In case you didn’t notice, it is May 21 already, better known as OMG! OMG! The day the world ends. The rapture is supposed to start with earthquakes, the dead will rise from their graves, and the unsaved will be tormented until October 21, when the universe finally ends. In case of the dead rising, you’ve hopefully already stocked up with supplies and weapons, and zombie proofed your cars and home. In case of an earthquake, things are pretty much f*cked. Do not be fooled into calm, thinking it’s already 6 pm in many time zones and there has not been any news of rapture, as we have no idea of what time zone the rapture thingy is following. In fact, we aren’t even sure if it has a watch, clock or whatever. And even if it misses today, there’s the entire 2012 to wrap things up.
Developed by NAU and sister company adNAU, the Immersive Cocoon, a.k.a spherical futuristic thingy, looks like a pod that came straight out of science fiction. It features a self-contained digital experience in a fully interactive environment, using motion-detection to go beyond the classic two-dimensional computer interface.
The Bugatti-inspired desk from Luzzo Bespoke has been lovingly titled “Bugatti Grand Prix racing car inspired desk,” and is of course, named after one of the most expensive and powerful beasts on the road. It has been made out of machined aircraft aluminum, taking some 3000 hours of machining. To hark back to the old Bugattis, the desk includes a honeycomb pattern like the Bugatti racer grills of yore.
Having seen a lot of Tron-inspired stuff, we were sort of wondering when a casemod would show up. It’s late to the party, but it is well dressed. The best part of course is that it does look like a lightcycle, and not some weirdly fangled together collection slapped with the lightcycle name. It’s glossy, it’s got good lighting, and of course, badass computing power.
We love the relaxed feeling of the rocking chair, and for obvious reasons, the pets love it too. But then it isn’t always possible to have the pet in the lap while we relax on the rocking chair. Paul Kweton has emerged as the savior for such situations with the Rocking-2-gether chair. For us humans, it is just a rocking chair, but its base includes something of a doghouse where the pet can conveniently sit and enjoy the music of the rocking chair.
Via: Shoebox Dwelling
This image has just made me realize that I could wear a pizza hat, a real pizza hat, not the fake (but nevertheless tasty looking) hat that the kid is wearing. I would then make ridiculous bets with people, and eat my hat on loosing. Its a win-win. Except the part about wearing a real pizza on the head.
Apparently, Nao robots love to learn new tricks, even when they have no freakin’ idea what they are doing. In the video, you can see the bots going all excited on the Latino dance. The dance routine algorithm for the robots was developed for a computer science course in the Center for Intelligent Technologies at the Technical University of Kosice, in Slovakia.
Some great academic has created this immensely useful periodic table of robots. We assume it will change the world and leave its inspiration, the periodic table of elements far behind. Or not, because the creator of this table made it all just for fun.