Tab Sweep 16

In which I post, with little or no comment, a variety of unrelated things that are cluttering up my browser and/or newsreader…

Ooo! This is a good one. Thanks to Google, you can now browse millions of photos from the archive of LIFE magazine.

TweakerSoft’s CoffeeBreak for iPhone looks like a useful way to track down a caffeine fix when traveling. (Though I don’t know why they’d be looking for a Tully’s near Moscone Center when Blue Bottle is just a couple blocks away.) update: CoffeeBreak has been subsumed by AroundMe.

I remember watching a documentary several years ago about the development of Boeing’s 777. One of the most memorable scenes was of the Wing Break Test. They gradually added additional force until the wing snaps. Now, you can watch the same test for the new 787 Dreamliner. (via Boing Boing Gadgets.)

Gizmodo visits the observatory on the top of the Shanghai World Financial Center. I’ll have to remember to show this one to Henry. I love the SWFC bookmark he made for me.

Disney has broken ground on a new Resort in Hawaii. There won’t be a new theme park, just a 21-acre Hawaiian resort with a Disney touch. It’s on the western side of Oahu at the Ko Olina Resort & Marina development.

Serial Consign takes a look at the evolution of the front page of the Los Angeles Times. It’s interesting to see how much of the front page was taken up with advertising back in the day.

I’m surprised I don’t have any Lego links this time. How about a combination coffee/Star Wars one instead? Maybe a TIE Fighter made entirely of stuff from Starbucks? That’ll do. (via Giz.)

Make has a great map of New York City that compares the populations of the boroughs to various states. Staten Island = Wyoming. Presumably the sheep population is not included.