Forty-five years ago, Ernst Stuhlinger, the associate director of science at Nasa’s Marshall Space Flight Center, an original member of Wernher von Braun’s Operation Paperclip team, was asked by Sister Mary Jucunda, a Zambia-based nun, how he could suggest spending billions of dollars on spaceflight when many children were starving on Earth.
Millions of tons of waste from factories, building sites, and processing facilities are being turned into something besides landfill with a technology that has led researchers to fabricate bricks out of TVs, computers, paper waste, incinerator ash, rubble and other materials that were conventionally considered useless.
Binary Low Table
BRC Designs’s “Binary Low Table” is made out of computer junk; it’s a lovely piece of furniture, but it looks like it’d be prone to snagging and tearing clothes and exposed skin (and it’d be a major pain to dust!)…
OH LOOKIE! A BOX OF JUNK?
The Great Internet Migratory Box of Electronics Junk is sort roving flea market meets Internet meme.
The idea, hatched by the guys over at Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories, is to send a box containing random electronics junk to somebody who would take a few pieces, write about them, add some item, and then send it on its merry way to somebody else.
You can request a box or even start one of your own …
An artistic rendition of nonfunctioning dung drop
Sometimes a lemon needs to be called a lemon. At other times, megalithic electronic giants need to have a tear trotting, guffaw inducing satirical comment made about them. Thankfully the fine folks over at The Onion (America’s Finest News Source) have decided to take it upon themselves to do just such a thing, leveling jaw dropping accusations at global giant SONY.
In reality, we have all had our experience with some sort of gizmo that painfully desired to be punted across the room after hours of frustration for some reason and you can simply insert the name of that manufacturer when the name SONY is mentioned.
Regardless of your view of SONY, this is one mighty funny video. However, it contains EXTREMELY intense language so be forewarned as the VIDEO is after the jump.
Young London artists looking for cheap studio space in an expensive city are turning their eyes toward subway cars – though those eyes would be looking up, not down. That’s because these retired subway cars are actually on top of a warehouse-turned-art-gallery in Shoreditch, London, where they offer a sparse, multi-purpose space for artists who pay an oh-so-cheap $30 a month. Auro Foxcroft, the mind behind Village Underground, even got a sweet deal on the cars: £800 for four of them.
In celebration of Halloween I have found some innovative last minute fashionable Halloween costumes for those of you still in need of a costume. The best part about it is that you can make these yourself with regular household items.
Make an umbrella bat costume out of an old umbrella. For step-by-step instructions on how to make it go to the Evil Mad Scientist website. Perhaps it’s a little cheesy, but at least it’s environmentally friendly. If you don’t like the bat, use your imagination and make something else. (Pics)