Welcome to another link roundup, where we take a look at the practical as well as the impractical in design, robotics, industrial safety, and home DIY projects. Oh yeah, we’re going there today! First up is a product review of the ultimate in practicality, the NatureMill Automatic Compost Bin. If you want to become eco-friendly and part of the green movement, this is one way to do it. From a design standpoint, I’ve always been fascinated with the composting bin concept. Next, a far cry from being truly green (yet), is the Faster Than The Wind concept car that uses a giant propeller to push the car faster than the wind, using wind power … or something like that. It’s a physics question for all time and many said it couldn’t be done, but here it is. Looks like something my nine year old son would design, to be honest. Now for all you history buffs, you can check out a review of Fordlandia, the story of Henry Ford’s doomed town project. Ford was an innovator in the modern assembly line, but this was one project that didn’t turn out so well for the serial entrepreneur. Looking forward, there’s a chance the Concorde jetliner could return to the skies, which is pretty cool. And finally, the stupidity of the day…unemployment ad, but only for the employed, and a DIY pool project that is sure to leave you with plenty of question. Enjoy!
“Living With” product review: NatureMill’s Automatic Compost Bin is a miracle machine (Core77)
Wind-Powered Car Actually Moves Faster Than Wind Speed, Answering Tricky Physics Question (PopSci)
Fordlandia: novelistic history of Henry Ford’s doomed midwestern town in the Amazon jungle (BoingBoing)
Supersonic Concorde jetliner might be resurrected (DVICE)
Want Ad: Unemployed Need Not Apply (Click Orlando)
Uncle Billy Was Not Asked Back To Babysit (There, I Fixed It)