On a personal level this week has been dominated by sport: Norwich City gained their first home win, and frightened (at least a little bit) the mighty Manchester United; The baseball play-offs started, England managed to scrape through to the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup and I’m currently listening to the NFL on the BBC as I type.
Non-sports fans might be happier to know that my week on the web, was a little heavier on robots, coffee-fuelled cars, steam engines and photoshopped Ewoks.
Electric car manufacturer Tesla, has a shiny new production line featuring lots of shiny new robots – Wired supremo Chris Anderson posted a couple of videos on Google Plus
Big in Japan
Interesting blog post on the Cambridge Technopole:What Next? Blog about the difficulties of integrating innovative new software start-ups with existing ICT firms – lessons from Japan and the Cambridge connection .
Economies of Scale
The Economist on the amazing engineering of the world’s smallest stationary steam engine
Coffee to go
Because airships are cool…
Sci-fi science fun
Nice piece on Scientific American website about the science of What If?
Moss joins the U.V Crowd
Solar powered moss – with apologies for the IT Crowd-related pun
Pedal pen pusher A tricycle hack for a cycle-related Calligraphy Device
The name’s Jeter, Derek Jeter…
Jeter as spy assassin? Who knew – Lee Child’s entertaining perspective on the record-breaking Yankee T
YouTube prepares to launch scheduled TV channels
Geek dad Photoshops ewoks into family photos to prove to his kids they’re real