Albert Hofmann, the Father of LSD, Dies at 102
Posted on April 30th, 2008 at 12:54 pm by Mutt

In death, he said, “I go back to where I came from, to where I was before I was born, that’s all.”

The NYTtimes story is here.

Mobile Video Art Projections @ Coachella Music Festival 2008
Posted on April 29th, 2008 at 1:45 pm by necco

My buddy VJ Fader (Wen Cui) and I got invited to push our mobile video projection cart around during the Coachella music festival.  The cart is about 10 feet tall and made out of PVC pipe bent into five-fold symmetry with spandex covering.  Four 20 watt fluorescent bulbs hang on the inside to light it.  The power is a small gas generator or a battery system.  People loved it… a great response… lots of people came up to it and touched it or hugged it.  We’d like to go back next year with a grant… and perhaps build four of these:

More here:

And here:

As a side note: I built a parabolic solar cooker out of a square meter of cardboard, some aluminum foil and two coat hangers… cooked a stew on it one day… got too hot to touch.

English Bomber Control Panels
Posted on April 29th, 2008 at 12:47 am by dr.hoo

Some cool photos of english bomber control panels. Lot’s o’ knobs and dials!

The Perils of Stick Figures
Posted on April 26th, 2008 at 12:11 pm by dr.hoo

Here’s a Flickr pool of stick figures in danger. Some are better than others…

You Aint Artsier Than Me
Posted on April 24th, 2008 at 2:06 pm by dr.hoo

Slo-Mo Video Clips
Posted on April 21st, 2008 at 4:27 pm by dr.hoo

Check our Dr. Dave’s excellent collection of slo-mo video clips. I love the popping water ballons but be sure to check out the “Electric Knife Cutting Through Jello”.

You can download low res files for free, or purchase a DVD of high res clips here.


Recycling Waste Energy
Posted on April 21st, 2008 at 4:21 pm by dr.hoo

A great article from the Atlantic on the incredible amount of energy and money saved by large factories just by capturing and reusing waste heat and gases


Baracky: The Movie
Posted on April 21st, 2008 at 4:14 pm by dr.hoo

The Problem with Biofuels
Posted on April 21st, 2008 at 4:13 pm by dr.hoo

I’ve been following alternative energy for a while now and became excited about the potential of biofuels last year. The downside of biofuels is that growing crops for fuel is raising food prices around the world. Check out this article on the problem and possible options.

Secret Lives of Elevators
Posted on April 21st, 2008 at 4:07 pm by dr.hoo

This week’s New Yorker Magazine has a great article on elevators; how dangerous (or safe) they are, their history, and many fun facts. Gizmodo pulled a bunch of the most interesting elevator facts here.


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