Category: Spectrum Seventy Seven

Yacht purposefully floating in the water as if it was sinking

Love, Love

Julien Berthier, giving boat owners and marina managers heart attacks since 2007.

Berthier modified fibreglass sailboat, chopping off the front half of the boat and re-arranging the keel to create the impression that the boat was sinking. Curator of the “Drift 08” exhibition on the Thames noted in the Evening Standard that she “thought it was an optimistic piece, because it never sinks.”…

T1 weighted MR Head

Point-of-Care MRI

US company Hyperfine recently received FDA approval for their groundbreaking mobile point-of-care MRI scanner.

Run-of-the-mill MRI machines are massive, permanent installations requiring liquid helium-cooled cryogenic superconducting coils and giant power supplies, whereas the Hyperfine machine can be rolled into a room and be plugged into a typical wall socket in a manner similar to existing portable Ultrasound and X-ray machines, without the hazardous ionising radiation of the former.…

Watch with a light face and 24 hours per revolution

24-hours/revolution

I’m not a fan of spending a lot of money on fashion accessories like watches, but this one is definitely interesting. The company’s ethos is to “slow down” which seems like a great idea if you are lucky enough to have a life that allows such a lax approach to time management.…

Citroën CX – Bespoke Motorhome

Citroën CX – Bespoke Motorhome

Here’s something I spotted back in October when it went to auction. It looks like nothing I’ve ever seen.

It was originally commissioned in 1982 by an agricultural company; seemingly eager to make an impression, they used it primarily to carry their microlight and it’s wing, so that they could demonstrate aerial-crop-dusting.…