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 […]
Lego’s Technic Supercar rolls in at 18″ long, 8″ wide, and 1281 pieces deep. It features opening scissor doors, an extendable rear spoiler, a realistic suspension, and popable hood that exposes moving pistons. The Supercar includes a Power Functions motor, although I cannot quite figure out exactly which functions it is used to control. I’m […]
Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted last night, with lava shooting 80-feet into the air. Check out these two awesome videos! There are more great images and videos on the USGS Kilauea Volcano website as well. The site’s bogged down at the moment, so if you want to view the movies, right click and click “save target […]
You may look at this puny wireless remote helicopter and scoff at its size. But don’t let that fool you – the Syma S107 may be small, but it’s a LOT of fun. The Syma S107 charges in 45-50 minutes via the controller or USB, and this gives you about 8 minutes of runtime. Let […]
I subscribe to quite a few blogs and websites that I read daily, and of course have a few favorites. Not Always Right is near the top of the list, and features short humerous anecdotes that are usually submitted by someone in a retail or service industry. Not Always Right is a fresh and entertaining daily pleasure that I […]
You’ve probably seen these Magnetix building toys before. They feature small plastic bars with magnetic endpieces that attach to steel balls to form three dimensional structures. Magnetix is made for children, so the pieces are large and easily manipulated by small hands.
I don’t quite know what’s going on here, but it looks like a bumble bee knocked over his buddy with his leg. One moment they’re chomping on some nectar, the next… well, who knows what they’re doing! Full compositions are below.
We had the chance to test-drive the new Volvo S60 as part of their Naughty Tour. Volvo redesigned their 2011 S60 to make it the sportiest and most dynamic Volvo ever. The S60 features a turbocharged T6 engine, AWD, 300 horsepower, and 325 lb-ft of torque, making it Volvo’s most powerful 6-cylinder engine to date. What […]