Weekend Links: Mind Controlled Robot Arms

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This is truly amazing - from my friend Paul, see how the flashed face distortion effect makes ordinary portraits look hideous. I didn't believe it, but if you shift your eyes around you can see the images are not manipulated.
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Fascinating and inspiring: how one teacher turned sixth grade into an MMO (or for you non-nerds, a role playing game)
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I'm pretty positive I've posted this before, but it got such a strong response online this week I thought it was worth bringing out of the vault: Vintage ventriloquism portraits were incredibly unnerving. Good luck never sleeping again, by the way.
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The 6 Most Amazing Jellyfish in the Sea. And a reason I don't go in water that I can't see the bottom of!
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Forget kittens and puppies, owls can also be incredibly cute. Related/unrelated, "owl" was my first word - what was yours?
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Speaking of cute, here's an LOLcat video with deep psychological underpinnings … (well, sorta kinda. Also, how 'bout that cat!?)
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I don't know who volunteers to do things like that, but Lithuanian photographer Tadao Cern has found some willing participants to be photographed while being blown by extreme wind. Scary!
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Robot Revolution Update, Bionic Edition - Mind-controlled robot arms show promise: People with tetraplegia use their thoughts to control robotic aids.
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Infuriate your friends with the Old English Word of the Week (if you still have any after using Old English words in common parlance)
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A big thanks to everyone who sent in links this week - keep it up! Send all of your Flossy finds to FlossyLinks@gmail.com.

May 27, 2012 - 7:12am
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