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An odd mix of stuff
This is an eclectic mix of coloured baubles I find interesting
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Swiss skier shoots 360 video using phone and string - CBBC Newsround

Swiss skier shoots 360 video using phone and string - CBBC Newsround | An odd mix of stuff | Scoop.it
A Swiss skier has captured an breathtaking video using just a phone and a piece of string
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Disabled violinist makes music with her brainwaves

Disabled violinist makes music with her brainwaves | An odd mix of stuff | Scoop.it
Rosemary Johnson makes her first music in 27 years, thanks to EEG technology from Plymouth University
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Simple origami fold may hold the key to designing pop-up furniture, medical devices and scientific tools

Simple origami fold may hold the key to designing pop-up furniture, medical devices and scientific tools | An odd mix of stuff | Scoop.it

What if you could make any object out of a flat sheet of paper?

That future is on the horizon thanks to new research by L. Mahadevan, the Lola England de Valpine Professor of Applied Mathematics, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and Physics at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).

Mahadevan and his team have characterized a fundamental origami fold, or tessellation, that could be used as a building block to create almost any three-dimensional shape, from nanostructures to buildings. The research is published in Nature Materials.

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Baidu driverless car completes test on Beijing roads - BBC News

Baidu driverless car completes test on Beijing roads - BBC News | An odd mix of stuff | Scoop.it
Chinese tech giant Baidu successfully tests its driverless car on roads near the company's headquarters in Beijing.
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Shocking! 'Electric Eel' Fibers Could Power Wearable Tech

Shocking! 'Electric Eel' Fibers Could Power Wearable Tech | An odd mix of stuff | Scoop.it
A new fiber mimics the shocking charge generation of electric eels, and could be used to one day power wearable electronics
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Another Revolutionary 3D Printer: The Unibody Tiko Costs Just $179!

Another Revolutionary 3D Printer: The Unibody Tiko Costs Just $179! | An odd mix of stuff | Scoop.it
When we think of FDM 3D printers, we think Cartesian; the print head always rides along rails in the X- and Y-axes, and the machines are cubic in form. But the developers behind the stunningly low-cost Tiko have literally been thinking outside of the box, adopting a triangular form factor
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Optical illusion: what colour is the square?, What Is Reality?, The Brain with David Eagleman - BBC Four

Optical illusion: what colour is the square?, What Is Reality?, The Brain with David Eagleman - BBC Four | An odd mix of stuff | Scoop.it
Exploring how the brain conjures up the world we all take for granted.
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Watch Intel break Guinness World Record for largest drone swarm

Watch Intel break Guinness World Record for largest drone swarm | An odd mix of stuff | Scoop.it
Intel thinks drones will replace fireworks. Watch the video to see if it's right
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These Strangely Bent Trees Were Ancient Native American GPS

These Strangely Bent Trees Were Ancient Native American GPS | An odd mix of stuff | Scoop.it

This pine grove in Poland contained a high number of these remarkably-shaped trees, which prompted theories on their causation ranging from snowfall to meteorites to fungal infections. But ultimately, consensus stated that the trees

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CES 2016: Hands-on with LG's roll-up flexible screen - BBC News

CES 2016: Hands-on with LG's roll-up flexible screen - BBC News | An odd mix of stuff | Scoop.it
The BBC gets an exclusive hands-on test of LG's paper-like television.
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Galaxy's Greatest Untrained Modelmaker Builds Star Wars Replicas Out of Office Supplies

Galaxy's Greatest Untrained Modelmaker Builds Star Wars Replicas Out of Office Supplies | An odd mix of stuff | Scoop.it
I saw The Force Awakens on Friday, and I can't talk about it. I didn't want to see it so early, but as someone who spends a lot of time on the internet for work, I was already coming across spoilers last week and figured I'd better see it before
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Six ways nature has inspired tech innovations - BBC News

Six ways nature has inspired tech innovations - BBC News | An odd mix of stuff | Scoop.it
The natural world has provided the inspiration for a growing number of new technologies and manmade materials useful for businesses around the globe.
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This 30-millimetre bionic spine could help paralysed patients to walk again

This 30-millimetre bionic spine could help paralysed patients to walk again | An odd mix of stuff | Scoop.it
Australian scientists develop blood vessel implant to help patients move through the power of subconscious thought
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Microsoft wants to build entire data centres under the sea

Microsoft wants to build entire data centres under the sea | An odd mix of stuff | Scoop.it
Microsoft just completed a successful three-month trial
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Bosch's ingenious pedals use haptic feedback to make you drive smarter

Bosch's ingenious pedals use haptic feedback to make you drive smarter | An odd mix of stuff | Scoop.it
The “active gas pedals” use a combination of “knocking, vibration or counterpressure” to make you a better driver
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London's first driverless cars revealed - BBC News

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A driverless 'pod' that will take to the streets of London in July has been shown off for the first time.
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Researchers Discover New Way to Make Sturdy Structures that Fold Flat

Researchers Discover New Way to Make Sturdy Structures that Fold Flat | An odd mix of stuff | Scoop.it
For every structural breakthrough with carbon fiber or nanotubes, it's interesting to see we still haven't maxed out the capabilities of more common materials. A trio of origami-minded researchers have discovered that if you cut common paper into a particular zig-zag pattern, then join it with another sheet of the
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A Better Way to Steam Wood for Bending: Use a Plastic Bag!

A Better Way to Steam Wood for Bending: Use a Plastic Bag! | An odd mix of stuff | Scoop.it
To bend wood, you need steam. The typical way to do this is to build a steam box that fits your part-to-be-bent inside. But there are three drawbacks to this method: The box must be sized to fit your piece; when you remove your piece from the box and transport
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The driverless, car-sharing road ahead

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Carmakers increasingly fret that their industry is on the brink of huge disruption
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Chinese artists build three giant straw crabs to protest air pollution in Shanghai

Chinese artists build three giant straw crabs to protest air pollution in Shanghai | An odd mix of stuff | Scoop.it
Artists created three gigantic straw crabs on Shanghai’s Chongming Island late last month to raise awareness to the issue of air and environmental pollution.
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Parrot’s Disco drone takes paper planes to the next level

The new semi-autonomous, single-wing drone aims to make flying easier
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Robin Wood - The last man in the UK to make a living from the Pole Lathe

Robin Wood - The last man in the UK to make a living from the Pole Lathe www.robin-wood.co.uk/index.htm
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Quantum dots print tiniest inkjet image - BBC News

Quantum dots print tiniest inkjet image - BBC News | An odd mix of stuff | Scoop.it
Researchers use quantum dots to create what has been classed as the world's smallest inkjet-printed picture.
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China's vacuum-cleaner artist turning Beijing's smog into bricks

China's vacuum-cleaner artist turning Beijing's smog into bricks | An odd mix of stuff | Scoop.it
As coal-fuelled ‘airpocalypse’ engulfs northern China, Nut Brother hopes dark brown ‘smog bricks’ will raise awareness
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