Nanoscribe Will Sell a Micro 3-D Printer That Creates Tiny Structures in Seconds Nanoscribe, a spin-off from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, has developed a tabletop 3-D microprinter that can create complicated microstructures 100 times faster than is possible today. “If something took one hour to make, it now takes less than one minute,” says Michael Thiel, chief scientific officer at Nanoscribe. While 3-D printing of toys, iPhone covers, and jewelry continues to grab headlines (see “The Difference Between Makers and Manufacturers”), much of 3-D printing’s impact could be at a much smaller scale. Micrometer-scale printing has shown promise for making medical and electronic devices.
Milk Carton Spanish Galleon Craft Materials: 2 milk cartons 2 straws playdough black and white paper (construction paper) glue, scissors and tape Optional: template pieces (see bottom of this page) -- you could also make them yourself with white paper and markers. <i>The Vikings on Film: Essays on Depictions of the Nordic Middle Ages</i> ed. by Kevin J. Harty, and: <i>Filming the Middle Ages</i> by Bettina Bildauer The Vikings on Film: Essays on Depictions of the Nordic Middle Ages ed. by Kevin J. Harty, and: Filming the Middle Ages by Bettina Bildauer (review) In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:
The Printer That Can Print A 2,500 Square Foot House In 20 Hours. We have seen huge advancements in 3D printing. We’ve even seen oversized wrenches printed that measure 1.2 meters in length. Now, we can print an entire 2,500 sqft house in 20 hours. In the TED Talk video below, Behrokh Khoshnevis, a professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC), demonstrates automated construction, using 3D printers to build an entire house in 20 hours.
5 Things to Know about Grading in French Universities If you’re thinking about getting your master’s in France, you may be concerned about whether your French is good enough to succeed in a French university. Are you going to fail out of all your classes? No. It’s true that grading in France is very different from grading in the US, and students in France are more used to failure. But the open secret is that French professors don’t want to fail their foreign students, because they don’t want to jeopardize international agreements or exchange programs. Regardless, here are five things you should know about French grading before you enroll in a French university: 10 Things You May Not Know About Christopher Columbus - Reading for the Columbus Puzzlement. Must change one sentence in #4!!!! Inapproproate word. On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus set foot on the fine white sands of an island in the Bahamas, unfurled the Spanish royal standard and claimed the territory for King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. Although Columbus thought he was in Asia, he had actually landed in the “New World.” History—for better and worse—would never be the same again. Here are 10 things you may not know about the famed explorer. 1. Columbus didn’t set out to prove the earth was round.
Drink This! Cup Show 2014 Photos » Workhouse Ceramics Drink This! Workhouse International Ceramic Cup Show 2014 Drink This! 2014 showcases ceramic drinking vessels by contemporary artists around the globe. The focus of the exhibit is on the variety of ways artists explore the cup, in functional, sculptural, traditional and non-traditional forms.
Vinland - Identifying the Viking Homeland in America In the 1960s, archaeologists Helge and Anne Stine Ingstad used the medieval Vinland Sagas to search for evidence of Viking landings on the North American continent. They eventually discovered the archaeological site of l'Anse aux Meadows, a Norse settlement on the coast of Newfoundland. But there was a problem—while the site was clearly constructed by Vikings, some aspects of the site vicinity didn't match what the sagas described. Deep Watering Tomatoes for a Bumper Crop As the plant that often seems to be the central highlight of the summer gardening season for most folks, everyone wants the biggest and shiniest tomatoes possible. So there are no shortage of tips and tricks out there to develop the size and sheen of tomatoes. But most of these tips and tricks only slightly improve the plant's production, many of them seeming to do nothing at all - mental bias and imagination can go a long way in supporting useless tricks. Well, here's one method that the people who try it have a hard time not noticing a difference in their plants. And by difference, I mean tomatoes taken to the next level.
Top 15 Art, Antique and Auction Books and Movies Who has time to read anymore? In the fast-paced auction business, we still manage to snatch a few minutes to curl up with a good book or check out an interesting film. Antiques appraisers, auctioneers and everyone else here at Skinner wanted to share our favorite fiction, nonfiction, and movies from the past year with you. Plus, if you’ve got an antiques lover or art history buff in your life, these art, antiques & auction themed books and movies could make some great last-minute holiday gifts. #1 Bright Star directed by Jane Campion Movie Pick by Karen Keane, CEO of Skinner, Inc.
L'Anse aux Meadows Viking Settlement Info L'Anse aux Meadows is the name of an archaeological site that represents a failed Viking colony of Norse adventurers from Iceland, located in Newfoundland, Canada and occupied for somewhere between three and ten years. Discovering L'Anse aux Meadows Around the turn of the 19th century, Canadian historian W.A. Munn pored over medieval Icelandic manuscripts, reports by the 10th century AD Vikings. Two of them, "the Greenlander Saga" and "Erik's Saga" reported on the explorations of Thorvald Arvaldson, Erik the Red (more properly Eirik), and Leif Erikson, three generations of a rather cranky family of Norse mariners. A Book Apart, Mobile First foreword by Jeffrey Zeldman Our industry’s long wait for the complete, strategic guide to mobile web design is finally over. Former Yahoo! design architect and co-creator of Bagcheck Luke Wroblewski knows more about mobile experience than the rest of us, and packs all he knows into this entertaining, to-the-point guidebook. Its data-driven strategies and battle tested techniques will make you a master of mobile—and improve your non-mobile design, too!
Grow 100 Pounds of Potatoes in 4 Sq Feet On many occasions, we've been tempted to grow our own potatoes. They're fairly low maintenance, can be grown in a pot or in the ground, last a fairly long time if stored properly, and can be very nutritious (high in potassium and vitamin C). Here's more incentive: according to this article, you can grow 100 pounds of potatoes in 4 sq. feet.