Glass Wings Blog: December 2007

The wandering bears

Mon, 3 Dec 2007 08:48:44 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Loads of great travel shots with Teddies:

http://travel.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/travel/travel_images/article2827280.ece

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Robo-1 Grand Championship

Wed, 05 Dec 2007 13:17:07 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlXkY5IjfjU

"At Tokyo's 12th Robo-One Grand Championship match, two-legged robots jabbed,
ducked, hurled balloons and even sang in their quest to become world champ."

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Colourful Origami

Thu, 06 Dec 2007 18:40:17 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.oriland.com/

"Oriland is the biggest, newest, and most imaginative paper world ever.
This is a place where you can dream with your eyes open. You don't need
tickets! Come and celebrate a World Wide Web carnival of colors and

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Car Prototype Generates Electricity, And Cash

Mon, 10 Dec 2007 23:19:11 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/12/071203133532.htm

ScienceDaily (Dec. 9, 2007) — The price of oil nearly reached $100 a
barrel recently, but a new University of Delaware prototype vehicle
demonstrates how the cost of the black stuff could become a concern of

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Amateur Time Hackers Play With Atomic Clocks at Home

Tue, 11 Dec 2007 17:32:15 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2007/12/time_hackers?currentPage=all

BELLEVUE, Washington -- Tom Van Baak's spare upstairs bedroom looks like a
cross between the control center of a remote polar outpost and the inner
sanctum of a Victorian mad scientist. In reality, it's a home-built lab

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Fly Glass Wings!

Wed, 12 Dec 2007 20:30:10 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Saturday the 10th of November we recorded live a variety show of completely
original material for the purposes of podcasting it on the Glass Wings site.

Now this is our first attempt at a mediacast, so things aren't perfect. For
instance, we didn't make lighting allowances for the sun going down (doh!).

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AN EMBUGGERANCE - a message from Pterry

Thu, 13 Dec 2007 02:56:51 +1100 (EST)

drjon [at] pacific.net.au

Gravatar
This has just come down the wire
http://www.paulkidby.com/news/index.html

***

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Star Wars Battle Droid Prepares For the Prom

Sat, 15 Dec 2007 08:08:39 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
This is a bit of a one joke image, but it's a goody!

http://blog.wired.com/geekdad/2007/12/star-wars-battl.html

Forget Barbie. I so approve.

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Periodic Charts Can Be Cool

Sat, 15 Dec 2007 08:21:51 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Yes, this is deeply geeky, but it's loads of fun too. The periodic chart on
this site is just amazing with stunningly beautiful images.

THE ELEMENTS
Click any element to see hundreds of pictures, stories and facts

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Bryan Mumford - The Crackpot Inventor

Sat, 15 Dec 2007 10:48:47 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.bmumford.com/art/index.html

* A machine that plays songs on an actual Puny Tune Miniature Flute
* A natural sandstone boulder that croaks
* A wooden box that's both smart and shy

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Geeky Xmas Tree

Sun, 16 Dec 2007 22:17:44 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
You don't get much geekier than this: a Pacman Xmas tree.  Check it out!

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/10/pac-man-christmas-tree/

Hang on! You do? Check out this Tesla inspired Xmas tree.

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Another person turns blue from colloidal silver

Fri, 21 Dec 2007 11:27:44 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
"Paul Karason of Madera, CA, has argyria, which makes your skin blue. People
get it when they use colloidal silver as an antibiotic."

http://www.boingboing.net/2007/12/20/another-person-turns.html

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European design firm

Fri, 21 Dec 2007 20:26:43 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.pervisioni.it/en/produktdesign.htm

"We work in many different spheres of design. Product design, interior
furnishing, graphic design and multimedia design run into one together.
This interdisciplinary working inspirits often and let see things from

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Medical myths

Sat, 22 Dec 2007 13:43:15 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
"Mythbusters" style British Medical Journal article:
http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/short/335/7633/1288

Sometimes even doctors are duped, say Rachel C Vreeman and Aaron E Carroll

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The Race to Build the Supergreen Car

Sat, 22 Dec 2007 13:58:12 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
1 Gallon of Gas, 100 Miles — $10 Million: The Race to Build the
Supergreen Car
http://www.wired.com/cars/futuretransport/magazine/16-01/ff_100mpg

More on the Aptera:

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year-end diversions

Sun, 23 Dec 2007 02:33:16 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] nextnow.net>

Bill Daul
For your last diversion of the year.  Thanks to Mali Burgess for this
entertaining set of links.  Pure entertainment...also see the note
below the links about:

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Complaints Choirs around the world...including Melbourne!

Sun, 23 Dec 2007 03:22:49 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] nextnow.net>

Bill Daul

Each one is great...even if you doin't speak the language!

<http://www.complaintschoir.org/choirs.html>http://www.complaintschoir.org/choirs.html

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Fly Glass Wings

Mon, 24 Dec 2007 10:01:42 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
The entire Fly Glass Wings 1.0 variety show including the Christmas message is
now online!

http://fly.glasswings.com.au/

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Queen launches YouTube channel

Mon, 24 Dec 2007 15:15:51 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.youtube.com/theroyalchannel
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7157947.stm

"The Queen has launched her own channel on the video-sharing website YouTube.

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Andrew Fentem: electronic entertainment devices

Thu, 27 Dec 2007 10:26:26 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.andrewfentem.com/

"Of particular technical significance are the pioneering research-based
advances in the fields of multi-touch touchscreens, multi-object-tracking,
kinetic surfaces, and RFID hardware.

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[Fwd: CANSTRUCTION]

Sun, 30 Dec 2007 10:06:32 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.canstruction.org/

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: CANSTRUCTION
Date:   Sun, 30 Dec 2007 10:28:46 +1100

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It's All Percussion

Mon, 31 Dec 2007 15:29:50 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
I'm taking tap dancing this year for the fun of it.

While looking at YouTube videos with tap dance, I found this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cXw3fv8Fcg

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