Printing off the paper. Imagine being able to “print” an entire house.
Or a four-course dinner. Or a complete mechanical device such as a cuckoo clock, fully assembled and ready to run. Or a printer capable of printing … yet another printer? Artificial blood vessels created on a 3D printer. 16 September 2011Last updated at 11:49 By Katia Moskvitch Technology reporter, BBC News Artificial blood vessels could help those in urgent need of an organ transplant Artificial blood vessels made on a 3D printer may soon be used for transplants of lab-created organs.
Until now, the stumbling block in tissue engineering has been supplying artificial tissue with nutrients that have to arrive via capillary vessels. Dwarf galaxies suggest dark matter theory may be wrong. 16 September 2011Last updated at 18:47 By Leila Battison Science reporter, Bradford Dwarf galaxies around the Milky Way are less dense than they should be if they held cold dark matter Scientists' predictions about the mysterious dark matter purported to make up most of the mass of the Universe may have to be revised.
Research on dwarf galaxies suggests they cannot form in the way they do if dark matter exists in the form that the most common model requires it to. That may mean that the Large Hadron Collider will not be able to spot it. Bridges are Acoustic Information. Sound artist Rutger Zuydervelt and designer Gerco Hiddink have teamed up to organize a new audio project called Bridges.
[Image: From Bridges]. The project asked a group of eight well-known improvisational musicians to "react" to four Dutch bridges (or, more accurately, to field recordings made on, under, and near those bridges). Animals in the Optoelectronic Metropolis. [Image: LEVEL 1 from "Theriomorphous Cyborg" by Simone Ferracina].
Last week, while I was lost in the process of moving east from Los Angeles to New York City, the Animal Architecture Awards were announced, a design competition for which I was proud to serve on the jury. Animal Architecture Awards Announced! Animal Architecture is proud to announce the winning entries for the 2011 Animal Architecture Awards.
We had an amazing group of projects from all corners of the Globe and an exciting mix of fantastical, plausible and built projects that reinterpret the way we Human animals might interact with our companion species. Congratulations to all of the entrants! Job well done! Farmland World. [Image: "Farmland World" by Design With Company (Allison Newmeyer and Stewart Hicks)].
One of the runners-up for the recent Animal Architecture Awards is also one of my favorites from the competition: "Farmland World" by Allison Newmeyer and Stewart Hicks of the Chicago-based Design With Company. The project is an ironic investigation of how humans relate to farm animals—more specifically, how the ongoing spatial separation between humans and the animals they rely on for food and other forms of agricultural work can make animals seem to be nothing more than utilitarian machines. Dinosaur Feathers Found in Amber Reinforce Evolution Theories - Hans Villarica - Life. Protofeather fossils discovered entombed in amber from the Late Cretaceous era support theories of dinosaur and avian evolution -- and make for one beautiful gallery Dinosaur and bird feathers preserved in amber from a Late Cretaceous site in Canada reveal new insights into the structure, function, and color of animals that date back to about 78 million years ago.
Researchers led by University of Alberta paleontologist Ryan McKellar say these specimens represent distinct stages of feather evolution, from early-stage, single filament protofeathers to much more complex structures associated with modern diving birds. After analyzing the preserved pigment cells, the authors add that these feathered creatures may have also had a range of transparent, mottled, and diffused colors, similar to birds today. They can't determine which feathers belonged to birds or dinosaurs yet, but they did observe filament structures that are similar to those seen in other non-avian dinosaur fossils.
Full Screen. The End of Books: Ikea Is Changing Shelves To Reflect Changing Demand. The psychopathic neurobiologist. 3 Day Egyptian Maker Space - Expanding the Maker Movement by Bilal Ghalib. Makin' It: Julian Lynch, Musician and Ethnomusicologist - Business. Welcome to Makin' It, GOOD Business’ look at how people with excellent jobs found themselves pursuing the work they love.
You’ll be jealous, but you’ll pick up some tips, too. Julian Lynch is one of our favorite people making music right now, and a Ph.D. candidate in ethnomusicology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Between moments deep in the books, Julian was gracious enough to talk to us about how he came to study one of the coolest disciplines in academia and about how being a full-time student affects his life and music. Does school always win out when balancing the demands of your own music?
The two seem, at least superficially, so mutually reinforcing. I actually started working on my next record a few weeks ago. African Entrepreneurs Are Making Ghana Into a Tech Startup Hub - Technology. Step aside, Silicon Valley and Bangalore.
A group of aspiring web entrepreneurs in Ghana are looking to turn Accra into the newest startup hub. The nonprofit World Wide Web Foundation is working with local developers through a training program called Mobile Web Ghana to give participants the business and technology skills they need to leverage ideas into successful mobile web companies. The program kicks off its second training session today, and graduates from the first session in February have already produced 10 different mobile products. Cheaper Solar Panels Are Causing a Solar Boom - Environment. Solar power keeps getting cheaper, providing a real incentive for businesses to cut down on carbon emissions.
As prices for solar panels have dropped, more companies and utilities in the United States have looked at their options and decided this could be a good time to invest in solar. In the past couple of months, the falling price of solar panels has driven “a significant increase” in solar development across the U.S., according to Solarbuzz, which tracks solar projects in the pipeline. Two months ago, the group counted 17 gigawatts worth of solar projects; now, there are 24 gigawatts of solar projects either installed, being installed, or in the development phase.
Most of those gigawatts are just a glimmer in the eye of forward-thinking companies. At the end of 2010, the entire country had a total of just 2.6 gigawatts of solar capacity installed, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. Meanwhile, solar projects in China are growing almost as quickly. Novelists Predict Future With Eerie Accuracy. The 10 Youngest Power Men In Africa - Forbes. Zara Accused Of Alleged 'Slave Labor' In Brazil. Retro 1970s Solar Vacation House by Michael Jantzen is Still Relevant. Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Google Earth Tour. 1,5 milliard d’euros de plomberie. Veolia, Suez, la Saur ne paieraient pas pour la remise en état du réseau français d'eau potable. Le député expert sur le sujet propose de faire payer les collectivités locales et les usagers. Rencontre autour d'une facture de 1,5 milliard. Le député le plus impliqué dans les affaires d’approvisionnement en eau, André Flajolet (UMP, Pas-de-Calais), voudrait faire payer les usagers et les collectivités locales pour remettre en état le réseau d’eau potable français.
Ses défauts d’entretien laissent s’échapper dans la nature près de 22% d’eau. Le chantier est évalué à 1,5 milliard d’euros. Blog Archive » Living Infrastructure. Earth’s rarest metals ranked in a new 'risk list' 13 September 2011Last updated at 18:50 By Leila Battison Science reporter, Bradford. Du "greenwashing" durable. Rio+20 must 'unenvironmentalise' green issues, says G77 negotiator. Close Read: What Jackie Said. Urbanisation's varying impacts on ecosystem services. 13 September 2011Last updated at 09:11 By Mark Kinver Environment reporter, BBC News, Sheffield Loss of green spaces can exacerbate extreme flooding events, the study shows.
Glowing cats shed light on Aids. 12 September 2011Last updated at 12:38. Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Time. The secret life of pronouns - science-in-society - 07 September 2011. Read full article. The Secret of the Fibonacci Sequence in Trees. Narco Polo » Blog Archive » Smokers Cost You Money and Other Asinine Anti-Smoking Lies. September 8th, 2011 | drugs , tobacco | 4 Comments » Adrian Woods.