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06 Mar 12:02

The Big Picture: The Congo's solar-powered traffic robocops

by Timothy J. Seppala
Cooper Griggs

I thought the photo was shopped... wow.

While Detroit waits for its Robocop statue, the Democratic Republic of Congo's one-upped The Motor City and installed a quintet of robots to keep an unblinking eye on any traffic-law violators. The Guardian reports that these solar-powered aluminum b...
06 Mar 11:15

serie_clank.jpg 510×376 pixels

by roll-mops
06 Mar 04:54

23 year old George Harrison’s selfie at the Taj Mahal - India -...

23 year old George Harrison’s selfie at the Taj Mahal - India - 1966
06 Mar 05:30 - Get Inspired.

by pixelputze
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06 Mar 02:32

Rinspeed reimagines the BMW i3 EV as a self-driving car

by Mariella Moon
Cooper Griggs

Still an ugly car

Rinspeed did a fantastic visual recreation of the Tesla Model S as a moving living room last year, and now it has given the BMW i3 EV a similar treatment. The Swiss car restorer and conjurer of futuristic concepts has reimagined the i3 as a self-driv...
06 Mar 01:20

jor-bot:my coworker and i discovered something…


my coworker and i discovered something…

06 Mar 00:13

(photo via AlexanderBlum)

(photo via AlexanderBlum)

06 Mar 03:28

Words from one white person to all others-


Black tumblr is planning a blackout on March 6th where they will be posting selfies.

Stay out of it. This isn’t for us. Let them have this. Reblog and give them notes and visibility and show support, but keep your pieholes shut. Try to refrain from posting selfies, but if you do for the love of God do not tag it blackout.

This has been a PSA.

05 Mar 06:58


05 Mar 22:15

Weapons of Mass Instruction: A 1979 Ford Falcon Converted into a Tank Armored with 900 Free Books

by Christopher Jobson
Cooper Griggs

Don't watch the last 10 seconds.

In celebration of World Book Day (today!) 7UP commissioned Argentinian artist Raul Lemesoff to construct one of his famous book tanks. In this case he began with a stripped down 1979 Ford Falcon which he used to build a new roving library on wheels with an exterior framework capable of carrying 900 free books. Lemesoff refers to his militaristic bibliothecas as Weapons of Mass Instruction, and he drives them around the streets of Argentina giving free books to anyone who wants one, as long as they promise to read it. Watch the video above to see it all come together. (via Designboom)









05 Mar 23:04


05 Mar 23:01

South African Visitors Center in Capetown #tbt #southafrica...

South African Visitors Center in Capetown
#tbt #southafrica #travels #rtw #worldtour #rainbow #wallart #2010

05 Mar 22:07

Ian McQue (ianmcque) on Twitter

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05 Mar 20:48

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(via unclefather)

05 Mar 20:50

How Trickle Down Economics Actually Works

by Brad
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via Bewarethewumpus

05 Mar 21:35


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05 Mar 00:43


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05 Mar 20:41


05 Mar 06:17

Asian Provocateur (dvdp: 141005)

by brandpowder
05 Mar 11:38

Pillars and Jets in the Pelican Nebula

Cooper Griggs

These photos always seem so surreal to me. As if someone used CGI to create them, not downloaded from Hubble.

What dark structures arise from the Pelican Nebula? What dark structures arise from the Pelican Nebula?

05 Mar 15:29

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05 Mar 02:15

FTC offers a $25,000 prize if you can trap robocallers

by Jon Fingas
Yep, the Federal Trade Commission still hates robocalls as much as you do. The agency has launched a contest where you'll get a $25,000 top prize if you develop technology that sends illegal automated telemarketing to a honeypot system, which makes i...
05 Mar 12:12

If James Bond drove an electric car, it'd be this Aston Martin concept

by Steve Dent
Bulging fenders? Check. Nubuck leather-wrapped everything? Check. V12 rumble? Ch-- oh snap. For the first time an Aston Martin, car, albeit a concept, has an all-electric powertrain instead of pistons. The Brit carmaker says the all-wheel-drive DBX C...
05 Mar 14:35


05 Mar 00:49


Cooper Griggs

"Duuuuude, I got sooooo floaty on that puffer last night!"

04 Mar 20:49

HBO's standalone streaming service reportedly costs $15 per month

by Jon Fingas
Cooper Griggs

So it has tripled since I last heard of the stand alone service. I was willing to go to $10 / month.

Wondering how much HBO's hyped-up standalone streaming service will cost you when it (hopefully) arrives this April? Considerably more than your Netflix subscription, it seems. The International Business Times hears that the internet-only offering, r...
04 Mar 22:49

"Who has ever needed one of these after a meeting?" - Ross...

"Who has ever needed one of these after a meeting?" - Ross Hammond

05 Mar 00:00


25 Feb 14:45

cracked: Like everything great, Star Wars came within an...


Like everything great, Star Wars came within an ass-hair’s width of being total shit. You gotta remember that in the ’70s anyone with a doofy beard and a plaid shirt could shoot a movie just by telling people what to do and not giving them the chance to disagree. It was a magical time.

But through George Lucas’ devotion to an acid flashback he was apparently having for three straight weeks, when production wrapped, he found himself with a masterpiece of celluloid, right?

Nope! Turns out that the first cut of Star Wars was an incomprehensible mess, and it was up to George’s wife and editor, Marcia Lucas, to swoop in and save the day … again.

Actually, Marcia was Lucas’ “muse” through the entire production, if by “muse” you mean “person who had all the good ideas.” It was her idea to kill Obi-Wan (apparently George’s first draft had him just disappearing at one point) and demanded that Lucas keep the “For Luck” kiss scene that would snarl the series up in a knotty mess of incest once the third movie was released. But, most importantly, she’s totally responsible for the Battle of Yavin, also known as The Death Star Trench Run scene, also known as The Part at the End of the Movie Where the Good Guys Win.

5 Women Who Invented Modern Pop Culture (And Got No Credit)

04 Mar 19:34

Government finds the FAA is vulnerable to hacks

by Terrence O'Brien
On the scale of extremely disconcerting government revelations, this isn't PRISM, but damn if it isn't alarming. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a scathing report on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) air traffic control ...