Pitch Idea: Science Animals

Concept art of what a dog and a cat look like. Via www.morguefile.comThe cartoon show Science Animals would follow the adventures of Pavlov’s dog and Schrödinger’s cat: two hard-bitten pets on the road of scientific discovery.

Pavlov’s dog — Pav for short — has a weakness. He drools whenever a bell is rung. Schrö, on the other hand, has a superpower: he can become a zombie, but only when no one is directly observing him.

Their dynamic is disrupted by the Hugs Bison, a loveable buffalo who enjoys hugging as a form of greeting.

They must all learn how to work together in order to handle the various Occam’s-razor-wielding villains of the week.

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Mix and Match Innovations

This is what my brain looks like inside, constantly.

This is what my brain looks like inside, constantly.

I’ve created a system, in my spare time, to invent the next big innovation. Simply pair a word from column A with one from column B. It’s almost too simple. With luck, it might even be too simple.

 

Column A:

Crowd-sourced

3D-printed

Retro

Hyperlinked

Curated

Microscopic

Randomized

Dynamic

Column B:

Bowling Alley

Webcomic

Planetarium

Bicycles

Inspirational Quotes

Listicles

Petition

Miniature figures

Comic book script

Halfbakery: The cycloscope

“If you convert your bicycle to become a Cycloscope, folk who see you riding by will be treated to the spectacle of seeing the frantic hare that perpetually pursues the casual tortoise.”

“Is that so Stefan?” his old friend Gustaf exclaimed, eyebrows raised quizzically. – I’d like to see that”. “I’d better explain it all to you then.”

To get started you need a copy of Eadweard Muybridge’s book of photographs “Animals in motion” and make copies of the running hare and the crawling tortoise.

You then need to transfer the sequences unto metal sheets and cut out the individual animal frames with a piercing saw. Once you have cut them out, you space the hares out equally and attach them to the spokes of the rear wheel in a circle just inside the edge of the tyre. You do the same with the tortoise on the front wheel.

The second installation consists of two small strobe lights which are attached to each wheel, and are directed towards the point of contact of the wheel and the road. These are synchronised to flash once as each animal is at the lowest point in its circular travel. This results in the animal being illuminated like a film reel.

Everything is now in place for you to demonstrate your new Cycloscope. Now as you cycle along the flashing strobe will have the effect of creating an animation of both the tortoise and the hare, but forever separated by the fixed space between the front and back wheels.

For really dramatic effect, attach it all to a penny-farthing style bike. The frantically running hare on the tiny rear wheel then pursues the sedately confident tortoise, ambling along on the gently turning large orbit of the front wheel.

For even more fun, chose other animals: eg a giraffe can be seen chasing a leopard, or a small naked man can run after a large pigeon.

— xenzag, Mar 09 2007

via Halfbakery: A Small Naked Man Persuing A Large Pigeon.