Evolution Door (by Klemens Torggler) beautiful… : Fresser.

February 8th, 2014 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

but also, never mind the door. The sound of the footsteps on that particular wood, with those particular acoustics, with that particular stress to the floor underneath it … I knew immediately it was Germany, Berlin most likely.

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Listen to Strange Sounds Recorded in a Hole 5 Miles Deep

February 8th, 2014 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

For more than 20 years, the world’s deepest hole could be found on Russia’s Kola peninsula, boring 40,000 feet down into the Earth’s crust.

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E-whiskers: highly sensitive tactile sensors for robotics and other applications

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Researchers with Berkeley Lab and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have created tactile sensors from composite films of carbon nanotubes and silver nanoparticles similar to the highly sensitive whiskers of cats and rats.

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Stools made of sand and urine by Peter Trimble

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Edinburgh College of Art student Peter Trimble has built a portable machine for manufacturing furniture from sand, urine and bacteria (+ slideshow).

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A Weird Kind of Printer

December 20th, 2013 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

From a distance, it looks like the bare bones of a regular inkjet printer, but it’s not. Instead of an ink-head it features a needle — It’s kind of like a dot-matrix (hole-matrix?) printer.

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Steel Tube Bending

December 11th, 2013 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

When Mart Stam presented a merely skeletal system of screwed-together metal pipes in 1926, it was not only the birth of the cantilever chair, but also the beginning of the furniture industry’s use of bent tubular steel.

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How to inkjet-print circuits at fraction of time and cost

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A novel method to rapidly and cheaply 3D-print electrical circuits has been developed by researchers from Georgia Tech, the University of Tokyo, and Microsoft Research.

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Make your own hair dryer with Open E-Components, just like playing Lego bricks

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How to let people to produce, repair and modify their own appliances? Design student Weilung Tseng wants to create a new thinking to define how to produce electronic appliances. He expects that one day household appliances can be produced as easily as playing Lego.

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Juxtaposing random Tweets with unprotected IP-based CCTV intercepts

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Michael writes, “When working on SurveillanceSaver (a screen saver displaying random unprotected IP cameras) in 2008, I placed early Twitter messages on the surveillance cameras’ images. The results ranged from hillarious to Ballardian.

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City that rolls along on caterpillar tracks by Manuel Domínguez

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A nomadic city moves from place to place like an enormous tank in this conceptual proposal by architecture graduate Manuel Domínguez.

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