Multiple Meteor Impacts in Iran.

A major meteor impact event has occurred in Iran (July 31) with reports starting to trickle in that suggest at least one of the impact events has caused major damage in Avaj, in the province of Qazvin northern Iran. Other reports are stating that multiple pieces of the meteor have hit Estehard, Alborz Province, Arsalan Qasemi but no damage has been reported.

Mainstream media seem to be ignoring this story for some reason, a story given even more impact by the fact that in the last couple of days meteors have also been seen in the skies of Australia, North Carolina, and Brazil but thankfully no impacts have been reported in these instances.

Continue reading Multiple Meteor Impacts in Iran.

Experiment at Home: How to Reveal Subatomic Particles.

The universe as a whole is made of many many layers, the physical world that we recognize is somewhere in the middle with many layers below and many layers above. Stepping down a couple of layers from our physical world is the domain of the subatomic particle, a world of highly strange particles that combine to make atoms which combine to make molecules which in turn combine to make up us.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is an incredible home experiment that will before your very eyes reveal these tiny particles in action. Sit back relax and prepare to be amazed by the incredible world of subatomic particles as viewed from a kitchen bench.

Continue reading Experiment at Home: How to Reveal Subatomic Particles.

The R2-D2 Desk Vacuum is Just Too Cool.

Fellow Star Wars fans rejoice, there is no longer any excuse for a crumby desk, the R2-D2 Desk Vac is here to save the day. He won’t fix your X-Wing, project holograms or respond with witty beep boop retorts but he will vacuum clean your desk.

Powered by a USB cable the little R2-D2 (13.5 x 10.5 x 10) sucks up any desk debris through a vent in his front third leg (no pun intended) and stores it in an internal canister that is emptied by unscrewing his head (ouch). Priced at $23.39 USD from ToyLand its cheap enough that we can all have a little droid of our own. All we need now is a C-3PO in an apron to push him around.

Continue reading The R2-D2 Desk Vacuum is Just Too Cool.

Amaro and Walden’s Joyride, Amusing Animated Adventures…

Expression is the ultimate joy of being an artist, a pleasure shared when we explore the art that they produce. Directors Tim McCourt and Max Taylor of the animation collective The Line have recently created an animation for all fun loving people to enjoy, this is Amaro and Walden’s Joyride.

The clever short animation sees McCourt and Taylor transform themselves into two street ready CGI characters out looking for fun, having one of those days that could lead anywhere and to anything. The blending CGI with live action, good characters, good story and a catchy beat all combine to make this one amusing little interlude.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the latest award winning video to come out of The Line. Art simply produced for art sake, and our enjoyment. Sit back relax and buckle up in the back.

Continue reading Amaro and Walden’s Joyride, Amusing Animated Adventures…

The Robot Controlling Exoskeleton Made Out of Lego.

With the development of human sized and larger robots advancing at an incredible pace there is one tricky question that needs answering, what to use as a remote control? Daniele Benedettelli has been pondering this very question and has a very creative solution, Lego. Using MindStorm Lego Daniele has created an exoskeleton suit that can control his robot. The suit captures any movement and transmits the action to his mechanical man which mirrors the move.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is one man’s solution to a problem that fast approaches, one incredibly creative use for Lego. Sit back relax and prepare to see the future, the Lego Suite in action.

Continue reading The Robot Controlling Exoskeleton Made Out of Lego.