WIN! Owl Transforms Into Battle Mode

Owls are generally pretty cool but this Southern White-faced Owl is like a final boss in a video game. When he sees potential enemies, he transforms into one of two battle modes.

In the first, he puffs himself up, bugs out his eyes, and squats like some kind of battle tank.

But when he’s facing a really big foe, he stands up straight, squints his eyes, and brings one wing around him like Dracula’s cape.

Trust me, you’ll say “Whoa.”

Transformer Owl, I choose YOU!

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Acid Washed – Snake (feat. Barbara Panther)

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=8719389&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=00adef&fullscreen=1

Acid Washed – Snake (feat. Barbara Panther) from Record Makers on Vimeo.

Snake is the latest from Acid Washed, a collaboration between by Anthony Burrill, Jack Featherstone and Paul Plowman.

Simple and a little bit hypnotic. I’m into it.

ARM Powered LEGO/Nokia 4x4x4 Rubik’s Cube Solver

A Rubik’s Cube solver designed and programmed using a Nokia N95 mobile phone, a LEGO Mindstorms NXT and lots of LEGO technic pieces!

Very cool. I think I was rushing a bit in the office listening to that trancefest.

Robot design by David Gilday.
Produced by Stuart Waldron for ARM Ltd.

Delia Derbyshire – 4 deck reel-to-reel beat matching

Carl Cox eat your heart out.

Delia Derbyshire was born in Coventry, England, in 1937. Educated at Coventry Grammar School and Girton College, Cambridge, where she was awarded a degree in mathematics and music.

In 1959, on approaching Decca records, Delia was told that the company did not employ women in their recording studios, so she went to work for the UN in Geneva before returning to London to work for music publishers Boosey & Hawkes.

In 1960 Delia joined the BBC as a trainee studio manager. She excelled in this field, but when it became apparent that the fledgling Radiophonic Workshop was under the same operational umbrella, she asked for an attachment there – an unheard of request, but one which was, nonetheless, granted.

Delia remained ‘temporarily attached’ for years, regularly deputising for the Head, and influencing many of her trainee colleagues.

A recent Guardian article called her ‘the unsung heroine of British electronic music’, probably because of the way her infectious enthusiasm subtly cross-pollinated the minds of many creative people.

She had exploratory encounters with Paul McCartney, Karlheinz Stockhausen, George Martin, Pink Floyd, Brian Jones, Anthony Newley, Ringo Starr and Harry Nilsson.

More about Delia:
http://www.delia-derbyshire.org/

A newly found dance track – 20 years ahead of its time:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7512072.stm

Ataque de Panico! (Panic Attack!)

YouTube link.

A 5min short film produced, directed and animated by Fede Alvarez.

Made in Uruguay on a budget of $300 (£186).

Uploaded to YouTube.

He received a Hollywood contract for $30,000,000 (£18.6m).

Result..!!

Take 5 minutes to watch and enjoy…

Read the full story on BBC News.

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