Apr 202008
 

News and Coffee in the morning

Just for fun:

- ‘Star Wars’ Live-Action Show To Reveal Galaxy’s ‘Greasy, Seamy Underbelly’

- Rubik’s cube proof cut to 25 moves

- Sexiest video game characters

Science:

- Quantum Zeno Effect Explains Bird Navigation

- Cracking the code to ‘the perfect plant’ opens a path to saving the planet

- NASA to Broadcast Earth Views in High Definition Television

Web:

- How To: Avoid Blind TinyURL Clickthroughs

- Angry wife tries divorce-by-YouTube tactic

Tech:

- It’s the world’s first Intel Atom phone

- Commodore goes titsup (again)

- Good lord! How old is Apple’s ergonomics page?!

- Windows Mobile Powered Watch

 Posted by at 3:51 pm
Apr 182008
 

Stripper Game

ABC Reports that a UK based company called Peakaboo that specializes in temporary at-home stripper polls, including one endorsed by Carmen Electra, announced this week that it’s developing a strip aerobics game for the Wii.

To see how the regular temporary stripper poles work in your home today, check this youtube stripper demo.

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 Posted by at 9:54 pm
Apr 182008
 

 Suntory Mermaid

Economically speaking, wave power would seem to be a very cheap method of travel for a boat, no? As with everything else in life, there’s yin and there’s yang, give and take, pro and con. In this case, while the cost is cheap, the speed is slow.

Kenichi Horie is a Japanese sailor that embarked on a 4000 mile voyage March 18  2008 from Hawaii to Nippon on his 3 ton boat called the Suntory Mermaid II. This boat is powered by waves which in turn cause two paddles, or fins, at the bow to propel the boat forward at a speed up to 5 knots. After about a month of travel, he’s recently reported that he’s making progress of 100km per day and the progress report from the link below shows he’s about 1/3 of the way home.

It’s expected to take this adventurer about 75 days to reach his destination, to put it into perspective a diesel powered boat would take about 10 days.

The reason he’s doing this is to promote this technology and encourage further research into wave power with a goal of one day seeing commercial ships adopting a greener method of locomotion.

Track his progress here.

Tip of the hat to Kenichi, I wish him well and will follow his progress closely.

 Posted by at 6:31 pm