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Method : method ocean plastic. 12 is Everywhere. Shapeways. Ben Giles Collages. NYC --- "Excorrigia / The Scourge" opens tonight, April 3rd, at NYC's Superchief Gallery (9 Clinton Street at Houston, in New York City's Lower East Side) featuring new works by Oakland based John Felix Arnold III- an exhibition of new works in painting, drawing, mixed media, installation, and sound.

Ben Giles Collages

His upcoming solo show at FFDG opens in October. The opening, hosted by John Felix Arnold III, Carolyn LeBourgeois (who made the cross country trek with me) the whole crew from Sueprchief, Ed Zipco, Billy, and Tricky Yooth aka Patrick, as well as the owners of Culturefix and their rad gallery manager Josh Allen, will commence at 6pm and go until 10pm, Thursday, April 3rd 2014. 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. 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). 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. 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. “It's almost like it's co-ops’ time because of people’s dissatisfaction with old greedy ways, even though co-ops are still about profit,” says Roberta MacDonald Senior Vice President of Cabot Creamery, one of the oldest farmer cooperatives in the U.S. 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

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. Earlier this year a UK-based tinkerer named Fred Murphy got his hands on some of the original units—you'll see them pop up on eBay now and then—and decided to make his own records. 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. Ocean Health Index. Mosaics Created from Thousands of Hand-Cast Resin Flowers and Candy. What Remains, 35,000+ hand cast urethane flowers. 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. 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. I envision this sculpture not as a classical labyrinth built to ensnare, but rather as an architectural abbreviation of grand ideas.

Realitat - Microsonic Landscapes. *notcot in design , 13:40 Realitat’s Microsonic Landscapes are “an algorithmic exploration of the music we love. Each album’s soundwave proposes a new spatial and unique journey by transforming sound into matter/space: the hidden into something visible.” According to Creative Applications it is created with Processing and printed with Makerbot. Each object represents an album, but it’s unclear to me how tracks are represented… perhaps each ring? Or does it all just spiral flow together to the center? A Vegetable-Growing Factory That Fits In A Parking Space. Short on space but hankering for some fresh vegetables? The $70,000 Agri-Cube might be the answer to your problems. Developed by Japan’s Daiwa House Industry, the parking-space-sized cube can grow leafy greens and root vegetables like turnips and radishes.

The self-contained system comes with a water recycling system and adjustable fluorescent lighting (instead of sunlight) to nourish the plants. Under the right conditions, the cube can grow up to 10,000 heads of lettuce per year--all for approximately 45 cents a vegetable, when electricity costs are taken into account, according DigInfo. The Agri-Cube’s high price tag gives it limited appeal to the average consumer, but we imagine that restaurants might be big customers, especially since certain restaurants are already experimenting with rooftop hydroponic farming.

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? Miso : tokyo from memory. Q&A: HB Collaborative, Makers of ‘Plant-In City’ Leaf Thermometer paper temperature reader. The Soviet synthesizer that bridged occultism and 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. 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. Origami. No T-Squares: Robot Arms Are The New Thing In Architecture School.

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.