1. 20:47 28th Sep 2014

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    sixpenceee:

    THE BOY AND HIS ATOM

    What you see above is the world’s smallest movie. The following movie is made out of atoms. IBM researchers used a scanning tunneling microscope to move thousands of carbon monoxide molecules (two atoms stacked on top of each other). This movie can only be seen when magnified by 100 million times. 

    VIDEO

     
  2. A Wearable Robot Suit That Will Add Power To Your Step

    "Most people think of robots as standalone machines. But the growing field of wearable robotics aims to give human bodies themselves superhuman abilities."

    "The soft exosuit uses a different a completely different design approach: It’s lightweight, flexible at the joints, and intended to be worn underneath clothing by healthy people or those needing smaller levels of assistance."

     
  3. 21:46

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    idmil:

(photo by Vanessa Yaremchuk)
D. Andrew Stewart and the T-Stick, for which he has composed and performed many pieces.
The T-Sticks are a family of gestural musical controllers designed and built by Joseph Malloch.
The T-Stick can sense where and how much of it is touched, tapping, twisting, tilting, squeezing, and shaking. The output of the sensors is sent over USB to Max/MSP software, which processes the data and maps it to sound synthesis parameters.
The T-Stick is intended to be an “expert” musical interface: engaging to new users, allowing virtuosic playing, and “worth practicing” in that practice time results in increased skill.

    idmil:

    (photo by Vanessa Yaremchuk)

    D. Andrew Stewart and the T-Stick, for which he has composed and performed many pieces.

    The T-Sticks are a family of gestural musical controllers designed and built by Joseph Malloch.

    The T-Stick can sense where and how much of it is touched, tapping, twisting, tilting, squeezing, and shaking. The output of the sensors is sent over USB to Max/MSP software, which processes the data and maps it to sound synthesis parameters.

    The T-Stick is intended to be an “expert” musical interface: engaging to new users, allowing virtuosic playing, and “worth practicing” in that practice time results in increased skill.

     
  4. 16:53 5th Sep 2014

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    realitymonster:


Laniakea: Our home superclusteryoutube.com

This is so amazing. I don’t know why I’m surprised at how awesome the Universe is, but sometimes I need a reminder like this.

    realitymonster:

    Laniakea: Our home supercluster
    youtube.com

    This is so amazing. I don’t know why I’m surprised at how awesome the Universe is, but sometimes I need a reminder like this.

     
  5. 14:31 24th Aug 2014

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    idmil:

(photo by Vanessa Yaremchuk)
Dr. Xenia Pestova with The Rulers. This digital musical instrument was originally designed by David M. Birnbaum and is currently undergoing an overhaul, by Carolina Brum Medeiros, involving sensor fusion.

    idmil:

    (photo by Vanessa Yaremchuk)

    Dr. Xenia Pestova with The Rulers. This digital musical instrument was originally designed by David M. Birnbaum and is currently undergoing an overhaul, by Carolina Brum Medeiros, involving sensor fusion.

     
  6. 15:57 14th Aug 2014

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    idmil:

(photo by Vanessa Yaremchuk)
Dr. Xenia Pestova demonstrating the FM Gloves, created by Mark T. Marshall (based on the original design by Pierre-Yves Fortier) for the McGill Digital Orchestra Project.
This image was included in the art show for ScienceOnline2012.

    idmil:

    (photo by Vanessa Yaremchuk)

    Dr. Xenia Pestova demonstrating the FM Gloves, created by Mark T. Marshall (based on the original design by Pierre-Yves Fortier) for the McGill Digital Orchestra Project.

    This image was included in the art show for ScienceOnline2012.

     
  7. 19:19 5th Aug 2014

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    theremina:

     Sophie Kahn Sculptures

    "I combine cutting-edge means of reproduction, like 3d laser scanning and 3d printing, with ancient bronze casting techniques. Using damaged 3d data, I create sculptures and video works that resemble de-constructed monuments or memorials."

    "The precise 3d scanning technology I use was never designed to capture the body, which is always in motion. When confronted with a moving body, it receives conflicting spatial coordinates, generating a 3d ‘motion blur’. From these scans, I create videos or life-sized 3d printed mold sculptures. The resulting sculptures bear the artifacts of all the digital processes they have been though. The scanning and 3d printing process strips color and movement from the body, leaving behind only traces of its form – a scan of the face resembles nothing more than a digital death mask."

    (via asylum-art)

     
  8. 22:51 3rd Aug 2014

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    realitymonster:

    Physella acuta (pond snail) embryo. I guess snails have hearts. Yes, that’s The Police (Synchronicity) playing in the background. #microscopy #aquarium #snails

     
  9. 22:06 30th Jul 2014

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    (Source: rgstewey)

     
  10. 08:20 28th May 2014

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    mechanicbird:

    eroticmirotic:

    timemachineyeah:

     

    I’ve said this before and I’ll point it out again - 

    Menstruation is caused by change in hormonal levels to stop the creation of a uterine lining and encourage the body to flush the lining out. The body does this by lowering estrogen levels and raising testosterone. 

    Or, to put it more plainly “That time of the month” is when female hormones most closely resemble male hormones. So if (cis) women aren’t suited to office at “That time of the month” then (cis) men are NEVER suited to office.

    If you are a dude and don’t dig the ladies around you at their time of the month, just think! That is you all of the time. 

    And, on a final note, post-menopausal (cis) women are the most hormonally stable of all human demographics. They have fewer hormonal fluctuations of anyone, meaning older women like Hilary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren would theoretically be among the least likely candidates to make an irrational decision due to hormonal fluctuations, and if we were basing our leadership decisions on hormone levels, then only women over fifty should ever be allowed to hold office. 

    Reblogging hard for that last comment.

    I WANTED TO SAY THIS BUT THEN SOMEONE ELSE DID and I’m damn proud.

    (Source: r-dart)