Month: August 2021

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Washed away walls, leaning towers, and private space stations – here’s what you may have missed from the week that was.

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Tesla announced they are building humanoid robots to be used for unsafe, repetitive or boring tasks. “In the future, physical labor will be a choice,” said Elon Musk. Disney announced they are developing “sentient” robots and will have them wander their parks free amongst the guests. Robotics firm Boston Dynamics demonstrated how their Atlas robots can […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Australian canoeist Jessica Fox found a perfectly stretchy, waterproof material to fix the tip of her kayak at the Tokyo Olympics: a condom. After asking the UK government to ban its cigarettes, Philip Morris is pivoting to asthma inhalers which it views as a growth market. London Bridge may not be falling down but it […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Due to the drought, the Northern California town of Mendocino is running out of water and is considering bringing it in via a tanker train. Greenville, another NorCal town, was reduced to ashes by the Dixie fire, the third largest in the state’s history. While the Yankee Stadium grounds crew was busy cornering a cat […]

  • The longest marathon

    The longest marathon

    The curious case of Shizo Kanakuri’s epic run

  • Human Pictograms

    Looking back at the human pictograms used to illustrate 50 Olympic sports in 5 minutes I realized the inspiration is from an Japanese game show I wrote about earlier, Kasou Taishou.

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