Exactly how much fun is this?!?
Steampunk SegwayPosted in DIY by Conner Flynn on April 17th, 2009
The Steampunk Segway aka Legway, has some trouble making turns, according to the creator, but if you can’t afford a real Segway, this is a cheap DIY alternative. Of course you’ll have to provide all of the power yourself. At least that makes it eco-friendly.
If you want to try your hand at making one, head over to Instructables and make your own Legway. Then prepare to feel the burn. Before you know it, you’ll be saving up for the real deal. Because pedal power is for the birds.
Squirrels … not your friends. Photograph: Jim Tiller/AP
This was going around at work today. It puts a whole new angle on demonstrations of how sorting algorithms work.
Clipped from: Sorting algorithms as dances:
Take one Central European folk dancing team, a small folk band and an added overlay showing array locations and get them to dance the [sorting] algorithms in time to “appropriate” folk music…
Go see the whole thing – it’s great!
Also: http://www.sapientia.ro/ (Sapientia University Romania)
This story wasn’t printed on April 1st!
MIT professor Daniel Nocera claims to have created an advanced solar cell which uses sunlight to split water into its two core components, oxygen and hydrogen.
With a single gallon of water, Nocera says, the chip could produce enough electricity to power a house in a developing country for an entire day. Provide every house on the planet with an artificial leaf and we could satisfy our 14 terrawatt need with just one gallon of water a day.
Hehe I always enjoy a difference of opinion…
I read this and LOL’d
The time has come to rifle through all that old kit I’ve got stashed away. Maybe I can resurrect that old Sinclair QL?!