California DMV Told Google Cars Still Need Steering Wheels
Google showed us what it feels is the car of the future. It drives itself, it doesn't have a gas or brake pedal, and there's no steering wheel. But that last one might be an issue. Back in May California's Department of Motor Vehicles published safety guidelines aimed at manufacturers of self-driving vehicles.
After seeing Google's self-driving car vision, the California DMV has told the company it needs to add all those things back to their traditional locations so that occupants can take "immediate physical control" of the vehicle if necessary.
Don't for a second think this is a major setback for Google, as the prototypes unveiled weren't even close to production ready. While the DMV may loosen some of these restrictions in the future as well all become more comfortable with the idea of self-driving vehicles, there's no question when it comes down to the safety of those on the road.
Fully autonomous driving has always been the goal of our project, because we think this could improve road safety and help lots of people who can't drive.
We're now developing prototypes of vehicles that have been designed from the ground up to drive themselves—just push a button and they'll take you where you want to go! We'll use these vehicles to test our software and learn what it will really take to bring this technology into the world.
Great idea if there are backups with backups. Riders in a car that relies on satellite GPS should FEAR the word 'buffering'. So maybe they have it builtin that with loss of signal, the car would pull over as best as possible and stop or allow a human to take over. That's why its good to have a steering wheel, even if hidden until needed. - JWD
California DMV Told Google Cars Still Need Steering Wheels
Myths and facts about Unconditional Basic Income, with analysis from a real world experiment conducted in India between 2011-2013. Keynote speech by Federico Pistono at the Future of Work Summit, NASA Ames Research Park, California, June 30, 2014.
The study points out that ALL assistance programs become corrupt and only a fraction of the money being spent is actually going to the people to help...so give the money DIRECTLY TO THE PEOPLE so everyone will have what they need to live....so they won't have to work doing jobs they don't like just to get by...instead they will have enough to live so they can go after the things they WANT TO DO...
Brilliant...and if you want more, you can work or do whatever to have more wealth and extra money, but you will always have enough to take care of you...
The Indian study showed how very few chose NOT TO WORK at all...almost everyone worked but doing what they wanted to do because they always had the backup of a regular monthly check.
We already piss away billions on food stamps, welfare, govt housing, unemployment, etc... with hordes of managers and room for errors and thievery...so cut out all the middlemen and give the money direct to the people...tested and proven.
Switzerland will be giving $4000 a month to every person in the country...only problem is things there are 70% higher than in other countries...
He talks about families receiving bags of rice and having to empty out the ROCKS the crooks substitute for rice and flour.... Any way necessary to cut out the middleman is a bonus.
Got a Great Idea But Not the Time (or Means) to Develop a Product?
On the heels of successful TV programs such as Shark Tank, Damon D’Amore created the Beverly Hills-based WayFounder, born out of the idea that not all idea generators desire to become CEOs of a startup. During a recent Money Talk radio interview, he explained to me that in his experience, many people have ideas "but very few wanted to take the life risk inherent in going to try to launch a startup.”
“Good ideas come from everywhere," D’Amore wrote on the WayFounder blog. "However, for most people, without a full-time commitment there are few great options for turning their ideas into a successful product or business.” So he created WayFounder to serve those with a great idea but no domain expertise or people with domain expertise but no desire or time to launch a startup.
D’Amore will provide funding to domain experts in the dog-toy category -- people who know how to design, produce and market dog toys. If the product is successful, the idea generator will be rewarded with royalties and a stake in the company.
WayFounder receives ideas through a quarterly competition; the ideas for products and apps are evaluated by a panel of judges (from various industries) according to specific criteria.
Each quarterly competition has at least one winner, who's granted a $10,000 cash prize, as much as $50,000 to bring that product to market and a 5 percent royalty fee on all sales (if the product makes it to market).
If the product is successful, WayFounder will invest an additional $250,000 to hire an experienced CEO to build the business from producing the single product into a viable and sustainable operation. The inventor receives 5 percent founder equity in the new company.
Only the WayFounder team and the judges view the submissions. WayFounder provides a cash payment up front. When the product reaches the market, WayFounder provides revenue-sharing and equity participation.
With WayFounder focused on early-stage ideas, a participant might have a concept but not have invested any meaningful time or money in its development. These participants don’t have the luxury of dropping everything in life and committing full-time to building a business.
Entrepreneurs may take issue with WayFounder’s business model, seeing it as a way of making off with great ideas at a fraction of their true value. D’Amore defends WayFounder’s business model, noting that some idea generators may also be entrepreneurs. “Other folks are just great idea people," he said. "And if you are not an entrepreneur, it’s OK to say, ‘I’m an idea generator.’"
Got a Great Idea But Not the Time (or Means) to Develop a Product?
Fermilab Begins Testing Holographic Universe Theory
Operating with cutting-edge technology out of a trailer in rural Illinois, government researchers started today on a set of experiments that they say will help them determine whether or not you and me and everything that exists are living in a two-dimensional holographic universe.
In a paper explaining the theory, Craig Hogan, director of the Department of Energy's Fermilab Center for Particle Astrophysics writes that "some properties of space and time that seem fundamental, including localization [where things are], may actually emerge only as a macroscopic approximation from the flow of information in a quantum system."
In other words, the location of places in space may constantly fluctuate ever so slightly, which would suggest we're living in a hologram.
In other words, space, and the universe, might not be entirely definite—locations of things might not be completely definite and might be transmitted in quantum bits that vary ever so slightly. He likens it to the idea of "pixels" in a photo. From afar, you see one picture, but if you zoom in far enough, you see tiny points that make up the larger whole.
Space, and everything that exists, might be the same, he theorizes. In other words, if you zoom in far enough on matter, on space, to a far-beyond subatomic level, you might see that existence is similarly blurry, and always moving slightly.
If so, that would mean that the "real world is the ultimate 4-dimensional video display." In the paper, he says his team's hypothesis is that space and time are created from tiny bits of information that vary and that the relationship between space and time are created using information processing.
Now operating at full power, the Holometer uses a pair of interferometers placed close to one another. Each one sends a one-kilowatt laser beam (the equivalent of 200,000 laser pointers) at a beam splitter and down two perpendicular 40-meter arms. The light is then reflected back to the beam splitter where the two beams recombine, creating fluctuations in brightness if there is motion. Researchers analyze these fluctuations in the returning light to see if the beam splitter is moving in a certain way—being carried along on a jitter of space itself.
The technology is called supercavitation, and it’s been around for decades. The idea is to increase the speed of an object like, say, a submarine or torpedo by creating a bubble around it, reducing drag as it moves through the water.
The nose of the vehicle typically is designed to create the bubble, and gas often is used to shape the bubble. The Soviets used this trick on the Shkval torpedo in the 1960s and ’70s; it was capable of 230 mph but for no more than a few miles.
One of the stickiest wickets is steering a submerged craft that has little in the way of control surfaces in the water. A traditional submarine is controlled by a rudder, much like a conventional boat. Steering a supercavitating vessel requires having control planes pierce the bubble, producing great drag. These planes also would be under tremendous force and pressure at speed, and would need to be extraordinarily strong.
Another challenge: High speeds (for underwater travel) are required to maintain the bubble, perhaps around 45mph, though it would depend greatly on the size and design of the ship. It’s tricky just to reach a speed where a bubble can be created in the first place. So even if the Chinese researchers, at Harbin Institute of Technology’s Complex Flow and Heat Transfer Lab, have made a breakthrough in supercavitation, the limits of standard underwater propulsion will hold them back—especially if they want to make a real submarine.
An underwater rocket capable of giving a supercavitating vessel long range doesn’t exist yet. Building a small torpedo is one thing, building a submarine capable of crossing the Pacific is quite another.
The Chinese researchers told the South China Morning Post they have developed a liquid membrane that tackles both issues. Continuously sprayed on, it would reduce drag and help get the vessel up to speed. The membrane could allow various amounts of friction to be applied to different sides of the ship, creating a steering effect. “By combining liquid-membrane technology with supercavitation, we can significantly reduce the launch challenges and make cruising control easier,” Professor Li Fengchen says.
How We Can Get Submarines to Travel at Supersonic Speed
All in your Head!
It is possible to learn to control gravity, take off the blinders, realize gravity is not a suction but a pressure from space holding us all to the planet, we can block this pressure and reduce weight by any amount we desire, so please contribute to this very worthy cause.
We must learn to use the natural properties of gravity. People will be stunned when they find how easy it is to do and how little energy it takes after determining the correct geometries and velocities.
With gravity control we could easily access parts of the planet to develop and live in what were 'wastelands'.
With gravity control we could work in cities and live hundreds, yes even thousands of miles away where living expenses and homes are much cheaper.
With gravity control country borders would eventually dissolve as anyone could easily enter any country via air. "Give me the place to stand, and I shall move the earth," - Archimedes
All in your Head!
A 1/3-sized scale model is already gaining popularity with drone enthusiasts around the world, with the full-sized manned model expected to take flight in the near future. Matthew Stock reports.
Mr Malloy said the idea came to mind when he was learning how to fly helicopters in 1999. He said manoeuvrability in the air was an issue, of which his Hoverbike aims to fix.
"It's certainly a viable product," Mr Malloy said. "It just takes time and money."
His original intention was to get the Hoverbike free flying and "show that to the world and get potential investors to invest to take it towards the production stage, which is harder than the flying stage".
As with the Chinook helicopter, the counter-rotating rotors cancel out each other's torque reaction, eliminating the need for an anti-torque vertical tail rotor and increasing the efficiency of the vehicle.
With a maximum takeoff weight of 270kg, the Hoverbike is estimated to reach an airspeed of 150 knots (278 km/h) and travel 148km on a primary tank of fuel at 80knts cruise (290km with secondary tanks installed), according to his website.
Mr Malloy, who works at an optical engineering company in Sydney, has spent the last two years working in his garage on the bike, which he originally estimated could sell for $US40,000 ($37,660) in production runs of 100.
Speaking with Fairfax Media today (2011), though, he said it was more like $70,000 if he was to do a production run of 20 at a time, which he is planning to do if he receives the $1.1 million in investment he is after.
Forget motorcycles! Hoverbikes are in the works
Water splitter runs on an ordinary AAA battery
Scientists at Stanford University have developed a low-cost, emissions-free device that uses an ordinary AAA battery to produce hydrogen by water electrolysis. The battery sends an electric current through two electrodes that split liquid water into hydrogen and oxygen gas. Unlike other water splitters that use precious-metal catalysts, the electrodes in the Stanford device are made of inexpensive and abundant nickel and iron.
"Using nickel and iron, which are cheap materials, we were able to make the electrocatalysts active enough to split water at room temperature with a single 1.5-volt battery," said Hongjie Dai, a professor of chemistry at Stanford. "This is the first time anyone has used non-precious metal catalysts to split water at a voltage that low. It's quite remarkable, because normally you need expensive metals, like platinum or iridium, to achieve that voltage."
In addition to producing hydrogen, the novel water splitter could be used to make chlorine gas and sodium hydroxide, another important industrial chemical, according to Dai. He and his colleagues describe the new device in a study published in the Aug. 22 issue of the journal Nature Communications.
"The electrodes are fairly stable, but they do slowly decay over time," he said. "The current device would probably run for days, but weeks or months would be preferable. That goal is achievable based on my most recent results." The researchers also plan to develop a water splitter than runs on electricity produced by solar energy.
Water splitter runs on an ordinary AAA battery
Magnetism Stiffens Space-Time
It is believed a hunk of matter such as a star bends space-time just as a bowling ball weighs down a rubber sheet. The result, described in relativistic terms, is gravity. That much has been known for the better part of a century. But physicist Christos Tsagas of Portsmouth University in the United Kingdom looked at the equation in an unusual way, switching the roles of space and time--a swap that makes no mathematical difference but changes the form of the equation.
Tsagas spotted something no one had seen before: A term in the equation showed that magnetic fields transfer their properties to the very fabric of space-time itself. Like rubber bands under tension, magnetic field lines try to remain as straight as possible. The fields transmit that tension to space-time, Tsagas writes in the 11 June issue of Physical Review Letters, making nearby space like a rubber sheet that has been stretched a little bit tighter. According to Tsagas, such a region becomes stiffer and flattens out somewhat.
"The normal assumption is to neglect magnetic fields in the early universe, mostly for simplicity," says Bernard Carr, a physicist at Queen Mary's College in London. But if the finding pans out, cosmologists will have to rethink the role of magnetic fields in shaping the cosmos. And black hole theorists--who deal with sharply curved space near strong magnetic fields--might need to revise some pet notions as well. Astrophysicists in general, it's safe to say, could lose a little sleep over stiff sheets.
SeedCell perfect way to sow your plants
Simply tear off a piece of cardboard, pop it in the ground and wait for your plant to grow. Seedcell looks like a pizza, with seeds inserted into each slice of the packaging. The wedges are pushed into the soil, where the seed gets just the right amount of food and water to ensure germination.
It’s the brainchild of Dan Robson, a former design student at Northumbria University, while working on a placement at a packaging factory. He set out to invent a simple, reliable and sustainable new way to raise plants.
Once in the ground, the pods create an ideal environment for the seeds to germinate. They absorb water and deliver it to the seed, and the roots break out into the soil once the pod begins to decompose.
“We’re taking some of the complexity out of sowing from seed. The quality of the substrate doesn’t matter and it’s hard to overwater because the paper will only absorb so much.”
Gravitational Shock-Wave Displacement
Shockwave Deflection using the gravitational field of the object to assist the deflection of any object, using an energy shockwave this allows a much larger coverage of an object over 40% of the mass of the objects need to be deflected, but in saying that, we don’t need to actually hit the object but to detonate at a calculated distance.
The object needs to deflect from the side and also at a calculated intercepted point side on, and not head on. By using the gravitational displacement of the object I believe an energy wave would create a wave motion which would travel around the gravitational surrounds of the object along with the shockwave, this would allow the maximum energy required to move and deflect the object.
With my research, my findings have lead me to believe that we should be looking at placing probes on the bodies to track their position along with sensors that can measure the gravitational fields along with composition, but I am still of the opinion that platforms should be in place in orbit between the planet Mars and the moon with radar systems on board.
As we know a large number of these objects there are still a large number that we don’t know about and these are the ones that will be the biggest problem to earth and the human race. The only problem that we are facing at this point is that all we have is theory about deflecting these objects and with the Technology that we have, I still believe that shockwave deflection is still the way forward.
With 2012 DA 14 size approximately 45 metres, this would have been a great test subject for any method of deflection. As a body even of this size it could cause large destruction, and we have seen what even an object just 2 times this size can do.
Gravitational Shock-Wave Displacement
Sonoluminescence can occur when a sound wave of sufficient intensity induces a gaseous cavity within a liquid to collapse quickly.
This cavity may take the form of a pre-existing bubble, or may be generated through a process known as cavitation. Sonoluminescence in the laboratory can be made to be stable, so that a single bubble will expand and collapse over and over again in a periodic fashion, emitting a burst of light each time it collapses.
For this to occur, a standing acoustic wave is set up within a liquid, and the bubble will sit at a pressure anti-node of the standing wave. The frequencies of resonance depend on the shape and size of the container in which the bubble is contained.
John Keely's used musical instruments to activate his machines, a "vibratory engine" connected to "liberator" made of brass wires, tubes and tuning forks. he kept changing the terminology he used, to "vibratory-generator" to a "hydro-pneumatic-pulsating-vacu-engine" to "quadruple negative harmonics". Experiments have shown his HPPVE machine used cavitation.
For the 27 years Keely was running his company, he faced legal problems, accusations of fraud and even occasional claim of sorcery and involvement of occultism. In 1890 Keely pronounced that he was on the verge of a breakthrough. The "liberator" would disintegrate air and release an etheric force that could convert one quart (1 L) of water to enough power to "send a train of cars from Philadelphia to San Francisco".
"Unfortunately the history books took the Scientific American debunking as fact and John Keely has been portrayed historically as a fraud and a conman, those who have any inkling of physics who have studied what remains of his work, know these reports to be mostly erroneous." See Keely History to show modern discoveries that correlate with Keelys' early claims. - Jerry Decker - KeelyNet.com
Occult Science: Sonoluminescence
Helical Resonant Cavity - 200 Watts Moving 80 Million Pounds of Weight
Collective Geometric Order is directly proportional to electrical conductivity. It's not the atomic alignment that creates a magnet. The alignment creates resonant cavities. The resonant cavity is the means by which the surrounding atmosphere and energies can flow. By creating the resonant geometric "cavities", "cavitation" bubbles can form.
If you have fan blades underwater, it will just push the water around radially. It's not the fan blades we want to push outward. The shape of the fan blades of the Lily Impeller isn't what is creating the vortex I don't think. It's the helical chamber that creates the vortex! The empty part.
The water will push in on itself to fill that emptiness. (vortex) Water pushes on itself outwardly to get away from a fan blade. Where is the empty part of a fan blade? There isn't one. The deepest part of the concave surface is the "empty" part. There is only emptiness between each fan blade. Many fan blades divided. Divided we fall.
The Lily Impeller is 1 piece. United. Creating a harmonic resonant cavity. We want to spin hollow helical resonant chambers. John Searl's magnetization process creates helical resonant cavities out of the atomic lattice of the magnet itself. And when it's spinning, it draws IN power rather than push it away like a fan blade.
Turbo the Chihuahua
[Turbo] is a disabled Chiahuahua who has brought in quite a bit of media interest after [Mark Deadrick] designed and 3D printed some new wheels for the pup.
He was born without his front legs due to a genetic defect and quickly became the runt of the litter, as the other pups prevented him from getting much food — at 4 weeks old he only weighed 10 ounces! The couple owning the dogs didn’t want to give up on the little guy but weren’t sure what to do — most veterinarian clinics they visited didn’t offer much support, until they found [Amy Birk] at the Downtown Veterinarian in Indianapolis.
[Amy], the manager of the clinic, had little [Turbo] examined and determined that the there was nothing physically wrong with the puppy, other than his missing legs — this meant [Turbo] could still have a full and happy life — with the help of some extra wheels. The only problem? Dog carts are generally built for their canine users when they stop growing — not much available for puppies — nor would it be cheap.
In a rush to get [Turbo] something to use, the employees at the clinic were able to hack together a makeshift dog cart using the wheels from a Fisher-Price toy helicopter, a few copper pipes and a ferret harness. It worked okay but wasn’t the greatest — lucky for them, the original news story got shared so much, [Mark Deadrick] heard about the predicament and started designing his own 3D printed cart for [Turbo]. Since he wasn’t local he made some estimations about [Turbo's] size, and mailed the clinic two prototypes for [Turbo] to try out. They both worked quite well but still didn’t fit the dog just right. The clinic is now working on getting a cast mold of [Turbo] to send back to [Mark] for further revisions.
Turbo the Chihuahua
Learning to Dim Gravity
"If more people listen to Anne Murray, there would be fewer assholes in the world." - Eli
Update: 08/23/14 - Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far. Marketing isn't my forte' so I've had this link posted many times on Facebook and Twitter but most people either don't get it, don't believe it's possible or don't have extra money to donate.
The carpenter is still working on my 8 foot long beam balance and it takes about 3 weeks to receive mail here in Mexico so another week or so and I'll have the rest of my parts for my exciter circuits.
Wing Suiter meets his Maker
These wing suits have always looked like fun but not after these guys flew by the Corcovado (Christ the Redeemer) over looking Rio's harbor. Another wing suit skydiver dies. It's unbelievable what these guys will try. Priceless! (Thanks Paul for this headsup! - JWD)
Wing Suiter meets his Maker
By zapping the air with a pair of powerful laser bursts, researchers at the University of Arizona have created highly focused pathways that can channel electricity through the atmosphere. The thin beam of a filament laser is barely visible against the tabletop surface.
The new technique can potentially direct an electrical discharge up to 10 meters (33 feet) away or more, shattering previous distance records for transmitting electricity through air. It also raises the intriguing possibility of one day channeling lightning with laser power.
The team used a femtosecond laser to create a thin column of plasma – a special charged state of matter – in the air between two electrodes. A femtosecond is one millionth of a billionth of a second. Femtosecond lasers emit pulses that last only a few tens of femtoseconds.
Before this narrow plasma channel has a chance to dissipate, an almost simultaneous burst from a nanosecond laser – lasting a million times longer than a femtosecond pulse – retraces the same path, giving it an extra jolt of heat and the staying power necessary to transmit electricity.
"By creating a combined one-two punch of laser light, we could first open a doorway through the air and then wedge it open just long enough to control and direct electricity through the atmosphere," said Polynkin, the paper's corresponding author. "This incredibly rapid double burst of energy is what was needed to overcome some otherwise daunting challenges."
Laser 'Lightning rods' channel electricity through thin air
A resident of Ladera Ranch, he grew up in San Clemente, was a San Clemente police officer from 1975 to 1993 and coaches the high jump at Dana Hills High School. He hopes to become known as inventor of the KoolerCap, an innovation he says can make the ice in your chest last 30 percent longer.
As a skydiver with nearly 1,200 jumps, McGarry has ample experience with the outdoors and with ice chests. We asked him about the KoolerCap, which comes in two sizes, priced at $19.95 and $29.95.
The KoolerCap will extend the life of ice in a cooler by about 30 percent or more. I did a side-by-side comparison test with two identical coolers, which I videotaped. The KoolerCap ice chest exceeded 30 percent.
GovDeals provides services to various government agencies that allow them to sell surplus and confiscated items via the Internet. Each participating agency has its own auction rules and regulations and may be subject to government ordinances.
The Expanding Earth
This YouTube video is a well-documented examination of the Earth's crust, but does not explain HOW this could happen. If this change in size were due to asteroids and celestial debris then...
- the whole surface would be new but get older as you dig
- the continents wouldn't fit together
- archeological sites would be buried, deeply
- rising ground levels and rocks falling from the sky would be a common concern.
The Earth, and ALL spherical celestial bodies, are in fact HOLLOW with a very heavy core or inner sun at its center. Whenever a volcano erupts, a fault line shifts, or a continent moves, the surface of the Earth gets a little bigger and this shell a very tiny bit thinner - like blowing up a balloon. Will it 'pop' or collapse? After 8 billion years, I doubt it.
WHY HOLLOW PLANETS? - Every planet starts with a central, high-density mass which catches loose matter into orbit. This matter ultimately becomes a shell with openings on the rotational axis. "I thought the Earth was a molten mass which cooled." reply: THERE IS NO BEDROCK!
Ask ANY miner, driller, or foundation specialist. 1,000 feet, 5,000 feet, 10,000 feet deep in Denver, Colorado at the foot of the Rocky Mountains there is NO BEDROCK. The mountains are made of rock. There you will have bedrock. But if the whole Earth were once a molten mass, there would be bedrock EVERYWHERE!
Did you know that the entire Arctic and Antarctic zones are UNITED STATES military 'no fly zones'. Why?
Examples of polar openings are seen easily in satellite photography of 'black holes'. These clearly show powerful emissions at the poles. [Black holes are NOT sigularities - they have measurable size.] Good photos of comets show a bright little 'star' (the inner sun), a shell, and a tail standing perpendicular to the sun - always pointing away.
PS. Every culture AND religion has a tradition of a place below the surface - Hell, Argatha, Heaven... but EVERYONE has a tradition of... Hollow Earth.
The tale of Olaf Jansen -- a Swedish man who claimed to have visited the Inner Earth with his father in 1830. Apparent pictures of Holes at the North pole. Admiral Byrd's trips to the Poles and Operation High Jump. Michael Palin's trip to the South Pole in 1991 ("Pole to Pole").
Ideas about Seismology and Aurora which some have claimed show the earth could be hollow. Brooks Agnew and the North Pole Inner Earth Expedition.
In the second half, we will look at the evidence that the earth is expanding. A short look at the history of some thoughts on this -- as well as mentioning Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics. A look at a short video by Neal Adams -- which many people have seen.
Research of Prof S Warren Carey as he realised the earth was expanding. Comprehensive research of James Maxlow
Discussion of Subduction. Stephen Hurrell's research regarding the large size of Dinosaurs and other life - which suggests that the force of gravity was much reduced 150 million years ago.
The Expanding Earth
Exoskeleton designed to allow workers on their feet all day to relax. Locks into place allowing the wearer to relax. Wearer can walk and run using the device when it is not activated.
A belt secures the chairless chair to the hips, and straps wrap around the thighs. A variable damper engages and supports the bodyweight, which is directed towards the heels of the shoes.
An alternate version works with any footwear and touches the ground only when in a stationary position. The user just moves into the desired pose and then powers the device using a control button. It currently runs for about 24 hours on a single 6V battery.
'Once activated, the Chairless Chair uses a lightweight portable variable damper to engage and hold the users’ bodyweight, and thereby relieves the stress on leg muscles and joints,' the firm behind it, Zurich-based noonee, said.
'By making the process of work more comfortable and by reducing the risk of exposure to muscle related disorders, employees will also work more efficiently and effectively,' 'As a result, production levels will increase.'
The invisible 'chairless chair'
Momentum Machines burger robot to disrupt fast food industry
Momentum Machines is cooking up burgers with a robot and they’re serious about fast food productivity. “Our device isn’t meant to make employees more efficient,” cofounder Alexandros Vardakostas has said. “It’s meant to completely obviate them.”
The Momentum burger-bot isn’t remotely humanoid. You can forget visions of Futurama’s Bender. It’s more of a burger assembly line. Ingredients are stored in automated containers along the line. Instead of pre-prepared veggies, cheese, and ground beef—the bot chars, slices, dices, and assembles it all fresh.
Burger robots may improve consistency and sanitation, and they can knock out a rush like nobody’s business. Momentum’s robot can make a burger in 10 seconds (360/hr). Fast yes, but also superior quality. Because the restaurant is free to spend its savings on better ingredients, it can make gourmet burgers at fast food prices.
Momentum Machines says your average fast food joint spends $135,000 a year on burger line cooks. Employees work in a chaotic kitchen environment that necessitates no-slip shoes in addition to the standard hairnets and aprons.
By replacing human cooks, the machine reduces liability, management duties, and, at just 24 square feet, the overall food preparation footprint. Resources once dedicated to preparation can instead fund better service.
For some, that may mean more quality ingredients or services. For others, it might be competing with other restaurants by maintaining the same level of service and ingredients but offering even lower food prices.
But Momentum Machines’ burger-bot isn’t provocative for its anticipated effects on fast food quality. The bot, and other robots like it, may soon replace low-skilled workers in droves. If one machine developed in a garage in San Francisco can do away with an entire kitchen of fast food staff—what other jobs are about to disappear?
The Mexistim Polarity Cycler
For over 12 years now, I have slept over a 3 X 4 foot wirescreen which is connected to my Mexistim on my nightstand. I leave it on all the time using the included AC/DC adapter. It uses very little electricity.
It helps me get a deep, healing sleep and I think of it as 'health maintenance' because of all the effects listed below which I have noticed from using this device.
There are now three Mexistim versions, the K.I.S.S. (green) model which is a direct clone of the machine used on over 10,000 people, the Basic I (red) model which uses 3vdc to the screen switching at about 15 minute cycles and the Universal II (blue) model which offers 8 options allowing you to choose between 3vdc or 4.5vdc, 3 or 15 minute switching times (approximate) and other settings so you can try what works best for you.
1) Restful, sound sleep
..2) Increased red cell count
...3) Elimination of seasonal allergies
....4) Increased overall energy
.....5) No headaches
......6) No stomach pains or aches
.......7) No muscle pains
........8) Weight loss
.........9) Increase urination
.........10) Lighter color, less smelly urine
Now with free shipping to USA and Canada!
I wouldn't endorse or sell it if it didn't work for me and others who have reported their experiences. You can read more about the Mexistim units and buy one if you'd like at the following link. Thank you very much for your purchase! - JWD
- Mexistim Website