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MIT Engineers Design Responsive 3D-Printed Structures Remotely Controlled by Magnets – Colossal

A new concept for 3D printed structures designed by engineers at MIT can be remotely controlled with magnets. The innovative gadgets include a smooth ring that wrinkles up, a long tube that squeezes shut, and a sheet that folds itself. The … Continue reading

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A 3D atlas of the universe

For the last 12 years, Carter Emmart has been coordinating the efforts of scientists, artists and programmers to build a complete 3D visualization of our known universe. He demos this stunning tour and explains how it’s being shared with facilities … Continue reading

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Ex-Shaman – film review – Dirty Movies

Documentary reveals that the indigenous people of Brazil still face an old evil: the deconstruction of of their culture and beliefs through evangelisation Perpera lives his life completely surrounded by elements of modern civilisation. Film director and scriptwriter Luiz Bolognesi … Continue reading

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The Equation of Time: Clocks Vs Sundials

A few centuries ago, the arbiter of “local noon” wasn’t the mechanical clock, it was the sundial. The pseudoscientific-sounding “equation of time” is how you convert between the two — and perhaps not the way you’d expect.

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Cyclo Knitter: A Bicycle-Based Machine That Knits a Scarf in Five Minutes – Colossal

The Cyclo Knitter is a bicycle-based machine by design student  George Barratt-Jones. The contraption is made from a simple combination of wood and bike parts, and allows one to knit a scarf through light exercise. Barratt-Jones came up with the … Continue reading

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Amazing Real Time MRI Footage That Shows How the Lips, Tongue and Throat Move While Beatboxing

Researcher Dr. Jens Frahm of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttigen, Germany who showed how the tongue moves while speaking and singing via real time MRI, had beatboxer Gaucho (Timo Schnepf) demonstrate how the tongue moves while freestyling using the very same impressive technology. … Continue reading

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An Olafur Eliasson-Designed Building Only Accessible by Footbridge in a Danish Fjord

Fjordenhus is a recently completed structure built on the  Vejle Fjord in Denmark only accessible by footbridge. It is the first structure fully designed by the studio of Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson (previously), and was inspired by the harbor’s architecture. The … Continue reading

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Watch a Vinyl Record Spin so Quickly That it Shatters- Colossal

The The Slow Mo Guys (Dan Cruchy and Gavin Free) have found fame creating slow motion videos of otherwise undetectably fast movements. Their latest experiment, filmed at 12,500 frames per second, shows a vinyl record spinning so quickly that it … Continue reading

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A Gigantic Helium-Filled and Charcoal-Studded Sphere Covers Rooms with Unpredictable Designs

Polish artist Karina Smigla-Bobinski  gives buoyancy to the act of drawing with ADA, a large inflatable drawing tool. Filled with helium, ADA floats freely, making lines with its charcoal spikes as it moves through a room. More dramatic mark-making starts to … Continue reading

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Promising universal cure for the common cold targets human cell protein – New Atlas

A team of researchers at Imperial College London has developed a novel molecule that can block the development of multiple strains of the common cold. Early in vitro tests with human cells are showing exciting results and the team hopes … Continue reading

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