Glass Wings Blog: July 2007

Robotic insects set to invade your home

Sun, 1 Jul 2007 00:14:02 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
Robotic bugs...how much more fun can you have :-)    ===bill

http://blog.scifi.com/tech/archives/2007/06/30/robotic_insects.html

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Fwd: [Bulk] Watch "POUND (a short film by Evan Bernard)" on ViralVideoChart

Sun, 1 Jul 2007 00:45:39 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
The world would be a better place if we were this friendly!  :-)   Bill



bdaul@pacbell.net has sent you a video -

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Sketch up free 3D sketching /modeling tool

Sun, 01 Jul 2007 21:33:14 +0000

campbell_hewston [at] ekit.com

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From google

http://sketchup.google.com/

Did I mention free!

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Norwegian Pearl cruise ship photos

Sun, 01 Jul 2007 23:04:57 -0700

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

Andrew Pam
New photos from our trip:

http://www.glasswings.com.au/photos/2007/

Scroll to the bottom and look for 2007-07-01

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Wind turbine for your roof

Wed, 04 Jul 2007 02:47:00 +0000

campbell_hewston [at] ekit.com

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invented in Western Australia

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/06/27/1963676.htm

Generate power at home from the wind.

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Cruise photos: Juneau, including Humpback whales

Wed, 04 Jul 2007 00:33:44 -0800

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

Andrew Pam
Same as usual - look for 2007-07-03:
http://www.glasswings.com.au/photos/2007/

Share and enjoy,
                *** Xanni ***

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Rakugaki.in and Moza.in were released

Sun, 8 Jul 2007 23:10:41 +0900

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

Yukihiko YOSHIDA
In Tokyo, the following web tool were released and they get popular.

Rakugaki.in
http://rakugaki.in/
"Rakugaki" means Graffiti.

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New robot designs for 11th annual Robocup

Sun, 08 Jul 2007 15:47:43 -0700

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS5556707251.html

Quite a few scientific teams competing in Robocup have traditionally
built their robots on top of Sony's AIBO (artificial intelligence bot)
platform, a canid design with an open API (application programming

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Homebrew electricity in Malawi

Sun, 08 Jul 2007 18:17:45 -0700

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.williamkamkwamba.typepad.com/

"My name is William Kamkwamba. I am 19 years old. I live in Mastala
Village in the area of T/A Wimbe in the Kasungu district of Malawi,
about 2 1/2 hours north of Lilongwe, Malawi's capital city. Over the

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Pimp My Book Cart 2007 Winners

Wed, 11 Jul 2007 00:00:56 -0700

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.unshelved.com/blog.aspx?post=745
http://www.unshelved.com/blog.aspx?post=746

This was a bigger deal than we anticipated. We thought our "Pimp my Book
Cart" contest was a funny idea that would spawn a dozen or so entries.

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City Hunter VS Street Fighter

Thu, 12 Jul 2007 01:36:47 +0900

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

Yukihiko YOSHIDA
This is very fun.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itwdoFvQH3E&mode=related&search=

Bests,
Yukihiko Yoshida

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New spacesuit design

Wed, 18 Jul 2007 16:18:00 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
One giant leap for space fashion: MIT team designs sleek, skintight spacesuit

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2007/biosuit-0716.html

"Newman's prototype suit is a revolutionary departure from the traditional

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xkcd fans play chess on roller coasters

Wed, 18 Jul 2007 23:16:04 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
People playing chess on roller coasters
http://xkcd.com/chesscoaster/

Share and enjoy,
                *** Xanni ***

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Algae aviation biofuel

Thu, 19 Jul 2007 10:56:18 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.stuff.co.nz/4132048a13.html

Air New Zealand and Boeing are secretly working with Blenheim-based biofuel
developer Aquaflow Bionomic Corporation to create the world's first
environmentally friendly aviation fuel, made of wild algae.

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New Flexible Plastic Solar Panels Are Inexpensive And Easy To Make

Fri, 20 Jul 2007 16:31:45 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/07/070719011151.htm

Science Daily — Researchers at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) have
developed an inexpensive solar cell that can be painted or printed on flexible
plastic sheets. "The process is simple," said lead researcher and author

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PythagoraSwitch and the Algorithm Exercise/March

Sat, 21 Jul 2007 12:13:26 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
Japanese children's TV show "PythagoraSwitch" not only features a
never-ending series of "Rube Goldberg" machines, but has also spawned a
new global dance craze:  the "Algorithm Exercise" and "Algorithm March".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PythagoraSwitch

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Fw: School Lunches

Tue, 24 Jul 2007 14:21:01 +0930

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

Katherine Phelps
Subject: School lunches
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 21:51:47 +0930

For those of you out there who are already enduring the daily challenge of
preparing school lunches and for those of you who have yet to have this

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Rice field art

Wed, 25 Jul 2007 15:41:43 +0930

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

Katherine Phelps
These are obviously farmers with WAY too much time on their hands.

Rice field art
 From: Andrew Pam <xanni@glasswings.com.au>
 To: Katherine Phelps <muse@glasswings.com.au>

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Impressive new zooming & 3D UI from MS Labs

Thu, 26 Jul 2007 13:35:43 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
Blaise Aguera y Arcas: Jaw-dropping Photosynth demo
http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/129

Share and enjoy,
               Andrew

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Last Supper (Star Wars)

Sat, 28 Jul 2007 09:25:22 +0930

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

Katherine Phelps
It's only a single image, but a goody:

http://www.conceptart.org/forums/printthread.php?t=41365

I'm wondering if there's some sort of Da Vinci code lurking in this artwork.

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Cool! Discordian Colouring Book

Sat, 28 Jul 2007 09:39:36 +0930

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

Katherine Phelps
Many years ago, in the dim era of the late Disco age, a pair of visionary
writers, Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea, wrote a revelatory series of
books known as The Illuminatus Trilogy...
Inspired to a madness of creative frenzy by these revelations, your artist
seized pencils and drawing pens and embarked on many days and nights of

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Dark Roasted Blend

Sat, 28 Jul 2007 16:25:53 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
Dark Roasted Blend is a wonderful photo-blog:
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/

Some of my favourite recent articles include "Anything for the Perfect
Shot!", "Automated Music Instruments", "Hobbit Houses", "Abandoned

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Small Green Penguin

Sun, 29 Jul 2007 00:17:38 +0000

campbell_hewston [at] ekit.com

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Small form factor Linux hardware

take a look at number 2 for $99 maybe USD?

http://www.xyzcomputing.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=1122&Itemid=0&limit=1&limit=start=0

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2007 US trip photos - final

Sun, 29 Jul 2007 16:45:08 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.glasswings.com.au/photos/2007/#D2007-06-26

We have now posted the last of our US trip photos, including more Hawaii
photos from 26 - 30 June featuring the Byodo-In Temple, Kailua on the
north shore of Oahu, and the Polynesian Cultural Center.  I also wrote a

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Have you driven a Fjord lately?

Tue, 31 Jul 2007 22:12:15 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
Think's zippy little Web-enabled, carbon-free electric driving machine
could help reverse 100 years of automotive history, writes Business 2.0
magazine.

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/business2/business2_archive/2007/08/01/100138830/index.htm

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