Posted on April 9, 2011 by Simon Phipps
Here’s a Kickstarter project that deserves your attention. A worldwide group of experts and enthusiasts is designing an autonomous marine robot that can be unleashed in fleets on an oil spill and sweep it all up from the surface of the ocean. Their design and working are completely open, so anyone anywhere can build and improve the design. It also potentially could be set to the task of clearing the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
They will use the Kickstarter money to build a full-scale working prototype. All round excellent project by the looks of it – you can find out much more on their web site and you can sponsor the project on Kickstarter – take the time especially to watch the video on Kickstarter.
Filed under: Zeitgeist | Tagged: Environment, Kickstarter | 1 Comment »
Posted on March 10, 2010 by Simon Phipps
This is an excellent motion, placing restraint on the ability of the European Commission to conduct opaque negotiations that will effectively bind the European parliament before they have been exposed and reviewed. Looking forward to reading the highlights of the debate. If you have a fast-track to your MEP, this is worth mentioning to them.
Lovely narrative around various patent activities from Jonathan Schwartz. Love the irony of using Google to link to Sun's search patent…
Jay with an explanation of why the whole Drizzle team (working on the refactoring of MySQL to suit cloud computing) has moved to Rackspace (a cloud computing supplier). Makes perfect sense to me.
What could /possibly/ go wrong? Can anyone remember cane toads in Australia? Usually it's only the software industry that releases dangerous bugs.
Filed under: Links | Tagged: ACTA, Cloud, Copyright, Drizzle, Environment, Knotweed, Patents | 2 Comments »