http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/06/science/06sound.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=gugliotta&st=cse By GUY GUGLIOTTA Published: September 5, 2011 LOS ANGELES — There is, perhaps, no more uplifting musical experience than hearing the “Hallelujah” chorus from Handel’s “Messiah”performed in a perfect space. Many critics regard Symphony Hall in Boston — 70 feet wide, 120 feet long and 65 feet high — as just that space. Enlarge This… Continue reading Sound, the way the brain prefers to hear it
http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/business-brains/medical-8216tricorder-device-competition-coming-in-2012/18826?tag=nl.e662 I would go further - full security and identity protection, full integration with building management systems, a whole range of accessibility apps, like able to tell someone accessible routes and even act for blind people as a form of sonar. I recently tried on some noise cancelling headphones, so why… Continue reading Tricorders are go!
http://www.selfsufficientish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=24308 Man builds Hobbit house for 3k by ajs88 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:41 pm I've just read a wonderful story about a man who has built a hobbit style home for him and his family. He had no previous experience and was allowed to build the house by the ownder of a forest who… Continue reading Hobbit homes for all?
http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/thinking-tech/the-worlds-first-3-d-printed-car-video/8583?tag=nl.e660 The world’s first 3-D printed car By Tuan C. Nguyen | September 22, 2011, 6:00 AM PT In miniaturized form, it makes for a fine kid’s toy. But Jim Kor knows that when you’ve spent the last several years talking up plans to build the world’s first 3-D printed electric car, nothing short of a drivable… Continue reading 3D Printed car – so why not mobility buggies?
http://www.gizmag.com/electric-lightcycle-parker-brothers/19897/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=53db16ec64-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email So why not a mobility buggy version? And why precisely are mobility buggies not capable of 100 mph? Discrimination? Practicality tends to take a back seat when you combine sci-fi cult status with custom chopper building - and there's no room for a pillion passenger on the Lightcycle. We first spied Parker Brothers Choppers Lightcycle… Continue reading Tron Mobility Buggy?
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/240726/Martha-Graham It seems Madonna was trained by her. Martha Graham created a dance technique that became the first significant alternative to the idiom of classical ballet. As the dancer Alma Guillermoprieto has pointed out, Graham was “the first creator of modern dance to devise a truly universal dance technique out of the movements she developed in her choreography.”… Continue reading Martha Graham
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20727741.600-echoes-of-the-past-the-sites-and-sounds-of-prehistory.html "The wind, playing upon the edifice, produced a booming tune, like the note of some gigantic one-stringed harp. No other sound came from it... Overhead something made the black sky blacker, which had the semblance of a vast architrave uniting the pillars horizontally. They entered carefully beneath and between; the surfaces echoed their… Continue reading Sounds of Silence
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Lunar_Roving_Vehicle Gene Cernan recorded a maximum speed of 11.2 mph (18.0 km/h), giving him the (unofficial) lunar land speed record. $38 million dollars was spent on this! There must be something transferrable into mobility buggy technology!
I wonder, if since a certain election, we have all been suffering from shellshock, the equivalent to how Rotterdam felt, and have lost the way we reacted in Coventry and London and many other places. We are having our economy wrecked by austerions, the NHS is about to be wrecked, education has been, planning… Continue reading Blitzkreig