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Photo credit: UOL UOL A judge in charge of the trial of one of Brazil's richest men has been caught driving one of the billionaire's seized cars after a tip-off from the businessman's lawyer. Judge Flavio Roberto de Souza has been overseeing criminal proceedings against entrepreneur Eike Batista, who used to hold the title of being Brazil's most wealthy man. continue reading
Call up your plastic band mates as a report from Bloomberg Business is claiming a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version of Rock Band is currently in development.
The report cites a source familiar with plans for the game, who says series creator Harmonix Music Systems will be developing the next Rock Band for a new generation of consoles.
The last time we received any kind of Rock Band game was when Rock Band Blitz was released back in 2012, which focused more on using standard game console controllers to play music tracks rather than having to dig up your plastic instruments from their plastic graves in an attic, basement, or across various closets.
This news comes just a few months after rumors circulated Activision was working on a new Guitar Hero game for current-gen consoles. If that turns out to be true, then we could already be seeing an oversaturation of music games before it even makes a proper comeback.
The Flow Hive is a new beehive invention that promises to eliminate the more laborious aspects of collecting honey from a beehive with a novel spigot system that taps into specially designed honeycomb frames. Invented over the last decade by father and son beekeepers Stuart and Cedar Anderson, the system eliminates the traditional process of honey extraction where frames are removed from beehives, opened with hot knives, and loaded into a machine that uses centrifugal force to get the honey out. Here is how the Andersons explain their design:
The Flow frame consists of already partly formed honeycomb cells. The bees complete the comb with their wax, fill the cells with honey and cap the cells as usual. When you turn the tool, a bit like a tap, the cells split vertically inside the comb forming channels allowing the honey to flow down to a sealed trough at the base of the frame and out of the hive while the bees are practically undisturbed on the comb surface.
When the honey has finished draining you turn the tap again in the upper slot resets the comb into the original position and allows the bees to chew the wax capping away, and fill it with honey again.
It’s difficult to say how this might scale up for commercial operations, but for urban or backyard beekeeping it seems like a whole lot of fun. It wouldn’t be hard to imagine these on the roof of a restaurant where honey could be extracted daily, or for use by kids or others who might be more squeamish around live bees. You can see more on their website and over on Facebook.
Update: The Flow Hive is currently seeking funding on IndieGogo. So far they’ve raised $1.8 million dollars in 16 hours.
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AFP/Getty Images The Institute of Economic Affairs thinks we should scrap rail tracks and convert them into bus lanes as a "viable alternative" to the current infrastructure. Because it's not bad enough when three buses are drudging the same route, so we're sure 150 will be able to cope. continue reading
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