Coffee without water. Yup that the new invention from Professor David Edwards at Harvard University. The idea was to deliver the impact of an energy drink - caffeine and daily doses of three Vitamin Bs - without calories, and with the convenience and portability into your mouth and swallow. Each Aeroshots contains about the same caffeine as one large cup of coffee.
AeroShot is not means to switching away from coffee but as a new way to drink coffee where liquids are not permitted, such as when you board a plane or go biking, skiing, curling or any other activity that consumes energy. And the good part is AeroShot doesn’t stain your teeth like coffee can.
ROBOT FIREFIGHTER TO THROW EXTINGUISHER GRENADES
Fire has proven deadly for sailors throughout the centuries of naval warfare. The U.S. Navy wants to counter that ancient foe with a humanoid robot capable of throwing extinguisher grenades as it nimbly moves about the narrow passages and ladderways of modern warships.
Full Story: Discovery News
Log of yesterday’s work day (inspired by churchofcyberpunk)
5:18am - Wake up with killer migraine on right side of head.
5:19am - Take 2 Naproxen Sodium pills with ¾ cup of cereal + ½ cup milk
5:25am - Hide under the covers and try to block out all light
5:26am - 6:00am - Sleep
6:01am - Hit snooze button
6:02am - 6:18am - Sleep
6:19am - Shut off alarm clock and kiss sleeping boyfriend on the cheek
6:20am - Get dressed
6:30am - Drive to coffee shop
6:50am - Arrive at coffee shop
6:52am - Order some sort of iced slushy coffee thing with chocolate from barista who is curling her hair at the counter using a curling iron and doing things on a laptop
6:59am - Receive something resembling what I ordered with whip cream on top
7:00am - Purchase additional blueberry muffin
7:01am - 7:30am - Sip gross coffee slushie thing that tastes like cardboard and nom on blueberry muffin while flipping through the Real Detroit Weekly paper
7:31am - Drive to work
7:40am - Arrive at work
7:41am - Boot up work PC
7:42am - 8:00am - Speedwalk listening to various music on phone (Dir en grey, Modest Mouse, Skrillex, Icon of Coil, Necrotic Fish) - after walk migraine pain was almost gone
8:01am - Login to Windows Vista
8:05am - Walk to drinking fountain with Darth Maul Star Wars cup thing with lid and achieve water
8:06am - Walk to refrigerator in work kitchenette and achieve ice cubes
8:07am - 9:30am - Check work email, do magical things in Microsoft Excel, send emails
9:31am - 9:42am - Go for a fast walk around the building with programmer discussing work out routines and when we will be losing our jobs
9:43am - Walk to drinking fountain with Darth Maul Star Wars cup thing with lid and achieve water
9:44am - Walk to refrigerator in work kitchenette and achieve ice cubes
9:45am - 11:00am - Check work email, do magical things in Microsoft Excel, send emails
11:00am - 12:00pm - Answer questions about various work accounts to coworker
12:01pm - 12:15pm Drive to post office, drop off letter in mail chute from car, and drive back to work
12:16pm - Carry sketchbook, markers, spoon, Darth Maul Star Wars cup, and headphones to work kitchenette
12:17pm - Retrieve half a can of vegetable soup in glass container from refrigerator
12:17pm - 12:18pm - Microwave vegetable soup
12:18pm - 1:10pm - Consume vegetable soup, drink ice water, and sketch stuff in marker using photos in Real Detroit Weekly newspaper as reference while listening to music on cell phone
1:11pm - Carry stuff back to cubicle desk
1:12pm - Go back to kitchenette and wash glass container and spoon
1:13pm - Carry glass container and spoon back to cubicle desk
1:14pm - Check work email
1:15pm - 1:37pm - Write log of what I did so far today
1:38pm - Receive an email telling me to fix other peoples work
1:39pm - Write a response directing the email to the other people telling them to fix their own work
1:40pm - Update a record in an access database
1:43pm - Save files to a network drive
1:46pm - Check things on SharePoint
1:47pm - 4:45pm - Check work email, do magical things in Microsoft Excel, do things in Microsoft Access, send emails
4:45pm - 5:00pm - Organize and clean up desk.
5:01pm - Drive home.
Imagine 5 days a week of this (most of the time without a migraine and without coffee).
I’d kill for that, from this:
1500 - wake up, lounge around for an hour. Shower etc 1600 - get food! 1630 - study like a boss 2200 - get food! 2230 - study like a boss until bedtime!
Latest research shows that by weaving specially coated solar threads into conventional fabric, revolutionary new ways of capturing the sun’s energy could soon become a reality. These radical advances mean that rather than relying upon familiar fixed panels, designers were free to conceive how a tent of flexible solar fabrics might look.
The Concept Tent’s solar shell uses this technology to full effect with three directional glides which can be moved throughout the day to maximise its solar efficiency, capturing the optimum amount of energy which can to be used throughout the tent in a variety of new and exciting ways.
Thursday, March 1st 2012 to Saturday 31st March 2012
With the continuing campaigns for Internet-censoring litigation such as SOPA and PIPA, and the closure of sites such as Megaupload under allegations of ‘piracy’ and ‘conspiracy’ the time has come to take a stand against music, film and media companies’ lobbyists.
The only way is to hit them where it truly hurts.
Their profit margins.
March 2012 is the end of the 1st quarter in economic reports worldwide.
Do not buy a single record. Do not download a single song, legally or illegally. Do not go to see a single film in cinemas, or download a copy, Do not buy a DVD in the stores. Do not buy a videogame. Do not buy a single book or magazine.
Wait the 4 weeks to buy them in April: see the film later, etc. Holding out for just 4 weeks, maximum, will leave a gaping hole in media and entertainment companies’ profits for the 1st quarter, an economic hit which will in turn be observed by governments worldwide as stocks and shares will blip from a large enough loss of incomes.
This action can give a statement of intent:
”We will not tolerate the Media Industries’ lobbying for legistation which will censor the internet.”
I’m not an educated or political person. My friends know this about me. I don’t have strong opinions about this sort of thing.
I feel that this is a much better way to protest than blacking out your tumblr for a day.
We’ll see about this. I may be able to wait 9 days to see Hunger Games.
This sounds like a Chaos incursion or something. I’m down.
Especially since I don’t buy anything anyway.
The difference between Protest and Process. #Occupy
REAL real beauty. real women.
I’m okay with this.