Marc Evans, a freelance designer and illustrator based in the UK, has created an inspiring series of cycling related prints, each with an amazing quote by a cycling world great (or someone noteworthy just talkin' bikes). I saw these last night on Trackosaurus Rex and haven't stopped thinking about them since, especially the one above while I booked it across town on two wheels en route to a meeting over coffee. I was inspired to ride fast and it felt amazing. There are 5 prints in the series, available in A3 and A2 size in a limited edition of 50 each, signed and numbered by the artist. They cost £18 and £27 each and are available from TheFootDown, while supplies last of course. Bike people, don't sleep on this one. They are stupidly awesome.
Picking up laundry: a better task for Spot the Boston Dynamics robot dog than whatever uses the authorities will dream up for it. Now that Spot has an arm in addition to legs and cameras, it can do mobile manipulation. It finds and picks up objects (trash), tidies up the living room, opens doors, operates… READ THE REST
On Penn and Teller's Fool Us, French quick change artist, Léa Kyle, does just that. The magic duo admit they were not fans of the artform before seeing her act, as most of the trick is the same, but many aspects of this routine stumped them. Léa also designs and makes all of the costumes… READ THE REST
This 21-minute mini doc looks at the creation of the model rocket hobby in the late 1950s and the creation and rise of Estes Industries, the first large-scale commercial model rocket company. Some great footage and photos here of G.Harry Stine, Vern and Gleda Estes, Mike Dorffler (inventor of the Cineroc), Bob Cannon (Estes educational… READ THE REST
A North Carolina radiology company is now using artificial intelligence to identify breast cancer cases faster. Meanwhile, a Mexican startup says they've figured out how to use AI to help better find employees who will fit a company's unique culture. And, there's even a new study to, once again, reinforce what every Terminator movie ever… READ THE REST
The advent of the smart home is happening behind an almost glacially slow encroachment. You get a smart bulb here, maybe a smart thermostat there, then your new TV comes with some smart features built right in. We all have visions of our fully integrated smart home of the future operating something like JARVIS from… READ THE REST
Remember the classic SNL skit, Wake Up and Smile? You know, the one where the teleprompter stops during a TV morning show? Within minutes, the absence of a script devolves Will Ferrell into Lord of the Flies-style insanity. It's hilariously silly…but it's actually an oh-so-subtle reminder that when technology breaks down, it doesn't take long… READ THE REST