I’ve posted in the past about a few differnt types of chairs (Supervillian Chair, AK-47 Chair, etc.), now comes the Freedom Chair, created with your custom dynamic body posture in mind. Humanscale has engineered numerous office and home products which they feel will maximize your effenciency and potential. The Freedom Chair includes a counterbalance system that adjusts itself like scales to the sitter’s weight as he or she reclines, eliminating the need for recline controls.
The Freedom Chair is designed to provide maximum ergonomic benefit to the sitter with the minimum number of controls. Adjust the fit once, then forget about it. The chair starts at $898 at Design Within Reach.
This alarm clock available from GeekStuff4u puts you under pressure to wake you up. It’s called ‘DangerBomb Clock’ (comes from Japan).
The deal is that in order to turn it off you have to disarm the ‘bomb’ by pulling one of the wires, forcing you to do some thinking. Each morning a random color is chosen and indicated by the associated LED, pull the correct wire and the bomb is safe. Miss it and I guess you get what you deserved, a nice loud explosion perhaps?
The picture says it all.
If you understand this, there’s no doubt you’re a geek. *grin*
Carl Zimmer has a very interesting and lengthy article that covers all aspects of the lice and even touches on the the evolutionary tree of pocket gopher species and how it relates to these little pests.
If pubic lice are not the sort of thing you want to be seen reading about, let me give you the opportunity to close your browser window right now. But if you’re at all curious about the secret that pubic lice have been keeping for over three million years, the tale of a mysterious liaison between our ancestors and the ancestors of gorillas–read on.
Many parasites tend to stick close to their hosts. A parasitic wasp may wander through forests and fields to find a caterpillar from a single species of butterfly in which it will lay its eggs. Blood flukes taste the water of their ponds for molecules from human skin. Wolbachia, a species of bacteria, never even has to leave its hosts, because it is passed down from mothers to their offspring. If a parasite sticks to its host for millions of years, their evolution may run on parallel tracks. As the host species splits in two, its parasite splits as well.
Check it out on Scienceblogs.
If gaming on a cellphone type of device is ever going to take off, something like the CompactAnalogThumbstick from Industrial Design is going to be necessary. It sports a nifty design to minimize size while still giving joystick functionality.
It’s in the concept stage right now, but it has all the elements to be picked up in a form very close to what you see here. If you think about it, holding the cell phone in one hand while operating the joystick with your thumb would seem to be a very comfortable way to play. So, I think it is about time to get some decent screens on cellphones, throw in some memory and a decent processor, and let’s use this joystick to play some good games. While truly good games are hard to come by via a cell, this unit will definately come in use for a number of current titles available.