Proof #32B that innovation is not dead. Designers in Japan (why do they get all the fun stuff?) have created the fishbowl bra. (I remember fish in elevator heeled shoes from the 1970s. This is much better.)
|I'm certainly starting out naughty this week, aren't I. source|
After watching this video you'll never doodle during a meeting the same way again. I mean, who knew your doodles made sound?
|Aviation pr0n of the week. source|
The most valuable college majors?
- Biomedical Engineering
- Computer Science
- Software Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Petroleum Engineering
- Applied Mathematics
|The Air Force's X-37B spaceplane is shown being installed in its launch capsule. The vehicle has now been in orbit for over a year.|
Mario + Medieval Manuscripts = Genius
As the blog writes, "What a beautiful way to spend 8 minutes!" Please watch The Eagleman Stag.
|Mark Rothko's Orange, Red, Yellow 1961 sold for $77.5 million ($86.8 million once buyer's premium is included) during a Christie's auction, setting a new record for a contemporary work and surpassing the $72 million paid for a Rothko in 2008. For those of you who can't imagine paying that much for an abstract work ($29 million per rectangle as someone put it), please take heart in the fact that Edward Munch's The Scream recently sold for even more - $120 million.|
|Harken back to the days of the original Alien movie with these behind the scenes photos.|
- Presentation software is not broken; presenters are. For reasons too numerous to mention here, many presenters couldn't give a good presentation no matter what tool they used.
- Communication gets mixed up with presentation, the latter being more about some sort of visual aesthetic and desire to entertain.
- I am an imperfect disciple of Edward Tufte meaning that putting my slides on the web for people to view by themselves would give a wholly incomplete view of the message. The message is communicated verbally.
What makes a good engineering culture? Quora's Edmond Lau answers. (This might make a good post for the company blog.)
|Is Pliny the Younger really the best beer in the world?|
Tumblr goodness: Greetings I am so excited I found your welbog is chock full of blog sp@m comments. What should we call social media animates common social media happenings.
|Never forget your bones again. source|
Another hilarious list from McSweeney's: Bandwiches, if rock and roll bands were sandwiches. ABBA: reindeer paté, candied rose petals, white bread. Or one that's close to home, John Cage: silence, warmth, indirect sunlight, the memory of lettuce, the idea of bread.
Can you imagine a chair in the shape of a soap film? The folks at mSurfaces can and want you to contribute to their project on kickstarter.
|Sea Shadow for sale, not sail. The U.S. Navy is selling the Lockheed designed and built radar evading stealth ship for scrap with a target cost of less than $140,000. Seems like a bargain to me, if only you could operate it.|
I debated whether to link to this or not. It's a graphic showing the parentage of various consumer brands and how many of them go back to a few big players like Coke or Kraft or Kellogg's. My problem with it? The name of the image is "illusion of choice" as though the parent company is relevant as opposed to the product variety. Maybe I've become way too sensitive to the whole 99% thing.
|Remember sticky hands? (I can't forget. My kids got some stuck to the ceiling for so long they left permanent marks.) Well now you can play with a stick hand online thanks to those |
A triathlon isn't hard enough, you had to do it while juggling?
Mmmmm. Donuts. Scientists create a torus that leaves both horizontal and vertical lengths unchanged using convex integration theory.
Not a donut: astronomers witness black hole eating a star.
|Yes, we all can get along. source|
Just because you can: particles and waves, planet earth, WebGL water.
|I'd give this to my doctor and call it You Just Touched My Prostate. source|
...but rather try to become a man of value. ~Albert Einstein