Friday, 10 April 2009

Pooling Resources

Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.

Frank can't help it. He's old.

Australia wrinkles up and begins to fall apart, giving the world a taste of things to come.

It may look like we'll wipe everything out and poisonously ship it home for our supper, but while there is gobsmacking genius like the cardboard solar oven, there is still most definitely hope.


susan said...

I don't know if to laugh or weep at the recovery of the stock market. Is panic good or bad? (rhetorical question). In the meanwhile, the Boston Globe is on the chopping block.

Great links, as usual.

susan said...

Couldn't resist (but probably should have) sharing these, side by side today:

"NYC church tweeting the Passion of Christ

Experience the Passion of Christ - in 140-character bursts.... Wall Street's Trinity Church

The main characters will tweet the Passion play for three hours beginning at noon on Good Friday. The feed also can be delivered to mobile devices or e-mail addresses.

The lower Manhattan Episcopal parish also is offering a Web version of the Stations of the Cross.

The church was founded by a small group of Anglicans in 1697."
"MIT droids tend plants"

"A class of undergraduates at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has created a set of robots that can water, harvest and pollinate cherry tomato plants.

The small, $3,000 robots, which move through the garden on a base similar to a Roomba vacuum, are networked to the plants. When the plants indicate they need water, the robots can sprinkle them from a water pump. When the plants have a ripe tomato, the machines use their arms to pluck the fruit."


These robots? Not Huey, Louey and Dewey by any chance?
What was that film? Bruce Dern; deep space;end of the world etc