Glass Wings Blog: December 2008

Virtual Peace

Tue, 02 Dec 2008 11:03:00 +1030

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

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

Virtual Peace: Turning Swords to Ploughshares
The Humanitarian Assistance Training Simulator

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Logitech's 1 billionth mouse

Thu, 04 Dec 2008 15:15:45 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/showcases/family_showcase/5290
http://blog.logitech.com/2008/12/03/one-billion-logitech-mice/

"We’ve just done something that makes us all very proud at Logitech –
we’ve shipped our one billionth mouse. How cool is that!?"

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3rd Annual C-U Edible Book Festival

Sat, 06 Dec 2008 23:59:30 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.library.uiuc.edu/ediblebooks/2008gallery.html

The 2008 Edible Book Festival was held on April 1, 2008
at the University YMCA in Champaign, Illinois.

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A Young Mad Scientist's First Alphabet Blocks

Mon, 08 Dec 2008 00:29:14 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.xylocopa.com/product/mad-science-alphabet-blocks

"Each block measures 1 3/8 inches square and depicts six mad science
concepts and the appropriate letters. The set includes all 26 letters of
the alphabet on five blocks (six illustrations per block)."

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Dragon Quest ballet

Tue, 09 Dec 2008 14:22:28 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.destructoid.com/ballet-meets-videogames-the-dragon-quest-ballet-113852.phtml

The Dragon Quest ballet is performed by the Star Dancers Ballet of
Japan, and it first debuted in 1995. They've had annual performances
ever since, and in 2002, the group released a DVD of their performance.

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?: Dragon Quest ballet

Wed, 10 Dec 2008 00:43:49 +0900

"Yukihiko YOSHIDA" <yukihiko [at] s6.dion.ne.jp>

Yukihiko YOSHIDA
Yes, I have ever seen this ballet.
It looks like "Kosupure" :-)

Warmest Regards,
Yukihiko YOSHIDA

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Black hole confirmed in Milky Way

Thu, 11 Dec 2008 01:03:11 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7774287.stm

There is a giant black hole at the centre of our galaxy, a study has
confirmed.

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dance-tech SNS

Fri, 12 Dec 2008 01:09:17 +0900

"Yukihiko YOSHIDA" <yukihiko [at] s6.dion.ne.jp>

Yukihiko YOSHIDA
Here is SNS on dance and technologies.
http://www.dance-tech.net/
If you have interst, please have join.
The site is powered by STEIM in Holland.

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Emio GrecoPC and Perfume From Dancer's Body

Fri, 12 Dec 2008 08:42:30 +0900

"Yukihiko YOSHIDA" <yukihiko [at] s6.dion.ne.jp>

Yukihiko YOSHIDA
Japanese media aritst, Ms. Maki Ueda has collaborated with Emio Greco PC,
http://www.ickamsterdam.com/, and produced perfume from their dancer's body

Related webpages:.
http://scent-lab.blogspot.com/2008/06/emio-greco-pc.html

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The Doghouse

Sat, 13 Dec 2008 02:34:31 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] nextnow.net>

Bill Daul
Subject: The Doghouse

<http://adage.com/brightcove/single.php?bcpid=1370868150&bctid=3130509001>Click
here: Video: Advertising Age

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Working Antikythera Device reproduction

Thu, 18 Dec 2008 16:45:53 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2008/121708-antikythera.html

"A new working model of the mysterious 2,000-year-old astronomical
calculator, dubbed the Antikythera Device, has been unveiled,
incorporating the most recent discoveries announced two years ago by an

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Drillers break into magma chamber

Thu, 18 Dec 2008 17:00:54 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7780873.stm

"Drillers looking for geothermal energy in Hawaii have inadvertently put
a well right into a magma chamber.

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Fwd: mom song

Mon, 22 Dec 2008 03:32:01 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul


quite some talent!
<http://www.vimeo.com/1509073?pg=embed&sec=1509073>http://www.vimeo.com/1509073?pg=embed&sec=1509073

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Little tech wins big as nanocar inventor takes top science award

Tue, 23 Dec 2008 12:54:12 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&taxonomyName=Storage&articleId=9123959&taxonomyId=19&pageNumber=1

"The inventor of a car slightly wider than a strand of DNA took the top
prize in nanotechnologies this week. James Tour, a professor of
chemistry at Rice University, won the Foresight Institute Feynman Prize

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Siphonophore: Deep-sea superorganism (video)

Tue, 23 Dec 2008 13:37:10 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.pinktentacle.com/2008/12/siphonophore-deep-sea-superorganism-video/

"Here is some terrific video of a bioluminescent deep-sea siphonophore —
an eerily fantastic creature that appears to be a single, large
organism, but which is actually a colony of numerous individual

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Purple squirrel baffles experts

Wed, 24 Dec 2008 13:04:28 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/3884420/Purple-squirrel-baffles-experts.html

Since the squirrel, now nicknamed Pete, was first seen, it has become a
regular fixture at the school but no one has been able to say whether
the animal has fallen into purple paint, had a run-in with some purple

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Closing the 'Collapse Gap': the USSR was better prepared for collapse than the US

Wed, 24 Dec 2008 23:59:47 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.energybulletin.net/node/23259

"My talk tonight is about the lack of collapse-preparedness here in the
United States. I will compare it with the situation in the Soviet Union,
prior to its collapse. The rhetorical device I am going to use is the

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Magic of Free Parking

Fri, 26 Dec 2008 13:08:15 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
This is wonderful...honest!  --bill



Hang in there for a smile...

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holiday music like you have NEVER heard before

Fri, 26 Dec 2008 17:03:35 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK81x-dgcs

This is the coolest non-traditional holiday music I have ever heard!  --bill

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Optical Illusions - the top 20

Mon, 29 Dec 2008 08:18:00 +1030

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

Katherine Phelps
This is a collection of optical illusions. Many I had seen and found it fun to
revisit, but a few surprises popped up as well!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/3520448/Optical-Illusions---the-top-20.html

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More Optical Illusions...kinda

Mon, 29 Dec 2008 08:32:39 +1030

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

Katherine Phelps
Joshua Callaghan disguises utility boxes by pasting pictures onto them of the
scenery behind, thereby creating the illusion of an uninterrupted view.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/howaboutthat/3458744/The-urban-art-of-Joshua-Callaghan-the-man-who-can-turn-street-objects-invisible.html

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Unusual Art

Mon, 29 Dec 2008 08:45:07 +1030

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

Katherine Phelps
The fishy art of Anne-Catherine Becker-Echivard
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/howaboutthat/3541983/The-fishy-art-of-Anne-Catherine-Becker-Echivard.html

Foodscapes: amazing food art by Carl Warner
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/howaboutthat/3519419/Foodscapes-amazing-food-art-by-Carl-Warner.html

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G-Dog robot dog kit

Tue, 30 Dec 2008 13:14:43 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://hackedgadgets.com/2008/12/28/g-dog-servo-robot-dog-by-g-robots/

"The G-Dog is a high performance and reasonably-priced four-leg robot
coming with Processing Unit and Motion Editor. The G-Dog comes with 9
command-type robot servos..."

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Wooden WALL-E made for John Lasseter

Tue, 30 Dec 2008 13:36:13 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.slashfilm.com/2008/10/16/cool-stuff-highly-detailed-wall-e-wooden-sculpture/

"Created by Hertfordshire, United Kingdom-based sculptors and
CNC/rapid-prototyping masters Morpheus, this wooden WALL-E sculpture is
a limited edition of one. Commissioned by Disney as a gift for

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