Not on vacation, just really really busy

February 27th, 2006 | Filed under: Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

3D Plasma Display

February 19th, 2006 | Filed under: Future, Technology, Video | 1 Comment »

The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST, President: Hiroyuki Yoshikawa) and Keio University (President: Yuichiro Anzai), in collaboration with Burton Inc. (CEO: Hideki Kimura), have succeeded in the experimental fabrication of a device displaying “real 3D images” which consist of dot arrays in space where there is nothing but air.

via Interactive Architecture dot org

Plants + Self-Recognition

February 19th, 2006 | Filed under: Biology, Science | 1 Comment »

New data suggest that molecular communication between the plant sexes–specifically the pollen of males and pistils of females–is more complicated than originally thought. Plants, like animals, avoid inbreeding to maximize genetic diversity and the associated chances for survival. Image: Nicolle Rager Fuller, National Science Foundation

via US NSF

Confederate Motorcycles

February 19th, 2006 | Filed under: Products | 6 Comments »

Confederate Motorcycles | Beautiful.

Alluvial Fan

February 19th, 2006 | Filed under: Mapping, Photography, Science | No Comments »

From the USGS Landsat Project: An alluvial fan of the Taklimakan Desert in XinJiang Province, China. [high-res]

via Pruned

Tunecore + your music = lots of bling

February 15th, 2006 | Filed under: Internet, Products, Social | 4 Comments »

Tunecore is a completely new model of music distribution that will take your original music and put them up for sale on iTunes and Rhapsody (physical distribution coming soon). Simple. Cheap. No rights mongering or contracts. Get that bling you wanted.

The Dumpster

February 14th, 2006 | Filed under: Humor, Mapping, Programming | No Comments »

The Dumpster, another brilliant visualization by Golan Levin showing romantic breakups announced in the blogosphere from 2005. (co-commissioned by Whitney Artport & Tate Online)

In Search of Maxwell's Demon

February 14th, 2006 | Filed under: Architecture, Design, Mapping, Programming | No Comments »

Check out this interview with Jon Kher Kaw by POST. [In Search of Maxwell's Demon: Scapes (applet)] Thanks, KT.

Jeff Han : Multi-Touch Interaction

February 13th, 2006 | Filed under: Computing, Design, Technology, Video | 4 Comments »

Multi-Touch Interaction Research
[demo video] | pressure-sensitive, high-res, 36″x27″ rear projected
Jeff Han, you rock.

Room temperature tabletop fusion confirmed

February 13th, 2006 | Filed under: Science, Sustainability, Technology | No Comments »

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a tabletop accelerator that produces nuclear fusion at room temperature, providing confirmation of an earlier experiment conducted at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), while offering substantial improvements over the original design. [press release]

via Science Blog