Saturday, December 27, 2008

Embracing constraints and an awesome little ride ...

It seems that the instrumentation needed to fly on a sunny day is quite easy to comprehend. So to keep the cost low and expand the market to those that aren't licensed pilots, they simply restricted the usage to flying on sunny days. The cockpit now looks like a sports car instead of an airplane. Pretty cool ... and of course I want one!

The Ultimate Flying Machine: Sexy as a Sports Car, Portable as a Jet Ski

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Patented DNA

Michael Crichton warned about this sort of thing in "Next".

When sick children are denied anything because a corporation wants to make more money, we're sliding down a slippery slope.

Sick babies denied treatment in DNA row