DIY & Invention
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Like many kayak builders before me, having built a few different designs, I began to think about designing one of my own.
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When I arrived in the US at age 21, more years ago than all the digits on your hands and feet, I was in for a culinary disappointment, if not a culture shock.
I'd be remiss in beginning this tale without first mentioning my dad. Throughout my childhood he provided me with a steadfast example of ingenuity, self-belief, and incredible will power. I could never have accomplished any of this without him...
WW-01103 Reviewed 2008
You know what an uninterruptible power supply looks like, right?
Polygonal timber plates give this pavilion at the University of Stuttgart a skeleton like a sea urchin’s. Top and above: photographs are by Roland Halbe The pavilion was constructed for a biological research collaboration between the Institute for Computational Design (ICD) and the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) , who also invited university students to take part.
US Patent Issued in 1982
We recently wrote about a surprising Federal Circuit (CAFC) ruling that might open the door to invalidating a lot of software patents. We received an an interesting comment on the post a few days later from John Pettitt:
Materials & Components
Despite what most people think, mead is not a kind of beer, as the definition of a beer is an alcoholic beverage made from grains. In Europe beers were made from barley and wheat. In Japan beer is made from rice (this beer is called Sake ) and for the ancients of Mesoamerica beer was made from Maize (Corn).