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Vermeer's paintings might be 350 year-old color photographs

Vermeer's paintings might be 350 year-old color photographs | personalinterests | Scoop.it
Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in the art world: How did Dutch master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically 150 years before the invention of photography? Here's how he conducted his experiment.
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Marta Krivosheek (martakrivosheek)

Marta Krivosheek (martakrivosheek) | personalinterests | Scoop.it
"The mind that opens to new ideas never return to its original size." Albert Einstein
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Formidable biologically inspired airplanes by Al Brady

Formidable biologically inspired airplanes by Al Brady | personalinterests | Scoop.it
Al Brady creates some really awesome biologically inspired planes. He is the designer of the awesome pterodactyl combat jets that will be featured in Bastiaan Koch's movie Is This Heaven. His other vehicle creations are cool too.
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www.datenform.de --- Netzdatenwelt vs. Alltagslebensraum --- Aram Bartholl

www.datenform.de --- Netzdatenwelt vs. Alltagslebensraum --- Aram Bartholl | personalinterests | Scoop.it
In which form does the network data world manifest itself in our everyday life? What comes back from cyberspace into physical space? How do digital innovations influence our everyday actions?
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▶ A-Z of Dance - YouTube

▶ A-Z of Dance - YouTube | personalinterests | Scoop.it
Shot on the streets and rooftops of sunny LA, our A-Z of Dance shows you how to set hearts alight and clubs on fire. Float like an Arabesque, spin like a B-B...
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Why Primitive Form Languages Spread. A Theory of Architecture Part 3 by Nikos Salingaros

Why Primitive Form Languages Spread. A Theory of Architecture Part 3 by Nikos Salingaros | personalinterests | Scoop.it

“ the architectural establishment continues to ignore indigenous building cultures and the human value of what they represent. For example, traditional building”


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Honda's Launched a Net-Zero Energy Smart Home Project in ...

Honda's Launched a Net-Zero Energy Smart Home Project in ... | personalinterests | Scoop.it

“ Empowered by a 9.5 kw photovoltaic system feeding a 10kWh lithium-ion storage battery, which plugs into its complementary direct-current Fit EV, Honda's net-zero energy Smart Home is a symbiotic experiment in green ...”


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Space Time Architecture – Fluid Dynamic Building Exploration | Space Time Architecture

Space Time Architecture – Fluid Dynamic Building Exploration | Space Time Architecture | personalinterests | Scoop.it
The following posts are explorations towards an architectural solution using fluid dynamics.
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That Time Soviet Russia Built a House Entirely Out of Plastic

That Time Soviet Russia Built a House Entirely Out of Plastic | personalinterests | Scoop.it
In its heyday, plastic was viewed as a revolutionary advancement--safer and lighter than glass, cheap to manufacture, and useful in countless commercial applications. In fact, in the early 1960's architects in the USSR even tried building entire houses out of the stuff.

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The Longest Way 1.0 - walk through China and grow a beard! - TIMELAPSE on Vimeo

In 2008, I walked through China - one year, more than 4500km. All the while, I let my hair and my beard grow. This is the resulting video. Add me on FB: http://www.facebook.com/crehage…;
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History of the Maltese Language

History of the Maltese Language | personalinterests | Scoop.it
Shared by Joe Arevalo Definition Maltese is part of the family Hamito-Semitic also called Afro-Asiatic languages. Within this family, it is part of the group of Semitic languages. Current Maltese, ...
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Vermeer's paintings might be 350 year-old color photographs

Vermeer's paintings might be 350 year-old color photographs | personalinterests | Scoop.it
Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in the art world: How did Dutch master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically 150 years before the invention of photography? Here's how he conducted his experiment.

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Job hunt like Sherlock: research your future employer

Job hunt like Sherlock: research your future employer | personalinterests | Scoop.it
A little clever detective work on a prospective employer can go a long way and help you stand out at interview
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The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance

The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance | personalinterests | Scoop.it
Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature's own designs. Herr lost both legs in a climbing accident 30 years ago; now, as the head of the MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics group, he shows his incredible technology in a talk that's both technical and deeply personal — with the help of ballroom dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis, who lost her left leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and performs again for the first time on the TED stage.
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Daniel Davis

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A blog by Daniel Davis about parametric modelling, computational design, architecture, and the future of the AEC industry
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Capitalism is making way for the age of free

Capitalism is making way for the age of free | personalinterests | Scoop.it
Jeremy Rifkin: The internet of things has facilitated an economic shift from markets to collaborative commons, with costs close to zero
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Architectural design influences which microbes surround us

Architectural design influences which microbes surround us | personalinterests | Scoop.it

They have us surrounded. Even inside the spaces we build for ourselves — like homes and offices — we are a tiny minority. Invisible bacteria, fungi, and viruses outnumber us by orders of magnitude.We will always be outnumbered, but we may have a say in which microbes we’re surrounded by, according to a new study that’s one of the first to investigate how building design influences the microbial diversity of indoor spaces. “Design choices at the level of a whole building make a really big impact on the types of invisible organisms that you see in a room,” said microbial ecologist Jessica Green, an author of the new study. The work is part of an emerging body research suggesting that design decisions — from the architect’s blueprint to the choice of ventilation system to the materials picked by the interior designer — help shape the microbes in our midst.In three recent studies, her team at the University of Oregon dissected the microbial diversity of a single building on campus called Lillis Hall, which houses professor’s offices and classrooms. In one study, they used a modified Shop-Vac to collect 155 dust samples throughout the building. Back in the lab, they extracted bacterial DNA and sequenced a gene called 16S. All bacteria have a copy of this gene, but its sequence differs from one type of bacteria to another, making it a useful ID marker. Classifying fungi and viruses is trickier, but Green hopes to tackle them in future studies.Restrooms and classrooms, which are visited by many people throughout the day, tended to be dominated by bacteria commonly found on human skin, including Lactobacillus and Staphylococcus. Offices, especially those with windows, tended to have higher levels of soil-dwelling Methylobacterium. Mechanically ventilated offices, on the other hand, had more Deinococcus, which may be better suited to the hot dry air pumped out by the heating system in these rooms, Green says.In addition to dust, Green and her team have also examined air samples and surfaces in Lillis Hall. In another recent study they found that rooms with a natural ventilation system that brings in outside air at night have microbial profiles more similar to outside air, compared to rooms with mechanical ventilation system that was turned off at night to save money. “What we found is if you have this really expensive mechanical ventilation system and you turn it off at night, you’re leaving this bag of microbes that people are immersed in when they come back in the morning,” Green said.The interactions between building design, microbial diversity, and health might be stronger in other types of buildings — such as hospitals. Green is part of a consortium studying how microbial communities develop in two newly constructed hospitals, one in Chicago and one in Germany.But she thinks those interactions will turn out to exist in other types of buildings too. She notes that scientists are only just beginning to discover how the microbiome, the collection of microbes that live inside our guts, can impact our health by interacting with everything from the immune system to the brain. And where do those microbes come from? ”We pick them up from the built environment,” Green said. For a species that spends nearly 90% of its time indoors, that’s something to think about.


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Brilliant Bike Glows Like the Sun When Headlights Hit It | Gadget Lab | WIRED

Brilliant Bike Glows Like the Sun When Headlights Hit It | Gadget Lab | WIRED | personalinterests | Scoop.it
Dying to be seen on your bike at night? Here's a bright idea that turns not just the rider, but the entire ride, into one big glowing HEY! on the road.
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The Splendor Of Physics Realized In Surreal GIF Form | The Creators Project

The Splendor Of Physics Realized In Surreal GIF Form | The Creators Project | personalinterests | Scoop.it
This is what the world would look like if graphic designer Hugo Germain made up the rules.
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September | 2011 | The Man Who Went To Malta

September | 2011 | The Man Who Went To Malta | personalinterests | Scoop.it
8 posts published by Dawsr during September 2011
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Digg - What the Internet is talking about right now

Digg - What the Internet is talking about right now | personalinterests | Scoop.it
The most interesting and talked about stories, videos and pictures on the web. Breaking news on Technology, Politics, Entertainment, and more!
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Too-smart cities? Why these visions of utopia need an urgent reality check

Too-smart cities? Why these visions of utopia need an urgent reality check | personalinterests | Scoop.it

“ Responsive urban technology sounds enticing but citizens must not be disconnected from plans drawn up on their behalf”


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