History may never record a civilian benefit of military technology greater than the TacoCopter. Just place your order on your smartphone and this unmanned aerial robot will whiz high above the traffic to deliver your meal fast, fresh and hot. A Silicone Valley start-up hopes to have the first TacoCopter in service in the near future.
Suddenly, the $3.2 billion annual budget for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) seems like money well spent. The company has recently submitted a proposal to DARPA requesting another $14.6 million in order to evaluate and adapt this UAV technology for the delivery of pizza as well.
I love bridges and will be posting a particularly nice one from time to time. I also like all things mechanical. If it has some gears and grease, chances are it’ll catch my eye. So what happens when you have a uniquely mechanical bridge. Awesome! This was conceived by British designer Thomas Heatherwick,designed by SKM Anthony Hunt with Packman Lucas. The pictures speak for themselves:
According to a study in The Journal of Psychopharmacology LSD appears to improve alcohol abuse patients chances for recovery.
…repeated doses of LSD – for example, weekly or monthly – might elicit more sustained effects on alcohol misuse than a single dose of LSD.
Maybe Ken Kesey didn’t tell us everything.
I came across this image of Emily Kokal, the lead singer for Warpaint.
Kudos to Marc Lemoine for this great portrait. More of his work here: Marc Lemoine Photography.
This picture was sent to me with the title “Redneck Mansion.” I know that I was supposed to laugh at it but I have to say that I really like it. Architects are always discussing the experience of a space. The experience here looks like a jungle Jim/ tree house sort of thing with a bit of Hopi cliff dwelling thrown in.
And it fits in with the current conversation of modularity and adaptive reuse quite nicely.
Mostly, though, what I like the is that it is organic to the site and appears organic in its own growth. Theoretically, somebody could start with just two or three parts and keep adding containers and trailers as the family, even a whole village, expanded.