On our way back home, we took a KLM flight from Kiev to
Reykjavik. The September 2012 issue of the
KLM's in-flight magazine was devoted to developments in technology. It featured
some interesting innovative items. I
would like to bring some of these items to your attention.
First is a KINETIC SCULPTURE, which was created by Marco Kruyt
for the GOGBOT Festival. The Festival is held every year, in Enschede, near the German border in the Netherlands. It deals with multimedia, art, music and technology. The theme for the 2012 Festival was memes - an idea , trend or online behavior, that spreads from person to person through social media.
Next is a GRASSHOPPER, which was created by Edouard Martinet. Its wings are moped mud-guards, rear legs from bicycle forks, and front legs from bicycle brakes. Its other parts include bits of toys, car parts and bicycle spokes.
Another item is SILICONE LEAF PLATES designed by NAo Tamura. The plates are made from silicone. They are dishwasher-safe, oven-proof, and do not get chipped!
Silicone Leaf Plates
JOGGOBOT is a robot running companion. Programmed by the
Exertion Games Lab, of RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, this quadcopter
is designed to act as personal trainer, motivating & pacing the
More info is available
Also featured are the WORLD’S FIRST SUNGLASSES. Developed
probably around 2,000 years ago, this low tech wonder -
wooden sunglasses with a tiny slit – were
originally designed by the
today ‘s Inuit, who live on the west coast of Alaska, to protect eyes from snow
blindness in the harsh summer.
there is PLASTIC-EATING FUNGUS. Discovered by two Yale University students in
|World's First Sunglasses|
Ecuador’s Amazon, this new type of fungus , can survive
on a diet of common plastic, according to a study published in Applied &