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prostheticknowledge:

Imperceptible Electronics

Incredibly thin, light, maleable and cheap circuitry developed with plenty of possible uses - video embedded below:

Via DigInfo:

Researchers from Asia and Europe have developed the world’s lightest and thinnest organic circuits, which in the future could be used in a range of healthcare applications.

Lighter than a feather, these ultrathin film-like organic transistor integrated circuits are being developed by a research group led by Professor Takao Someya and Associate Professor Tsuyoshi Sekitani of the University of Tokyo, who run an Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology (ERATO) program sponsored by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), in collaboration with Siegfried Bauer’s group at the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz, Austria.

The circuits are extremely lightweight, flexible, durable and thin, and conform to any surface. They are just 2 microns thick, just 1/5 that of kitchen wrap, and weighing only 3g/m^2, are 30 times lighter than office paper. They also feature a bend radius of 5 microns, meaning they can be scrunched up into a ball, without breaking. Due to these properties the researchers have dubbed them “imperceptible electronics”, which can be placed on any surface and even worn without restricting the users movement.

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slackmistress:

sailorgemstone:

jollityfarm:

xanderthegreatest:

thetunasaysrawr:

This dog: making every other dog in the world feel like an inferior asshole.

Are you fucking shitting me

skateboardin doge

i feel inferior.

Everything.

sassyfontaine:

daveshumka:

Now that I’ve had a chance to give all the details to my immediate family, I feel like I can share this online.
At around 11:15pm on July 4th, I was leaving a comedy show with about 50 other people. A man ran into the crowd with something concealed under his shirt. He then walked up to me and my friend and said, “Hey, how’s it going?” He pulled out a handgun, lifted it up to my head, and fired point blank. I didn’t realize what was happening at the time, but I ducked. I ran away and heard him fire two more times.
When I returned to the scene, I found everybody standing around in shock, and the shooter lying on the ground. He had shot himself, and he later died. Everyone else is physically okay. I was grazed on the top of my head by the first bullet (that’s the picture above), and I still have a ringing in my ears.
All things considered, I’m really lucky. Not only am I alive and didn’t witness him shooting himself, as so many did, I have extremely supportive family and friends, I have an understanding employer, and I have resources to talk to.
The shooter was mentally ill and wasn’t so lucky. The lesson I’m taking away from this is that we need to make mental health a priority in ourselves and in our communities. Support your local mental health organizations in whatever ways you can, financially and by forcing politicians to take the issue more seriously. If you live in Vancouver, this is a good place to donate.
If you want to hear more about the incident, we describe it during the first 30 minutes of episode 281 of Stop Podcasting Yourself. Don’t worry, the podcast is a lot more lighthearted than this post.
Sorry ‘bout the selfie.

It’s still hard to believe this happened… Give everyone you love a hug and start thinking abut what you can do to help raise awareness and funding to mental health issues where ever you are.

I’d like to give both of you guys a hug. Big ups for turning a traumatic incident into an opportunity to help other people. 

sassyfontaine:

daveshumka:

Now that I’ve had a chance to give all the details to my immediate family, I feel like I can share this online.

At around 11:15pm on July 4th, I was leaving a comedy show with about 50 other people. A man ran into the crowd with something concealed under his shirt. He then walked up to me and my friend and said, “Hey, how’s it going?” He pulled out a handgun, lifted it up to my head, and fired point blank. I didn’t realize what was happening at the time, but I ducked. I ran away and heard him fire two more times.

When I returned to the scene, I found everybody standing around in shock, and the shooter lying on the ground. He had shot himself, and he later died. Everyone else is physically okay. I was grazed on the top of my head by the first bullet (that’s the picture above), and I still have a ringing in my ears.

All things considered, I’m really lucky. Not only am I alive and didn’t witness him shooting himself, as so many did, I have extremely supportive family and friends, I have an understanding employer, and I have resources to talk to.

The shooter was mentally ill and wasn’t so lucky. The lesson I’m taking away from this is that we need to make mental health a priority in ourselves and in our communities. Support your local mental health organizations in whatever ways you can, financially and by forcing politicians to take the issue more seriously. If you live in Vancouver, this is a good place to donate.

If you want to hear more about the incident, we describe it during the first 30 minutes of episode 281 of Stop Podcasting Yourself. Don’t worry, the podcast is a lot more lighthearted than this post.

Sorry ‘bout the selfie.

It’s still hard to believe this happened… Give everyone you love a hug and start thinking abut what you can do to help raise awareness and funding to mental health issues where ever you are.

I’d like to give both of you guys a hug. Big ups for turning a traumatic incident into an opportunity to help other people. 

lostateminor:

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Lifelike wooden sculptures by Rudolph Walpoth

Using the most rudimentary of traditional techniques, artist Rudolph Walpoth creates incredily lifelike figures solid pieces of wood. The fluidity and nuance seems to belong more to a painter than a woodcarver, but having been at it since the early seventies, one can appreciate the level of skill he has managed to accrue.


Sweet mother of fuck, that’s good.

lostateminor:

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Lifelike wooden sculptures by Rudolph Walpoth

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Using the most rudimentary of traditional techniques, artist Rudolph Walpoth creates incredily lifelike figures solid pieces of wood. The fluidity and nuance seems to belong more to a painter than a woodcarver, but having been at it since the early seventies, one can appreciate the level of skill he has managed to accrue.

Sweet mother of fuck, that’s good.

thenewenlightenmentage:

Biological Arithmetic: Plants Do Sums to Get Through the Night
June 24, 2013 — New research shows that to prevent starvation at night, plants perform accurate arithmetic division. The calculation allows them to use up their starch reserves at a constant rate so that they run out almost precisely at dawn.
“This is the first concrete example in a fundamental biological process of such a sophisticated arithmetic calculation.” said mathematical modeller Professor Martin Howard from the John Innes Centre.
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thenewenlightenmentage:

Biological Arithmetic: Plants Do Sums to Get Through the Night

June 24, 2013 — New research shows that to prevent starvation at night, plants perform accurate arithmetic division. The calculation allows them to use up their starch reserves at a constant rate so that they run out almost precisely at dawn.

“This is the first concrete example in a fundamental biological process of such a sophisticated arithmetic calculation.” said mathematical modeller Professor Martin Howard from the John Innes Centre.

Continue Reading

futuretechreport:

Cortex: The 3D-Printed Cast

After many centuries of splints and cumbersome plaster casts that have been the itchy and smelly bane of millions of children, adults and the aged alike the world over, we at last bring fracture support into the 21st century. The Cortex exoskeletal cast provides a highly technical and trauma zone localized support system that is fully ventilated, super light, shower friendly, hygienic, recyclable and stylish.

The cortex cast utilizes the x-ray and 3d scan of a patient with a fracture and generates a 3d model in relation to the point of fracture.

By Jake Evill

French designer Mathieu Lehanneur has created [“Les Cordes,”] a chandelier for a château in Marseille, France, that looks like an illuminated rope suspended from the ceiling. […]

The newly renovated Château Borély opened earlier this month and is now home to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, de la Faïence et de la Mode (Museum of Decorative Arts, Earthenware and Fashion).

I reeeeally want to go to there. (Read more)

newaindulac:

animal-e:

PLEASE HELP US!!!!!! REBLOG THIS!!!!

FINALLY SOMETHING ABOUT BRAZIL’S SITUATION ON MY DASHBOARD

WE’RE LIVING A REVOLUTION! WE’VE BEEN IN AN ALMOST CIVIL WAR STATE FOR TWO WEEKS! WHAT THE HELL, FOREIGNERS? TALK ABOUT US!

Signal boost/sinal de reforço

suitep:

ben:

Used one of these last night, really brilliant. Basically a secure locker, typically at a bar, where you can charge your phone for a flat fee.

Watch the short video. These are so cool. But it’s also interesting to note that they’d be instantly obsolete if only our smartphones just had longer lasting batteries.

Somebody’s going to make a shiiiiiitload of money on this.

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Ryan and Trevor Oakes.

Matchstick Dome 1.

Matchstick Dome 2.

Matchstick Square 1.

Matchstick Square 2.

Matchstick Spiral 1.

Matchstick Spiral 3.

Matchstick Spiral 6.

 

 

 

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orientallyyours:

In 沈少民 Shen Shaomin’s “Bonsai” series, he has created a group of sculptures using the techniques of cultivating bonsai. Inspired by foot-binding, this work speaks about violence, control, deformation, artificial transformation of nature and the body for aesthetic purposes. Shen contorts and manipulates his miniature trees through the use of metal grips, vices, braces, clamps, metal meshes and armatures, trapping the plants and inhibiting their growth, while being contained in ceramic pots labeled with poetic terms/phrases and decorated with peaceful and heavenly landscape imagery.

Wu Hung writes: “Shen Shaomin turns invisible violence into tangible forms in his Bonsai series. Bonsai makes us reconsider the brutality in daily life, particularly that which has been transformed into kinds of aesthetic perception or concealed within nature itself. This group of works achieves its efficacy not because it displays the results of these man-made transformations, but makes apparent the process of transformation itself. Shen Shaomin uses two means for achieving this. First, the bonsais themselves display a sudden halt in the “process” like a freeze-frame in a movie, where all the small trees have been imprisoned in ironware, and hang like prisoners chained and shackled. Shen Shaomin calls these works “living installations. Collectors can choose to let them return to their original state or maintain this process. Even when the bonsai dies, these installations will still record the process and mechanisms behind their transformation. The second means is through texts: every bonsai is accompanied by a meticulously designed course of study. Dense passages and illustrations record how bonsais are made, and the procedures and matters needing attention.”

Artist’s website: Shen Shaomin

Sources: Art Practical, ArtSlant

Now, there’s a first name that never should have gone out of style, AMIRITE LADIES?

Now, there’s a first name that never should have gone out of style, AMIRITE LADIES?

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Bohyun Yoon. Unity.

WebsiteMore here

This is fantastic.

fripperiesandfobs:

Court dress, 1881-86
From the National Historical Museum

fripperiesandfobs:

Court dress, 1881-86

From the National Historical Museum

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