Hoverboards Just Became Real (or Not?) - HUVrTech
Came across this video online and just had to share. A company called HUVrTech has launched a hoverboard set to be released in December 2014. Whether it’s real or not, it’s definitely a brilliant marketing stunt.
Here’s their story:
"What began as a summer project in 2010 at the MIT Physics Graduate Program has evolved into one of the most exciting independent products to be developed out of MIT since the high-powered lithium-ion batteries developed by Yet-Ming Chiang in 2001. Our team consists of materials science, electricity & magnetism experts who’ve solved an important part of one of science’s mysteries: the key to antigravity.
The HUVr Board team ultimately aims to improve the efficiency, speed and sustainability of mass transportation. Yet rather than spend several more years closed off from the world while investing in research and development, the team and our world-class investors have worked to change the economics R&D by marketing this exciting consumer product in order to fund ongoing R&D.”
Visit their website here
- Lee Jones
That’s one childhood fantasy coming alive.
I accidently cosplayed as Connor Kent today. Ironically during carnaval. And if you’re wondering what a dutch carnaval is, imagine brazillian carnaval, only without bikini’s, bedjazzled wagons, and replace them with basically a bunch of farmers getting drunk as a skunk.
Slow progress is slow. By the time I’m done with this, their wedding will be long over. But they’re gonna turn into a kick ass Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel.
Ordered my first American comics! On the way are Kelly Sue’s Ghost volume one, hard cover edition of Fraction’s Hawkeye, 272 pages, so I’m guessing that the entire series? And I pre-ordered Pretty Deadly volume one, which will arrive in may. That one will going with me to the south of France.
This is just… wow. I love ACDC, and I love classical instruments. If you’re not alone, turn down the volume. If not, full throttle.
'The site is supposed to be located on an Indian burial ground, and I believe they actually had to repel a few Indian attacks as they were building it.'
The Shining (1980)
Gonna listen this on replay until the release of Guardians of the Galaxy. And Bummed I threw away my old Sony Walkman.
A new children’s show called “Burka Avenger” premieres in Pakistan next month. It features a female superhero in a fictional northern Pakistani town, and two regular villains meant to reflect the reality in Pakistan; a corrupt government official and an evil magician styled to look and feel like a Taliban commander. The show was created by Pakistani pop star Haroon Rashid.
Our protagonist is a mild-mannered teacher with secret martial arts skills who uses a flowing black burka to hide her identity as she fights local thugs seeking to shut down the girls’ school where she works.
Sadly, it’s a battle Pakistanis are all too familiar with in the real world.
The Taliban have blown up hundreds of schools and attacked activists in Pakistan’s northwest because they oppose girls’ education. The militants sparked worldwide condemnation last fall when they shot 15-year-old schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai in the head in an unsuccessful attempt to kill her.
Action in the “Burka Avenger” cartoon series, which is scheduled to start running on Geo TV in early August, is much more lighthearted. The bungling bad guys evoke more laughter than fear and are no match for the Burka Avenger, undoubtedly the first South Asian ninja who wields books and pens as weapons.
You should all know that’s Ed Brubaker’s ass wiggling on the bottom left there.
Not really looking at the ass right now. Move, ass, move.