Update

I’ve recently shifted my focus to writing books which is always what I wanted to do. If you’d like to receive updates you can check back here. Some are fictional stories while others are non-fiction on history but far more interesting than what you’d normally see. I’ll probably give more regular updates in the future…

Zero Waste #1-20

Zero Waste #1: Britvic Britvic: soda manufacturer pursuing a zero waste policy  

Real Life Robots #3: Prosthesis

Credit: Furrion We have already seen the slow-mo start to mech fighting in MegaBots ambitious Japanese venture, viewed by millions of people online. With such an amazing start the future for mech fighting is looking up. Furrion is another company with a mech and a video and they’re all ready to compete…….in racing. Furrion decided…

Historic Findings: Ile-Ife Glass

nejron / 123RF Stock Photo   In 2017 I briefly touched on a discovery from Nigeria that revealed the production of glass by the native population before meeting Europeans. Those findings have now been examined and were confirmed to be accurate. Since glass in the area was so widely used in their culture and religion…

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…

Real Life Robots #2: A New Chinese Contender, FutureWise

Credit: MegaBots Inc               A new robot has emerged in the world of giant fighting robots. MegaBots posted a video to their YouTube channel showing the company FutureWise and their robot, xx21. They demonstrate its weapons, maneuverability and moving its arms. I wanted a more thorough demonstration to see how it would work in a battle…

Mechanical Menagerie #12: Stronger Than Nukes

Kinetic Bombardment Nuclear weapons. Whatever your opinions you have to admit that they are an extremely dangerous threat to the planet. Even if 20 were to be used the death toll and subsequent fallout would be horrific. At first they started at several kilotons in power but average nuclear weapons have far surpassed them. By…

Eagle Prime vs. Kuratas

Credit: MegaBots Inc The original gentlemanly declaration to engage in mechanized melee.    The time we have all eagerly waited for has finally arrived and the wait has been sweetened with every sneak peak and shot of vehicular carnage. Billed as the “World’s First Giant Robot Fight”, the upcoming bout (will there be rounds?) between…

The Real Life Robots

I will be keeping a running list here of all the robots that I’ve cataloged for easy access if you’d like to see how many there are. The main difference between robotic technologies, which I have separated, is that I’m looking for fully functioning, autonomous machines capable of interacting with the world. That is the…

Mechanical Menagerie #7: Infrastructure

Fastbrick Robotics Credit: Fastbrick Robotics Fastbrick Robotics Limited has developed an automated bricklaying truck called the Hadrian X capable of laying the foundations of an entire house by itself. Fastbrick Robotics   Bridge This thing builds bridges. Not much else to say.   Dual Snow Blower The Dual Snow Blower is a design to blow…