Don’t call it a comeback.
She’s on Myspace?
Hm. Interesting. Me, my brother and four of my cousins are April babies. — Tanya B.
Guess humans have a mating season after all.
Just weird that it is Dec and Jan. Do people procreate out of boredom?
The Mine Kafon — invented by Massoud Hassani — is a cheap, wind-blown landmine clearance device made primarily from bamboo, plastic and iron. (Photo: Massoud Hassani)
As a child, Hassani’s playground was a field full of landmines. “When we were kids,” he explained, “we used to make these wind-powered toys and play with them on this desert full of explosives, and they’d get stuck out there.”
Those toys were the inspiration for his Mine Kafons. More.
“Here you can see that 11% of Americans 12+ (the gray slice) have not heard of Twitter, which means that 89% have. That is more than the percentage of Americans with online access (~86%), by the way, which gives you a pretty good yardstick for the ubiquity of Twitter.”
Yes. But what is tumblr?
The incredible, 80,000 square foot Nature Research Center opened just a couple of weeks ago at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, NC. While its on our list of places we’d like to visit sometime soon, we got a sneak peak inside the exhibition with this video, Patterned by Nature. The sculpture, which is 10 feet wide, 90 feet long, made from 3,600 tiles of LCD glass and and runs on less power than a laptop, wends its way through the museum’s five stories. As Sosolimited, the exhibition designers, explained:
The content cycles through twenty programs, ranging from clouds to rain drops to colonies of bacteria to flocking birds to geese to cuttlefish skin to pulsating black holes. The animations were created through a combination of algorithmic software modeling of natural phenomena and compositing of actual footage.
If you’ve visited the new Research Center, let us know how it is!
This will make your day
Jewelry in motion: Kinetic architecture for your hands
by Dukno Yoon