Thursday, August 11, 2011

Citroen's new concept car - Citroen GT

Citroën just revealed their new concept car, unofficially called the "Citroen GT" and officially called "GTbyCITROËN" here at the Paris Auto Show and it's hot - it's also supposedly the first car "specifically designed to bring the virtual and real worlds together." What's that mean? Well, apparently visitors to the show can actually drive the car in a true to life simulator on the Citroën stand. But that's not the cool part. The cool part is that it's a joint venture between Citroën and Polyphony, the makers of Gran Turismo. And it sure looks it. Hit the jump for the press release.

Funny Cartoons - When China's President visits USA


Robots made from tiny spare parts by Nagano

These works have been made by a young man from Nagano. He works at an office and in his spare time he makes such cute robots. The author uses details of watches, bicycles, etc. To make a robot 25 cm high it takes about 2 weeks, such a tiny one takes one day only.  Such 25 cm  robots cost is about 60000 yens but the little one cost is about 8000 yens.


All the works may be bought, red little spots mean the robots are sold already.


This is the biggest and the most expensive robot at the exhibition, it costs 250000 yens and has not been sold yet.


This Animal robot is not for sale because it's not finished yet. The skeleton is real, the author found a dead fox, brought it home and boiled in a huge pot. Here's the result of his work.


Glass Beach of California

Usually when a person throws out litter he/she influences the nature in a negative way. Heaps of litter are not useful, they spoil not only the air, soil and water but also harm the aesthetic look of the natural beauty. Could you ever think of any exceptions to this rule?


There is one interesting place - Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, California, USA. This place is amazing. In the 60s the junkyard was closed and the litter just lived its life. Heaps of broken glass, plastic and other litter were just lying under the California sun washed by the sea waves and blown by the sea breezes.


Eventually by the 80s it was noticed that not a trace remained from the junkyard. All the glass on the beach turned into amazing beautiful bright and translucent stones under the impact of the waves. From that time and on more and more tourists began to come here, this place has become very popular. There are many masters who make various souvenirs from these stones that sell rather well. It's a great wonder of the industrial interference of humans in the natural processes.