August 23, 2010
Pollen grains as seen by a scanning electron microscope
From the top down: 1) forget-me-not pollen on a petal; 2) acanthus; 3) grains of pollen on a geranium stigma; 4) silver-leaf tree pollen, which has a sticky coating that makes it easier for animals to carry around; 5) pollen from an alder tree; 6) bromelia pollen; 7) pine pollen.
Aperture Spice Rack
From the website:
This simple spice rack is made from one piece of 18 gauge folded stainless steel.
A narrow aperture on the front provides a glimpse of the spices hidden behind.
Includes glass spice jars with cork tops.
Wall mount with two screws.
18" x 4.25" x 2.5".
Take a ride down the world's longest (500 feet long) inflatable water slide
Video taken yesterday during a ride down the three-city-block-long Lyon Street water slide in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Alas, you can't ride it: the slide was dismantled last night after two days of service.
Back story here.
From the website:
Mobile Light is a mobile which emits light using LEDs powered by the sun's rays absorbed by solar panels.
It emits light automatically when the environment darkens.
Set consists of three identical pieces, each 63 cm (25") long.
Each contains two AA storage batteries.
Hooks and nylon wires included.
Double-Slit Experiment — still inexplicable after 200 years
From Wikipedia's article: "Richard Feynman was fond of saying that all of quantum mechanics can be gleaned from carefully thinking through the implications of this single experiment."
Bamboo with glass lining.
Holds 17 oz.
Album Cover — by Gary Rizzolo
Designed to hold your iPad or other tablet device in position for use during presentations.
Looks like it could be incorporated into a treadmill workspace.
Custom-made from hardwood and aircraft-grade aluminum.