11 AM | 21 Feb

New beehive #design doesn’t disturb #bees when you harvest #honey [#geekgirl]

flow new beehive honey harvest design

“Cedar Anderson and Stuart Anderson have spent over ten years developing the Flow hive. It uses special frames with open cells that allow honey to flow through a pipe when you want to harvest. The bees don’t freak out because there’s no violent home invasion, and I’m sure this non-invasive harvesting method reduces the chance they’ll abscond from the hive (sic)”.

Source: BoingBoing full article

11 AM | 21 Feb

Meet Tomatan, a wearable #robot that feeds you tomatoes as you run [#geekgirl]

A Japanese vegetable juice company has designed a new a wearable robot that dispenses tomatoes for people to eat while on the go.

Tomatan is a robot that can be worn as a backpack. Weighing 8kg (18 pounds), it features a tomato shaped head with a mouth that opens to dispense the tomato into circular metal arms that then come down over the person’s mouth to feed them a tomato.

Why would anyone need this, you might ask? Well, according to Kagome, which claims to be Japan’s largest supplier of tomato juice and tomato ketchup, people running the Tokyo marathon really need this.

Source: IBT for full article.