Where Art and Maths Combine Where Art and Maths Collide I'm a bit of a "late bloomer", having "hit the Maths Wall" just after "O" level. It took a very enthusiastic teacher to reawaken my early love for the subject and, as with many converts, I've been thoroughly smitten with the love of maths I had when very young. As I am also doing an art degree, for fun, I wondered what would happen when you mix the two.
DUS Architects Amsterdam - HyperMud "Combine the real with the virtual in pop-up buildings." Hypercrafting the modern landscape was a three-day-long experimental workshop in which architects, designers and craftsmen bring together historical crafts and digital fabrication through collaborative prototyping. Combining ancient earth building techniques with computer generated design and CNC fabrication creates life-size architectural structures. Digital fabrication in architecture makes it possible to transfer designs made on a computer to computer-controlled machinery that creates actual building components. This 'file to factory' process enables architects to realize projects featuring complex or double-curved geometries. Digital fabrication offers not only great new technical possibilities, it also enables new ways of distribution, personalization and sharing.
50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World Life hacks are little ways to make our lives easier. These low-budget tips and trick can help you organize and de-clutter space; prolong and preserve your products; or teach you something (e.g., tie a full Windsor) that you simply did not know before. Most of these came from a great post on tumblr. miwikidemates - 1º ESO Skip to main content Make the most out of any wiki by using our free sister product, Blendspace by TES, to create interactive lessons and presentations! guest Join | Help | Sign In miwikidemates Home
Plants use 'unusual' microbial-like pathway to make essential amino acid January 8, 2014 WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University researchers have discovered a microbial-like pathway in plants that produces phenylalanine, an amino acid that is a vital component of proteins in all living organisms. Plants mainly synthesize phenylalanine through a chain of chemical reactions that converts the organic acid arogenate to phenylalanine. But Purdue researchers demonstrated that plants also use an alternative pathway found in most microorganisms to make phenylalanine from phenylpyruvate. "Now that we have genetic evidence that this pathway exists in plants, this opens up many exciting possibilities for metabolic engineering," said Natalia Dudareva, distinguished professor of biochemistry.
Mathematics: Why the brain sees maths as beauty Brain scans show a complex string of numbers and letters in mathematical formulae can evoke the same sense of beauty as artistic masterpieces and music from the greatest composers. Mathematicians were shown "ugly" and "beautiful" equations while in a brain scanner at University College London. The same emotional brain centres used to appreciate art were being activated by "beautiful" maths. The researchers suggest there may be a neurobiological basis to beauty. The likes of Euler's identity or the Pythagorean identity are rarely mentioned in the same breath as the best of Mozart, Shakespeare and Van Gogh. The study in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience gave 15 mathematicians 60 formula to rate.
Pre Rationalisation of Free form Facades Do you think a model or methodology flowchart for pre-rationalization of free-form facades could be a great help for designing architectural envelopes and facades? This Model would include a series of decisions you can make while forming a facade and it would give you an overall limits in manufacturing industry to prevent over optimism of building technology. The model would lay out different types of glass and their manufacturing limitations, initial idea of connections and performance. The Elements by Theodore Gray My book The Elements is based on photographs I've been collecting at my website periodictable.com for many years. The website includes not just pictures, but also more detailed descriptions than we could fit in the book, and most importantly, it includes full 360-degree rotating videos of almost all the objects. You really won't find this kind of resources anywhere else for any other subject, so please enjoy.