‘want some WD40 with that?’
We’re told it’s the wave of the future. Design, make, enjoy. Beyond home-based 3-D printers, there will be new machines and display screens and apps that will invite you to have day to day products just the way you want them. Digital buffets await and not surprisingly the time is now to contemplate robot bartender systems. Such a system is on display now, which can serve the cocktail of your latest twist of imagination. Makr Shakr is the name of the new system which goes on display at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco, starting Wednesday. The drink-making robotic system made its debut during Milan Design Week 2013, and is making a debut in its final configuration at the Google event. The system can make the cocktail you want with its three robotic arms, which mimic the actions of a bartender. Shaking a Martini and slicing lemon garnishes are part of its repertoire. A smartphone app allows users create their cocktail concoctions from scratch.
Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-05-makr-shakr-arms-drink-recipe-collabs.html#jCp
Snowbirds Snapped From Space – Flightglobal
all of their aircraft dragging smoke, it was a real calm day!
From molecules to gallons: Scaling up fuels created by artificial photosynthesis: Sabin Russell @ :phys.org
Ok so I’m a geek but I see this a neat and a form of artistry.
Self similar patterns, derived from nature’s models, provide a route to scale from meters to sub micron with features of self assembly and ‘natural’ scaling. Allowing fluids to flow in and out of a microscopic reaction site at macro-scales.
pAfter six seasons, the CBC hit series Little Mosque on the Prairie finally closed up shop earlier this year, but it’s got a new lease on life on Hulu, which is releasing it as simply Little Mosque. It’s a move I’m excited by, for a lot of different reasons, not least of which is that [...]/p
via ‘Little Mosque’ Hits Hulu.
My wife has become a Hulu plus / net TV addict, loving the rich back tail of great programs available from Britain and now Canada. Little Mosque caught me by surprise but it is a great little show, funny, loving, sad, sensible, balanced-in a rational if TV land way.
Image: Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus), Study for Havell pl. 78, 1822. Watercolor, graphite, pastel, charcoal, gouache, and black ink with selective glazing on paper, laid on card; 18 13/16 x 11 3/4 in. Courtesy of the New York Historical Society.
Wired’s building of the week, have got to say this makes me glad I’m not an office worker.
And a great reason to show a picture of a beautiful woman ( “muse and model” Dita Von Teese),
Photo: Andrew Tingle/Wired
Article in Wired, clothes cusomized to you are coming. The dress was made from several panels of laser sintered nylon giving the dress the ability to conform to the wearers body, cool and slinky sexy, if a bit Metro Goth.
Beautiful In Wired.
Photos by Bob Crosli
Seen in Wired (best society of tech pup ever.)