- using news footage from the 1920s to the 1950s, Howard Smith created an amusing 1977 documentary about contraptions made by the inventors, technophiles, and eccentrics of yesteryear. The last 7 minutes is Letterman interviewing Smith. (Google video, 1 hr., 19 min. Via beans beans good for your heart)
posted by madamjujujive
on Apr 24, 2007 -
Time Magazine's 2002 Best Inventions
my toys and gadgets, and I especially fancy the Air Surfer
, @ $75 it looks like the glider for klutzes like me. However, I'm not ready just yet to take the hoots of derision that this Bluetooth Mobile Phone Headset
This new chip
looks set to improve digital photography... I do fancy that! But will Foveon
have the muscle to bring the X3 to fruition?
This, though, is as close as we'll ever get to 'vaporware': Nasa's AeroGel
... find out what earthly purpose it could serve.
Some on the list are little more than product placements (I'm looking at 'Breathe Strips' and 'Ultra-Cashmere' now), and some - Mr. Dyson's Cyclonic
spin vacuum, I'm surprised to see - are hardly new. Others [Nano-Tex, Date Rape Drug Spotter & The Scramjet] I'm sure we've discussed before (but they don't figure in Mefi searches).
How many of these will change
our lives - and how many will improve
them? Is there something cool missing from the list? - something tells me that their gushing over their discovery of '3D Online Entertainment' ["...you can do it all and more in Second Life, a startlingly lifelike 3-D virtual world now evolving on the Internet"] gives it the Kiss O' Death. [...via blogdex]
posted by dash_slot-
on Nov 19, 2002 -
is a robotic cat that looks more like a cat than a robot. This site is only available in Japanese, but check out the photo
galleries. (I saw this thing mentioned in a Reuters article
about the new "human-like" Honda robot).
posted by edlundart
on Nov 13, 2001 -