Ooh pretty space pic! This one's of Messier 9, a cluster of stars near the center of the galaxy, and was taken by Hubble. See more at NASA. NASA and ESA
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Good stuff this week! There’s a baby elephant face-planting into a beach, there’s a 3-D printable set of connectors that’ll connect Lego to K’Nex (or any combination of childhood building toys), there’s a tray full of eyeballs, and, as always, pretty space pics. Enjoy your weekend!

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The Titanic, 100 Years Later

The April 2012 issue of National Geographic has a cover story with incredible photos of the sunken Titanic, a hundred years after the wreck. Only the newest imaging technology has made these pictures possible. See them over at Nat Geo.

Corpse Flower

Cornell University has themselves a prized plant–a corpse flower, otherwise known as _ Amorphophallus titanum_, a massive Sumatran plant that reeks of death. See more pictures (but no smell, unfortunately/fortunately) here.

Tinker Away

All-in-ones like Apple’s iMac are great for saving space, but they lose one defining characteristic and advantage of desktops: easy component swapping. HP’s newly announced Z1 aims to change that–it lets you pop the hood and swap out the hard drive, memory, and graphics card, all without any tools needed. Read more here.

*Face Plant*

This is a picture of a baby elephant playing on a beach. There are more pictures here.

Tire Fire

A young man in Bahrain films a tire fire as he runs by. See more amazing photojournalism like this over at American Photo.

Google River View

Google Street View now covers part of the Amazon River Basin. Go explore!

Tray of Eyeballs

Served at this year’s Explorers Club dinner: martinis with skewered eyeballs rather than olives. See the rest of the menu here.

Starball

Ooh pretty space pic! This one’s of Messier 9, a cluster of stars near the center of the galaxy, and was taken by Hubble. See more at NASA.

Travellin’ Gnome

I do not totally understand this experiment, but it has to do with testing gravity all over the world. What it really means is that there exists a webpage with a bunch of pictures of a tiny gnome in exotic locales.

Agnostic Builder

This is really cool! It’s a collection of 3-D printable documents that let you (well, provided you have a 3-D printer) pump out connectors that’ll connect just about any kind of childhood building component to any other kind. K’Nex to Lincoln Logs! Lego to Tinkertoys! And more! Check it out here.

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