Learn about the making of Unnumbered Sparks, a monumental interactive sculpture in the sky created by artists Janet Echelman and Aaron Koblin for TED's 30th anniversary. Choreographed by visitors in real time through their mobile devices, at night, the sculpture becomes a crowd-controlled visual artwork on a giant, floating canvas powered by Google.
With Bioprinting the Impossible Seems Possible ENGINEERING.com While that printer represents a major advancement in the state of bioprinting, a second machine in development at the Institute has been used to print skin cells onto burn wounds.
The close collaboration of Rotterdam-based practices IND and Powerhouse Company for the design of a new 100-m-tall observation and telecommunications tower in Çanakkale, a Turkish city and seaport located on the southern Asian coast of the Hellespont, articulates far-reaching technological and programmatic ambitions.
The tower is planned to operate as a broadcast antenna as well as to engage visitors- taking them on a contemplative journey, allowing them time to ponder as they walk along a raised, looping path that runs through the forest before returning to a hilltop observation deck offering panoramic vistas. Besides its distinctive and aesthetic significance, the tower was conceived with the intention becoming a dynamic public destination, fostering social interactions. The project is all the more interesting as it integrates technologies to a scrupulously context-specific design, respectful of all of the site’s attributes. The architects also harness technological mediums so as to create a heightened architectural experience, appealing the visual and tactile senses.
O primeiro teste real de um manto da invisibilidade contra terremotos funcionou na prática.
Maquete Eletrônica's insight:
"A ideia, a princípio, é que as camuflagens antiterremotos possam criar barreiras protetoras que desviem a energia do terremoto para longe de estruturas sensíveis, como usinas nucleares."................