!
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Related: a gallery on how to visualize the invisible. In this case, turbulence.
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While the Mars rover Curiosity takes pictures and collects rocks, go back to where it all began - the all-important descent and landing!
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"The Kaibo Zonshinzu anatomy scrolls, painted in 1819 by Kyoto-area physician Yasukazu Minagaki, consist of beautifully realistic, if not gruesome*, depictions of scientific human dissection." Weird but I like it. (* - keep in mind!)
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A big thanks to everyone who sent in links this week -- keep it up! And remember to send your Flossy finds to FlossyLinks@gmail.com

August 26, 2012 - 7:13am
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