Friday, August 31, 2007
Paul B. MacCready, an awesomely accomplished inventor who studied circling hawks and vultures to figure out how to realize the loftiest dream of Leonardo da Vinci--inventing a human-powered flying machine--died Tuesday in Pasadena, Calif. He was 81.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Sick of working in a boring old office block that just sits there and doesn't go anywhere? Tired of that same old view? So am I, and so is Dynamic Architecture, an Italian company that has designed an awe-inspiring new kind of tower. Each floor slowly rotates 360 degrees on its own axis, powered by -- wait for it -- wind turbines between the floors. Yes, you read that right: it's cool and green. (And for those commiting suicide, it finally answers the age-old question of whether you die before you hit the ground: those turbines will slice you in two before you get to the next floor).
Dynamic Architecture's first project, an apartment building in the oil-rich, novelty-happy country of Dubai, will produce an energy surplus to the tune of $7 million, according to the company. Just four of its 44 vast inter-floor turbines will be needed to power the 200 apartments in the building, meaning the company can sell the rest back to the state. With the resulting profits, perhaps the company should buy vertigo medication for its tenants.
Developing a first-person shooter video game that can rival the genre's top-selling hits like Call of Duty is always a long shot.So game maker THQ tried an unusual research method last year to evaluate people's early emotional response to its in-development shooter game Frontlines.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Check out the Galactic Suite official website.
Friday, August 10, 2007
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
To mark its 95th anniversary, Bertone is bringing a 2-seat roadster to the Geneva Motor Show. Based on the Fiat Panda 100HP mechanicals, the diminutive barchetta is expected to offer stellar performance from the 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, which makes 100 bhp and 96 lb.- ft. of torque. Bertone estimates 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) times of 9.5 seconds.
The concept sports a cut-down windshield and innovative clear door panels that add to the open-to-the-air feel of the cabin. The sleek body sweeps rearward into large rear wheel arches that give the car a muscular look. See other cars here.
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Go to the Apple Store.
Monday, August 06, 2007
Wire management for your home, office, briefcase, or backpack. Small in scale but high in capacity. The CORDhog can hold up to 12 feet of cord. A simple design that locks the cord length, letting you take up the slack wherever needed. You can wind multiple cords onto the CORDhog, or multiple CORDhogs onto 1 cord. CORDhogs come in sets of 6. Untangle.
Designer: Jason Begin & Shawn Melton
Made in USA