Month: March 2010

Words Fail:  Brass Pegasus automaton

Words Fail: Brass Pegasus automaton

Keith Newstead has been refining this design for twenty years. It shows. It’s gorgeous just sitting there, but when it starts to move…well, I think I audibly sighed. [via The Automata / Automaton Blog]

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Review of Made By Hand

Review of Made By Hand

Treehugger has a nice review of MAKE Editor-in-Chief Mark Frauenfelder’s new book, Made by Hand: Do It Yourself. It’s a phrase that’s been snatched up by mainstream culture through televisions shows, best seller books, and craft store kits. But DIY, when you stop and consider it, means so much more than just building your own […]

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John Bergin, From Inside

John Bergin, From Inside

John Bergin (Kansas City, MO) and I go way back. We first met, in the early 90s, through the zine publishing scene. I instantly became a big fan of both his art and his music. Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with him on a number of projects, such as the soundtrack […]

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Stanford researchers develop “energy textiles”

Stanford researchers develop “energy textiles”

A team at Stanford University has produced batteries and basic capacitors using textiles and nanoparticle-infused ink. The team had previously developed paper batteries and supercapacitors using a similar process, but the new energy textiles exhibited some clear advantages over their paper predecessors. With a reported energy density of 20 Watt-hours per kilogram, a piece of […]

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Coconut Mango Pancakes!

The A Little Yumminess blog has a mouthwatering recipe for Coconut Mango Pancakes. That actually sounds like a whole lot of yumminess to me! Simran, the author, suggests serving them with honey or syrup, or alternately as dessert with ice cream and fresh chopped mangoes. Think I might have to have pancakes for dinner!

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