Archives for January 2013

Bicycle Barometer: Bike Or Ride Train To Work?

Bicycle Barometer by Richard J. PopeThe Bicycle Barometer by Richard J. Pope is doing more than just tracking the weather to determine the best way to get to work each day – it’s also receiving information about his local rail station (open/close, delayed) and the amount and type of precipitation. Mr. Pope made the Bicycle Barometer from an old clock he found at a flea market and he’s posted information on his site so DIY’ers in the UK can build their own. [OFTCC via Neatorama]


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Siemens Builds World’s Largest Offshore Wind Turbines And DONG Will Operate The Wind Farm.

World's Largest Wind Turbine - SiemensSiemens is building the massive 6-megawatt wind turbines and DONG Energy will manage the project off the Yorkshire coast. DONG’s long term plan is to install 300 of the Siemen’s wind turbines around the UK. It’s great to see DONG and Siemens working so well together. [e360]

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Jubbling Break: ‘True Facts About The Leaf Katydid’ YouTube Video By Ze Frank.

After watching “True Facts About The Leaf Katydid,” it’s hard to go outside and NOT be a little self-conscience knowing what the animal kingdom is thinking about us. [Laughing Squid]

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Artist Chris Shen Creates INFRA – A TV Made Out Of 625 Discarded Remote Controls.

Hooray for Jubbling art! Here’s Chris Shen’s description of INFRA:

“625 discarded remote controls, repurposed to broadcast live television using the infrared LEDs inside each device. Creating an infrared display invisible to the naked eye. When viewed through infrared goggles, the light becomes visible and the low resolution TV broadcast can be seen.”

INFRA had me at discardedrepurposed was just the gravy.

The first time I watched the INFRA video above, its low-res image reminded me of the scene in Contact when Jodie Foster receives the grainy video beamed back from space. Anyways, nice to see art that is created from normally discarded items. [Boing Boing]

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Dolce & Gabbana Wants To Enhance New Baby Smell Goodness By Selling Unnecessary Baby Perfume.

Dolce & Gabbana baby fragranceDolce & Gabbana has created a $45 fragrance – “with notes of citrus, honey, and melon” – to enhance a baby’s natural smell. Jubbling’s message to D&G: You shouldn’t mess with new baby smell perfection. [NY Daily News via Buzzfeed]


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France Passes New Law To Reduce After Hours Light Pollution From Shops And Offices.

Light Pollution Law in France.France’s new law to reduce light pollution is brilliant because it’s so simple. Not only will the law reduce wasted electricity, it’s also easy to monitor and enforce. From the Guardian:

“Under the new law, which comes into effect on 1 July, lights in shop window displays will be turned off at 1am. Interior lights in offices and other non-residential buildings will have to be switched off an hour after the last employee leaves. The move, announced on Wednesday, is expected to save 250,000 tonnes of CO2 – enough energy to power 750,000 French households for a year.”

If it can work in the City of Light, you’d expect a light pollution law working in every city with the exception Vegas. [Guardian]

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