Monday, February 28, 2011

Epic Wolves in the Flesh!

Have you ever seen a real, live wolf ? Not in zoo, behind an enclosure, but up close and in your face?

If I had to choose a totem animal, the wolf wouldn't be my first choice. I don't consider myself a wolf person.  But I guess I've had wolf on the brain ever since I read White Fang as a kid.

To me, White Fang was like Conan the Barbarian of the canine world. Swift! Savage! An unrivaled killer who crushes his enemies, drives them before him and hears the lamentations of their . . . owner.

Ok, maybe he was more like the Bruce Lee of the wolf world; unmatched; undefeatable. White Fang has got to be the most badass fighter this side

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Fire and Ice - Epic Art!

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Fire & Ice
Actually, it is called "Alley by the Lake" by Leanid Afremov. Wow! I love the way the red, orange colors of the lights and leaves contrast with the blue, black hues of the night.  And yet, despite being opposites, the colors fit together beautifully!.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Epic Laundry Tip - Japanese T-shirt Folding

I hate doing laundry! I mean, throwing the clothes into the machine is no big deal. But all the folding afterwards sucks! Unless of course, you're talking about Epic laundry folding. From the land that brought us Origami, check it out.

Japanese T-shirt folding.

Original Japanese T-shirt folding video here. It has a couple more Epic folding examples.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Can't wait till next Snowmageddon!

Hey Dads! Next Snowmageddon we get, let's build one of these!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Epic Autonomous Robots Bring us a Step Closer to the Jetsons

Kiva Mobile Fulfillment Center - like Roombas on steroids!

Nearly every magazine that's ever featured a home or technology of the future article has predicted that we would have intelligent, fully independent robots performing most of our manual labor chores by now.  Sadly our progress has been very disappointing.

We still have to clean and vacuum.  We have to do laundry, shovel the snow, and mow the grass. And cooking is still a chore; we haven't invented a machine where you can press a button and a fully prepared meal materializes (although, the cell phone comes close to accomplishing this)

Yet, some small progress has been made.  In 2002, iRobot Corporation introduced

Monday, February 21, 2011

Epic Metal! I've never seen anything like this!

Just saw this on Reddit. This epic metal reverts back to it's original shape when you pour hot water on it. Now, knowing this, I still did not expect to see what happens in the video!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Freakiest, most Amazing Life Art I've Ever Seen!

Theo Jansen is a Dutch engineer and artist who creates kinectic works of art that imitate living things.

These beautiful, otherworldly, creations consists of intricate, moving skeletons built out of PVC tubes and are engineered to use the wind to power them. Jansen eventually wants to "put these animals out in herds on the beaches, so they will live their own lives."

As you watch the video, you will see will Jansen refers to them as animals--they move like living things!

Animaris Umerus walking - June '09 from Strandbeest on Vimeo.

Thursday, February 17, 2011