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Method : method ocean plastic. 12 is Everywhere. Shapeways. Teenage Engineering not only make one of the sexiest synthesizers but also get the prize for being the first electronics company to offer their replacement parts as downloadable 3D Printed files.


Ben Giles Collages. The Taming of the Beasts. From Faith47 in Shanghai: I needed to bring the spirits of the African Rhinos into Asia.

The Taming of the Beasts

To help in the settling of their restless spirits. In 2010 there were 333 rhinos illegally killed for their horns in South Africa. In 2011 the total rose to 448. And as of September this year the total is recorded at 373 violent deaths. The current spike in demand of South African Rhino horn is driven primarily by medicinal demand from Asian countries mainly Vietnam and China, Malaysia, India and South Korea. The official announcement of the last Javan rhino killed in Vietnam was made on 25 October 2011, followed by the reported extinction of the West African Black Rhino, a sub-species of the Southern African Black Rhino, on 10 November 2011. Arbre musical. L’association allemande BUND milite pour la défense des arbres.

Arbre musical

Pour ce faire, l’agence Proximity BBDO Germany a eu l’idée de réaliser une dispositif inédit alliant harmonieusement nature et musique. The man who turned his home into a public library. 19 September 2012Last updated at 20:24 ET By Kate McGeown BBC News, Manila If you put all the books you own on the street outside your house, you might expect them to disappear in a trice.

The man who turned his home into a public library

But one man in Manila tried it - and found that his collection grew. Hernando Guanlao is a sprightly man in his early 60s, with one abiding passion - books. They're his pride and joy, which is just as well because, whether he likes it or not, they seem to be taking over his house. Guanlao, known by his nickname Nanie, has set up an informal library outside his home in central Manila, to encourage his local community to share his joy of reading. The idea is simple. Alaska and the mysterious disappearing king salmon. 18 September 2012Last updated at 22:21 ET By Lynsea Garrison BBC News, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska Subsistence fisherman Michael Winter collects a king salmon caught in his fishing wheel in Chitina, Alaska, before releasing it back to the Copper River When the number of king salmon running in Crooked Creek's river declined dramatically, the mostly native Alaskan villagers were left wondering where they could find enough food to last the winter.

Alaska and the mysterious disappearing king salmon

Crooked Creek has no big-box grocery stores or roads to other towns. But in good times, the Kuskokwim River promises king salmon to the villages along its 702 miles (1,130km). But good times are fading into memory for villagers like Evelyn Thomas, who has lived in Crooked Creek her entire life. "In my language, fish is called 'the food'," says Thomas, a half Yupik, half Athabascan native Alaskan who says she has little money to buy food to replace the salmon. Vampire Dog Might Be the Biggest Missed Opportunity in Movie History. Injured bald eagle gets new 3-D printed beak. Photo courtesy of Birds of Prey Northwest.

Injured bald eagle gets new 3-D printed beak

Sometime in 2005, Beauty the bald eagle was shot in the face by a poacher, which damaged her beak badly enough that she couldn’t eat on her own. Animal rescue workers found her before she starved to death, and volunteers at the nonprofit group Birds of Prey Northwest nursed her back to health via tube-feeding and, later, hand-feeding with forceps. But it became increasingly clear that her beak was never going to grow back — meaning that Beauty would never be able to feed herself. She was on track to be euthanized. 100 Wild Huts. Co-operative Businesses Are Booming in Tough Times - Business.

While the global economy crawls toward a jerky recovery from the 2008 financial collapse, a subset of businesses is outshining the rest.

Co-operative Businesses Are Booming in Tough Times - Business

Cooperatives—companies owned by their employees or customers—are proving surprisingly steady and sound during these dour times. That's especially good for the workers, who in this case, are also owners. A United Kingdom study found that over the past four years, co-ops have grown at twice the rate of the rest of the U.K. economy. In the United States, anecdotal evidence paints a similar picture. Bespoke Devices: London Workshops Demystify The Guts of Personal Technology - Technology. Everyone dreads the moment when their tablet, laptop, or iPhone turns from helpful friend to ardent foe, leaving the owner clueless and looking to the manufacturer for help or for a new device altogether.

Bespoke Devices: London Workshops Demystify The Guts of Personal Technology - Technology

Creative husband and wife team Daniel Hirschmann and Bethany Koby want you to know what to do when your gadget quits. 3D Printing Plastic Fisher-Price Records. Many of us born in the '70s grew up with these Fisher-Price Record Players, which used plastic discs to play music-box-sounding analog music.

3D Printing Plastic Fisher-Price Records

I was surprised to see they had recently been re-released—and disappointed to learn the new ones aren't the same as the old, but instead play the music electronically. Lorenzo Durán - Naturayarte. NOTCOT.ORG. NOTCOT.ORG. Backyard Brains » Insane in the Chromatophores. During experiments on the giant axons of the Longfin Inshore Squid (loligo pealei) at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA; we were fascinated by the fast color-changing nature of the squid’s skin.

Backyard Brains » Insane in the Chromatophores

Squids (like many other cephalopods) can quickly control pigmented cells called chromatophores to reflect light. The Longfin Inshore has 3 different chromatophore colors: Brown, Red, and Yellow. Each chromatophore has tiny muscles along the circumference of the cell that can contract to reveal the pigment underneath. Ocean Health Index. Mosaics Created from Thousands of Hand-Cast Resin Flowers and Candy. What Remains, 35,000+ hand cast urethane flowers What Remains, detail. Japan: record high radiation levels found in Fukushima fish, more than a year after nuclear accident.

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) in Japan said Tuesday its monitoring efforts have recorded record high radiation levels in local seafood: 25,800 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium in fish sampled within a 20-kilometer range of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The photo shows fish caught Aug. 1, 2012 within 20 kilometers of the crippled nuclear power plant. The findings indicate that radioactive contamination remains at unsafe levels in the area's food supply more than a year after the nuclear crisis. From Kyodo News: The level of cesium found in greenling is 258 times that deemed safe for consumption by the Japanese government, suggesting that radioactive contamination remains serious more than a year after the nuclear crisis. NOTCOT.ORG. Landscape Abbreviated by Nova Jiang is a kinetic maze consisting of modular elements with rotating planters, which form a garden that is simultaneously a machine.

August 18th, 2012 "I am interested in the way that simple interventions can make the experience of space dynamic and unpredictable. The planters are controlled by a software program that continuously generates new maze patterns based on mathematical rules; they rotate to form shifting pathways that encourage visitors to change direction and viewpoints as they move through the space. Realitat - Microsonic Landscapes. A Vegetable-Growing Factory That Fits In A Parking Space.

Can nasal spray help prevent military suicides? Could the solution to increasing suicide and depression rates among members of the U.S. military lie in a nasal spray? The Army hopes so. In the midst of a crisis that saw its highest rate of suicide in July, the Army has greenlighted a grant for Dr. Michael Kubek, an Indiana University of Medicine professor, to dig deeper into whether a nasal spray could be a safe and effective way to administer a specific antidepressive neurochemical to the brain and help calm suicidal thoughts.

The Army counted 38 confirmed or suspected suicides in July, a tally that took into account both active- and non-active-duty members of the Army National Guard or Reserve. Miso : tokyo from memory. Q&A: HB Collaborative, Makers of ‘Plant-In City’ With armory-sized ambitions, riffs of Archigram and Peter Cook, and a penchant for Japanese joinery, Huy Bui and Jon Schamm of HB Collaborative, together with Carlos J. Gómez de Llarena of med44, explore smart infrastructure for a city’s silent sentient beings. 'Plant-In City' is an iphone app fueled installation that straddles art, urban design, and horticulture. In configurable terrariums, ferns and mosses suspend like a primordial visage of Mesa Verde, embedded with sophisticated sensors allowing users to feed their plants from their smart phones—a welcome adaptation for the traveler tired of finding a house plant sitter.

Architizer-er Caitlin Blanchfield sat down with HB in their studio to learn a bit more about their budding metropolis was built. Add To Collection Save this image to a collection. Leaf Thermometer paper temperature reader. The Soviet synthesizer that bridged occultism and electronic music. You can find traces of the occult throughout the history of electronic music. Evolution could generate new semiconducting structures - physics-math - 26 June 2012. How presidential elections are impacted by a 100 million year old coastline. 2008 Presidential election results by county. Blue denotes majority Democratic votes and Red Republican. Map from New York Times. Hale County in west central Alabama and Bamberg County in southern South Carolina are 450 miles apart.

DryBath: How to Take a Shower Without Using Any Water. A South African college student has a solution for your lazy hygiene: the Drybath. Google Wants to Protect 3,000 Endangered Languages - Technology. According to some estimates, there are at least 87 languages that are completely extinct. A Canopy of Man-Made Solar-Powered Supertrees Flourishes in Singapore - Design. The man who made his own toaster. Video software to "see" someone's pulse. Raphael Kim’s Rotifer Farm. *rugenius in nature , 13:02.

Origami. No T-Squares: Robot Arms Are The New Thing In Architecture School. In a nondescript central Los Angeles neighborhood sits a renovated warehouse, home to the Southern California Institute of Architecture, or Sci-Arc for short. Jim Rugg. Watercolor animation of Blade Runner. The Parks of the World. Whoa: check out this preview page from Ian... Cosey Fanni Tutti's music piece "inspired and made possible" by Xeni's treatment for cancer. The Breathless Zoo. Future - Science & Environment - Global resources stock check. Audio slideshow: A tale of two Ethiopian women fighting hunger. NOTCOT.ORG. Daily Pictures: Money / War Posters by Graziano Losa. The Times of Oman: Latest News Oman, World & Business News, Sports & Movies!

Toilet paper with a horror story from the author of "Ring" Confessions of a Non–Serial Killer - Michael O’Hare. Space vehicles, to scale. Homebuildlife: Icecream Parlour by Ploenpit Nittaramorn. One Duck : Monique Habraken. NOTCOT.ORG. "From Spark to Finish": In Basel, Design Miami/'s Designers of the Future Unveil Illuminating Inventions. In pictures: Colombia's indigenous games. Shanghai dance hall evokes vanished era of glamour. Untitled. Gavin Rothery Blog - Eddie Powell - Alien Stunt Performer. Spanish Snow White is Sumptuous Surreal Gothic.

Crazy Isn't A Destination: Minds Aren't Lost. Children with older fathers and grandfathers 'live longer' Joseph Rodriguez: Portraits from Another America. Texel, Netherlands: An island where science and culture meet. Artist Berndnaut Smilde creates indoor clouds - The Style Blog. International - Max Fisher - Welcome to America, Please Be On Time: What Guide Books Tell Foreign Visitors to the U.S. NYT-“MEN invented the internet” SOLAR FLOATING RESORT.

Open-source human genomes. How Math Can Help Save a Dying Language. Bookyard- An Expansive Outdoor Public Library by Massimo Bartolini. Dreaminthewood. NOTCOT.ORG. No globes. The Family on the Behance Network. NOTCOT.ORG. Bluefin tuna record Fukushima radioactivity. A New Way to Keep Deep-Sea Creatures Alive at the Surface.

Tim Burton Caketrope by Alexandre Dubosc. Ballerina by Banksy. Banksy Does Origami. Le plan. Archaeologists unearth 1000 year-old tomb in Peru. David Letellier. Atlas for The Blind 1837. Cement bleak - Isaac Cordal. Documenting China's lost history of famine. Energy is more than sources; energy is systems. A Matter of Taste. Does Eating Organic Food Actually Make You a Haughty Jerk? The Wisdom of Slime. Slime computes freeways systems. Raising money to free classic volume on Africa's oral literature. Little Free Library can help put a library on your corner.