Polyp Oriented Modelling of Coral Growth

November 29th, 2005 | Filed under: Biology, Science, Video | No Comments »

VRML and animations of polyp oriented modeling of coral growth [article]

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Virtual Autopsy

November 29th, 2005 | Filed under: Health, Science, Technology, Video, Virtual Reality | 1 Comment »

During the past 18 months, radiologists in Sweden have performed more than 100 virtual autopsies on murder victims, according to Anders Ynnerman, a professor in the Department of Science and Technology at Linköpings University, who also works at the Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV) in Linköping. Ynnerman says evidence from virtual autopsies has been used to clarify the cause of death in several criminal trials in Sweden.

via Medgadget

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Rocking Air Guitars

November 29th, 2005 | Filed under: Humor, Products, Programming | 1 Comment »

The Virtual Air Guitar project, developed at the Helsinki University of Technology, tracks air guitar gestures into real sounds. Rock. [video]

via NS


The flight of a bee

November 28th, 2005 | Filed under: Biology, Mechanical Tech, Video | 1 Comment »

Michael Dickinson and his colleagues filmed hovering bees at 6000 frames per second, and plotted the unusual pattern of wing beats. The wing sweeps back in a 90˚ arc, then flips over as it returns – an incredible 230 times a second. The team made a robot to scale to measure the forces involved. [high speed video (5MB)] [robotic bee video (72MB)]
via NS


Hacking Earth via [email protected]

November 28th, 2005 | Filed under: Future, Internet, Scary, Science | No Comments »

According to Richard Carrigan, a particle physicist at the US Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois, aliens could use the widespread [email protected] network the unleash viruses. But then again, if they wanted to, they’ve probably already done so, or maybe they’re living amongst us, or maybe they’re gentle beings and will send us the answer to life, the Universe, and everything.

via Guardian Unlimited | Space


The 60 Second Trip

November 27th, 2005 | Filed under: Humor, Scary | 3 Comments »

The 60 Second Trip | An incredible illusion

via Screenhead


Time-lapse video of Panama Canal locks

November 27th, 2005 | Filed under: Urbanism, Video | 2 Comments »



Time lapse video of Panama Canal Miraflores locks

via Boing Boing


Yuko Nishimura

November 22nd, 2005 | Filed under: Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Yuko Nishimura‘s intricately folded paper artworks are mind-bending and beautiful.

Thanks, Eric.
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Industrial Origami

November 20th, 2005 | Filed under: Fabrication Tech, Materials, Products | 1 Comment »

Industrial Origami uses its patented “smiles” stamp or cut to create foldable sheet metal products up to 2 inches thick. Benchmark tests have shown remarkable strength and unusual resistance to fatigue.

Thanks, John.


PSP/ Royal College of Art

November 15th, 2005 | Filed under: Humor, Social, Urbanism | 1 Comment »

6 students from the Royal College of Art have designed a landscape of concept furniture derived from the statue-like forms of people sitting, standing or leaning against walls engaged in playing the PlayStation Portable (PSP). The furniture is designed for use specifically when playing the PSP. . . Initial inspiration came from observing group play at a barbecue: when still light in the early evening, a group of players put their coats over their heads to create shade and see the PSP’s screen better. Despite not being able to see each other at all, they continued to happily taunt, insult and otherwise interact with each other as is the norm throughout the course of a game. [PSP/RCA]

Thanks, Matt.