Missing Links: Visuals Edition

The human eye has developed over hundreds of thousands of years and allows us to see a wide range of colors and hues (though not as wide as some creatures). This week on Missing Links, we’ll give your eyes a treat, as well as your eyes, showing you everything from representations of time, science experiments you shouldn’t do at home, and even holo technology. Strap yourself in, we’ve got all your tasty links after the jump.

1. For a nice visualization of time, from today through its’ dawn, check out HereIsToday.com.

2. Ever wanted to see inside a tesseract? Here’s a visualization, moving and everything.

3. Fifteen awesome science gifs. Amazing what can be done with electromagnets. And chemistry. And liquid nitrogen. Science FTW!

4. Unphotoshopped photos from Buzzfeed. Because fat cats, teethed fish, and some dude’s name legible from space can improve your day.

5. Our pale blue dot from a vantage point less pixelated and more awe-inspiring.

6. Some of Stephen Hawking’s ideas are hard to visualize but this article helps elucidate some of them at the very least.

7. You know the International Space Station is huge, but how big is it really? Get a feel for how massive it is while looking for the astronaut doing a spacewalk this past weekend.

8. Link number three wet your appetite to try some mad science at home? Here are seven experiments you can, but probably shouldn’t, do at home.

9. A playlist of all sorts of robots, including a hummingbird robot that weighs less than an ounce, a robot violinist, and a robot that is controlled by rat brains. That’s right – several rats (neurons) have operated this thing, and it acted different every time. The uncanny valley just got uncannier.

10. This handy chart shows you some fun things that you can trick your brain into doing or seeing or feeling. Some of them are even visual.

Bonus Link: Space suits are getting upgrades, and one MIT student is even modeling her designs.

Bonus Link 2: Magic Leap wants you to visualize your connectivity in a whole new way. With holograms. The future (or the past, if you consider Star Wars) is soon.

Bonus Link 3: Ever wanted to see the microscopic world? Here’s what some everyday (and not so ordinary) stuff looks like under an electron microscope.

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