The love of knowledge is a kind of madness.
― C.S. Lewis, Out of the Silent Planet

Introducing Boosted Boards, The World’s Lightest Electric Vehicle (by Boosted Boards)

This is the first electric longboard, I’ve seriously considered getting. 


Cut Copy Releases First 3D Printed Music Video
The music industry has been quick to use 3D printing to market new albums. Back in December we reported that Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke 3D printed vinyl records at a pop-up shop in London to mark the release of her LP. Indie-electronic band, Cut Copy, recently released a music video which used 3D printers to create the starring characters of their new music video “We Are Explorers”.
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Love Cut Copy. Also love 3D printing. One thing to note though is that Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke, is a he not a her. 

Cut Copy Releases First 3D Printed Music Video

The music industry has been quick to use 3D printing to market new albums. Back in December we reported that Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke 3D printed vinyl records at a pop-up shop in London to mark the release of her LP. Indie-electronic band, Cut Copy, recently released a music video which used 3D printers to create the starring characters of their new music video “We Are Explorers”.

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Love Cut Copy. Also love 3D printing. One thing to note though is that Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke, is a he not a her. 

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Great moments in father and son history. 

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We Were Promised Jetpacks - Quiet Little Voices (by WWPJetpacks)

Really excited to see these guys in concert tonight. 

parislemon:


geeksofdoom:

Ghostbusters Goodbye
{by Ash Vickers MegaCynics}

Rest in peace, Harold Ramis.


Ah, man. Now I’m going to start crying ectoplasm. 

parislemon:

geeksofdoom:

Ghostbusters Goodbye

{by Ash Vickers MegaCynics}

Rest in peace, Harold Ramis.

Ah, man. Now I’m going to start crying ectoplasm. 

(via un)

designculturemind:

Technology at it’s cutest — The Bipedal Cycling Robot

In 2011, robot creator Masahiko Yamaguchi demonstrated a robot which can balance, steer and correct itself while riding a fixed-gear bike.

Full video with more information here.

"Look at me, I’m a tiny, harmless, bicycle riding robot." Oh sure, they’re cute until they swarm attack. Actually they’ll probably still be pretty cute. 

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Love this movie. 

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Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Einstein’s Daughter | I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere
Check out my latest Sherlock Holmes book review. 


Living Tissue Emerges From 3-D Printer

Harvard bioengineers say they have taken a big step toward using 3-D printers to make living tissue. They’ve made a machine with multiple printer heads that each extrudes a different biological building block to make complex tissue and blood vessels.

Their work represents a significant advance toward producing living medical models upon which drugs could be tested for safety and effectiveness.

It also advances the ball in the direction of an even bigger goal. Such a machine and the techniques being refined by researchers offer a glimpse of the early steps in a sci-fi healthcare scenario: One day surgeons might feed detailed CT scans of human body parts into a 3-D printer, manipulate them with design software, and produce healthy replacements for diseased or injured tissues or organs.

Read more below and click the gifs for explanations. 

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Why do Japanese people wear surgical masks? It’s not always for health reasons

“She puts on a mask and sticks headphones in her ears so that people won’t bother her. It makes it harder for them to start talking to her.”
Juvenile psychologist Jun Fujikake has made similar observations. “When we deal with others, we have to judge whether to do things like smile or show anger,” he explains. “By wearing a mask, you can prevent having to do that. The trend of wearing a mask to prevent directly dealing with other may have roots in the current youth culture in which many of them are more accustomed to communicating indirectly through email and social media.”

I’ve mostly been crediting China for the new wave of Gas Mask Fashion, but it looks like Japan has been in full participation mode as well. 

Why do Japanese people wear surgical masks? It’s not always for health reasons

She puts on a mask and sticks headphones in her ears so that people won’t bother her. It makes it harder for them to start talking to her.”

Juvenile psychologist Jun Fujikake has made similar observations. “When we deal with others, we have to judge whether to do things like smile or show anger,” he explains. “By wearing a mask, you can prevent having to do that. The trend of wearing a mask to prevent directly dealing with other may have roots in the current youth culture in which many of them are more accustomed to communicating indirectly through email and social media.”

I’ve mostly been crediting China for the new wave of Gas Mask Fashion, but it looks like Japan has been in full participation mode as well. 

Sir David Attenborough’s describes Olympic curling

The entire Olympics need to be done like this.

designersofthings:

Are We Ready for Robots? (Video)

With brands like Amazon, UPS and even online flower shops starting to talk about drone delivery and companies like Google putting a lot of money behind various robots, the day when our lives will be filled with robots may not be too far away. This new PBSOffbook video tackles the impacts these robots may have on our society along with the questions and challenges this new technology raises as it enters our culture

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The Pixies - Where Is My Mind?

I am ridiculously excited about getting to finally see The Pixies tonight. One of my all time favorite bands, and this is my favorite song of theirs. 

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futurescope:

Robot read news

Great comic mini-series from Scott Adams blog on Dilbert.com.

1. Define the problem and solution space. 

2. Break the problem down. 

3. Make the problem personal. 

4. Seek the perspectives of outsiders. 

5. Diverge before you converge. 

6. Create “idea resumes.” 

7. Create a plan to learn. 

MIT researchers identify a 7-step technique for putting ideas to action, an upgrade to the now frequently challenged concept of brainstorming. Complement with this timeless 5-step technique for producing ideas from 1939. (via explore-blog)

Not a new idea, but still good. 

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