Sunday, July 27, 2008

Odds and Ends, Sun 27 July 2008

1. "Wind Powered Rotating Skyscraper"
"Residents of Dubai may one day experience a unique and constantly
 changing skyline thanks to Dynamic Architecture's wind powered rotating
 skyscraper. The main idea behind their concept involves a central
 concrete core surrounded by 59 independently rotating levels. The
 skyscraper would generate its own electricity from the massive
 horizontal wind turbines that would be stacked in between each floor."

2. "Why Fly When You Can Float?"
"As the cost of fuel soars and the pressure mounts to reduce carbon
 dioxide emissions, several schemes for a new generation of airship
 are being considered by governments and private companies."

3. "Bargains That Aren't"
"Not everything that seems like a bargain will really end up saving you
 money. Luckily, behavioral economists are finding the gimmicks and
 tricks that regularly lure us to spend more. Read this -- and don't
 get caught!"

4. "After Bill Gates, five possible futures for Microsoft"

5. "The Best, Weirdest, and Most Wonderful Gadget Designs of 2008"

6. "Random Recipe Generator"

7. "Bubble Calendar"
"A poster-sized calendar with a bubble to pop every day."