If you’re a writer like me, you like keeping your eyes and ears open for interesting websites, information, random bits that can inspire and inform your writing. I just came across a great little gem on You Tube, the channel of Grant Thompson, the King of Random. He has, well, random videos, including scientific experiments, life-hacks, how-tos and a lot more. Need to know how to make fire with water? Check. Need to know how to fold a napkin to look like a shirt, or flower, or boat? Check? How to cut an apple to look like a swan? Check. Check him out by clicking on the photo below!
Monthly Archives: January 2014
Once in a while I like to go surfing… internet, that is. I like to search for inspiring images, whether people, architecture, Hi-Tech, transportation, or whatever floats my boat. I come across them through a wide range of sites, and I’ve collected them for so long that I have no idea where some of them are from, but I hope that they will inspire you to go surfing, and find them on the original sites, read the articles, and be amazed, awed, or just dumb-founded. So without further ado, here are a few gadgets:
1: Airless tires. How cool is that?!
2: Blood-powered tattoo display. It’s perhaps just a matter of time. I wonder what all of those people will do who are already covered with tattoos? “Oops, lost the phone again… I know it’s on my arm somewhere…”
3: Insect Spy Drone. Whether or not it’s really in production by the US government, it’s either a frightening thought, or inspiring for Sci-Fi writers… either way, feel free to swat mosquitoes, even if they’re multi-million dollar ones.
4: The Skin Gun was developed by Jörg C. Gerlach and colleagues at Stem Cell Systems GmbH in Berlin. It replicates the healthy skin of burn victims, injecting it straight onto the burn area to grow new skin, avoiding skin-graft rejections.
5: Duluth, GA-based global systems integrations firm Polytron – transparent cell phone. I know a lot of teenagers who already have enough trouble keeping track of where they saw their phone last. Now make it invisible… that’s either a fun prank, or just mean. Either way, it’s cool.