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“..Eventually 3D-printed cars could be designed with their local environment in mind – - such as extreme cold weather – or the desert..” (cont..) go to source/story>> The Strati: a 3D-printed electric car that could be built in 24 hours … Continue reading
“..Langton and his team are about to launch Pod – a lightweight GPS tracker that can be attached to an animal’s collar – and synced to a mobile phone. The device enables pet owners to track their pet’s movements not … Continue reading
“..Richard Socher carries a resume that would seem to make him rather attractive to the giants of the internet. He just finished a PhD at Stanford University – where he explored a form of artificial intelligence called ‘deep learning’ – … Continue reading
‘..It’s called the Citysurfer Concept – - and BMW have created it to fold into the luggage area of the Mini – - or any other car for that matter..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> E-scooter a commuter accessory | Stuff.co.nz.
“..Nature will make its articles back to 1869 free to share to be read online – - but not to be printed or downloaded..” (cont..) ..(ed:..now that is very cool..eh..? ..and let’s hope it is the beginnings of an open-source … Continue reading
“..Roland Lamb’s touch sensitive instrument allows the musician to manipulate pitch – timbre and volume – - through the fingertips..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The innovators: the rubber piano playing a different groove | Business | The Guardian.
“..If Teslas are the cars of the future – - the Quadrofoil hopes to be the boat of the future..” (cont..) (ed:..it’s pretty cool..i want one..!..) go to source/story>> The Quadrofoil Hopes To Be The Boat Of The Future.
“..A fair trade smartphone option will put pressure on the entire electronics industry to clean up its act..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Finally, a Fair Trade Smartphone – Science and Technology – Utne Reader.
“..Recently discovered wonder-material could have major new applications..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Scientists predict green energy revolution after incredible new graphene discoveries – Science – News – The Independent.
“..a low-cost robot called AERobot – - specifically designed to teach middle school and high school kids the fundamentals of robotics..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Harvard Researchers Build $10 Robot That Can Teach Kids to Code | WIRED.
“..The startup Prynt is developing a smartphone app and case – that works as a printer – - to print pictures straight from a phone..” (cont..) (ed:..now that’s a winner of an idea..eh..?..) go to source/story>>> This Smartphone Case Prints … Continue reading
(ed:..it gets five stars..) (cont..) go to source/story>> What We Do in the Shadows review | Film | The Guardian.
“..Human rights group says software represents ‘a strike back against governments’ – - over covert surveillance..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Amnesty launches Detekt tool to scan for state spyware on phones and PCs | World news | The Guardian.
(ed:..this is pretty out-there/cool..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> Take A Virtual Ride On The World’s Tallest Roller Coaster ‘Skyscraper’.
“..Whatever it is – if it’s in here – - it’s because we love it..” (cont..) go to source/story>> The Culture We Love This Month, From Tarot Decks to Serial | WIRED.
“..Californian city known for its liberal causes defeated powerful opposition over its campaign..” (cont..) go to source/story>> How Berkeley took on the might of Big Soda and won | US news | The Guardian.
jubilation gospel choir are doing a gig in ponsonby on sat. 22nd november…(and they come highly recommended..)
“..It’s November already and we realised that we couldn’t possibly let 2014 pass without a final sing at “home”.. ..the Unitarian Church in Ponsonby where we meet each and every Tuesday night. SO on Saturday the 22nd of November we’d … Continue reading
“..Three months of sweat and tears has finally ended in a spectacular fashion – - for a group of 50 South Auckland women determined to lose weight and get healthy..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 12 weeks to fit in South … Continue reading
“..The Kiwi makers of a low-cost 3-D printer – - and a website that helps people make Official Information Act requests – - won gongs at the Open Source awards in Wellington. Auckland companies Diamond Age and Mindkits won the … Continue reading
(ed:..this vid will give you both belly-laughs… ..and an extremely wide-grin.. ..and a serious spurt/squirt of feel-good.. ..this much i guarantee..) (cont..) go to source/story>> Baboons And Horses Are Just One Happy And Kinda Strange Family.
(..ed:..this is way-cool..!..heh..!..) (cont..) go to source/story>> Francois Gissy’s Rocket-Powered Bicycle Hits World Record 207 MPH.
“..Berkeley’s success proves that communities can be victorious – - through effective organizing..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Defeating Big Soda’s Big Bucks: Berkeley Voters Pass the Nation’s First Soda Tax | Alternet.
“..Creators say AeroMobil’s Flying Roadster 3.0 could become regular mode of transport for commuters..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Flying car approaches liftoff as most advanced prototype yet is unveiled | Technology | The Guardian.
“..Sir Ray Avery’s revolutionary baby incubator has been designed with the best of Kiwi ingenuity – the Auckland scientist and inventor says. His charity Medicine Mondiale has started a $2 million global fundraising appeal – - to get the Life … Continue reading
“..young innovators are blowing our minds – - by turning their big ideas into realities..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 9 Tech Innovators Under 21 Who Are Changing The World.
“..dazzling images of the sky – - ranging from within our solar system – - to far into deep space..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 – in pictures | Science | The Guardian.
“..The little white-walled dark-floored studio is only 376 sq ft – - but feels way bigger..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Why Small, White-Walled, Minimally Decorated Homes Roc | “Global Possibilities”.
“..’This ain’t no Sea World’ – drawls an US army vet to my right – as we both begin nervously backpaddling. Observing our sly retreat – the marine biologist we hired to put us in this increasingly nerve-wracking position urges … Continue reading
“..Modern take on traditional prefab housing – - may be the answer to housing crisis..” (cont..) go to source/story>> ’3D-printed’ WikiHouse 4.0: £50,000 house you can download from the internet – New Articles – The Independent.
“..Built using systems from several storied automotive firms – - the 1,764-pound electrorocket represents the thinking of the best minds in the sport..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Take a Ride in a Ridiculously Cool Formula E Electric Racer | WIRED.
“..Cook did not have experience in building but it took him only 12 weeks to get it to a ‘liveable’ standard. The building cost $22,000 – an amount he would save within two-and-a-half years by not having to pay rent … Continue reading
“..Researchers from Swansea University have developed a mathematical shepherding model – - which they say paves the way for a robot that can gather and herd livestock – control crowds – - and even clean up the environment..” (cont..) go … Continue reading
“..This video of our planet may take just six seconds to watch – - but it represents more than six months of satellite imagery..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> This six-second video of the Earth is mesmerising.
“..I find the videos relaxing too. I am a human..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Relaxation video for dogs, on world’s first cable channel for dogs – Boing Boing.
“..Take a look at revisit.link. It’s a simple online engine for building animated GIFs and other wacky images. You upload an pic. You select a few visual effects that can twist – turn – and otherwise transform it..” (cont..) go … Continue reading
“..Broadcasters – politicians – and academics teamed up and put their opinions aside to produce a new project aimed at being the most accurate voter feedback tool yet..” (cont..) (ed:..what happens is you answer a series of questions on yr … Continue reading
“..It’s all very impressive stuff. But it’s also kind of strange – - in the sense that these algorithms are transforming a very real first-person document of an experience – - into something wholly artificial..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Killer … Continue reading
“..Songs with a heavy bass sound can help get you psyched up for a job interview. But what should you play if preparing for work presentation – – or asking for a pay rise?..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> How to … Continue reading
“..More than $300,000 should go to a Christchurch subcontractor who ripped up a supermarket car park because he had not been paid – the High Court has ruled. Pera Te Amo and his crew ripped up the car park outside … Continue reading
“..nine architects to talk about their stunning projects- – that are not only sustainable – – but beautiful too..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 9 Gorgeous Houses That Prove Your Dream Home Is Also A Green Home.