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Deep-sea anglerfish filmed for the first time in its native environment over 7,800 feet down

This video shows never-before seen footage of a deep-sea angler fish, Chaunacops coloratus. The video is based on recent work by scientists at Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The video seen here was recorded by MBARI's ROV Doc Ricketts at depths of 7,800 - 10,800 feet below the ocean's surface.


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Animated Textiles

Animated Textiles was a five-day workshop held at the Swedish School of Textiles at the University of Borås from Sept. 17th to 21st 2012.
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duneLAB

duneLAB | AL_TU research | Scoop.it
DuneLab is a team of architects researching on the topic of finding the possibilities to build in desert conditions, using robotic processes to inform the design with environmental, geological data...
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3ders.org - Introducing four new personal 3D printers | 3D Printing news

3ders.org - Introducing four new personal 3D printers | 3D Printing news | AL_TU research | Scoop.it
Eventorbot! is a good-looking open source 3D printer, it looks little similar as Up! 3D printer but it is stronger and more rigid. Eventorbot! is designed with less materials, less plastic parts and hidden wires.
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Beautiful jewelry designed and crafted by fly larvae

Beautiful jewelry designed and crafted by fly larvae | AL_TU research | Scoop.it
Would you wear a jeweled pendent made by a bug? Caddisfly larvae use their own silk to construct elaborate suits of armor made from gravel, sand, and whatever other materials are at hand.

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Electron microscope photographs of Pop-Tarts and Oreos resemble tasty alien landscapes

Electron microscope photographs of Pop-Tarts and Oreos resemble tasty alien landscapes | AL_TU research | Scoop.it

If you want to imagine the surfaces of far-flung worlds, you don't need to look farther than your refrigerator.


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Pufferfish creates amazing underwater form of art to attract mate

Pufferfish creates amazing underwater form of art to attract mate | AL_TU research | Scoop.it
Underwater crop circles are no different from above-ground crop circles – they’re both beautiful, captivating and they both have perfectly good rational explanations for their origins. Whereas the traditional crop circles observed in fields of crops are produced by nefarious humans trying to conjure up visits of extra terrestrial beings, the newly discovered underwater crop circles are a form of radial art produced by a different creature trying to garner attention for a real purpose.

 

Discovered by underwater diver Yoji Ookata off the coast of Japan, the mysterious underwater crop circles look like a single corallite of stony coral blown up to about six feet in diameter. When he first discovered the underwater crop circles Ookata could not believe his eyes, but there’s no reason for humans to create such elaborate features 80 feet underwater where they were extremely unlikely to be noticed by any type of media or journallists. After snapping a few pictures of his first discovery Ookata returned with other divers and some video cameras when they spotted the underwater crop circles being produced by a very unlikely culprit – a tiny pufferfish!

 

Apparently, a small silvery puffer fish is responsible for making the beautiful and elaborate underwater crop circles and like the mating mounds of Tanganyikan Cichlids, the puffer makes these to attract a mate. With the use of its pectoral fins the male puffer fish carves out an elaborate series of rings and ridges in the sand, and these must be maintained as they are constantly washed away by water flow. The more elaborate the underwater “crop circle” mating ring, the more likely the male puffer is to attract a female counterpart.

 

The pair of fish lay their eggs in the center of the mating ring and it is hypothesized that the relief of the sand crop circle / mating ring help to affect the water flow in the center where the eggs are laid. As incredible as the natural world already is, it blows us away that such sophisticated natural wonders are just now being uncovered and it just goes to show that we have a lot yet to learn about the 95% of the seafloor yet to be explored.


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International Symposium "Landscape Urbanism“ TAB 2011

Collection of lectures from the International Symposium „Landscape Urbanism“, part of the Tallinna Arhitektuuribiennaal 2011 (TAB 2011). All the lectures here:

http://www.arhitektuurikeskus.ee/meedia/video/eak-videod/tallinn/

 

Lecture 1: Eva Castro

http://vimeo.com/35911879

Lecture 2: Thomas Juel Clemmensen

http://vimeo.com/35911629

Lecture 3: Martin Melioranski

http://vimeo.com/37255745

Lecture 4: Johan Paju

http://vimeo.com/36383156

Lecture 5: Antti-Markus Lehto

http://vimeo.com/36314079#

Panel Discussion:

http://vimeo.com/35911982#


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ROK - Rippmann Oesterle Knauss GmbH | Academic | MSc2 Studio - 1:1 prototype

ROK - Rippmann Oesterle Knauss GmbH | Academic | MSc2 Studio - 1:1 prototype | AL_TU research | Scoop.it
During a one week workshop the possibilities of combining shell form finding with a fabrication based design detailing approach were explored.
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MeshMash - Dynamic Remeshing - Grasshopper

MeshMash - Dynamic Remeshing - Grasshopper | AL_TU research | Scoop.it
I've just posted a new article about something I've been working on recently: http://spacesymmetrystructure.wordpress.com/2012/09/20/meshmash/ I'm quite excite…...

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Eyeo2012 - Nervous System: Jessica Rosenkrantz & Jesse Louis-Rosenberg

Jessica and Jesse discuss Nervous System’s efforts to revolutionize product design through generative techniques, 3d-printing and web programming.
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Aerial Photographs of Volcanic Iceland by Andre Ermolaev | Colossal

Aerial Photographs of Volcanic Iceland by Andre Ermolaev | Colossal | AL_TU research | Scoop.it

Aerial Photographs of Volcanic Iceland by Andre Ermolaev | Colossal


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matthias.urschler

matthias.urschler | AL_TU research | Scoop.it
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2012: The Beginning of the End for Polygons

2012: The Beginning of the End for Polygons | AL_TU research | Scoop.it
Making the case for the replacement of the simple 2D facets of an STL file to unleash the full potential of 3D printing. A compelling and thought-prov...

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KamerMaker: Mobile 3D Printer Inspires Potential for Emergency Relief Architecture

KamerMaker: Mobile 3D Printer Inspires Potential for Emergency Relief Architecture | AL_TU research | Scoop.it
  3-D Printing technology is developing at quickening pace as both engineers and architects experiment with its technological and social potential.
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A New Form of Peristaltic Locomotion in a Robot

This robotic concept uses a braided mesh that can be continuously deformed to create smooth waves of motion. The improvements in kinematics result in a much ...
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Slime Molds Take Over the Globe | Wired Science | Wired.com

Slime Molds Take Over the Globe | Wired Science | Wired.com | AL_TU research | Scoop.it
By traveling from city to city on a map, microscopic protists known as slime molds have figured out how to take over the world.

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The MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer - Announcement

MakerBot® Industries introduces the MakerBot® Replicator™ 2 Desktop 3D Printer, the company's easiest, fastest, and most affordable tool yet for making profe...

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Bac spaericus 1600x

Bac spaericus 1600x | AL_TU research | Scoop.it
Bacillus spaericus is a soil Bacteria it can be found in water and the ground. These were grown in culture on Agar.
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MSc2 Hyperbody 1:1 prototypes

Hyperbody Msc 2 1:1 prototypes TU Delft - Faculty of Architecture Spring 2012 tutors: Jelle Feringa - Hyperbody TU Delft | EZCT Architecture & Design Research Silvan…...
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Michael Hansmeyer: Building unimaginable shapes

Inspired by cell division, Michael Hansmeyer writes algorithms that design outrageously fascinating shapes and forms with millions of facets. No person could...
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The Romanticism Shop | SAKO Architects

The Romanticism Shop | SAKO Architects | AL_TU research | Scoop.it
"The client asked me for a design that no one could copy. There were no other requests. My design style is that if a client has a requirement, I try to get a grip on his thinking and bring it further.

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