Honda has developed a “dual clutch” auto-transmission for bikes.
There’s a diagram at the bottom of the post that I’m still puzzling
It never really works but the gull wing sports car refuses to die.
This one is sexier than most.
A combination of watch porn and automotive history. This stop watch is going to look so sweet on the dash of the scooter. (not)
Video, classical music. BMW at the Nürburgring with Wagner (apologies to JC)
A collection of images from the repaired Hubble telescope. The lead pic is a stunner.
Ars Technica puts up the pay wall, becomes irrelevant faster than last weeks celeb tid-bits. Big mistake boys.
For the fanbois, excruciating minute by minute coverage of yesterday’s Apple love-fest.
The only important news from yesterday’s Apple blitz. Norah Jones cut her hair. And she still rocks wicked cool shoes.
Nerf is a huge part of my family’s Christmas tradition. Happy 40th to the (foam) weapons maker.
Art and Images
Gabriel Dishaw is a found object sculptor. Here is the left of this Junk Dunk pair of computer trash kicks. (SFW) Click through to his site for more (some NSFW)
Designlenta is a Russian site that is bringing magical art to my door by the bucket load. Today we have: Stuart Crossett whose photos for advertising are wonderfully mixed up.
Also via Designlenta I discovered the blog of Sam Nielson who works for Disney and draws monsters that I would gladly host in my nightmares.
Another illustrator blog that I’ll be following belongs to Nate Simpson who used to be a concept artist for the gaming industry and is now teaching himself the art of drawing a comic by… drawing one.
Another illustrator crossing over into a medium other than his usual is Anders Nyberg. He’s been in the workshop this summer building wooden toys.
Colour Lovers brings us a collection of vintage Japanese postcards. Restful palettes abound. I’ve bookmarked this one for inspiration in rebuilding a blog to host the full (with pictures) version of morning linkage.
You already got a good video this morning so here’s some bad ones. The Wall-O-Fluff — enough cute animal videos to start an entire cube farm full of sugar-shock.
Until tomorrow my freaky darlings,
Bonus Science Section
My late father was a particle physicist. Much of his early career was spent working on the characterization of the Higgs-Bosun particle. The search for proof of the existence of the Higgs-Bosun continues in accelerators and colliders around the world.Paul Halpern has just had his book “Collider” published. Wired science has provided two excerpts from the book and two articles on American colliders.