sâmbătă, iulie 31, 2010

Scientists Map Entire Brain Network: “The most complex mass of protoplasm on earth—perhaps even in our galaxy."

“We have successfully uncovered and mapped the most comprehensive long-distance network of the Macaque monkey brain, which is essential for understanding the brain’s behavior, complexity, dynamics and computation,” announced Dharmendra S. Modha of IBM. “We can now gain unprecedented insight into how information travels and is processed across the brain. We have collated a comprehensive, consistent, concise, coherent, and colossal network spanning the entire brain and grounded in anatomical tracing studies that is a stepping stone to both fundamental and applied research in neuroscience and cognitive computing,” he added.

Sursa: http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2010/07/scientists-create-most-comprehensive-map-of-the-brains-network.html

luni, iulie 26, 2010

duminică, iulie 25, 2010

Miami's Incredible Wall-Free Parking Garage - Herzog & de Meuron

The garage at 1111 Lincoln Road isn't the first mixed-used parking garage to incorporate retail and residential into its design, but it's the first we've seen that does so artistically. Created to accompany the bank building next door, 1111 is the work of architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron. It's technically eleven floors tall, but each floor varies in size, with ceiling heights ranging from seven to 34 feet.
The ground floor is designed to house retail shops (expensive places like Taschen and Inkanta), with the top floor used primarily for penthouse residences and a large multi-use party space. Everything in between is mostly parking or art space.

Sursa si galerie: http://jalopnik.com/5594105/miamis-incredible-65-million-wall+free-parking-garage

Poze din Iran

Nu este un desert!

Toata galeria: http://folk.uib.no/raz041/My%20beautiful.htm

vineri, iulie 23, 2010

joi, iulie 22, 2010

Human joysticks - gaming in the cinema

Sketch Chair - cum sa faci scaune foarte rapid

SketchChair from Greg Saul on Vimeo.

Tiny "Tree House" - mount fuji architects

'tree house' by mount fuji architects is located in a typical residential area of northern part of tokyo. designed for a young couple the residence is situated close to neighbours houses.
the problem with this was a shortage of natural light and privacy, to resolve this the architects chose a 'centripetal tendency' by limiting the building horizontally.

Mai multe: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/9/view/10937/mount-fuji-architects-studio-tree-house.html

Expo - Penitenciarul de Femei Tirgsor

14 detinute de la penitenciarul de femei Tirgsor au primit camere foto cu conditia de a permite publicarea tuturor fotografiilor.  Aceasta expozitie este rezultatul.

Galeria: http://punctum.ro/expozitii/penitenciarul-de-femei-tirgsor

Update: Am gasit comentarii ale unor americani la poze. Se pare ca inchisoarea noastra li se pare rai fata de a lor: http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/cs1d6/14_convicts_from_a_romanian_womens_prison_were/

joi, iulie 08, 2010

How to take a photo

(click pt mai mare)

luni, iulie 05, 2010

What the world eats

Germany: The Melander family of Bargteheide

Food expenditure for one week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07
Favorite foods: fried potatoes with onions, bacon and herring, fried noodles with eggs and cheese, pizza, vanilla pudding
Evident fiind Germani mancarea este ordonat asezata pe masa.

 Sursa: http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1626519,00.html
Part 2: http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1645016,00.html
Part 3: http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1667690,00.html

Smartphone eyedoctor

duminică, iulie 04, 2010

joi, iulie 01, 2010