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“..Out of this world: In pictures – astronaut Chris Hadfield tweets stunning images of Earth from space..”
“..Astronaut celebrates Earth from space via his Twitter account..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Out of this world: In pictures – astronaut Chris Hadfield tweets stunning images of Earth from space – Science – News – The Independent.
(ed:..and it is kinda cool..) go to source/story>>> MG uncovers baby SUV – shows – motoring | Stuff.co.nz.
(ed:..this is cool..) go to source/story>>> MANA social justice hip hop « The Daily Blog.
“..Scientists have harnessed the principles of photosynthesis to develop a new way of producing hydrogen – – in a breakthrough that offers a possible solution to global energy problems..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Science moves step closer to developing hydrogen … Continue reading
(ed:..some local new/old..if you know what i mean.. ..this band is the latest rick bryant incarnation.. ..and they are gigging..) go to source/story>>> Black Soap Boys – Live (High Quality) | Black Soap from Monkeyburg.
“..Shapeways user Maundy created the Steampunk Geared Cube – - a magnificent geared confection that came out of the 3D printed fully assembled!..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 28-geared, 3D-printed cube – Boing Boing.
“..Designed by Bitcraze – the Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter is an open source development kit to make your own tiny drones. It’s $173 from Seeed Studio Depot – and looks like great fun to make and fly!..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> … Continue reading
“..A German company has unveiled the latest version of its electrically-powered rotorcraft designed to carry two people..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Electric Rotorcraft Maker Unveils Two Seat Model with 18 Motors | Autopia | Wired.com.
“..a designer in Kharkiv Ukraine created a clever piece of furniture – - that converts from a coffee table – to a sofa – to a dining room table with chairs. It’s more small living-space porn for me..” (cont..) go … Continue reading
“..Do-it-yourself dream: A tool that makes producing how-to guides insanely easy..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> App of the week: Snapguide – Salon.com.
“..Prince Rupert’s Drops are unusual glass objects made by dripping molten glass into water. The exterior is very compressed while the interior is under great tension. You can hammer on the head of a drop and it won’t break but … Continue reading
“..The time-lapse video below shows technicians at Argonne physically constructing the lab’s Mira supercomputer – - which in November 2012 was ranked as the fourth fastest supercomputer on Earth. It can now deliver 10 quadrillion calculations per second – aka … Continue reading
(..no flash vid..just audio..but that’s enough.. ..it takes a big-singer to wrestle a song away from sam cooke.. ..but burke pulls it off..) go to source/story>>> Solomon Burke – A Change Is Gonna Come – YouTube.
(ed:..the great warren zevon..doing one of my favourite zevon songs.. ..live..on a tv show..in 2000..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> Warren Zevon – I Was In The House When The House Burned Down – TV Show, 2000 (HD) – YouTube.
(ed:..some of these are very cool..) go to source/story>>> 35 Incredible Examples Of Body Painting Art (NSFW PHOTOS).
(ed:..some new music you may not have yet heard..) go to source/story>>> Phildel – Beside You – The Disappearance of the Girl – YouTube.
todays’ musical-treat:..aretha franklin performing live “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)”..
(this is in b/w..from the 60′s..) go to source/story>>> Aretha Franklin performing live “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)”. – YouTube.
“..Last week Nick D’Aloisio was a pretty average 17-year-old – - with good mates – a girlfriend – and £40 on his debit card. This week he sold his app for a reported £19m. Not that average then..” (cont..) go … Continue reading
(ed:..this is (young) jacksons..showing just how good they were.. ..doing ‘i want you back’ on a 60′s television show..) go to source/story>>> C&L’s Late Nite Music Club With The Jackson 5 (RIP Deke Richards) | Late Nite Music Club.
“..Sweep your gaze around Gale Crater on Mars – - where NASA’s Curiosity rover is currently exploring – - with this 4-billion-pixel panorama stitched together from 295 images..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 4-Billion-Pixel Panorama From Curiosity Rover Brings Mars to … Continue reading
“..Design is becoming a prerequisite for business success – - but with a year at a top-flight school like RISD easily costing more than $53,000 – - that learning doesn’t necessarily come cheap. Luckily – education marketplace Skillshare has created … Continue reading
“..Access the design files for Ouya’s gaming console on Thingiverse – - and customize your own printable case..” go to source/story>>> Ouya and MakerBot Team Up for 3-D Printable Gaming Console | Wired Design | Wired.com.
“..National Geographic has been sharing breathtaking archived photos through its newly launched Tumblr..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> National Geographic releases stunning photo archive – Salon.com.
“..A new music streaming service is launching in New Zealand and plans to challenge its competitors with music selections chosen by humans – not algorithms. Deezer – which has about 30 million users worldwide – is a web-based music subscription … Continue reading
“.. A Ghanaian scientist at Massey University has used kumara to develop an infant food it is hoped will overcome vitamin A deficiency – and possibly problems with iron absorption – in developing countries. Dr Francis Kweku Amagloh hoped the … Continue reading
“..Scooters have their appeal – but they’re not exactly … strapping. Or sexy. Add an electric drivetrain and they get even less so. But KTM has the answer with its E-Speed concept. With a long wheelbase – KTM’s eye-popping shade … Continue reading
(ed:..heh..!..he is very good..! ..and he drums along to ‘hot for teacher’.. ..make sure you stay for his finale..) go to source/story>>> Avery Molek, 6-Year-Old Drumming Prodigy, Performs ‘Hot For Teacher’ (VIDEO).
“..The value of creativity – Discover the art of tapping into your creative side and enjoy the many benefits it can bring..”
“..Creativity can help rekindle a joyful state of mind. When creativity strikes – it flows through us in a welcome and energising rush. As ideas spring into form – we feel as though something elusive has temporarily dinged us with … Continue reading
(ed:..this is a live performance for bbc radio..) go to source/story>>> Foo Fighters – Monkey Wrench – YouTube.
“..Here’s a great optical illusion – - when you blink fast – beautiful mandalas emerge..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Trippy mandala optical illusions – Boing Boing.
“..Architect/developer Sebastian Mariscal designed and is expecting to build a 44-unit apartment building in densely-populated Boston – - where most of the space you’d expect to be used for parking spots is instead given over to a variety of gardens. … Continue reading
“..Inhabitat shares the story of Boyan Slat – - a 19 year old who seems hell-bent on cleaning up 7.25M tons of trash from our oceans. He started with a research paper in school – which won several awards. Next … Continue reading
“..James Dyson found success bringing new ideas into a product category many thought was beyond innovation. Now his charitable foundation is trying to get young designers to take a fresh look at other tired categories – - with an award … Continue reading
(ed:..you probably know of bb king.. ..but bobby blue bland..? ..go..!..seek..!..) go to source/story>>> BB King and Bobby Blue Bland, Live On Soul Train 1975 – YouTube.
todays’ musical-treat:..the godmother of rock & roll: sister rosetta tharpe live in manchester – 1964..
(ed:..you probably haven’t seen this before..(i hadn’t..) ..it is very cool – for a raft of reasons..) go to source/story>>> The Godmother of Rock & Roll: Sister Rosetta Tharpe Live in Manchester, 1964 | Brain Pickings.
“..Last week marked 129 years since Leo Tolstoly conceived of A Calendar of Wisdom — – his Tumblr-like compendium of famous thoughts on the meaning of life – which took him twenty years to complete. In this rare audio from … Continue reading
(ed:..this is hiatts’ protest against the guitar-smashing antics of the likes of the who.. ..and the thing is with hiatt..he not only writes great songs.. ..he always has killer backing-bands.. ..as he does here..) go to source/story>>> John Hiatt – … Continue reading
“..It will be cheaper than a Toyota Prius – do more than 80 miles to the gallon – and could completely shake up the car industry. The Peugeot engineers behind the Hybrid Air reveal that they couldn’t even tell their … Continue reading
todays’ musical-treat..bobby bare “going down the road (i ain’t going to be treated this way) (live..)
(ed:this is off his latest album..) go to source/story>>> Bobby Bare “Going Down The Road (I Ain’t Going To Be Treated This Way)” live at Grimey’s – YouTube.
“..Let Isabella the terrier mix – and Isaac the blind Siberian Husky – - warm your heart – and restore your faith in the world..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Blind dog has seeing eye dog, cuteness ensues – Salon.com.