YouTube Excellence #2: Geography Now

Credit: Geography Now It’s time to learn Geography NOW! This is the catchy start to the YouTube show, Geography Now. A favorite of mine for years, it features its host, Barby (cool Aussie word, also girl’s doll), goes over, in general, each country that exists in the world which has been recognized by the U.N….

Ormanpark Peacocks

This beautiful peacock was at a zoo (basically a few cages) in Ormanpark, a park located in Adapazarı, the capital of the Sakarya Province in Turkey.  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,…

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…

The Black Sea

For use elsewhere, credit: Tome of Trovius, https://tomeoftrovius.com I took this photo at the Black Sea at a small beach resort called Kerpe.  The Black Sea is known for a few things: beaches, farms and tea. The tea is more in the northeast so Kerpe is mainly just a small little beach. The difference between the…

Mechanical Menagerie #1-20

Mechanical Menagerie #13: Gravity Worldwide Gravity Industries: developed a hover suit Mechanical Menagerie #12: Stronger Than Nukes Kinetic Bombardment Ratnik-3: A small update on Russia’s new armor Adaptable UAVs: Smaller drones Mechanical Menagerie #11: Pod People (The Good Kind) NEXT: a pod-based transportation system Randvu: a private business train concept Mechanical Menagerie #10: The Jetman…

Hoverbikes #1: A Tool of Transport or a Weapon of War?

Dubai’s Hovering Police Credit: HOVERSURF OFFICIAL As we begin a new article series entitled Hoverbikes we draw our eyes to the widening popularity that these futuristic vehicles are gaining. We deal with two interesting ideas: the application of these machines as policing tools and weapons. We begin in the dust strewn paradise of Dubai. The…

Mechanical Menagerie Compilation #3: Transportation

Airbus Transpose Airbus has announced a new concept behind airplanes. Most of us by now are familiar with coach in any random plane. Close seats, little leg room or overhead, small bathrooms and smaller isles. With the new Transpose design, we may be seeing a change to the entire format. Proposed by their research division…

Roman Empire Maps

So I found these maps recently of the Roman Empire. The first has some interesting details about the Roman provinces in general while the second is far more detailed and carefully constructed. If you’d like to see the general spread of the Romans overtime look at the video below by EmperorTigerstar, a map creator on…

Transpose

Airbus has announced a new concept behind airplanes. Most of us by now are familiar with coach in any random plane. Close seats, little leg room or overhead, small bathrooms and smaller isles. With the new Transpose design, we may be seeing a change to the entire format. Proposed by their research division A3, this…

Asian bodies discovered in London

In a Roman cemetery south of London two skeletons that were unearthed and examined were determined to have been of Asian origin. The ancient Roman city of Londinium was an administrative center in England for the Romans but Asians weren’t exactly on the list of visitors. Researchers were mainly looking to see if migrants were…