Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Microclimates in cube-land

The people who brought you the Aeron chair (Malcolm Gladwell has an interesting description in Blink) have a personal climate device based on Peltier technology. Interesting short video here.

You can use the same technology to keep your "can of creamy corn soup" warm.

On a more serious subject -- James Oberg reviews a book about the Soviet's copy of the United State's space shuttle in "Copying NASA's mistakes".