Chocolate 3D Printing The project is funded as part of the Research Council UK Cross-Research Council Programme – Digital Economy and is managed by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) on behalf of ESRC, AHRC and MRC. It is being led by the University of Exeter in collaboration with the University of Brunel and software developer Delcam. The research has presented many challenges. Chocolate is not an easy material to work with because it requires accurate heating and cooling cycles. These variables then have to be integrated with the correct flow rates for the 3D printing process. Research leader Dr Liang Hao, at the University of Exeter, said: “What makes this technology special is that users will be able to design and make their own products. A consumer- friendly interface to design the chocolate objects is also in development. Designs need not start from scratch, the web- based utility will also allow users to see designs created by others to modify for their own use. Dr Hao added:
Anti Joke What are Antijokes? Anti Jokes (or Anti Humor) is a type of comedy in which the uses is set up to expect a typical joke setup however the joke ends with such anticlimax that it becomes funny in its own right. The lack of punchline is the punchline. We’ve just released huge update to the iOS app! Now, access all your favorite text and photo sites like Anti-Joke, DIYLOL! A few things didn’t make the original cut (like comments) but they’ll be back soon. NEW ANTI-JOKE BOOK! Want more? HOTGLUE.ME :: amaizing Content Manipulation System Authorised Graffiti Area A selection of works by British graffiti artist Banksy.
Great Truths About Life This page is brought to you by UC Berkeley Parents Network Back to the Jokes & Quotes Collection 1. No matter how hard you try, you cannot baptize cats. 2. When your mom is mad at your dad, don't let her brush your hair. 3. The opinions and statements expressed on this page are those of parents who belong to the UC Berkeley Parents Network and should not be taken as a position of or endorsement by the University of California, Berkeley.
Heat-Activated Paint for Color-Changing Interior Designs What if you could change the look of your home without having to do a thing? This heat-reactive paint has a number of amazing applications (more pictured below), but one of the most impressive is the color-changing wallpaper shown step-by-step here. As the temperature rises within a room the flowers on the branches slowly bloom, breathing additional life and color into a given space. As night falls and cooler temperatures prevail, the colorful flower print slowly fades back to a mellow green. Not limited to just wallpaper, of course, this same strategy by Shi Yuan can be applied to posters or other decorative objects – and can encourage people to touch and otherwise interact with normally stationary and passive designs. Likewise, as a reminder of each passing day, the cooling of night can erase the current date on your wall-mounted calander and show the passing of time into the next.
30 of the World's Greatest Wedding Cakes Few things are more important on a wedding day (apart from both partners turning up; the ring being secure; and nobody objecting during the ceremony) than the cake. Very few weddings are without such a centrepiece. It's just a shame that so many couples opt for the same traditional, boring designs when there is so much opportunity to impress and surprise the guests. Here are 30 brilliant examples, to be used as inspiration for your own big day. Above: A wedding cake fit for an action hero. Above: An illustration of things to come? Above: There's nothing like brutal honesty wrapped in a Portal nod to begin a marriage. Above: A wedding massacre. Above: A show of vanity so incredible as to be impressive. Above: A wedding cake fit for geeks. Above: The most unappetising wedding cake I've ever wanted. Above: A work of baked art. Above: For Stargate fans only. Above: Good news everyone! Above: A cake for the Lego lovers amongst us. Above: Binary deliciousness. Above: Nothing is safe from Steampunk.
Liquid Wood: Fantastic 100% Organic Bio-Plastic Material It looks like wood, feels like wood, is even made of wood – but it shifts shape and solidifies like plastic, bringing together the most powerful material assets of two of the most used materials on the planet. Lingin (an often-discarded element of regular wood) is combined with natural resins, flax and fibers that can be injected into molds and form extremely complex, precision-shaped objects normally made of conventional, non-biodegradable petroleum-based plastics. The result has been dubbed Arboform by its German inventors, and may well revolutionize the worlds of material science and mass production. Just like wood, it breaks down quickly and organically into eco-safe by-products like water and carbon dioxide. It is also made from a leftover part of trees that is unused during the paper-making process – over 100 million pounds of its main ingredient are created as a simple side-effect of the existing pulp industry. What can be made of Arboform?
How to Make Google Translate Beatbox Not sure if this falls in the category of Easter Egg or clever manipulation, but either way, there go our afternoons: Redditor harrichr has devised a scheme for turning Google Translate into a makeshift beatbox machine. 1) Go to  Google Translate2) Set the translator to translate German to German3) Copy + paste the following into the translate box: pv zk pv pv zk pv zk kz zk pv pv pv zk pv zk zk pzk pzk pvzkpkzvpvzk kkkkkk bsch4) Click “listen”5) Be amazed :) For the lazy, just click this link and it’ll be done for you. There’s nothing magical about this particular sequence, and there’s tons of room for experimentation: In German, anyway, “pv” and “zk” make complementary breathy sounds and clicks, respectively. Spaces add pauses. No idea why “bsch” makes that parrot-chirpy sound, but there you go. Update: Hacker News reader iamdave has come up with a pretty comprehensive Google Translate beatboxing guide: (Reddit via Create Digital Music)
Pepper Lynn | Sweet Cinnamon Iced Coffee It doesn’t take more than a cursory glance to see that I am my father’s daughter given my fair skin, dark hair, and chicken legs, yet as I grow older, the traits I inherited from my mom are becoming increasingly manifest. I see in myself her fighting spirit, her penchant for fashion accessories, and – perhaps the most obvious to me – her love for all things coffee. She taught me my first lessons in coffee brewing, and I still remember the times we’d stop in to Starbucks and indulge in mocha Frappuccinos during my teenage years. It usually happened when we were out shopping for clothes or makeup, just us girls enjoying a fun day together. Fast forward 10 or 15 years, and here I am, suddenly a mother of two and living a drastically different life. Until recently, I had always purchased my coffee drinks from Starbucks and other such establishments, but my pocketbook is thanking me for discovering an easy way to enjoy my favorite beverage at a fraction of the cost. Ingredients Instructions
The Most Insane Search Suggestions Ever Seen On Google We probably shouldn't be surprised by anything people Google at this point, considering we all rely on it for everything short of brushing our teeth for us. But these search suggestions are almost as insane as using Bing. Updated 10/13/11: Finger Shadow Illusions I, myself know how to make a bird, a dog and a deformed rabbit but I never thought you an actually make some many different shapes of animals with your fingers. You can even do an elephant with your fingers. Now when I looks how’s it’s done it doesn’t seem so difficult but I doubt I can do these even after seeing them. Find more posts about everything amazing Tags: finger, Finger Shadow Illusions, illusion, shadow