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Sip Lattés and Fix Busted Stuff at the Repair Café

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For 80 years or so, planned obsolescence has been the dirty little engine that drives our consumer economy. Today the members of a nascent fixer movement say it’s been long enough.

 

In 2010 in the Netherlands, disgust with Europe’s throw-away culture led former journalist and new mom Martine Postma to stage the first Repair Café, an event where members of the community could drop by with defunct items they would otherwise have thrown away, and have them repaired free of charge by volunteer fix-it experts.

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Bionic hand 'sees and grabs' objects automatically - BBC News

Bionic hand 'sees and grabs' objects automatically - BBC News | An odd mix of stuff | Scoop.it
The hand is programmed to react within milliseconds and perform four different "grasps".
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What Happens When 1 Million People Collaborate On One Work Of Art

What Happens When 1 Million People Collaborate On One Work Of Art | An odd mix of stuff | Scoop.it
Infighting, creative genius, and a whole lot of dicks.
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Daniel de Bruin's Biometrically-Controlled Amusement Park Ride - Core77

Daniel de Bruin's Biometrically-Controlled Amusement Park Ride  - Core77 | An odd mix of stuff | Scoop.it
Your average County Fair amusement park ride is controlled by some ex-con pushing a joystick and looking forward to his next cigarette break. But what if riders could control the machine themselves, in a hands-free way? Artist/designer Daniel de Bruin has actually developed such a machine. The Neurotransmitter 3000, which
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BBC Arts - The Perfect Place: Lose yourself in a 360° dance experience - BBC Arts

BBC Arts - The Perfect Place: Lose yourself in a 360° dance experience - BBC Arts | An odd mix of stuff | Scoop.it
Behind the scenes on BBC Arts Digital's 360 video collaboration with Scottish Ballet.
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Disney Research » Catching a Real Ball in Virtual Reality

Disney Research » Catching a Real Ball in Virtual Reality | An odd mix of stuff | Scoop.it
EmWe present a system enabling users to accurately catch a real ball while immersed in a virtual reality environment. We examine three visualizations: rendering a matching virtual ball, the predicted trajectory of the ball, and a target catching point lying on the predicted trajectory. In our demonstration system, we track the projectile motion of a ball as it is being tossed between users.pty description
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Ben Murphy photographs makeshift architecture in mountains of Spain

Ben Murphy photographs makeshift architecture in mountains of Spain | An odd mix of stuff | Scoop.it
Photographer Ben Murphy has spent the last decade documenting the temporary dwellings created by multi-cultural nomads living in rural southeast Spain
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First ever solar panel road opens in France

First ever solar panel road opens in France | An odd mix of stuff | Scoop.it
A village in Normandy has installed 2,800 square metres of solar panels on one road
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A Look Inside China's Gargantuan Electronics Marketplace in Shenzhen - Core77

A Look Inside China's Gargantuan Electronics Marketplace in Shenzhen  - Core77 | An odd mix of stuff | Scoop.it
Shenzhen has been called the Silicon Valley of China. But as a manufacturing powerhouse we feel it's also the 1950s Detroit of China, just with electronics, not sedans, rolling off of assembly lines. Shenzhen's staggering tech and production capacity has yielded the Huaqiangbei mega market, a sprawling, open-to-the-public marketplace that
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Could apps and implants replace pills and prescriptions?

Could apps and implants replace pills and prescriptions? | An odd mix of stuff | Scoop.it
Bioelectronic medicine may one day let us tap into our own nervous systems
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Urban mobility reloaded: Planning our future cities

Urban mobility reloaded: Planning our future cities | An odd mix of stuff | Scoop.it
By Dr. Arndt Pechstein Our cities are constantly growing and an ever-rising number of people live on a very small fraction of the world’s surface area. By 2050, about 70% of the world’s population is expected to live in urban areas. Half of the population of Asia alone is predicted to live in cities by…
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Aniela Hoitink creates dress from mushroom mycelium

Aniela Hoitink creates dress from mushroom mycelium | An odd mix of stuff | Scoop.it
Dutch textile designer Aniela Hoitink has created a dress using disc-shaped pieces of mushroom mycelium
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BioFabricate 2016: Growing the Materials of the Future - Core77

BioFabricate 2016: Growing the Materials of the Future - Core77 | An odd mix of stuff | Scoop.it
Attracting over 500 attendees, the third annual BioFabricate conference drew a crowd of scientists, academics, designers, entrepreneurs and artists for a full day of presentations, discussions and exhibits exploring innovations in contemporary bio tech. The presenters and panelists showcased a wide range of technology with a focus on the value
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Amazing Chinese Robotic Mail-Sorting Facility - Core77

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Global shipping company Shentong Express (a/k/a STO) is China's answer to UPS. To increase efficiency—and cut human staff—they've designed this rather amazing facility consisting of a huge open floor punctuated by a grid of square holes that open onto chutes. Human beings pull parcels off of a conveyor belt and
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The making of The Perfect Place, BBC Arts - BBC Arts

The making of The Perfect Place, BBC Arts - BBC Arts | An odd mix of stuff | Scoop.it
Behind the scenes on BBC Arts Digital's 360 video collaboration with Scottish Ballet.
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Liquid-pumped robots made by 3D printer - BBC News

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Robotics researchers in the US develop a new technique to build working robots using a 3D printer.
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Rebuilding The Gowanus Canal, One Perfectly Crafted Block At A Time | Fast Company

Rebuilding The Gowanus Canal, One Perfectly Crafted Block At A Time | Fast Company | An odd mix of stuff | Scoop.it
Watch how researchers are using the bacteria that manages to live inside the toxic Gowanus Canal to repair centuries of damage.
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2017 tech trends: 'A major bank will fail' - BBC News

2017 tech trends: 'A major bank will fail' - BBC News | An odd mix of stuff | Scoop.it
Cybersecurity promises to be major tech theme for 2017, but what are the others?
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The Next Big Thing In Your Next Device Could Be This Ultra-Thin Lighting

The Next Big Thing In Your Next Device Could Be This Ultra-Thin Lighting | An odd mix of stuff | Scoop.it
With micro-LEDS, Rohinni aims to advance product lighting, starting with laptops.
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Tsumiki no Ie (The House of Small Cubes)

The House of Small Cubes is a japanese animation short film created by Kunio Katō in 2008. Won the Oscar award for best animated short in 2009. I do not ow
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Hospital gets first biofabrication unit to 3D print bones and tissue

Hospital gets first biofabrication unit to 3D print bones and tissue | An odd mix of stuff | Scoop.it
The “endgame” for the new institute is to be able to 3D print human organs
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Ecovative Interiors

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Check out Ecovative’s new sustainable, healthy product line available now for home and office interiors.
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The Fungi in Your Future

From bricks to furniture to leather, mushrooms can be made into a wide variety of materials. Philip Ross, of the San Fransisco based start-up, MycoWorks
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