I was checking out some of the new web-design books at the local bookstore when I came across Before & After: How to Design Cool Stuff by John McWade. The title of the book and look of the cover made me cringe a little, but I took a moment to browse through the book. A bit […]
After showing a few images of goats hanging out on tree branches to my wife (check it out on flickr), she sent me a link to a Mudfooted gallery of goats on the side of a near-vertical dam. The Alpine Ibex goats are climbing the dam wall to lick to salt off the higher-up stones. […]
Lockheed Martin’s engineers, inspired by maple seeds (you know, the ones that twirl as they descend to the ground), created the Samarai Flyer, a micro-aircraft that features a single asymmetrical wing. The Samarai weighs less than half a pound and can take off vertically, hover, and land, all the while streaming video from a rotating […]
It used to be that you could only find Astronaut Ice Cream at a local museum, science center, or similarly themed location. Then, a few online stores started carrying the freeze dried ice cream goodness, but for $4 a bag or more. Now, they’re available via Amazon – 10 packs for <$25. I already sent […]
I first saw this a month or two ago, but felt it’s worth sharing, even though you may have already seen it. The best part, in my opinion, was when Leanard Nimoy whips out the nunchucks! What brought this up? A conversation with a colleague about the recent Thundercats cartoon reimagination on Cartoon Network, and […]
After watching this video, I had one question… can I come over and play too?! They’re calling it a war, but to me it looks more like a battle, and so let’s hope there are more battles left to be fought. May I suggest aliens as the next protagonist? And lasers… add more lasers!
There are some great mechanism ideas used in the 20 ball contraption modules. I’d have to say I’m most impressed with the freight train setup at about 3:35 into the video, and the crane at about 7:00.
Portal was originally included as part of Valve’s Half Life 2 Episode 2 Orange Box release, and it was a very clever and entertaining game. After Portal earned much acclaim since its 2007 release, Valve went to work on Portal 2, which was released yesterday. I don’t want to spoil the story for you, so […]