Saturday, August 15, 2015

Robot Drone Washes Dishes

Robot Drone Washes Dishes 

Robot Drone Washes Dishes (2015)

 

But what if a robot, after a long dinner party, could bus the table and head to the sink? Now there's a relationship we can build on. Japan's HRP-2 humanoid 'bot, pictured here, has learned to do just that. Researchers at the University of Tokyo's Jouhou System Kougaku Laboratory have used human motion-capture and video game simulations to teach HRP-2 how to handle different types of dishware. They also had to develop waterproof robot gloves.
--Popular Science, "Helper Robots We Desperately Need"

 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Bad Faces: Little Hawk Remix

Bad Faces: Little Hawk Remix

Bad Faces: Little Hawk Remix (2015)

 

According to General George Crook's notes, Little Hawk " ... appeared to rank next to Crazy Horse in importance, was much like his superior in size and build, but his face was more kindly in expression and he more fluent in speech; he did most of the talking."
--The Wikipedia Great Spirit

 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Bad Faces: Rain in the Face Remix

Bad Faces: Rain in the Face Remix

Bad Faces: Rain in the Face Remix (2015)

 

During the subsequent fighting at the Battle of Little Big Horn on Custer Hill on June 25, 1876, Rain-in-the-Face is alleged to have cut the heart out of Thomas Custer, a feat that was popularized by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in The Revenge of Rain in the Face.
--The Wikipedia Great Spirit

 

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Landing on Europa

Landing on Europa

Landing on Europa (2015)

 

Europa is an ice-covered moon orbiting Jupiter that likely has an ocean underneath. Perhaps that ocean contains life. Perhaps it doesn't. But we're not going to know for sure until we send a probe there to check things out.
--Elizabeth Howell, "Diving on Europa"

 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Mutiny on Pluto Remix

Mutiny on Pluto Remix

Mutiny on Pluto Remix (2013)

 

Every single image New Horizons takes of Pluto will be the best image ever taken of Pluto.
--Emily Lakdawalla

 

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Raziel Holds the Line

Raziel Holds the Line

Raziel Holds the Line (2012)

 

Raziel is known as the angel of mysteries. He reveals holy secrets when God gives him permission to do so...In art, Raziel is often depicted bringing light into darkness, which symbolizes his work bringing the light of understanding into the darkness of people's confusion when they ponder divine mysteries.
--Whitney Hopler, "Angels and Miracles Expert"

 

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Bond Daddy

Bond Daddy

Bond Daddy (2014)

 

The deregulation of the stock brokerage business in the 1970's and the huge bear market made it so that brokers could not sit behind their desks waiting for the phone to ring. They had to adapt the "cold calling" techniques perfected by the bond daddies.
--Amazon.com description for Bond Daddy by David Walby

 

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Trout Sleeper Cell Remix

Trout Sleeper Cell Remix

Trout Sleeper Cell Remix (2012)

 

These tripped out trout were awakened from the sleep brought on by the original mix made in 2003.

 

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