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Meet the Makers: Lightchimes. GADGETS 1. Printable, electrically conductive gel with unprecedented electrical performance synthesized. Stanford researchers have invented an electrically conductive gel that is quick and easy to make, can be patterned onto surfaces with an inkjet printer and demonstrates unprecedented electrical performance.

Printable, electrically conductive gel with unprecedented electrical performance synthesized

The material, created by Stanford chemical engineering Associate Professor Zhenan Bao, materials science and engineering Associate Professor Yi Cui and members of their labs, is a kind of conducting hydrogel -- a jelly that feels and behaves like biological tissues, but conducts electricity like a metal or semiconductor. That combination of characteristics holds enormous promise for biological sensors and futuristic energy storage devices, but has proven difficult to manufacture until now.

The research recently appeared in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Scientists gain understanding of self-cleaning gecko foot hair. Imagine the money you'd save if you bought a roll of duct tape and could use it over and over again without having to toss it in the garbage after one use.

Scientists gain understanding of self-cleaning gecko foot hair

Wall-climbing robots, bioadhesives or other sticky substances can benefit greatly from a recent discovery about the self-cleaning and reuse abilities of a gecko's foot hair by a University of Akron graduate student-researcher and his partners. Their work was published in the June 13 edition of Interface, the Journal of the Royal Society.

The sticky yet clean attribute of this discovery is the gecko toe pad and its ability to repeatedly attach and detach to a surface. Future Timeline. 12 Events That Will Change Everything, Made Interactive. Futurology: The tricky art of knowing what will happen next. 23 December 2010Last updated at 02:38 By Finlo Rohrer BBC News Magazine.

Futurology: The tricky art of knowing what will happen next

Tomorrow is built today. Explore Ancient Egypt. Explore Ancient Egypt With 360-degree and other imagery, walk around the Sphinx, enter the Great Pyramid, visit tombs and temples, and more.

Explore Ancient Egypt

Want to walk around the Sphinx? History: Egyptians. Ancient Egypt - Menu page. Ancient Egypt - Gods, Pyramids, Mummies, Pharaohs, Queens, Hieroglyphics, History, Life in Ancient Egypt, Maps. Pyramids. Tombs of Ancient Egypt. The Met’s Islamic Wing Opens, and the Debut of the Moroccan Courtyard. Shimogamo House by Edward Suzuki Associates. Luxurious Cave Hotel in Turkey. Posted by admin on May 16, 2011 Luxurious Cave Hotel in mountain cliff, the Yunak Evleri, Turkey - Tours and Travel Special Luxurious Cave Hotel in mountain cliff, the Yunak Evleri, Turkey – Tours and Travel Special Related posts: Natural Cave Street in Turkey Ajanta Ellora Caves – Tours and Travel Special Luxurious Boat for Travel Lovers.

Turkey: Selected Internet Resources (Portals to the World, Libra. Design For Mankind. The Anatomy Of An Infographic. 10 Awesome Tools To Make Infographics. Who can resist a colourful, thoughtful venn diagram anyway?

10 Awesome Tools To Make Infographics

In terms of blogging success, infographics are far more likely to be shared than your average blog post. This means more eyeballs on your important information, more people rallying for your cause, more backlinks and more visits to your blog. In short, a quality infographic done well could be what your blog needs right now. 10 Astounding Infographics Comparing Money Matters Around the World. 47 Flares Google+ 2 Twitter 31 Facebook 4 Reddit 1 StumbleUpon 1 Pin It Share 0 LinkedIn 8 inShare8 47 Flares × It goes without the saying that comparing wealth and spending in different countries is almost impossible: people work, earn and even spend differently – moreover, their ways of life and views can be too different to compare.

10 Astounding Infographics Comparing Money Matters Around the World

However, we still try to compare because people move around the world and they want to know what they can expect in different corners of the globe. CONTEMPORIST. Magazine > Digital Interiors: Pixel Furniture. Last month we brought you an article on Japanese designer Kunihiko Morinaga’s pixel-inspired fashion designs, but it seems that the mighty pixel hasn’t limited its sights to the catwalk...they’'re invading your home too.

Magazine > Digital Interiors: Pixel Furniture

That’s right, MS Paint has come to your living room. These 8-bit inspired furniture designs are the brain-child of Barcelona born London-based designer Cristian Zuzunaga. A graduate of London’s Royal College of Art, Cristian originally began exploring how natural and urban landscapes can be broken down to create unique discharges of colour on a canvas. By focusing on images until they become “infinitesimal geometric shapes” (what we’ve termed the ‘zoom-zoom’ effect) the overall form of the landscape dictates the pattern of colour that emerges from the palette.

Prezi - The zooming presentation editor. Visual Complexity. 100 Principles for Designing Logos and Building Brands. Color Theory. Hot or Cool? Color-Changing Chameleon Tiles. There is virtually no limit to what you can decorate with color-changing tiles (from Inventables).

Hot or Cool? Color-Changing Chameleon Tiles

Daytime cityscapes turn into urban night scenes as the temperature in a room shifts. Notable applications include showers, floors and others surfaces likely to be exposed to temperature variations over time. IdeaPaint: Turn Your Entire Office Into a Whiteboard. Why didn't you think of this?

IdeaPaint: Turn Your Entire Office Into a Whiteboard

John Goscha, at the ripe old age of 25 ditched a job offer at Goldman Sachs, and instead began marketing IdeaPaint, which is simply a paint that turns any paintable surface into a dry-erase board. The benefit--besides being able to brainstorm on almost every inch of your office--is that the paint is half the cost of whiteboard and better-performing--you can leave marks up indefinitely, and they won't stain the wall. IdeaPaint Dry-Erase Board Paint. IdeaPaint Dry-Erase Board Paint If you’re like us, you’ve got notes everywhere– in old binders, on wall-stuck post-its, on your computer desktop… Having just moved in to a new office, we’d like to add a new dimension to our hand-written brainstorms, and a dry erase board is a logical step forward.

IdeaPaint Dry-Erase Board Paint

Why get a dry erase board, however, when you can turn your whole wall into one? IdeaPaint Dry-Erase Board Paint can be brushed on to a wall to create a write-board of epic proportions. Writable – Table With Writing Surface by Tianyu Xiao. Women in Business. I’m sure you’ve been filling out a RFP, or some mundane company information form, when you see the section that asks if your company is a Women-Owned Business. My company is not run by women, however, I work with several companies that have women owners and key stakeholders. There are some advantages to being a women-owned business, but according to this infographic, women still only hold 3% of c-level positions.

This is changing though. This infographic shows some positive numbers around salaries and GMAT numbers. I have a feeling that women will continue to move towards men in salary, position, and authority. Click to enlarge Share This Infographic. 5 Ways Your Business Can Beat Its Competitive Bullies. It has been a fascinating week, with seven talks in three days in four cities throughout California. New York Times Newsroom Guide to Useful Web Sites. Recent additions: The Politico is an ambitious and much-talked-about new entry on the political scene. Metacritic gathers reviews of movies and DVDs, music and more.

New York City's Dragonfly A Locavore Wet Dream. Free 3D models, materials, textures and tutorials for Rhinoceros, 3DS Max, C4D and all other programs. Kitchen Cabinet by He Ruimin. 10 Tips for Designing Presentations That Don't Suck: Pt.1. Powerpoint has produced more bad design in its day that perhaps any other digital tool in history with the possible exception of Microsoft paint. In this post we’re going to address the epidemic of bad presentation design with ten super practical tips for designer better looking and more professional presentations. Along the way we’ll see a number of awesome slide designs from Note & Point along with some custom examples built by yours truly.

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Free DIY yarn from fabric scraps - Shirret crochet. Khan Academy. Open Yale courses. Academic Video Lectures. For Educators - Web Search. Blooms Taxonomy with Apps. iPads in the Classroom. iPad - Why? How? Lorenzo Duran. Emmas designblogg - design and style from a scandinavian perspective.

Dwellinggawker. Cool furniture. 15 Amazing Chair Designs. Hug Chair by Ilian Milinov. Cradle Chair: Big Basket Seat Rocks Adults Gently to Sleep. Space Saving ‘Tulip’ Shower Blooms into a Luxury Bathtub. 100 Creative Furniture. Universal lamp shade polygon building kit. NESTREST.