I've just launched an updated (and completely redesigned) version of this website. I hope you enjoy the changes and that everything functions as it should. If you find any problems, please let me know either via a comment or through the new contact form that sends messages directly to me. There's now a dedicated page for Life's Attic that, in addition … Continue reading the story "Redesign of the Website"
Post Archives tagged ‘Technology’
The Titanic has long been the subject of controversy. From the myriad of mistakes and circumstances that tragically came together April 14, 1912 to the inadequate loading of lifeboats in the very early morning hours of April 15, 1912. From the different hearings and results into the disaster to speculation as to how and why the ‘unsinkable’ ship sank. And there has been more since … Continue reading the story "Titanic Controversy Set Aside for New Expedition"
Remember when a giant cardboard box was a magical playhouse? When folding box tops became windows or doors, and sheets over furniture extended your own little cardboard domain? In this electronic gadget and computer world, one may wonder how much this manual form of play and imagination still goes … Continue reading the story "‘My Space’ Cardboard Playhouse & Cardboard Memories"
It sounds like it could almost be a plot for a movie à la James Cameron and his dives to Titanic. A team sets out to unlock the mysteries of the Great Pyramid at Giza by sending a mini robot deeper inside … Continue reading the story "Mini Robot to Explore Deep into the Great Pyramid"
One of the great things about kids and animals are there automatic and uninhibited reactions to things. I think that’s one of the reasons we love watching animals and little kids enjoy the world. And hopefully it’s not just vicariously enjoying their silly fun, but making it our own as well, remembering how fun it … Continue reading the story "Printer Use According to Marcus the Cat"
Yesterday I happened to look up into a particularly clear blue sky to see the graceful gliding of a few seagulls. Whenever I see birds just floating and sliding around the sky like that, with their wings essentially motionless, I can’t help but wish I could know what that feels like. I sure can see what drew the Wright Brothers and others to want to … Continue reading the story "Solar Powered Airplane Flies All Day and Night"
Feeling like something a little lighter today? Something fun? How about another essentially ‘free to power’ gadget? Not solar this time, but water. No dam or massive flow of water needed for this one however. Just less than a glass of the stuff and these clever little clocks can run for days, weeks, … Continue reading the story "Have you Watered Your Clock Lately?"
Not that I want to put my head in the sand, hide from view of the damage caused by human arrogance and denial, (BP anyone?), but perhaps a dip or two into the sand is allowed. Part of what makes the ongoing insanity in the Gulf of Mexico even more sickening and painful is exactly what also makes our world so beautiful. The thought … Continue reading the story "BP Cartoon Break"
Now I’ve seen everything. Or at least something I never would have even thought of, let alone imagined would actually exist. A solar-powered EV (electric vehicle) that looks like a bush, an ordinary manicured shrub. The Terrestrial Shrub Rover was designed and built by New York-based artist Justin Shull, “whose work is usually focused … Continue reading the story "That’s No Shrub, That’s a Car (Electric Vehicle)"