Glass Wings Blog: April 2007

X Prize revs up quest for super-efficient car

Tue, 03 Apr 2007 15:05:03 +0930

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2007/04/02/auto-prize.html

The X Prize Foundation, which spurred innovation by offering $10 million US for
the first privately built spacecraft, plans to offer millions for the first
practical car that increases mileage five-fold.

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Ferrofluid kinetic sculpture

Tue, 03 Apr 2007 15:36:00 +0930

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
“Morpho Towers--Two Standing Spirals” is an installation that consists of two
ferrofluid sculptures that moves synthetically to music. The two spiral towers
stand on a large plate that hold ferrofluid. When the music starts, the
magnetic field around the tower is strengthened. Spikes of ferrofluid are born
from the bottom plate and move up, trembling and rotating around the edge of

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Tesla in OZ

Wed, 04 Apr 2007 22:07:49 +0000

campbell_hewston [at] ekit.com

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Don't try this at home

Hang on that's what he did

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Cardboard Coolness

Fri, 6 Apr 2007 12:16:24 +0930

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
This site has all sorts of do-it-yourself cardboard coolness. They've got
plans so that you can build your own cardboard castle, your own cardboard
pirate boat, and your own cardboard rocketship. I may have to torment some
nephews and nieces with this.

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Genso Kukan Aurora

Fri, 6 Apr 2007 14:31:33 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] nextnow.net>

Bill Daul
Genso Kukan Aurora
[U-Mate]
AVAILABLE
Genso Kukan Aurora
Click to enlarge

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Head Spa Massager

Sat, 7 Apr 2007 07:43:53 +0930

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Head Spa Massager Relaxes, Makes You Look Stupid, Could Probably Lobotomize
You

Do you know that late-night, drooling hypnotic feeling that happens while you
are watching infomercials for MP3-enabled Windows Mobile 6.0-based robotic

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10 Egg-Shaped Tech Gadgets

Sat, 7 Apr 2007 07:56:16 +0930

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2111785,00.asp

I love the home planetarium.

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Homeless Dance Company

Tue, 10 Apr 2007 13:15:13 +0900

"Yukihiko YOSHIDA" <yukihiko [at] s6.dion.ne.jp>

Yukihiko YOSHIDA
How are you ?
Hello from Tokyo.
Homeless Dance Company http://www.homelessdance.com/ will have their
performance in Melbourne.
Japanese dancer, Ms. Motoko Ikeda, will dance there.

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Model cars at 1/25th and full scale

Thu, 12 Apr 2007 02:31:46 +0930

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.flatheadv8.org/v8bob/carshow.htm

This reminds me of the classic "Tomkinson's Schooldays" episode of
Ripping Yarns:

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Pink Tentacle: News from Japan

Thu, 12 Apr 2007 10:48:09 +0930

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Today on Pink Tentacle:  Transparent, conductive alumina cement (shades
of Star Trek IV!); Pimped rides, otaku style; Printing with DNA;
platinum Gundam; androids; money origami; seaweed as biofuel and more:

http://www.pinktentacle.com/

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Ovejas Telefónicas

Thu, 12 Apr 2007 15:20:58 +1000

Amanda Penrose <amanda [at] dd.com.au>

Amanda Penrose
Phone sheep :-)
http://www.cualquiera.com.ar/notas/arte.html
AJ

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Re-creating European cities China's latest housing trend

Sun, 15 Apr 2007 13:25:11 +0930

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2003666068_chinaecon14.html

In Nanjing, there are Balinese retreats and Italian villas. In the
southeastern city of Hangzhou, there are Venice and Zurich. In downtown
Beijing, everything is about Manhattan, with Soho, Central Park and Park

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Asus Bamboo Ecobook Computer

Mon, 16 Apr 2007 04:05:23 +0930

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/03/asus_bamboo_eco.php

All of the plastic in it is labelled and recyclable; it is lined with
cardboard; there are no paints, sprays or even electroplating used on
its components. It looks like it is designed to be easily taken apart

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Ceramics for Breakfast: The Ring

Tue, 17 Apr 2007 00:37:31 +0930

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.designboom.com/contest/view.php?contest_pk=16&item_pk=11648&p=1

Hang your fruit on the wall. "The Ring" is an urusual fruitbowl made of
porcelain. It is not placed on a dining table or on kitchen unit but
hangs on the wall.

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Fwd: Cool writing site

Mon, 16 Apr 2007 09:32:35 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] nextnow.net>

Bill Daul


http://www.leoburnett.ca/

Move the pencil - !  BTW...stop the pencil on the little

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DoMyStuff

Fri, 20 Apr 2007 23:24:27 +0930

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070419-outsource-your-dry-cleaning-and-dog-walking-with-domystuff.html

You don't have to be a Fortune 500 executive or a multinational company
to realize you have too much to do and could really use an assistant.
Ever since the Seinfeld episode where Kramer hires a personal intern,

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Pixel Art

Fri, 20 Apr 2007 23:37:45 +0930

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.styledeficit.com/
http://www.styledeficit.com/illo/

"Hello - thanks for dropping by.

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Miniature Bag End model

Sat, 21 Apr 2007 17:51:23 +0930

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
'Tis time to go on a virtual tour of Tiny Bag End!

http://community.livejournal.com/little_world/30571.html
http://community.livejournal.com/little_world/39277.html

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Multiplayer online birdwatching

Sun, 22 Apr 2007 17:34:08 +0930

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.physorg.com/news96217854.html

Fans of massive multi-player online games who are also interested in
nature will soon get a chance to try out a new system developed by
researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and Texas A&M

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Amusing Tarot Decks

Tue, 24 Apr 2007 22:17:15 +0930

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Whether you're into tarot or not the artwork on some of these decks is
stunning and on others just silly.

http://mangatarot.com/

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Espresso Stories

Tue, 24 Apr 2007 22:36:09 +0930

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
This is espresso stories, an idea by the writers Chris Worth and R.P. Bird. It
explores a literary form for today's frothed-up, on-the-hoof, want-it-all-now
consumer lifestyle: complete stories that take no longer to read than an
espresso takes to slurp.

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Dog owners 'fleeced' in poodle scam

Fri, 27 Apr 2007 04:15:40 +0930

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article.html?in_article_id=46730&in_page_id=34

Thousands of people have been 'fleeced' into buying neatly coiffured
lambs they thought were poodles.

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What do you think of this?

Sat, 28 Apr 2007 03:03:40 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] nextnow.net>

Bill Daul
<http://zoomquilt2.madmindworx.com/zoomquilt2.swf>http://zoomquilt2.madmindworx.com/zoomquilt2.swf

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