Friday, January 28, 2011

Optoelectronic Contact Lenses

The lenses are a semi-transparent array which contain an LED. They can receive up to 330 microwatts of power picked up wirelessly from radio waves.

The lenses will have the possibility to do everything that your iPhone can. Apps will be literally in front of you: You’ll also be able to IM friends, look at Internet porn, or change the scenery wherever you’re at.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Klaus Nomi is so wonderfully weird

It's become pretty typical for me and my friends to try to one-up each other with fun videos.
In response to this piece of ridiculousness (highlights *spoiler alert*: when she busts a move with the street dancers on the bridge, the creeper staring at her performance, turning into an animation in a twist ending), I was graced with an introduction to Klaus Nomi.

He's brilliantly odd both alone and in collaborative performance pieces with David Bowie.

Humble East Village beginnings..

with Bowie..

I always appreciate a challenge, so if you got sumthin wickedly creative in your back pocket, email it to I'm throwing down the gauntlet.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

SUMO, short for "super motor."

A Japanese vehicle manufacturer unveiled the prototype of a new electric motorbike carrying a hybrid magnetic motor, which can run almost noiselessly up to 180 kilometres (112 miles) on one charge. Tokyo-based Axle Corporation says that the battery of the next-generation electric vehicle motorbike can be charged at home, in the same way as a cellular phone. It takes a little over 6 hours to fully charge the battery, and the vehicle's maximum speed is capable of reaching 150 kilometres per hour (93 miles per hour).

The company says the futuristic motorbike enjoys high energy efficiency thanks to a state-of-the-art magnetic motor which is a hybrid between a electromagnet and a permanent magnet. The new motor, called SUMO, short for "super motor," is housed inside the bike's rear wheel. The manufacture says the new motor is seven-times more cost efficient than gas-powered scooters.

Daisuke Ito, a professional racer who test rode the EV-X7 prototype, said it could potentially replace machines we now see in motor races. "I just feel that in the near future, we'll be seeing these kinds of electric motorbikes running all around town. And when that happens, conventional vehicles could disappear from motor racing, too, and well be competing only in electric vehicles."

Robot Fish. I want one.

A robotic fish developed by scientists from Essex University is put through its paces in a special tank at the London Aquarium. It works via sensors and has autonomous navigational control.

Musicians With Guns - Astroblast by ricardo montalban

Some of the trippiest new shit i've seen in a while.

Musicians With Guns - Astroblast from ricardo montalban on Vimeo.