The-map-is-the-territory

Surfing the marble

The world is flat again! Here’s how the worlds largest search engine company describes its newest toy: To put it simply, Like a game community, Google Earth is growing its own: thousands of people every day, scratching the marble, looking for that state secret bunker and alien vessel launching facility.

Google Earth next nature? The point is: we are getting to know our planet so much better now that it is downloadable.

www.theregister.co.uk/2005/09/13/google_earth_threatens_democracy/
www.theregister.co.uk/2006/02/06/greenwich_meridian/
www.theregister.co.uk/2006/01/09/google_lancaster/

If you don’t want to download Google Earth: www.flashearth.com

Made-to-debate

Utility Pets

In the not-so-distant future people will be given a pig with their own DNA engineered into it. The pig, known as a “knockout” pig in the scientific jargon, is a form of living insurance policy – an organ bank.

The Utility Pets project explores what kind of new objects might be needed if the pig lives in the home with its owner’s family. Utility Pets draws attention to the ethical consequenses of xenotransplantation – the transplantation of animal organs into humans.

www.eliocaccavale.com

Calm-technology

Cameleon concept car

The GloCar uses LED lights to change body panel colours, intensity and frequency. A driver can thus choose at will to either stand out or blend in. Alongside the cosmetic value come significant safety benefits. Over 60% of accidents occur at junctions at night. Iluminated by translucent plastic panels and LED lights, the GloCar offers enhanced visibility. When a car comes too close, the panels increase in intensity, signaling to the driver to keep a distance. A further safety benefits comes from the fact that the GloCar can be seen from all angles, not just headlights and taillights. The rear panel doubles up as a brake light, and the side panels as indicators.

Powered by fuel cell technology, the GloCar offers environmental benefits over conventional cars. It potentially eliminates the need for vehicle paint and cuts down on waste. It also simplifies manufacturing, as only one version of the vehicle is produced – ironically, the same advantage Henry derived from stipulating the single colour black in the early days!

Manufactured Animals

Glamourdog

All the clothing for your dog companion: Dresses, sweaters, shoes, sportswear, jewellery, etc. Why do people dress up their animal?

www.glamourdog.com

Manufactured Animals

Robotic Mule

Designed for army uses, the Robotic mule is build for walking and carrying heavy loads through rough terrain. It also has balancing systems that keep it running when you try to kick it over. Also features the most funny robot walks I ever saw!

The video | www.bostondynamics.com