Kinetic Sculpture of 15 Moving LEDs Mimics a Walking Person

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Via Random-International:

Study for Fifteen Points  experiments with the minimal amount of information that is actually necessary for the animated form to be recognised as human; and the fundamental impact created by subtle changes within that information. When arranged and animated in order, the points of light represent the human anatomy. Instinctually, the brain is able to stitch the disparate points together and recognise them as one human form.

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Kinetic Sculpture of 15 Moving LEDs Mimics a Walking Person

Light Rider: World’s First 3D Printed Motorcycle

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Via APworks.de:

What happens, when aerospace-specialist develop a motorcycle instead of calculating spaceship-engines? When a frame is not made by joining tubes, but instead is 3D printed using state of the art processes? When bionic algorithms optimize the entire structure?

“With the Light Rider we at APWorks demonstrate our vision of future urban mobility”, says engineer Stefanus Stahl. “We have used our know how of optimization and manufacturing, to create means of transportation, that match our expectations”, explains APWorks’s Niels Grafen: Exceptionally strong, impressivly lightweight and of the highest quality.

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Light Rider: World’s First 3D Printed Motorcycle

Crocheted Wire Anatomy by Anne Mondro

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Via BoredPanda:

Artist Anne Mondro is putting the art in heart with these amazing anatomically correct hearts. She makes them by crocheting tinned copper wire and we’re sure you’ll agree that the results are nothing short of spectacular.

Mondro is an Associate Professor at the School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan. She spent about a year researching the anatomy of a heart in order to ensure that her art was as anatomically correct as possible. She figured out how to make her hearts using 3D modeling software and she complemented the process by spending time in the university anatomy laboratory.

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Crocheted Wire Anatomy by Anne Mondro

Beautiful Color Photos of Vintage Computer Hardware

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Via DesignBoom.com:

Docubyte’s photographs of these aging objects have been digitally restored and returned to their original form by studio ink. Since many of the machines predate modern color photography, ‘guide to computing’ showcases them in a never-before-seen context. These massive mainframes were intended to be stood at, walked around, and sat at. The ever-evolving miniaturization of computers has rendered these objects charmingly naive and — from a modern day perspective — essentially obsolete. Set on a palette of colorful backdrops, the devices that make up the photo essay exhibit complex physical characteristics of a bygone time — a labyrinth of wires and an abundance of buttons epitomize both their beauty and fascinating mechanical attributes.

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Samsung’s folding smartphone is actually happening

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Via Tech Insider:

The foldable smartphone that Samsung’s been working on for the last few years could become a reality soon.

According to Korean news site ETNews, Samsung will apparently start mass producing the “smartlet” this year (as we call it) for a 2017 release.

What the heck is a smartlet? It’s a smartphone with a folding screen that can turn into a tablet when you unfold it.

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The Luxurious Lincoln Land Yacht

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Via The Verge:

Lincoln is focusing on “elegance and beauty” for the exterior, and “serenity and harmony” of the interior.

The look is about being imposing, protecting the family, and giving them a place to be safe. It’s also about giving everyone something to keep them occupied, or in communication with each other, while riding along.

Lincoln has built large screens for everyone (except the driver) to allow passengers to play games against each other in the car. The company said it could envision everyone’s screens connecting to different smartphones or tablets, or for one tablet to play a movie to everyone, for example. Or for each screen to have its own implementation of CarPlay.

There’s a clever intercom system to make it easier for folks in the third row to converse normally with people in the front. There’s even a video chat system that allows riders in the back to see the driver when they’re talking, which might be useful for nervous children who want to see Mom.

Who knows how much of this will make it to the final car, but Lincoln is certainly thinking of the future.

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The Luxurious Lincoln Land Yacht