When I was growing up, I had National Geography maps that I would just stare at while lying on the floor. Trying to find names of strange places, finding cool spots and wondering what they would be like. Mind you, this is all long Pre-Internet and everything was physical. Well, this isn’t the case anymore […]

This is an incredible little machine they have created. New 5-Axis 3D Printer Creates Simple Wire Frame Models in Real Time

The future of 3D printing is coming our way. Imagine a 5-axis printer that can rotate your object as it’s being printed. The system works on the extrusion coming out as a liquid but quickly cools as 2 cooling mist nozzles are quickly cooling/hardening the material. The software is a plugin for the Rhino 3D […]

Moose Shedding An Antler

      I’ve never really thought about moose shedding antlers- mostly since I’ve never seen the process. I have seen some big ones up around Jacques Lake in Jasper National Park. Moose are the largest member of the deer family and every year the moose looses its antlers. Now, antlers are not horns- which […]

The Best Time of the Year

To me, this is a pretty good time of the year as many of the sites that I peruse give you their top 10. I use Feedly to keep up to date with different websites to keep up to date with what is happening in the world of tech, design, news, wordpress, photography, sports and […]

Mechanical Linkages made by Duc Thang Nguyen

This article is originally from Make mag can be found here. Mr. Duc Thang Nguyen is a retired engineer from Vietnam. Since his retirement in 2002, he has being working on an amazing animated 3D catalog of mechanical contraptions.   Using Autodesk Inventor as a tool, he has documented over 1,700 mechanisms. All from gears, […]

The Aluminum Beer Can

This is pretty incredible little story about the design and manufacturing of the Aluminum Beer Can. When we look at some everyday items, we don’t see the complexity that goes into the manufacturing of the object itself.  Especially something that we use every day and take for granted. I can’t tell you how many beers […]

Epic Greatest

In Ultimate, we have what’s called “The Greatest”. Maybe since it doesn’t happen very often or that it is a pretty spectacular play when it does happen, it’s something that when executed properly is rather impressive. So, “The Greatest” occurs when the disc is out of bounds (not within the lines of the field), the […]

13 Mind-bending thoughts about Photography

This is a great video to make you think about photography and some of pause to ponder them.  We are all so used to seeing photos but we really haven’t put much thought into them. We never truly see ourselves like everyone else sees us.  The way we move, our backs, our facial expressions when […]

11 Really Smart Athletes | Mental Floss

A great article about the smartest athletes. You gotta wonder who they are but the most impressive one isn’t just a person, but the whole sport itself. I am not surprised.  After having a chat with a friend of mine last week, he told me one of the reasons why he loved the game. Andy […]

How do Frogs Watch TV?

I know, you have asked yourself this question countless times: How do frogs watch tv? Now, you are about to find out how those little guys actually watch worms and what they do. Hold onto your seats as it is way too exciting! I wonder how many people have tried this to our little amphibian […]

Play it Loud Part II- Wax Fang the Astronaut Part I

Wax Fang The Astronaut Part I Ok, so here is another tune that I got from NPR’s All Songs Considered.  What a great show they bring to us each week and I encourage anyone to listen to it.  Today is Wax Fang and a tune called “The Astronaut”. A group from Louisville, Kentucky,  in “The […]

New Tunes- Part 1- tUnE yArDs

My friend got me onto a podcast on NPR called “All Songs Considered“. It’s a couple of guys sitting around discussing new music, they talk to artists etc and there is some great music too.  I’ve only recently started to listen to this podcast and with J River media center (as I hate windows media […]