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3 Weird Robots

Here are three strange little robots named and modeled after real organisms that might seem on the surface to be pointlessly weird, but all three were developed to mimic nature and serve a purpose. The Sand Flea: A Jumping Robot The Sand Flea is a tiny 4 wheeled Robot built by Boston Dynamics that moves […]

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Ridiculous Video Thursday: Going To The Store

Maybe I’ll make this a thing. Maybe today is just special. Who knows, point is: watch this. This was made by and is the sole video posted to David Lewandowski’s YouTube Channel. It has 12 Million views. Lewandowski is a director and animation artist in southern California. Going To The Store is part of an […]

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Why Will It Blend?

A few years ago Tom Dickson of Blendtec blenders started a great video series called Will It Blend showing off the prowess of their product by blending common household items. It’s a great little glimpse into the world of what if. My favorite is the glow stick episode. Why it blends Well, Waring Blenders has […]

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What to wear to a monster truck show

I’m all for being a proud dad, but you can’t take a diaper bag to a monster truck show. In that snarling, spark spewing, ripped t-shirt wearing melee of fuel and dirt and cotton candy, there is no room for a murse. If I had the biceps I would have rolled a diaper up in […]

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Ski Dads

I know I posted yesterday about it almost being spring, but I’ve changed my mind. It’s ALMOST winter (in Tahoe at least). My friend Lars posted this great Go Pro video yesterday from a ski day at Squaw Valley with his daughter. Lars is a snowboarder, but at least he knows what’s good for his […]

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Personal Submarine Buyer’s guide

As winter (in the northern hemisphere) draws to a close, it’s time to start planning our summer family vacations in warm, and wet, environments. If you’re headed to the beach this spring and summer it’s important that you bring the proper toys for playing in the water with your kids. Everyone knows about sun block, […]

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Teaching Your Kid to Ski: Virginia Lee Burton Method

This ski season, though the driest on record for Tahoe ski resorts, has been the best ski season of my life. Last year I got some tips on teaching toddlers to ski from my friend Kevin, who has two kids a little older than mine who are ripping big time this year, and my dad, […]

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Robots Slicing Oreos and Noodles

Once again science and creativity comes to the rescue. How often have you said either or both of these things: “I am tired of manually de-creaming my Oreo Cookies” “I can’t find a good hand-sliced noodle any more.” Me TOO! Robot Oreo DeCreamer Apparently, Nabisco is running a contest to see who can invent machine […]

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3D Nebula

From here on earth the night sky seems like a distant flat surface painted with countless glowing specks of light. The reality, as we know, is that space is three dimensional. Stars that form the constellations, like the big dipper, are not aligned in a convenient plane that forms a somewhat familiar object. If you […]

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Reading List: The Wonder of Snow

I’ve always loved snow. It’s magical surface to walk through, sculpt, slide across and eat by the handful. My son loves snow too and as it falls and we explore the ranch we live on I see him discover and experience the wonder of snow the way I remember it. It’s wonderful to see. It’s […]

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