I believe this site is a solid example of minimalist design and ease-of-use features blending so well together the interface becomes seamless. This site is a real treasure, I could not help myself from spending a few hours with old songs I have since long forgotten. Funny how some music can take you right back. Ah the memories..
This video is a good example of how powerful Lithium batteries can be when they short out.
When you hit the battery, two things will happen
- You damage the sheets of lithium salts, causing the battery to short-circuit internally.
- You make a hole in the battery, causing a sudden depressurization
The short-circuit generates heat, allowing the Li to catch fire. The depressurization causes the (burning) Li to want to get out, generating an airflow, making it fly around. The two things combined are what that explosion is.
If you want an object that holds a lot of energy in a small place, there will be a way to let that energy release aggressively.
I wonder how much of this is vaporware.. Impressed with the simplicity of the design. They are able to convey a lot of emotion without being impacted by race, age or gender. The visual display blends well with the physical movement. This design gets around a lot of social/culture issues a face could have, while still being very effective. Looks like they spent a lot of time thinking it through. Imagine what Apple could do with this..
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The sound of glue peeling is very satisfying and the results are fantastic.
As a bonus, Mike Gervasi saw the above video and decided to see if he could make a playable copy of the record from the peel.
The future? How long before this is linked to Facebook likes?