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Links for Wednesday, June 13, 2007

  • Sun: Project Wonderland – “Project Wonderland is a 3D scene manager for creating collaborative virtual worlds. Within those worlds, users can communicate with high-fidelity, immersive audio and can share live applications such as web browsers, OpenOffice documents, and games.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day: Dust Sculptures in the Rosetta Nebularosette_torregrosa.jpgNoted for the common beauty of its overall shape, parts of the Rosette Nebula, also known as NGC 2244, show beauty even when viewed up close. Visible above are globules of dark dust and gas that are slowly being eroded away by the energetic light and winds by nearby massive stars.
  • Ars Technica: A Field Trip Through The Creation Museum – “As you walk through the museum, the contorted reasoning to explain the formation of the Grand Canyon in hours or the rapid creation of thousands of breeds of dogs in a matter of weeks is augmented by what can only be described as a house of horrors about the dangers of abortion and drugs and the devil’s music.
  • David Berkowitz: Second Life Optimization – “All of this sounds pretty strange, with teleporting, customizing avatars’ sneakers, virtual lap dances, and all the rest. Yet as with so much of emerging media, I’ve learned to stop questioning why people use it and to start embracing what can be done with it. It might not make any sense, but it’s a new frontier of search.