Via Creative Review:
If the vote for independence is successful, we will no longer be a United Kingdom… Althoughthe legal position is unclear, the worst aspect of this may be that we can no longer legally be known as such, so if there is no immediate back-up idea, just like the Former Yugoslavia, we might become the Former United Kingdom. Or fUK.
And it is possible that the Union Flag of the UK, created in 1707, to symbolise the “United Kingdom of Great Britain” will have to go.
Now look, I realise the last reason anybody has to be pro or anti union is “but what about the flag??” but I for one would miss a genuine design classic (wether or not you actually like it or not) if indeed the flag did need to change.
The article sets forward some interesting ideas for possible alternatives, but I for one won’t be adopting any of them in any sort of hurry ;) back to the drawing board everyone!
DOCTOR WHO REGENERATED #2 “The Tomb of the Stone Clock” | Page 13 (3rd August 2014)
Brand new Doctor, brand new companion, brand new adventures every Sunday!
New Doctor Who page featuring a cute girl!
Colour me intrigued! Capaldi isn’t the only one running around as the doctor at the moment, the team of Doctor Who Regenerated have their own take on who got to play the 11th Doctor and how their adventures and companions panned out, and it’s well worth a look!
Making Legs For Future Robotic Animal Assistants
University of South Florida computer engineer Luther Palmer is working on one of the big problems in robotics—creating legs that can move over all different types of terrain that a machine would find out in the real world. His team at the Biomorphic Robotics Lab is doing intensive computer modeling and taking tips from horses and humans on agile locomotion.
The team’s vision, like many other roboticists, is to imbue the best movement ideas developed through evolution into their machines. Palmer writes on his lab’s website that in the future, “robotic canines will gallop up stairs and over collapsed beams in burning buildings, locating occupants for rescue personnel.”
He also sees a time of robotic horses to carry heavy loads, cockroaches to conduct surreptitious surveillance and gophers to prepare alien worlds for human habitation.
See the National Science Foundation video and one for Palmer’s RecoRoach below.
This week on “creepy as hell robots…” ;)
I drew this on a live stream! It’s a redraw of the original Horus comic which inspired the whole graphic novel.
I picked up the prequel Pantheon comic at Orbital the other week, and it did not disappoint! If you’ve always wanted to know what the deal was with egyptian mythology but were too lazy to visit a museum, this is the perfect introduction to the land of the pharaohs and their sometimes funny, sometimes questionable world view!