Automating Humanity

Credit: Business Insider This is a nice little video from 11/30/2016 about those McDonald’s kiosks everyone likes to talk about so much.   The kiosks are coming the kiosks are coming! They’ve been coming for 20 years but somehow no one seems to remember this. People also seem to think that minimum wage has somehow…

Honey in Turkey

Some of the specialty stores in Turkey sell honeycomb a little bit differently.    For use elsewhere, credit: Tome of Trovius, https://tomeoftrovius.com   For all your random articles go to Trovian Square and check out my other pages for excellent content on science, technology, history and more!       The best way to support this…

Brownstone Cafe

As you can see from the sign, this is the Brownstone Cafe, located in Middletown, PA, USA. The cafe itself was formed from the lobby of what was originally a bank and the original vault is still in the back. The stone it was made from is called brownstone (which you’ve probably already guessed) and…

Sustainability #1-20

Sustainability #8: Underwater Parthenon Underwater columns help power the city. Sustainability #7: Lego Going Green Lego is trying to use better sources to make their plastic toys.  Sustainability #6: Pela Case Pela Case: a compostable phone case Sustainability #5: HomeBiogas 2.0 HomeBiogas 2.0: The HomeBiogas company has come out with an updated model of their…

Sustainability Compilations

Sustainability Compilation #5: Recycle (or Label) Your Food Zera: a device that tuns waste food into fertilizer Food Cycler: a device that tuns waste food into fertilizer HomeBiogas: a device which converts food waste into biogas LaserFood: a plastic-free solution to labeling fruit Sustainability Compilation #4: Cleaning The Environment  Graviky Labs: converting soot into a spray…

Automation

This is a catalog of all the companies involved in the automation trend as well as the steps they are changing and what they are doing. The steps are divided into 1) ordering food 2) making food 3) giving the food to the customer. Automated is a process where robots do everything, Partial is a…

Animals #4: The Sugar Reward & 1 White Owl

Bats I hope these videos give you a more positive view of bats but, as instructed, don’t handle bats unless you know what you’re doing. Asha, a baby black flying fox (a type of bat), is being fed fruit and is very excited. Credit: Megabattie Jeddah, a grey-headed flying-fox (another bat), likes to be petted….

A Fourth Chocolate Exists

Credit: GeoBeats News For a long time milk chocolate was the main type of chocolate we ate. A little later came white chocolate and dark chocolate which were both quite distinct but retained the same creamy taste we had come to expect. Now, there is ruby chocolate. It is pink in color and you might…

Sustainability Compilation #5: Recycle (or Label) Your Food

HomeBiogas Credit: HomeBiogas – Turn Your Waste Into Clean Energy HomeBiogas is a company that has created a small biogas system for homes that enables you to generate gas for your house depending on how much waste you have. From table scraps to liquids and even (as seen above) kitty litter, there are a range of…

Automated Food – A Mechanical Menagerie Special Series

Automated #2: Self-Driving Delivery Domino’s: a self-driving delivery car FZI: an automated bratwurst flipper Little Caesars & Sprinkle Cupcakes: food ATMs A futuristic and automated food truck design A study on the jobs which will be replaced by robots. Automated Food #1: Automation Runs Wild! Zume: automated pizza restaurant (close to a factory) Plant Power…

Sustainability #1: How We Eat

OzHarvest Credit: OzHarvest OzHarvest is a food rescue business in Australia that takes food which would have been discarded and instead reuses them as meals, of which they have served over 60 million (comprising over 200,000 tons of recycled food). They rescue food from quite a large number of areas including, “…fruit and vegetable markets,…

Automated Food #1: Automation Runs Wild!

Let’s talk about automation! The great trend sweeping the nation with firings, mechanical advancement and more! We’ve got pizza, burgers, coffee and even plants. Let’s get started with some fresh pizza! Zume Credit: TechCrunch Credit: CBS Evening News Zume is a partially automated pizza restaurant/factory? I’ll take you from start to finish ensuring you understand…