Terrestrial Timelapse

No matter what you personally believe the cause to be— changes to the Earth’s crust are occurring. Now you can watch it happen in compressed time format. Some are rather alarming.

Planet, the global imaging company that recently acquired Google’s Terra Bella satellite imaging business, is introducing a new tool called Planet Explorer Beta that allows its users to view how its image captures of Earth from space change over time. It’s available to the public without a login, which means petty much anyone can check…

via Planet’s new Explorer Beta lets anyone time travel through geospatial images — TechCrunch

Cooler Worklights

A new generation of lighting has taken over the workshop. The days of white-hot halogen work lamps are numbered. LED lamps are now affordable!

LED work light produces 7,000 lumens!

For years the 500 watt T3 halogen bulb has been the heart of worklights. But the heat produced by these monsters can burn skin and melt nearby work surfaces. Handling these glass tube bulbs is also tricky. If your bare hand touches any part of the bulb during replacement it can cause the bulb to fail prematurely… or even explode!

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Go What?

Gogoro Smartscooter

In January an unknown company debuted an electric scooter. But they didn’t travel to Milan or Frankfort— they rolled it out at CES, the Consumer Electronic Show.

That makes sense because the Gogoro Smartscooter is part gadget, part transportation and part fashion. You could call it the Tesla of scooters. But the most unique feature of this electric vehicle (EV) is the fact you don’t charge it. Gogoro has worked out a clever system of battery swapping instead. Continue reading