Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on October 4th, 2007:
- Chilli-based anaesthetic won’t leave you drooling – Clifford Woolf and his colleagues at Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of blocking just the pain neurons using capsaicin – the active ingredient in chilli peppers – along with a version of lignocaine that can’t diffuse through cell membranes unassisted.
- Big Daddy Hands – The bigger version of the soldering tool, useful for holding more than a small circuit board.
- InfraRecorder – a free CD/DVD burning solution for Microsoft Windows. It offers a wide range of powerful features; all through an easy to use application interface and Windows Explorer integration.
- Sketch Furniture by FRONT – Pen strokes made in the air are recorded with Motion Capture and become 3D digital files; these are then materialised through Rapid Prototyping into real pieces of furniture.
- Mustaches of the Nineteenth Century – A Daily Celebration of The Golden Age of Upper Lip Hair.
- Ryan McLennan – Beautiful acrylic on paper paintings of wildlife.
- Mike Leavitt – Action Figures – These are articulating, miniature, interactive sculptures, aka. “action figures” or “toys”, each hand-sculpted with synthetic polymer clay, wood and elastic by Leavitt.