Thursday, January 28, 2010
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The U.S. Army Research Office is currently funding research into using MR fluid to enhance body armor. A number of exciting projects are underway utilizing both ferrofluid and magnetorheological fluid. One of these looks at creating light-weight, very flexible clothing which can be transformed into heavy-duty body armor in less than one-hundredth of a second by generating an electromagnetic field to transform the fluids into a solid state.
A magnetorheological fluid (MR fluid) is a type of smart fluid in a carrier fluid, usually a type of oil. When subjected to a magnetic field, the fluid greatly increases its apparent viscosity, to the point of becoming a viscoelastic solid. Essentially, it's the new rapid prototyping but with apparel-based applications. It's a liquid that can be turned into a solid to create entirely new forms that were physically impossible up until now (latex doesn't really count since it cannot be scientifically controlled in the same manner). Pretty amazing.
Good video HERE. Thanks to Jeff for the heads up on this one.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
My Mentor in so many areas of my life, Gerry O'Boyle. A true inspiration to us all. He's never stopped and is the only man I know who can truly make a million in a matter of weeks from fairy dust and spiel.
Zigler is now going back to his Mitzi turbo....and God Speed all here...
God bless all here
Vaya con Dios et Billy Bob Forever
Editor in Chief
Oh my grief , I have lost him surely, I have lost the only Playboy of the Western World..........
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Sunday, January 17, 2010
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Friday, January 15, 2010
Max Bill (1908-1994) was a man whom others fancied as a ‘universal creator’. His work spanned many mediums including architecture, sculpture, painting, education, politics, typeface design, graphic design, industrial design, and product design. Bill designed a host of watches and clocks in the late 1950s and early 1960s for German watchmaker Junghans, which has been around since 1861. After all, he was Swiss.
Clean, simple, and elegant design are the hallmarks of Bill’s contribution to timepiece lore. Max Bill Junghans watches are not only known for their near perfect design, but also their near perfect precision. Junghans recently revived these gorgeous watches from their design archives, and the re-release retains the same aesthetic beauty of the original, with vintage understated sizing of 38mm and an acrylic crystal, updated with modern movements and materials. The new Max Bill Junghans are mated with hand-wound, automatic, or automatic chronograph Swiss movements. How much you spend depends on your preference and budget. Each timepiece comes backed by a Junghans two year guarantee.
Stylist extradordinaire and Jack of All (awesome) Trades, WAH Magazine's Sharmadean. I worked with this little Gem at Nike and continue to frequent her rather snazzy nail salon WAH Nails on Kingsland Road. She's never switched off and always has more than a few plates spinning.