Behold, the Bizarre and Slightly Creepy Strandbeest | KCET
Behold, the Bizarre and Slightly Creepy Strandbeest
Part engineer and part artist, Theo Jansen designs and builds these wind-powered robots that seem to tiptoe, almost spider-like, across beaches and plains. BMW featured him and his work in a commercial that you can catch on YouTube.
More on Jansen and his work at his website.
According to the Wall Street Journal, a new study has found that browsing the web can refresh tired workers and increase productivity. It is in that spirit that we bring you the Daily Distraction — our pick for a story, photo or video that will take you out of the daily grind and return you to work with a shot of mental espresso.
For the past five years, a parched California has meant beekeepers have been struggling. However, while the holistic effects of recent rains have yet to be determined, for the beekeeping community here in L.A., the benefits are immediate and noticeable.