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“..Graphene – a two-dimensional crystal of pure carbon – is a superlative material. It is the thinnest and strongest substance known to science – about 100 times stronger than steel by weight. A square metre of graphene – a thousand … Continue reading
“..plenty of companies out there are still taking a run at the next moonshot. Their technologies don’t let you share photos or offer you a deal on your next manicure. Instead, these companies could change the world in deep ways … Continue reading
“..Google’s done the hard work for you – - and released the stunning panoramic images needed to make you feel like you’re on top of the world..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Behold Google’s Stunning Street Views from the Top of … Continue reading
(ed:..this is a local cover of a local classic.. ..the muttonbirds do justice to the sixties hit for the formyula.) go to source/story>>> Muttonbirds – Nature – YouTube.
(ed:..a slice of great new zealand music for you.. ..from 1994.. ..and of course..if you like this.. ..you should really check out what else the 3d’s have done..) go to source/story>>> Hey Seuss – The 3ds – YouTube.
(ed:..he is touring here.. ..and this is a great live version of sugarman.. ..recorded about three years ago.. ..so it will give you a taste of what to expect from the sugarman himself.. ..and in an interview with kim hill … Continue reading
(ed:..i first heard this on national radio the other day.. ..and it was a case of walking into a room as it was playing..thinking..fuck..!..what a great voice..! ..and at the end i heard it was mel torme.. ..somebody i have … Continue reading
“..(Rightwing) Think-tank says selling off land to first-time buyers for self-builds is answer to Britain’s housing crisis..”
“..For most would-be property-owners – the idea of building your own home is confined to watching the extravagant creations of Grand Designs take shape on television. But the concept could be an answer to the nation’s housing crisis by enabling … Continue reading
“..Just hitting its one-year anniversary on the market – and already eclipsing a million units sold – - the tiny Raspberry Pi computer board continues to grow as the maker’s platform of choice. It has been used to make a … Continue reading
“..The owners of a seafaring cat who was presumed drowned after falling overboard were amazed to be reunited with their pet nearly five weeks later..”
“..Molly has spent much of her life on Ray Silver and Wendy Steedman’s charter boat – but lost her sea legs during an expedition last month. Mr Silver had anchored his Motorcat about 80m out from a jetty near the … Continue reading
(ed:..i found this in the comics section of the whoar searchengine.. ..and it bears repeating..) “..May you grow up to be righteous May you grow up to be true May you always know the truth And see the lights surrounding … Continue reading
(ed:..this is a wicked version of this song.. ..from 1975..from someone who should have been huge.. ..maybe she sounds too much like a young michael jackson..? ..the rest of linda lewis’ ouvre is also worth checking out.. ..something old but … Continue reading
“..A beautiful video of sound curiously affecting a stream of water..” ..(ed:..whoar..!..this is very cool..and is a recommended-watch..) go to source/story>>> Video: water appears frozen in sine wave – Boing Boing.
“..It’s tiny – but this quantum refrigerator takes less than a day to cool an object much larger than it to within a fraction of a degree of absolute zero – - the coldest possible temperature anything can ever reach..” … Continue reading
(ed:..johnny cash also does this.. ..but i really like this version.. ..i hope you do too..) go to source/story>>> Jason Ringenberg – Bible and a Gun – YouTube.
“..Cartography can be an incredible form of escapism – - as maps act as proxies for experiences..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> A Map of the World According to Illustrators and Storytellers | Brain Pickings.
“..Having already tried my hand at transforming vintage anatomical charts into animated GIFs – - I decided to give this vintage gem the same GIF treatment..” (cont..) (ed:..cool..but also kinda weird/unsettling..) go to source/story>>> Vintage anatomical charts of the male … Continue reading
“..A fanciful post to Thingiverse from 3DTOPO allows you to print out your own version of Arthur Ganson sculpture Machine with Concrete – - a system of wormgears that produces a gear-ratio of 244.14 quintillion to 1..” (cont..) go to … Continue reading
(ed:..this is from a concert in japan in 1982.. ..a mature charles at a creative peak.. ..and a wicked back-up chorus.. ..very tasty..) go to source/story>>> RAY CHARLES “I Can’t Stop Loving You” – YouTube.
“..”A concert on the engineering quad – University of Illinois” explains Tau Zero. “The arcs reproduced the fundamental tones of music played back through a PA system. Part of the Engineering Open House.”..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Two tesla coils … Continue reading
“..My new ambient-sound-while-working internet radio jam: – Brazilian Birds…” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Brazilian Birds: ambient internet radio station of bird calls in the Amazon – Boing Boing.
(ed:..this is from 1978.. ..and sounds as fresh as the day it was made..) go to source/story>>> Undertones – Teenage Kick 1978 – YouTube.
ed:..alvin lee has died.. ..here he is in 1978 (live) doing his signature-track.. ..(all 13 minutes of it..in b/w..) go to source/story>>> Alvin Lee / Ten Years Later – I’m Going Home / 1978 – YouTube.
“..Crossrail for bikes: Boris unveils fully-segregated cycle lanes in billion-pound plan to revolutionise cycling in London..”
“..The mayor of London has announced a billion-pound plan to revolutionise cycling in the capital – - in what could be seen as a model for urban transport across Britain. Boris Johnson said he wanted to “de-Lycrafy cycling” – - … Continue reading
“..Green cleaning brand claims plastic trawled from the sea can be used to create fully sustainable and recyclable packaging..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Ecover to turn sea plastic into bottles in pioneering recycling scheme | Environment | guardian.co.uk.
“..Just go see this. French pyrotechnical wizards Groupe F offer a superlative – splendiferous – explosive extravaganza. Artistic director Christophe Berthonneau and his team – and Red Leap Theatre – are to be congratulated. It starts in soft black – … Continue reading
“..Corporate Food Giants Have Reason to Worry — Some Very Brave Supermarkets Are Sharing Nutritional Score Numbers with Customers..”
“..I couldn’t believe my eyes. I was in a Minneapolis branch of Byerly’s – an upscale grocery chain in Minnesota. Scanning the aisles for a small extravagance for my dinner hosts – I noticed that the shelf labels included not … Continue reading
ed:..an australian classic for you today.. ..from 1976.. ..and for those of you new to the saints.. ..if you like this one you will also love much more from them.. ..and..lucky you..!..eh..?.. go to source/story>>> The Saints – Stranded – … Continue reading
“..We may have just come across the most popular tiny home ever – and it’s for sale. According to Tiny House Listings – the 32-square-foot “Gypsy Junker” designed by RelaxShack blogger Derek “Deek” Diedricksen – can be all yours for … Continue reading
ed:..a reggae classic for you.. ..i saw dawn penn on never mind the buzzcocks the other nite… ..enjoy..! go to source/story>>> Dawn Penn – No, No No (Official Video) – YouTube.
“..Toyota sees a market for “personal mobility vehicles.” We’ve had them for decades: They’re called “mo-tor-cyc-les.” But for the two-wheel-averse – Toyota offers up the i-ROAD. It’s a reverse trike – similar to the Can-Am Spyder – - but features … Continue reading
(ed:..a cool black and white live clip..) go to source/story>>> Hit the road Jack! – YouTube.
ed:..some chicago blues for you today.. ..a variety of people have done versions of this song.. ..but this is my favourite.. ..(it’s his voice..and his timing..) ..i hope you enjoy it.. go to source/story>>> The Jimmy Johnson Blues Band – … Continue reading
“..Bill Maher Takes On Horse Meat Scandal – Slams California Vote Against GMO Label Prop..” (video..)
(ed:..this is yr guaranteed serial-belly-laughs offering for today.. ..maher also delivers one of the most potent/arresting environmental-warnings i have ever heard.. ..and thereby proves one of the maxims george bernard shaw lived by/preached.. ..shaw..(who died in 1950 aged 90-something..a militant-vegetarian/socialist..and … Continue reading
“..PBS OffBook made this excellent 7-minute introduction to 3D printing..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> PBS short documentary about 3D printing – Boing Boing.
“..Is this a transformed Iti? Not really he says – as his commitment and passion still remain the same – - although he is now into vegan food. He is also part of a neighbourhood watch group at home to … Continue reading
“..Forty percent of the food in the U.S. goes to waste. Let’s sit with that for a minute. Almost half of what we produce is going to the landfill. Meanwhile over 50 million Americans live in food-insecure households. Ouch..” (cont..) … Continue reading
“..Ben Woodworth was filming ice-climbing athletes in the Utah backcountry when he noticed enormous – beautiful snowflakes falling on his backpack. The contrast of the white flakes against the bag’s black material immediately caught his eye. At the time he … Continue reading
“..The 60-year-old Land Rover Defender has had a 21st century heart transplant. The British off-roader brand has announced it has built a fleet of all-electric Defenders. Seven examples of the go-anywhere off-roader have had their diesel engines removed – – … Continue reading
ed:..another new zealand classic for you.. ..it is ‘snapper’..doing ‘buddy’.. ..enjoy..! (must be heard at high volume..it’s a grinder..eh..?.. ..it demands your involvement/attention..) go to source/story>>> Snapper | Buddy – YouTube.