Good Stuff

October24

29 Heartwarming Photos of Foster Kids Getting Adopted


Foster kids at the moment of adoption

For foster children, the day of adoption is often the best day of their lives. So, a California-based organization, called Together We Rise, is combating the stigma around the foster care system by showcasing these heartwarming photos of that long-awaited day.

http://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/heartwarming-photos-of-foster-kids-getting-adopted/?&ftag=ACQ812ebde&vnid=32478992828

Johnny Cab Anyone?

October12

RoboCab: Driverless Taxi Experiment to Start in Japan Oct 5th


From the article:

Japan’s cabinet office, Kanagawa prefecture and Robot Taxi Inc. on Thursday said they will start experimenting with unmanned taxi service beginning in 2016. The service will be offered for approximately 50 people in Kanagawa prefecture, just south of Tokyo, with the auto-driving car carrying them from their homes to local grocery stores.

http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2015/10/01/robocab-driverless-taxi-experiment-to-start-in-japan/

Hidden Treasure

April23

Stunning Winged Insects Made of Discarded Circuit Boards


Portsmouth, UK-based artist Julie Alice Chappell creates beautiful miniature sculptures of insects using circuit boards found inside discarded electronics. “My art practice involves breaking down the pre-existing materials, reinterpreting them and offering them a new form with new purpose, creating something beautiful, whimsical and precious,” she said.

http://www.artfido.com/blog/stunning-winged-insects-made-of-discarded-circuit-boards/

Cool Stuff

April23

23 of the Realest and Craziest Natural Phenomena Around the World


From the site:

Given that it’s the 21st century, you should be familiar with the typical rain, snow, sun, and night phenomena by now. But despite the advanced age of our civilization, there are still a number of natural phenomena that most of us haven’t even heard of and have only recently been explained. Some of the natural formations on our list are so rare that at first they were even mistaken as UFOs! To break the ignorance and your fear about what’s happening around you, check out this list of bizarre natural phenomena that’ll tickle your curious mind.

http://whenonearth.net/23-of-the-realest-and-craziest-natural-phenomena-around-the-world/

Custom Printed Shoes?

April16

Utterly Fantastic 3D Printed Shoes by Zaha Hadid, Ben van Berkel and Others for United Nude


For Milan 2015 footwear brand United Nude enlisted the help of 5 world famous architects and designers in creating a collection of absolutely out-of-this-world shoes. Each high-altitude design was 3D printed in colored plastic on a sPro 60 from 3D Systems. Each took about 24 hours to complete.

This is an “utterly” fantastic idea. I’m sure way out of my price range too.

But, I’m thinking ….custom fitted, and colored. For me…no heel, and cushy.

The wave of the future? Maybe?

http://www.visualnews.com/2015/04/14/utterly-fantastic-3d-printed-shoes-by-zaha-hadid-ben-van-berkel-and-others-for-united-nude/