My wish for next Christmas :-)

For years I have been talking about building something like this and now a company is actually making it. This one is pretty nice, but even as their basic model, it comes at a price tag of $6300. Their slicker and custom one is over 40 grand!

It has most of what I want, but is missing a few needed features. In particular “zero gravity” relax your back reclining mode and a “stand up” mode. Also, for home office use, I wonder if building it out of wood may be a lot cheaper.

The neighborhood is getting crowded!

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Looks like little ole Earth may not be quite as unique as we thought. Based on this study there are plenty of planets to form the “Federation”. Now if we can just get past that pesky issue of building an FTLL drive.

Dinosaur-Like Tails Make Terrestrial Mobile Robots More Agile

Always wondered why cats have such mid-air dexterity, then check this out. Fairly obvious when you read it (i.e. using the tail to counter angular momentum), but it leads to lots of interesting applications for robots.