Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Things That You Think. Hmm...

Ever since I bought, yes bought, Ben Fold's latest album, I haven't gone more than two or three days without listening to it. It's in my car, it's on my iPhone, my iPod and on my Macbook Pro. Am I obsessed? Perhaps. But maybe, just maybe I tend to enjoy amazing conceptual albums. There just aren't enough of them around I'm sure you'll agree. This one, to my knowledge, is the only one of its kind. There are a few music videos floating around from the album. If you don't own the album, watch the videos and then do the right thing - buy an amazing album.

Solar Tents. Hmm...

Isn't it nice to know that with all the crap going on in the world, all the fears about the energy crisis, there are still a few smart people around with solutions. 3 of them to be exact that the US ARMY is currently testing:

1) The TEMPER Fly - a 16-by-20-foot tent  able to generate 800 watts of electricity. 
2) The QUADrant - smaller than the TEMPER Fly, able to generate 200 watts of power.
3) Power Shades - ranging in size, able to generate up to 3 kilowatts of power.

Good news, whether you're a Navy Seal or a tech savvy camper.