Archive for February, 2015

Engineers Use Origami To Develop Unusual Solutions [video]

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From Popular Science –

Hundreds of years ago, a marvel of modern engineering was born: origami, flat sheets of paper folded into lifelike forms. Today, mechanical engineers build on origami principles to make prototype machines that collapse, flex, or unfurl. With origami underpinning their core, spacecraft will harbor compact solar panels that expand dramatically after launch, and micro-scale instruments will unfold inside the body to perform delicate, minimally invasive surgery. A mechanical engineering lab at Brigham Young University, led by Larry Howell and Spencer Magleby, has been using origami as design inspiration for the better part of a decade. They created this video to trace the art form’s modern resurgence and share its wide application in engineering today.

Watch video HERE.

Just Like Your Data Center [comic]

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Which Professions Have The Most Psychopaths?

mr-burns-sApparently, the professions with the most psychopaths are CEO and lawyer. This explains so much. A post by PsyBlog has the ‘Top 10’ list as well as a list of 10 jobs with the fewest psychopaths. Did you make the list?

Read the PsyBlog post HERE.

25 Photo Manipulations To Celebrate Photoshop’s 25th. Anniversary

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From MyModernMet.com –

Happy Birthday, Photoshop! Twenty-five years ago, this week, a little graphics editing program named Photoshop was born. Fast forward a few decades and now we’re living in a world where surreal-looking images are all around us. As part of the celebration, Adobe has launched a search for 25 of the most creative visual artists under the age of 25. Are you one of them? They’re looking for artists that represent the future of Photoshop. In other words, someone making “the most innovative, forward-looking work out there.”

Continue reading and see all 25 photos HERE.

 

High Tech Bicycle Parking In Japan [video]

EDIT – 18 March, 2015 – changed source of video

Deep Thoughts About Food From Cookie Monster [video]

You Can Have Your Own Action Figure

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DOOB will scan you and  print a 3D ‘action’ figure; perfect for the narcissist in us all. Prices range from $95 – $695, depending on size. Sadly, the scanners are currently located only in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York.

Visit DOOB’s site HERE.

 

Feeling Peckish? Sweet TV Ad [video]

The Sun – Up Close And Personal [video]

What Is My Comcast Customer Name? The Verge’s Comcast Name Generator To The Rescue

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Recently, Comcast has been assigning special names to some of their favorite customers. If you aren’t one of those fortunate ones, The Verge’s Comcast Name Generator will create a name for you.

Check it out HERE.

 

Valentines For The Rest Of Us

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Enjoy a few collections of offbeat Valentines –

Nerdy Valentines Day Cards

12 Rejected Valentine’s Day Cards

17 Terrible Valentines For People Who Are Dead Inside

Incredible Colorized Photo Of Abraham Lincoln [pic]

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US President Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809; he would be 206 today. Recently, I found this colorized photo of him on reddit. The original was black and white and taken  by Alexander Gardner in 1861, with the color being added recently.

Supersized version of the photo HERE.

Original reddit post HERE.


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