background preloader

Unsorted interesting

Facebook Twitter

Minercraft. Lucky fruits. A Chinese farmer, Gao Xianzhang, has invented baby-shaped buddha pears and he is planning to export his idea.

Lucky fruits

The produce became a success in his local province since people seem to think the pear gives them good luck. Pineberry™ The Science of Acupuncture. Dear Doctor, I have read with great interest the results of your research about the action of the acupuncture needle inserted.

The Science of Acupuncture

Stimulation by a metal needle, remaining inserted for thirsty minutes, performs a mechanical stimulus with fibroblasts involvement for an analgesic effect and release of the connective tissue. The fluid stimulus by a liquid drug injected or deposited in the acupuncture point is another form of mechanical stimulation by the injected volume or by the chemical structure of the liquid drug. If the injected products can be of fast or slow resorption, there are products whose resorption is ultra-slow several months employed in other areas.

Replacement Teeth Grown From Gum Cells : D-brief. Japan Becomes First to Extract Gas From Frozen Methane : D-brief. The Emergent System. The concept of emergence seems to be cropping up everywhere one turns these days.

The Emergent System

The term is used to describe not only new events in organized religion, as described in the book I reviewed last week, but many other examples of otherwise unexplained behavior in the social sciences, such as dynamics in financial markets. Emergent properties are collective properties, which means they are properties of collections, not properties of individual parts.

The Androshi. 30 Best Tools for Website Wireframes and Prototypes. Learn how to earn $125 or more per hour as a freelancer - Click Here Looking for hosting?.

30 Best Tools for Website Wireframes and Prototypes

We recommend MediaTemple for web hosting. Use Code MTLOVESDESIGN for 20% off The design process is different for everybody and often includes a series of various techniques. I have tried both wireframing and non-wireframing techniques while noticing a large difference in quality. I have put together 30 fantastic tools related to website mockups and wireframing. Wireframe.cc. Alternative approach in 3D MEMS-IC integration using fluidic self-assembly techniques - Abstract - Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. Nowadays, industries are investigating new, original and appropriate solutions to address challenges in 3D MEMS-IC large-scale integration.

Alternative approach in 3D MEMS-IC integration using fluidic self-assembly techniques - Abstract - Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering

Self-assembly techniques are among those. We report on an alternative approach inspired from fluidic self-assembly and using the flip-chip method. Here, solder bumps are directly formed onto a MEMS chip using liquid solder solution in a bath. The self-alignment process is operated after surface treatment by plasma deposition to form high and low wettability selective patterns. Human Barbie. Just when you thought the Second Life hype was long gone, meet Ukrainian body artist Valerie Lukyanova who aims to turn Second Life into First Life.

Human Barbie

They call her the Human Barbie. Edible Implants. Why turn to implants when the female body can do it by itself?

Edible Implants

Human body farm. Urban Dolls. The idea of altering your body for aesthetic purposes is still somewhat frowned upon today.

Urban Dolls

But more than because the very idea of improving yourself, this is about its irreversible nature. When a women has some silicons inserted in her mammary glands, she’s very unlikely to go to back to a petite 75B one month later, but that very same woman can simply throw her high heels in the corner and wipe of the lipstick after an important vernissage.

Compared to plastic surgery, clothing and make-up are much more accepted ways of presenting yourself to the opposite sex as that hyper-attractive step up the evolutionary ladder. Biopresence – Human DNA Trees. Imagine a graveyard without tombstones, instead there are growing trees that contain genetic material of the deceased people burried there.

Biopresence – Human DNA Trees

Stress Test Demo. Ibogaine. Ibogaine is a naturally occurring psychoactive substance found in plants in the Apocynaceae family such as Tabernanthe iboga, Voacanga africana and Tabernaemontana undulata.

Ibogaine

A psychedelic with dissociative properties, the substance is banned in some countries; in other countries it is used by proponents of psychedelic therapy to treat addiction to methadone, heroin, alcohol, cocaine, methamphetamine, anabolic steroids, and other drugs. Ibogaine is also used to treat depression and post traumatic stress disorder. Derivatives of ibogaine that lack the substance's psychedelic properties are under development.[1] Ibogaine. We Are Not Alone Eating Fast Food. Since last August, beekeepers near the town of Ribeauville in France, have been puzzled by their bees producing honey in mysterious shades of blue and green. Mystified, the beekeepers embarked on an investigation and discovered the odd honey colors can be traced back to a bio-gas plant that processes waste from an M&Ms factory. “Bees are clever enough to know where the best sources of sugar are.” the spokeswoman for the British Beekeepers’ Association, Gill Maclean, told BBC. The company operating the bio-gas plant promised to clean its containers and store waste in airtight containers to prevent bees from reaching it.

The green & blue honey will not be sold. Kitchen of 2001 – Envisioned in 1967. The godfather of news, Walter Cronkite, had a show on CBS that showed off technology of the future. One episode that aired on March 12, 1967 showed off what a kitchen would look like in 2001. Cronkite predicted that “Meals in this kitchen of the future are programmed. The menu is given to the automatic chef via typewriter or punched computer cards.” and not only the meal, but also the “cups and saucers are molded on the spot.”

While this 45 year old retro-future kitchen vision is currently still utter fiction, surprisingly, the visions on the office from the same TV show – as can be seen in the video below – have been fully realized. Apparently the vision on the kitchen was more naive or there simply was less urgency to realize it? Via Gizmodo. Project Genesis. New steps to meld mind and machine. Until now we’ve seen the types of brain-computer interface where the human has to put on some sort of bulky hat full of wires to control a machine. It won’t be like that for long: the future of organic electronics may already be here. In 2009, a team of Swedish scientists created the first artificial nerve cell that communicates with nerves in their own language of neurotransmitter chemicals, rather than with electrical impulses.

NANO Supermarket Unveils New Products. From sleek fashion to life-saving medicines. During the forthcoming Dutch Design Week, our lustrous NANO Supermarket debuts a new line of speculative nano products that might hit store shelves within the next decade. Our visionary products promise to provoke debate about the day-to-day applications of nanotechnology. Protocell Shoe Mends Itself. The self-repairing sole is a dynamic solution to an everyday problem. How Food Scientists Engineer the “Bliss Point” in Junk Food. Over at the New York Times, a recent article exposes the clever and surprisingly immoral ways the food industry manufactures foods to rival hard drugs for their addictive potential. Bioinspired Robojelly can swim Forever. Bacteria that turn CO2 into energy. We’ve written earlier about man–made bacteria that eat waste & shit petrol.

How about a genetically modified bacteria that can eat CO2 and excrete methane that could power our cars and homes? Abundant carbon dioxide, which is considered a pollutant, could be a nearly unlimited source of fuel. Will you one day be driving your car to fight global warming? Computer versus bacteria. NASA Might Give the Moon a Mini-Moon. Paradise Reset. “Ento” Brand Normalizes Eating Insects. Training Bacteria To Grow Consumer Goods. Implantable Silicon-Silk Electronics. Scientists of the University of Pennsylvania are creating electronics that almost completely dissolve inside the body, through the use of thin, flexible silicon electronics on silk substrates.

Leap Motion. Control your computer by waving at it with new MYO armband. Get ready to unleash your inner Jedi. Today, hardware startup Thalmic introduced an armband that wirelessly controls your computer, phone, and other digital devices. XuM: Image below the surface and add another dimension to microscopy. Non-contact sensor detects changes in muscle movement.

FDA approves artificial retina device. 5 Things They Never Tell You About Making iPhone Apps. So, you’ve decided to start making iOS apps and games? Soil Lamp. Moss Table Powers Its Own Lamp. Algae in the Supermarket. Latro Algae Lamp. DrinkPeeDrinkPeeDrinkPee. Wallpaper blooms when the heat is on. Clothes that Turn Heat into Electricity. Meet the Cellphone that drinks Coke. Water shows when the heat is on. Power aware cord. How to Build a Country From Scratch. No moving parts alternator for vehicles. Nobuo Takahashi’s Exploding City (video) Raise Crops on the Moon with Plant-Growing Jelly.

Nanotech Water Bottle Harvests Water from the Air. YouTube. Emoto’s Water Experiment: The Power of Thoughts. YouTube. Unfolding the Earth – Myriahedral projections. Voodoo Phone. Growing rooms, buildings & cities. Growing a Crystal Chair. How To Grow A Chair: An Interview with Richard Reames. Architecture that repairs itself. Engineered Bacteria heal Cracks in Walls. Growing a hidden Architecture. Learning to build Superman’s House. Conquering the Skies. Sketch furniture. Using Bacteria as a Future 3D-Printer. I want to create an app that will be use to keep us in sync with.

How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method. Wisdom Engine. TED. A Drug That Could Give You Perfect Visual Memory.