Monday, May 9, 2011
Simple inexpensive Pik'N Board adds percussion to your music: "For many of us, washing clothes by hand is no longer a necessity. Yet the simple ridged device used before the advent of washing machines is still in production today and continues to be used all over the world. Leaving soapy water well behind, the washboard found a new life in the hands of musicians playing everything from skiffle to dixieland, and jazz to blues. Solo guitar players can now provide their own inexpensive snare-like percussive accompaniment, by attaching a Pik'N Board to their instrument."
Posted by steve at 10:35 AM
Loowatt creates energy and fertilizer from human waste: "Of all the things that people traditionally discard, one that most of us likely think the least about repurposing is human feces and urine. Sure, we recycle our plastic and paper, and compost our fruits and veggies, but ... that stuff? Actually, there are various worldwide projects aimed at using municipal raw sewage for things such as fertilizer or as a power source."
Posted by steve at 10:33 AM
The World’s fastest Alfa Romeo: 190mph 600bhp 8C Spider: "Alfa Romeo was once one of the elite performance brands, winning the inaugural world racing championship in 1928 and the first two Formula One Championships in the 1950s. Nuvolari and Fangio are the most celebrated of the marque's race drivers, though one young racer founded a car company based on his Alfa Romeo Racing Team and went on to make a name for himself in another field – Enzo Ferrari."
Posted by steve at 10:30 AM