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The DIY Kid-tracking Drone

Talk about a helicopter parent! Paul Wallich came up with an idea that would free him from escorting his young son 400 meters to the school bus stop every day, and still enable him to keep an eye on the child. He built a quadcopter to fly along with him! It has a redundant system, [...]

Texting

Why talk when you can text? From the comic Underwhelmed by Sean McLean. Link

Human Motorcycle Body Painting

Talk about your well designed vehicles! These mean street studio machines are sporting four manpower engines and a bold look that’ll make people say “whaaaaa??!” Extremely flexible folks are painted and posed rather precariously on top of one another to form each bike shape, and they come in three varieties-sport bike, dirt bike and cruiser. Because of the [...]

Artist Traces Rooms With LED Lights

Talk about shedding some light on a situation! Photographer Janne Parviainen has created room “tracings” using LED lights and long exposure shots to create a glowing scribblefest which outlines the contours of a room. There’s a lot of living energy in Janne’s shots, and the whole glow effect makes each room look like something out of a [...]

Lord of the Ring’s Rivendell In LEGO

Talk about an epic LEGO build, this incredible Lord of the Rings design took over 50,000 blocks to create and weighs an amazing 120 pounds. Link Via i09

Get Down Little Porcupine

(Video Link) Talk about a party animal, this little guy not only has some sweet moves, he even has his own theme song. Via I Can Has Cheezburger

Remembering Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury died yesterday at the age of 91. Best known for his novel Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury was a prolific writer and a tireless advocate for libraries. My favorite work of his is the short story The Veldt, which both scared and inspired me as a kid — that story was one of [...]

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Talk about urban beautification! Japanese manhole covers aren’t just for covering holes in the ground, they’re colorful and artistic and often embody elements of Japanese culture. Booooooom! has a rather impressive collection of Japanese manhole covers for you to peruse at the link below. Seeing how nice they all look makes me want to grab some paint [...]

Rory Sutherland on Perceived Value

Rory Sutherland is one of my favorite TED Talkers (ahem, “Speakers”). He’s a former advertising executive who is concerned with psychology — specifically, how people perceive what is valuable, and how that perception can actually become tangible value. This makes for some interesting quotations, like from this talk: “Where economists make the [...]

On the Next Episode of Doctor Woof

There’s talk that the next regeneration of the Doctor will turn him into a woman. That’s just a smokescreen. DeviantART member lisacub has leaked what Steven Moffat is really planning. Link -via The Uniblogger