Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Brooklyn Nets' high-tech arena, the new Myspace, Google Field Trip and more in our look at the web this week

1. Form 1 MIT Media Lab alumni have launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Form 1, a low-cost, high-resolution 3-D printer. Formlabs boasts that the stereolithographic printer produces much sharper, faster and quieter results than comparably priced FDM printers at the touch of a button. A few short days following the launch, the Form 1 has already exceeded its $100,000 goal by tenfold, making it …

Underwater Street View

Brooklyn Nets' high-tech arena, the new Myspace, Google Field Trip and more in our look at the web this week

While their API may have been dropped from iOS 6, Google’s mapping team is continuing to innovate with new features. This week, the company introduced a new Street View experience that lets couch surfers explore the Great Barrier Reef. Schools of fish, tortoises and miles of choral shine in the panoramic images.

The Water We Eat

Brooklyn Nets' high-tech arena, the new Myspace, Google Field Trip and more in our look at the web this week

Angela Morelli’s sleek, interactive infographic breaks down the notion of “virtual water,” or the water needed to produce goods we use and food we eat. By scrolling down the screen, the infographic brings up data and demonstrative visuals, all of which are used to give advice on how to use less of the key resource. The conclusion? Eat less meat.