Thursday, 13 December 2012

Monday, 10 December 2012

Light Without Electricity

There is a fund raising project underway at Indiegogo for a great new cutting edge way to bring lighting to Africa. Take a look, the technology is very cool.



GravityLight: lighting for the developing countries from T4 on Vimeo.

Parrot-mobile

Guy invents a little cart that his Parrot drives around.


Wednesday, 6 June 2012

The Boy Who Played with Fusion

This is article is an incredible story about Taylor Wilson, who decided to build his own nuclear reactor at age 14.

From PopSci.com

Standout Taylor Wilson moved to suburban Reno with his parents, Kenneth and Tiffany, and his brother Joey to attend Davidson Academy, a school for gifted students. Bryce Duffy

“Propulsion,” the nine-year-old says as he leads his dad through the gates of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. “I just want to see the propulsion stuff.”

A young woman guides their group toward a full-scale replica of the massive Saturn V rocket that brought America to the moon. As they duck under the exhaust nozzles, Kenneth Wilson glances at his awestruck boy and feels his burden beginning to lighten. For a few minutes, at least, someone else will feed his son’s boundless appetite for knowledge.

Then Taylor raises his hand, not with a question but an answer. He knows what makes this thing, the biggest rocket ever launched, go up. And he wants—no, he obviously needs—to tell everyone about it, about how speed relates to exhaust velocity and dynamic mass, about payload ratios, about the pros and cons of liquid versus solid fuel. The tour guide takes a step back, yielding the floor to this slender kid with a deep-Arkansas drawl, pouring out a torrent of Ph.D.-level concepts as if there might not be enough seconds in the day to blurt it all out. The other adults take a step back too, perhaps jolted off balance by the incongruities of age and audacity, intelligence and exuberance.

As the guide runs off to fetch the center’s director—You gotta see this kid!—Kenneth feels the weight coming down on him again. What he doesn’t understand just yet is that he will come to look back on these days as the uncomplicated ones, when his scary-smart son was into simple things, like rocket science.

This is before Taylor would transform the family’s garage into a mysterious, glow-in-the-dark cache of rocks and metals and liquids with unimaginable powers. Before he would conceive, in a series of unlikely epiphanies, new ways to use neutrons to confront some of the biggest challenges of our time: cancer and nuclear terrorism. Before he would build a reactor that could hurl atoms together in a 500-million-degree plasma core—becoming, at 14, the youngest individual on Earth to achieve nuclear fusion. ...

Link to the rest of the story at
http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-02/boy-who-played-fusion


Saturday, 7 April 2012

Dog Playing with his Buddy the Otter

Great stuff, leave them alone and they may get along.


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Pagani Huayra

Nice car, enough said..


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Smallest Car in the World

Check it out! I like it better than a smart car, something tells me I could fix it myself, which is the way it should be. Inside buildings? well I guess.


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Friday, 6 April 2012

Raspberry Pi

Simple, easy and cheap, wow. Why can't they all be like this?


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Transparent Factory

Really like this idea, I would want to be there and see mine made. Smile at eveyone and hope they do a good job that day. The car seems more personal when you watch it being built.


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Connected Elephant

Here's a star. They should of made a song and seen how much play it got. I hope if I'm ever in the jungle that they all wave hello and goodbye like this guy.


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Riding the Booster

Now there's being pinned back against the seat when you accelerate. Oh and what goes up must come down. 


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Friday, 9 March 2012

Dolphin Rescue

A bunch of Brazilians in the right place at the right time.


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Angry Seas

I like to canoe, but I don't think this would be the place.


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Winter Racing

Now I see what these guys can do. He's on the edge the whole time, pushing it through the corners.



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Thursday, 8 March 2012

Thursday, 23 February 2012

iPaint

This guy is incredible. Especially his ability to paint with both hands at the same time.


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Thursday, 16 February 2012

Parasailing

This guy has amazing control of the parasail. Awesome scenery. First time I've seen parasail loops.

Urban Side from Jean-Baptiste Chandelier JB prod on Vimeo.
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Friday, 10 February 2012

Goodreads Winners!

Goodreads just sent me the list of winners in the draw for 5 autographed copies of Merlin 444.

Congratulations to
Lucy M - Cheshire, England
Ashley K - Chicago, Ill
Brandy D - Lowell, Ohio
Sharlene M - Whitecourt, Alberta
Ryan K - Kirksville, Missouri

Thanks to all 854 people who entered.

Parapalegic Skier does a Back Flip

Canadian Josh Dueck is amazing. He's a great inspiration. Never give up.



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Bear Cub and Wolf Cub Playing

I would love to play with this little guy.


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Thursday, 9 February 2012

Eagle Eye View of Germany

It's amazing that this guy can fly around town like this, but it makes good video. He's a great flier and the German scenery is terrific.


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Friday, 3 February 2012

Linsey Pollak

This is Linsey Pollak, he can make music with anything, including a chunk of garden hose or a feather duster.


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Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Flying People

These human shaped RC controlled planes look like people flying around NYC.


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Friday, 27 January 2012

Saturday, 21 January 2012

New Free Story

Check out the Free Story tab to read Roulette.

Is there such a thing as "too much" good luck? What happens when things start to come too easy? Do you ever ask why?

Roulette

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Friday, 20 January 2012

In a Touchscreen World

The guy's got a message that is very on point for today's society. This is poetry I can relate to.


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Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Creative Writing Course

Join me in a series of 4 interactive  workshops designed to guide participants through the development and creation of their own short story. Participants will learn to evolve their ideas into a finished story using live examples, readings, lively discussion and individual mentorship. Creative writing templates will be formed for use in evolving your own creative ideas into any short story.

4 nights - February 7, 14, 21 & 28 from 7-9 pm.
MacKay Centre, Goderich Ontario
contact the Lake Huron Learning Collaborative at
info@lakehuronlearning.ca
519.524.4154
http://www.lakehuronlearning.ca/

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Thursday, 5 January 2012

More Quantum Levitation

Another example of this levitation stuff. Do you see cars in the future?


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Great Public Service Ad

Had to laugh. If I ever keel over in a rowdy crowd, this is the guy I want around.


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Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Electronic Pen

This conductive ink pen allows users to create electronics any time, any where. The implications are mind blowing.


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Underwater Fishing

Can you figure out how they made this video?


Fishing under ice from Juuso Mettälä on Vimeo.

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Incredible New Art

This is the most incredible new type of art form I've ever seen.



Link to Franklin Asylum.

Monday, 2 January 2012

NEW NEW NEW Franklin Asylum

Just Released! The hot new Psycho-Thriller - Franklin Asylum

Alone, his whole family dead, certain that he is losing it, Danny checks himself into a safe place to recoup and try and get his life back together.
All he wants is a little time and space to think about where he's going and what life holds for him next.

Safe isn't always what it appears to be. Quiet can be an illusion. Sometimes the only one you can rely on is yourself.

Sometimes getting in is easier than getting out.

Available at Amazon.com now for kindle and all other ereaders. Also available on Smashwords.com. Coming soon to Apple, Barnes & Noble and Kobo. It will be available soon as a paperback.