Enjoy a cocktail in space with this 3D-printed cup (Tomorrow Daily 238)
On todays show researchers create a vomiting robot to study viruses, a really cool compass that doesn't require you to see it to use it.
And guess what astronauts looking to get drunk in space?
Your answer is finally here.
Ugh, first world space problems.
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We're back after a-
Say first world, and then space.
Outer world space problems?
First space station.
It's not first world?
I don't know.
We're hiring an editor to to write-
to write our scripts
To write and edit our scripts
Now it's still first world because they're from earth and those are their problems.
They just happen to be in Earth's orbit.
First world, okay.
I'll still count it as First World because they're in our orbit.
> Alright you win this time.
Alright fine, let's hit the headlines.
[NOISE] >So log this under the category of first world space problems, [LAUGH] because, you know, you know how hard it is
That's very clever, I wouldn't have thought about that.
> You know how hard it is to drink anything in space,
> literally in microgravity will float all around and be in a bubble and Getting to the engines and all the electronics, it's not a good thing.
They have those big Capri Sun looking packs.
Yeah, the little squish bottles.
Well a whiskey company has decided that it wants to help the
The astronaut gets a little tipsy.
Drink your whiskey in the right way, which is to sip it.
You don't want to drink it through a straw.
So they've created a device that will let them sip at their whiskey.
In micro gravity.
That's pretty amazing.
So the thing is not very easy to explain.
[LAUGH] It doesn't look like it.
There's like a million pieces.
These are all the concept designs, I'm sure.
There's a lot of cool stuff going on here.
Give me one second.
So basically, this wiki company has decided they wanna create a device Basically the way it works is the bottom of the bulb is glass and it is made of gold-plated stainless steel.
Encased in a spiral ring for the reservoir of whiskey to cling to thru a phenomenon known as capillary action the whiskey is drawn upward thru a helical channel Within the side of the glass to a mouth piece at the rim for a space traveler to drink.
Oh wow, so they don't have to like use, there's no such at all.
So that's pretty awesome.
Right, yeah so it uses a similar mechanism as the espresso cup that they use on the ISS.
And what the great thing is That this could be 3D printed.
So, the act shots don't need to be set these glasses.
They have a 3D printer on the space station.
Yeah, that's right.
And it can print out the little whiskey cups any time they want.
I'm going to need a drink, it's going to take you three days to print out your cup.
Also, to test this, they use a very tall tower which you saw at the beginning of this.
> Called the ZARM Drop Tower in Germany used to research the microgravity experiment.
> To see how that worked.
Yeah, I think they do a lot of space kind of space generalized space experiments there so that's pretty cool.
> So there you go, they're not looking to like mass produce it just yet but yeah, Ballentine whiskey I was really hoping to get some magical moments.
Hey man, space tourism is going to be big.
And you're going to want to be like Don Draper as you're in your sub orbital rocket checking out Earth.
You're going to want to be, you know, have a nice fine glass of whiskey, so maybe that will be a thing.
There you go.
Pretty good, space tourism?
It's a good idea, hey listen.
It's gonna be a thing someone's gonna wanna, or need to, get alcohol up in a rocket when we have actual space tourism.
When Virgin Galactic goes up into space when Spayzac starts doing those rocket trips people are paying money for.
What is it, $250,000, for a ticket?
Like, they serve alcoholic beverages on these flights, on the regular flights, so why not in space.
So that's smart.
I'd drink it out of a Capri Sun container.
They'll probably patent it, and then all of the alcohol companies will have to buy it from them, and then they'll be super rich.
There you go, that's thinking ahead.
So that brings us to our hashtag of the day, which is TDDRINK, we want to know.
TDCOCKTAIL, you've changed it since we walked in here.
TDCOCKTAIL, so we wanna know, now that you can drink in space, what type of alien would you like to take a [LAUGH]
You can sit down and have a drink with.
He could be fictional.
Could be fi-.
It could be like E.T.
Would you have a drink with E.T.?
I would not with E.T.
He is the most boring basic alien in the entire world.
But maybe he gets really fun and likes to party if he drinks.
Oh, and then he glows, and it's like a raver finger.
Yeah, it'd be amazing.
Maybe it changes color, you don't know.
It has to be E.T.
No, I definitely want it to be-
Was it that green space lady from Star Trek?
You know that one?
Yes I do.
That's the one.
That's the one I want.
Just a nice, sexy alien babe.
Yeah, just a nice green babe.
What about you?
I would go, you know Star Trek, I thought of Star Trek II.
I think I would have a drink, I don't know if he'd have a drink with me because he's
Half Vulcan and half human, but Spock.
I'd want to have a drink with Spock and, like, talk about the universe.
Doesn't seem like he'd drink.
Get philosophical with it, you know, like, you have a drink or two, you start thinking about the vastness of space and time.
Do you do that?
I do that, so.
Yeah, I would wanna have a drink with Spock.
I think that'd be real fun.
And if not Spock, then I'd sit down with Bones.
Bones, the doctor.
Oh, okay, yeah, yeah.
Sit down with Bones.
Have a drink with Bones.
That seems pretty good.
Now we can commiserate about how miserable [LAUGH]
You don't have to stick in Star Trek, you can do anything
You can do anything alien, any kind of alien, fictional character.
You can do Lilu Dallas.
Oh, that's a good one, Lilu.
All right so,
Mine are all women I'm sorry [LAUGH].
I'm getting drunk with someone.
[LAUGH] I might as well.
Beautiful ladies that are also aliens, come drink with Kale.
So let's talk about this really cool compass, this is pretty awesome.
It's called Animotus.
And this is an engineer named Adam Spiers who designed this.
He's a post-doc in Robotics at Yale, so definitely a really intelligent guy.
And this is it.
It's actually kind of like a compass, but it's designed to help people get around without being able to see.
So do you have visual impairment.
Or even if you can fully see and you just want to get around without having to constantly be looking down at your phone.
This device is pretty awesome.
So, it's a 3D printed device that helps you sort of find which way to go, based on its movement.
So, it has two different ways of moving.
So, it can extend out, the top piece can extend and then also can rotate.
So, it says you need to go this way, it'll extend out until which direction to go and it'll actually get closer to the center as you need to slow down.
So, when it centers again, you know you have to stop and wait for your next direction.
So, it might rotate and say turn right, so then you would go right.
Which is pretty cool.
So, right now, they use this in a very interesting way which Was what you were just seeing, the complete darkness video that you were looking at.
They actually used this in sort of like a theatrical, sort of a stage play, where one person-
This is really interesting.
They adapted this story.
This is the cutest astronaut I've ever seen in my life, by the way.
[INAUDIBLE] I'm sorry.
Well maybe she's an alien.
Maybe she'll have a drink with you.
So, but they did this thing where they picked somebody with a visual impairment and somebody without, set them in a pitch black church, and then had actors performing the play around them as they were navigating through the pitch darkness with the animotive, which is pretty cool.
So it's kind of like an experience.
Very high concept experience.
But they, that's how they were using it, so right now Sphere says that it's used with sensors in the room, location sensors in a room.
But he wants to be able to expand that and have it just connect to, for example, your GPS on your phone, and then you would be able to use it anywhere.
Because especially, he didn't want it to have any sound or any light, because one, if you're visually impaired, you're not really going to see that light very well.
And then the other thing is, cities are loud.
And your senses are heightened if you have a disability in one.
So I'm sure your hearing is, like daredevil, your hearing is very sensitive.
So if you were trying to get around a city and trying to listen to this tiny little cube while the whole metropolitan area is honking cars and people walking by and noises and just all different kinds of sound, there's no way you'd be able to hear that little box.
So they wanted it be as
Easy as possible to use while still giving the most effective directions, which is pretty cool.
So it's like a compass for the visually impaired.
What a weird way to show it off, I like it though.
I dig it.
I think it's a really cool thing.
We love you beautiful astronaut.
Pretty astronaut lady in the
All right, I gotta tell you about this.
I saw this story a couple of weeks ago and you guys actually sent this in a few times.
But I wanted to wait for video of it.
And it's va short video but so worth it.
[LAUGH] A research team at North Carolina State University, I'm sorry.
They made a vomit robot.
And this it is.
The vomit machine.
And it looks disgusting.
[LAUGH] It looks terrible, and there it is blowing chunks.
But now we have video, thanks to the BBC who made this video.
They want to study the transmission of norovirus.
So norovirus is a pretty common virus, it makes you feel real sick in your stomach, and a lot of people get it.
And it is very highly contagious.
And they wanted to see if it could spread through the air and sure enough they created a vomit machine and found out that indeed norovirus can in fact be spread thru the air and at an alarming rate.
So it is a lot of virus per Per, you know, expulsion I guess.
One of the researchers who is in charge of this project, we were interviewing, and she was like, we wanted to use chunky vomitous, like fake vomitous, but we couldn't because of limitations of the machine.
And for that.
I am grateful, because that would have been super gross.
But what it is right now, it's actually quite tasty, it's just dyed green vanilla pudding.
So they just spit it out.
So that's, they are studying how it spreads, so that's why it throws up into a box, because then they can see exactly where it splatters, and they can say, oh well, this is how it's transmitted and all the other stuff.
[UNKNOWN] a robot.
Puking robots, guys, puking robots.
On that note, we are gonna take a very quick break, but before we go, you have to check out this drone who caught fish, which is pretty great.
You give a drone a fish, he eats for a meal, but if you teach a drone, he can eat for life.
But yeah, we'll be right back with Tomorrow Daily.
Welcome back to the show!
It's a Tuesday.
We were off yesterday, so no Back It or Hack It.
Maybe tomorrow, maybe tomorrow.
I got something that might terrify you, but Pretty good, pretty cool.
But for now, since it's Tuesday, we're gonna talk about something you do like and that doesn't terrify you, which is always new releases.
Well one of these.
Things might terrify you.
But let's talk about it in a minute.
Super Mario Maker is coming out.
This week Friday.
You can finally create your own Mario levels.
Reviews across the board have been pretty good.
Like what are they, ten?
I haven't seen tens but I've see a lot of eights and nines.
So, a lot of people say that it's very solid, very interesting.
I don't remember who wrote it but I love, it might have been Kotaku had said This game just should not have been made.
I'm shocked that this game was made.
Because Nintendo is so protective of their IPs.
That, to give people complete free reign over creating Mario levels, is just mind blowing.
Like, the idea that that's a thing is really mind blowing.
And so, but.
People really love this.
I mean, you can literally do--
I don't really want to play this way.
It is absolute madness, I will say that.
And the other thing is, sometimes you can go all the way from 8 bit Mario all the way up to, I think it's like 64 or Wii level Mario.
It's like 64 SNES Mario.
So Really great stuff.
If you didn't see the Nintendo World Championships, the finale was five levels, five Mario maker levels that they had to run through that were really challenging.
But yeah, pretty impressive, amazing.
We talk about this, to how, this really, if it had been released at the WiiU launch, could have been a really great console seller because it.
Literally exactly shows you kind of, it shows you exactly what you would be looking for in terms of why the Wii U exists.
It makes great use of the game pad.
It It is a perfect example of the hardware really shining for the Wii U. And so, it's super, you can share levels.
This is the big thing that people are really excited about.
You're gonna be able to play levels, and you're gonna be able to go download.
The best makers in the world are gonna be making these levels, and you're gonna get to see them, and all that stuff.
Logan, are you gonna get this?
Yeah not for me.
Not for him.
You guys are like super into Nintendo, why not?
I don't like building my own levels.
He doesn't like building, well you can download other levels from other people and their crazy?
There you go.
Plus him and I are still playing Metal Gear.
You are, that's true.
Yeah, that's a lot of hours.
So I understand, but yeah, super Mario maker.
50 hours in a year.
I don't know how.
I know, don't spill anything, but I don't know if Kale's ever going to finish Metal Gear.
Alright, let's talk about the visit, which is the movie that's coming out this weekend.
I'm actually, might drag Shaun along.
It's like a found footage style.
Somebody's told me that it's finally, he's good again.
Is he back?
Is he back?
These commercials have terrified me ever since I saw them like when the grandma's standing there and it's these kids who go to their grandparents' house.
And they're excited to be there, but there's some weird stuff going on.
And they make sure they go to bed every night at 9:30.
And there's a scene where the grandma is telling the daughter can you reach into the oven and can you climb in there and clean it out?
And then she's like no, no, really get in there.
And it's just terrifying to me.
This whole movie seems incredibly scary.
This seems really weird.
It seems like a really weird movie.
I still haven't heard an explanation of it where it sounds scary.
The grandma's coming at you!
I'm just like, alright.
Maybe she's possessed, we don't know.
I don't know what's going on.
We don't know.
What's the twist?
What's the twist?
Is there a twist?
Didn't he say he didn't want his name on this because he didn't want people to expect a twist.
There's something, he's been talking a lot about this movie.
He sure did do a lot of press for it.
It might have been that he was worried about the twist and people expecting it and all.
Maybe there's no twist.
Maybe it's just a straight forward story.
Maybe that's the twist There is no twist.
That's the only way you could do it.
They say that the twist is that there is no twist, but then he made that twist, so it'll be a twist.
I like it.
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You know the problem?
Nobody told them life was gonna be that way.
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I was just checking.
You should have.
You should have but you waited too long.
But if you watch that at two times the speed you would have done it.
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I did that on purpose for Andrew.
All right, let's talk about our last [INAUDIBLE] feedback, stand for our phonetographer of the day.
See, you said that fast.
That part you said fast, so that sounded like four times as crazy.
Unintelligible, I'm sure.
You can't even hear what that is.
Now we're obsessed with this.
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I have a few pictures for you from Barry Bay in Canada.
It's one of the most beautiful places I've been.
It is a very small town.
I took these pictures on a BlackBerry Q5.
I also give you permission to use my photos.
Keep up the good work, guys.
We've got some really, really nice pictures here of Barry Bay, in Canada.
I'm assuming it's Blackberry Bay, yeah.
Is that maybe Blackberry's back yard in Waterloo.
Wow that place looks cool.
Gorgeous, yeah it's amazing.
My brother went to Yosemite this weekend and he sent back so many nice pictures.
And I was jealous.
But this is pretty equivalent.
To a fantastic national park excursion in the U.S. That's amazing.
Yeah, it's interesting to see photos from a Blackberry.
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Okay, but now do it slow for Andrew.
I don't want to.
You know why?
Because it's not being a good human.
We'll see you guys next time.