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Thinking at the Edge of Apocalypse

Thinking at the Edge of Apocalypse | e.cloud | Scoop.it
Thinking at the edge of the apocalypse requires an ecological thinking. Yet ecology must be rescued from green ecology, or that perspective that approaches it as a restricted domain of investigatio...
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Local Motors just 3D-printed a car live at an auto show

Auto shows are typically a place to debut cars, not to build them — but then again, Local Motors isn't your everyday automaker.


The printing of the car takes 44 hours
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Lab-Grown Vaginas Implanted Successfully In 4 Teenagers

Lab-Grown Vaginas Implanted Successfully In 4 Teenagers | e.cloud | Scoop.it
Ever since scientists grew a human bladder in a laboratory in 1996, researchers have continued to develop more complex organs. Beating human hearts have also been grown in the lab and infected with disease to test various drugs. As a result of these medical advancements, people have had their lives changed for the better. For […]
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Chaotic Atmospheres simulates cities erosion

Chaotic Atmospheres simulates cities erosion | e.cloud | Scoop.it
A digital artist known as Chaotic Atmospheres has run city maps through World Terrain, a software system that simulates real-world geological events like erosion. The results are these evocative "erosion flow maps" that imagine what might happen to cities if they flowed into the environments around them.
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DNA tape recorder stores a cell's memories

DNA tape recorder stores a cell's memories | e.cloud | Scoop.it
Synthetic biologists engineer cells to store long-term information about their surroundings or activity
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Abiogenesis (Short Film)

In this breathtaking science fiction spectacle, a strange mechanical device lands on a desolate world and uses the planet to undergo a startling transformation,…
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ICD ITKE Research Pavilion 2014-2015 Teaser

In between science and teaching researchers work with students in an interdisciplinary team consisting of biologists, architects and civil engineers on the transformation…
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How NASA Could Build A Cloud City Over Venus

How NASA Could Build A Cloud City Over Venus | e.cloud | Scoop.it
Owing to the extreme conditions on the Venusian surface, it's going to be quite some time before a human ever steps foot on that planet. That's why NASA is developing a plan to deploy human-occupied airships in Venus's upper atmosphere. And yes, permanent occupation is the ultimate goal.
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composite swarm - kokkugia_roland snooks

COMPOSITE SWARM KOKKUGIA | ROLAND SNOOKS The Composite Swarm installation is an architectural prototype exploring the relationship of robotic fabrication, composite…
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Mediamatic.net - Myco Design Lab

Mediamatic.net - Myco Design Lab | e.cloud | Scoop.it
Myco Design Lab, Exploring new possibilities in fungi design. In 2012 Mediamatic initiated the Paddestoelen Paradijs exhibition. In 2014 we will continue our interest in design with fungi. Through an open call we've asked artists and designers to participate in the Myco Design Lab, in collaboration with the University of Utrecht and Officina Corpuscoli. Here you will find the research and results. Want to know more or start to grow your own mushrooms? Check our events .
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"Immortality" by William Burroughs

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Immortality is prolonged future, and the future of any artifact lies in the direction of increased flexibility capacity for change and ultimately mutation. Immortality may be seen as a by-product of function: "to shine in use." Mutation involves changes that are literally unimaginable from the perspective of the future mutant. Coldblooded, nondreaming creatures living in the comparatively weightless medium of water could not conceive of breathing air, dreaming, and experiencing the force of gravity as a basic fact of life. There will be new fears like the fear of falling, new pleasures, and new necessities. There are distinct advantages to living in a supportive medium like water. Mutation is not a matter of logical choices.

The human mutants must take a step into the unknown, a step that no human has taken before.

"We were the first that ever burst into that silent sea."
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Growing Knee Tissue with 3D Printing - 3D Printing Industry

Growing Knee Tissue with 3D Printing - 3D Printing Industry | e.cloud | Scoop.it
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have successfully 3D printed a scaffold by which to repair knee tissue.
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Why Mercedes's Self-Driving Car Is So Much More Tempting Than Google's

Why Mercedes's Self-Driving Car Is So Much More Tempting Than Google's | e.cloud | Scoop.it
Mercedes-Benz just dreamed up the first tempting self-driving car. And in the process, they show us all what Google was missing.
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Symmetrical Landscape Photos Are Nature's Rorschach Test | The Creators Project

Symmetrical Landscape Photos Are Nature's Rorschach Test | The Creators Project | e.cloud | Scoop.it
Mat Piranda offers a mirrored vision of black-and-white landscapes with his 'Rorschach Photography' photo series,
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Robot Arm Moves Like a Snake Hanging in Mid-Air

Robot Arm Moves Like a Snake Hanging in Mid-Air | e.cloud | Scoop.it
As it demonstrates its incredible ability to precisely follow a pre-determined path while seemingly hanging in mid-air, OC Robotics' Series II - X125 system snakebot is also doing a really good job at being incredibly unsettling. Especially for those of us who hate snakes (robotic or real) and now realize there's pretty much no place left for us to hide from them.
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How Disney Was Hustled into Making the Trippiest Movie About Computers Ever

How Disney Was Hustled into Making the Trippiest Movie About Computers Ever | e.cloud | Scoop.it
"Computers are People, Too!" is the defining artifact of the 80s CGI era.
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Defining Mesoscopic Patterns in Monolith

Demo showing various methods for defining three-dimensional mesoscopic patterns which are distributed throughout a volume of material. Monolith is a stand alone…
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Ionut Anton's curator insight, December 29, 2014 5:21 AM

Monolith generating 3d patterns using textures

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Kinetic Sculpture Hovers Like An Ethereal Halo | The Creators Project

Kinetic Sculpture Hovers Like An Ethereal Halo | The Creators Project | e.cloud | Scoop.it
Vincent Leroy's "Boreal Halo" inspires the feeling that maybe pixie dust really does exist.
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Randomly Generated Polygonal Insects by 'Istvan' for NeonMob

Randomly Generated Polygonal Insects by 'Istvan' for NeonMob | e.cloud | Scoop.it
Created by designer 'Istvan' of Chaotic Atmosphere, these geometric insects are a beautiful exercise in fictional biology, code, and digital illustration. The collection of nearly 100 organisms with day/night variations is titled Biotop from Polygonia was made in Cinema 4

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Robot Startup Series #7: Interview with Soft Robotics’ Carl Vause | Robohub

Robot Startup Series #7: Interview with Soft Robotics’ Carl Vause | Robohub | e.cloud | Scoop.it
Robot Startup Series #7: Interview with Soft Robotics’ Carl Vause
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Biologists Have Built An Artificial Chromosome From Scratch

Biologists Have Built An Artificial Chromosome From Scratch | e.cloud | Scoop.it
In a breakthrough seven years in the making, an international team of scientists have reconstructed a synthetic and fully functional yeast chromosome. It's a remarkable advance that could eventually lead to custom-built organisms — humans included.

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