Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Posted by Kal at 12:32 PM
The mating of the octopus with robotic science will lead to nothing but hardship and chaos. I would say proceed with caution but those eggheads never listen and next thing you know giant robot octopus are ruling the planet.
The octopus is a natural escape artist. It can squeeze its soft body into impossibly tight spaces and often baffles aquarium workers with its ability to break out of tanks. These abilities could be very useful in an underwater robot, which is why the OCTOPUS Project, a consortium of European robotics labs, is attempting to reverse engineer it in all its tentacled glory. Now researchers from the Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH), in Hellas, Greece are learning how the robot might use its tentacles to swim.
Posted by Kal at 12:30 PM
I have been reading many reviews of the 'Man of Steel' and was interested in the number of people who are fixated on the amount of collateral damaged caused during the fight between Superman and General Zod.
I never even considered the damage to be a problem because I knew that some company like Damage Control would just show up and fix everything like they do in the comics. Who does do the clean-up and how does it get paid for? Can you actually sue a Doctor Doom for damages? Damage Control was a series of limited series that answered these questions that no one would ask but the very geekiest of geeks.
I always thought this would be a great TV series showing what happens AFTER the battle between the superheroes and their villains. What do they find in the villain's lair after it's discovered and destroyed by the inevitable battle with the hero? Hopefully the new Agents of SHIELD series this fall will contain many such elements.
Posted by Kal at 10:24 AM
Thanks to follower Timothy for reminding me that superheroes weren't the other kind of photographs that Jeff Chapman digitally manipulates. You know how much I adore these Monster High ACTION FIGURES and these images are top notch.
Posted by Kal at 9:25 AM