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Japanese Sumo Robots: The Art of Fighting



Robot-sumo is a sport (yes, Wikipedia got it right) in which two robots attempt to push each other out of a circle (in a similar fashion to the sport of sumo). If I’m not really into Sumo wrestling, I’m definitely into robots (like this Real Life-Size Wall-E Robot), more specifically into sumobots. I’ve seen some battles, with robots ... More
Dr. Strangelove – LEGO Style!



I have a special connection with the movie Dr. Strangelove. I explain why in Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned The Power Of Satire. I also use to play a lot with LEGO. So yesterday, when I saw this article on BoingBoing, I had some kind of an epiphany… Using LEGO and pure genius, YouTuber XXxOPRIMExXX created this amazing stop-motion homage to the ... More
Rubik’s Cube for the blind



I first read about the Rubik’s Cube for the blind on Yanko Design a while ago: ‘This current iteration uses only Braille. Colors embossed include green, blue, red, yellow, white & pink. One of the more sensible concepts in a long time that hopefully will delight the sighted folks too!’ Last month, Maria Popova (whom I’m following on ... More
Way-C touchpad by Congolese inventor Verone Mankou



Semhar Araia is Founder and Executive Director of the Diaspora African Women’s Network (DAWN) and she recently tweeted: ‘By 2050,Africa’s population will reach 2 billion. By 2040, its workforce is expected to reach 1.1billion. Whos pushing govts to create jobs?‘. That’s a very good question and hopefully, there are already ... More
The Neutrino Song by the Corrigan Brothers



Remember last month? Neutrinos and the Speed of Light on the Front Pages! A month has passed and now: Faster than light particles? Not so fast, some say.  “Since then, their work has been met by a barrage of criticism. Physicists claim to have found flaws in the group’s method of recording the speed of the neutrinos, and they say that correcting ... More
Sunday Roundup: Abyei, Ai Weiwei, Artmaking…

U.N. probes absences amid Sudan clashes. Since Northern Sudanese forces seized Abyei, many rightfully think northern and southern fighting over Abyei could reignite a full blown war in #Sudan. And we thought U.N. peacekeepers in Sudan would protect the people of Abyei from the attacks; apparently we were wrong. According to Reuters: ‘U.N. peacekeepers ... More
Sunday Roundup: Portal 2, Tim Hetherington, MOCA…

Portal 2 is out! This game is awesome and I think I should write an entire blog post about it. Seriously. It’s clever and fun, even CNN says so! ‘The story is fantastic, and the writing and dialogue remain one of the cornerstones to this series. GLaDOS’s voice is dripping with sarcasm and malice even as her tone remains soothing and calm. ... More
Sunday Roundup: Graffiti, Congo, Sudan, J. Stiglitz, J. Silva

Sunday Roundup. Everything is said, the title of this post is quite self-explanatory. I have been inspired by the Sama Gazette and their weekly Rendezvous Friday Digest. I think this is an interesting way to share with you the news that caught my attention and which are worth mentioning on this blog. This is my first #Sunday Roundup, I hope you will ... More

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