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Bone and silk are inspiring Neri Oxman to invent new ways of construction (Wired UK)

Bone and silk are inspiring Neri Oxman to invent new ways of construction (Wired UK) | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Oxman, a designer and architect who heads the Mediated Matter research group at the Media Lab, is stealing nature's best design principles and applying them to architectural creations...

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Natural scale caterpillar soft robot is powered and controlled with light

Natural scale caterpillar soft robot is powered and controlled with light | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw, using the liquid crystal elastomer technology, originally developed in the LENS Institute in Florence, demonstrated a bioinspired micro-robot capable of mimicking caterpillar gaits in natural scale. The 15-millimeter long soft robot harvests energy from green light and is controlled by spatially modulated laser beam. Apart from traveling on flat surfaces, it can also climb slopes, squeeze through narrow slits and transport loads.
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Meet ROOT: The Robot that Brings Code to Life

Computational thinking and programming underlie the digital world around us – yet K-16 teachers have been challenged to find the right teaching tool to instill…
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Wikiverse lets you explore Wikipedia like a human spaceship

Wikiverse lets you explore Wikipedia like a human spaceship | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Anyone who has spent any serious time on the internet has fallen down a Wikipedia hole, idly clicking linked sources and the site's "random article" option for hours at a time
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Op-Ed | A New Toolkit for Designers

Designers must integrate software, sensors, processors and new synthetic and biological materials into their toolkit, argues Todd Harple.
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DNA’s Hidden Layer Is Real, and Physicists Are Finding More Proof

DNA’s Hidden Layer Is Real, and Physicists Are Finding More Proof | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Physicists confirm the presence of a second layer if information in DNA that determines how it folds and what kind of cells it creates.
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Yes, Your Brain Does Process Information - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

Yes, Your Brain Does Process Information - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Do you know what information is? No worries if you don’t. Clarity on the concept is apparently hard to come by. In a May cover story,…
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DuoSkin:Functional, stylish on-skin user interfaces

DuoSkin is a fabrication process that enables anyone to create customized functional devices that can be attached directly on their skin. Using gold metal leaf,…
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NASA just released 1,035 new images of Mars — here are some of the best

NASA just released 1,035 new images of Mars — here are some of the best | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Mars definitely deserves its Red Planet nickname. But scientists use such a range of photographing techniques that the planet can end up a rainbow of colors.
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World's First Tattoo by Industrial Robot

For more information about Pierre and Johan visit: www.appropriateaudiences.net www.appropriateaudiences.tumblr.com For more information about Autodesk's…
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Yes, Your Brain Does Process Information - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

Yes, Your Brain Does Process Information - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
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Forget Iron Man: skintight suits are the future of robotic exoskeletons

Forget Iron Man: skintight suits are the future of robotic exoskeletons | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Children with a rare neurological disease were recently given the chance to walk for the first time thanks to a new robotic exoskeleton. Thes
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A Post-Human World Is Coming. Design Has Never Mattered More | Knowmads, Infocology of the future

A Post-Human World Is Coming. Design Has Never Mattered More | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Futurist experts have estimated that by the year 2030 computers in the price range of inexpensive laptops will have a computational power that is equivalent to human intelligence.
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Fungarium and Astro Mini Farm triumph in Star Trek replicator challenge

Fungarium and Astro Mini Farm triumph in Star Trek replicator challenge | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
The next generation of trekkies is off to an inspiring start with winners recently named in the Future Engineers 3D Printing Star Trek Replicator Challenge. The budding student scientists were invited to engineer the future of food production, particularly those that would address issues faced by long interplanetary space flight and manned missions on Mars.

The student contestants were tasked with designing 3D-printable objects that would help provide astronauts with nutritious meals in the year 2050. In all, the organizers received 405 submissions, with submissions offering concepts on ways to grow and harvest produce in space, as well as methods for the preparation, eating and disposing of food.

First place in the Teen Group (13-19) was Kyle Corrette from Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, Arizona, who designed a Melanized Fungarium, or mushroom farm. The device, created specifically for use in a microgravity environment, would provide an organic growth bed for its melanized fungus using radioactivity as an energy source.

This ionizing radiation, readily available in space, would allow for continuous growth of the fungi, providing a renewable food source for the crew. Water would be pumped into an extruding intake tube that makes its way through internal pipes to the growth bed.

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Uber’s first self-driving cars will start picking up passengers this month

Uber’s first self-driving cars will start picking up passengers this month | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
In an interview with Bloomberg, CEO Travis Kalanick revealed that the company is preparing to introduce self-driving cars to its fleet of drivers in..
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10 things you need to learn in design school if you’re tired of wasting your money — Dear Design Student

10 things you need to learn in design school if you’re tired of wasting your money — Dear Design Student | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
I hope everyone had a good summer. It’s hard to believe it’s over, yet here we are. Still feeling the summer breeze of warm ocean wind…
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TextileLab Amsterdam

TextileLab Amsterdam | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
The TextileLab Amsterdam is a lab for creatives interested in experimenting with craftsmanship, technology and digital fabrication for the textile and clothing industry.
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AA School of Architecture Designs Adaptable Structural Plastic 3D Printing Method

AA School of Architecture Designs Adaptable Structural Plastic 3D Printing Method | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
The AA School of Architecture’s DRL Masters Program has developed a thesis project, entitled Growing Systems, which explores adaptabl
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Ingenious: David Krakauer - The systems theorist explains what’s wrong with standard models of intelligence. - Issue 23: Dominoes - Nautilus

Ingenious: David Krakauer - The systems theorist explains what’s wrong with standard models of intelligence. - Issue 23: Dominoes - Nautilus | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
One way to think about culture is as dominoes arrayed in a line, with one tipping over another, a sort of cascade of influence,”…
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NASA Wants to Build These Six New Prototype Deep Space Houses

NASA Wants to Build These Six New Prototype Deep Space Houses | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Someday, perhaps we will have a little space house all of our own, over whose white picket fence we can watch the sun(s) set into the red sky over our exoplanet ranch. Until then, these six new prototype deep space habitat designs that NASA just released will have to do.
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The Future Of Education: We Live In A Social World

The Future Of Education: We Live In A Social World | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
HundrED is a global, non-profit project aiming to bring together a vision of education for th
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We're The Superhumans | Rio Paralympics 2016 Trailer

Channel 4 is proud to present the 3-minute trailer for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Signed & Subtitled and Audio Described versions are available in th
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South African super-telescope reveals distant galaxies and black holes

South African super-telescope reveals distant galaxies and black holes | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
At only a quarter of its eventual capacity, the MeerKat radio telescope captures 1,300 galaxies in tiny corner of universe where only 70 were known before
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Bio-Inspired Design | Neri Oxman

In the first three industrial revolutions, new inventions were assembled from parts – as opposed to grown, like in nature. In the fourth industria
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New record for storing digital data in DNA

New record for storing digital data in DNA | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
The DNA in every cell of your body houses an unfathomable amount of information. Harnessing such storage capabilities for the next generation of digital data storage has been the subject of studies for years, and now a team made up of researchers from Microsoft and the University of Washington has broken a new record, managing to store and retrieve 200 MB of data on strands of DNA.

We're getting better at shrinking the physical size of data storage devices while simultaneously increasing the stoarge capacity, with hundreds of gigabytes of data squeezing onto devices that fit in the palm of a hand. But far more data is produced each year than our current technology will be able to keep up with as the world's total data heads towards an estimated 44 trillion GB by 2020.

Unfortunately, even the best of our current range of devices are only relatively short-term solutions to the problem. Hard drives, and optical storage such as DVDs and Blu-Ray discs, are vulnerable to damage and degradation, with a life expectancy of a few decades at best.

Scientists are increasingly looking to nature's hard drive, DNA, as a potential solution to both the capacity and longevity problems. As our own bodies demonstrate, DNA is an incredibly dense storage medium, potentially squeezing in a mind-boggling 5.5 petabits (125,000 GB) of information per cubic millimeter. By that measure, according to University of Washington professor, Luis Ceze, all 700 exabytes of today's accessible internet would fit into a space the size of a shoebox.

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