Tiny photo. Huge impact? The tech blogs have been aTwitter with news of a potential portable energy breakthrough.
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Shapeways has now added stainless steel to their list of available materials to 3D print from. The bracelet above in polished stainless steel costs $40. [Shapeways]]]>
BAKOKO Pecha Kucha Vol. 64 – SuperDeluxe, Tokyo from BAKOKO on Vimeo.
BAKOKO uses Generative Components. Does still crash every 5 minutes?]]>
On 24 May 2007, Brick: the exhibition will open at the Groot Handelsgebouw in Rotterdam during the manifestation Rotterdam 2007, City of Architecture.
Brick: the exhibition shows the experiments architects, designers and visual artists ventured into with the brick as a starting point. Inspiring, exciting results from 16 participants from different disciplines and cultural backgrounds, originating from 1 assignment: develop a new type of brick.
Marian Bijlenga (visual artist, designer), The Netherlands
David Binns & Alasdair Bremner (ceramists), United Kingdom
Hilde Danielsen (visual artist), Norway
Evan Douglis (architect), United States
Martina Florians (visual artist), The Netherlands
Christine Jetten (ceramist) / Edwin Smolders (architect) / Sebastiaan Robben (architect) / Susan Tunick (ceramist), The Netherlands/USA
NEXT Architects (architects), The Netherlands
Ben Oostrum (designer) & Rob Bonneur (architect), The Netherlands
Marieke Pauwels (visual artist), Belgium
Remko Posthuma (visual artist), The Netherlands
JosÃ© Rojas (architect), Mexico
Christine Saalfeld (visual artist), Germany
Jan Schabert (architect), Germany
Baukje Trenning (designer), The Netherlands
Arnout Visser & Erik-Jan Kwakkel (designers), The Netherlands
Moving Structure by Pavel Hladik is the design of the moving structure takes advantage of the Teflon foils and Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs) NiTiCu. This structure is fixed to the ground or to another structure and is a part of the electrical circuit. The reactions controlled by computer are caused by the various circuits which connect the members of spirals of SMAs. The members are covered by the layered Teflon foil which is welded to the shape which is determined by the critical shape of the whole structure.
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SENSITIVE.FLOOR is a new interactive video projection floor by iO also distributed in the Sensitive Space System by 3M.]]>
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.
An emerging branch of medicine called “organ printing” takes a patient’s own healthy cells and uses a printer, cell-based “bio-ink” and “bio-paper” to create tissue to repair a damaged organ.
A new hydrogel or “bio-paper”,developed by the University of Utah College of Pharmacy, enables printing of organs by layering thin sheets embedded with cells. The cells and liquid hydrogel are put in the printer cartridge and then dropped into three-dimensional, 1-microliter dots that form layers as the hydrogel hardens. The cells form tissue that can be implanted into a damaged organ. Glenn D. Prestwich believes testing will begin on humans in the next year as research pushes to repair damaged organs in real-time.
The Florida Advanced Center for Composite Technologies (FAC2T) under the direction of Ben Wang, is working to develop real-world applications for Buckypaper, a material made of carbon nanotubes. The film holds potential for use in illuminating devices, heat sinks, armor, and electromagnetic protective skins. [press release]