5 Interesting Links for 11-30-2018

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Technique (Writing)

A look at what should be in the first five pages of a modern short story or even novel to catch an editor’s (or reader’s) attention.
https://www.writersofthefuture.com/your-first-five-pages/

History (Photography)

A collection of public domain images from the Library of Congress sorted by category.
https://www.loc.gov/free-to-use/

Felting (Art)

I was first introduced to felting when my son had a felting assignment in art class. It’s fascinating as a process, but this artist takes it to another level, turning wool into lifelike portraits of favorite pets.
https://mymodernmet.com/needle-felting-cat-portraits-wakuneco/

Discovery (Biology)

Fascinating description of the process in which a hike led to the discovery of a little studied type of microscopic creature.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/hemimastigotes-supra-kingdom-1.4715823

Innovation (Traffic)

A look at the greater picture in traffic improvement with the innovations in auto-driving.
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-self-driving-cars-might-make-traffic-worse-better-sam-schwartz/

How Beer Saved the World 2 edited by Phyllis Irene Radford

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2 Responses to 5 Interesting Links for 11-30-2018

  1. jjmcgaffey says:

    The “global gridlock” quote in the piece on driverless cars reminds me rather of the prediction (made in 1894) that NYC (and London, for that matter) would be feet deep in horse manure by 1930. Yeah, if we treat driverless cars just like the ones we have now, it will only add to the disaster – but it’s very unlikely that we will.

    • Margaret McGaffey Fisk says:

      You have such faith in our logical minds. The trouble will be highest in the transition years, with people treating them the same and less once those who grew up with driverless cars are the main decision makers. And while smog does not have the same physical presence as horse manure, that did kind of happen in some cities, which is why there’s a push for low emission cars.

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