vineri, decembrie 30, 2011

luni, decembrie 12, 2011

PROTEIGON - arta cubului

PROTEIGON from BURAYAN on Vimeo.


De Luca Fiore. Timp de productie: o luna.

duminică, decembrie 11, 2011

Painting2GPS



Data-driven Visual Similarity for Cross-domain Image Matching (SIGGRAPH Asia, 2011)

Cum sa vezi vasele de sange din ochiul tau

sâmbătă, decembrie 10, 2011

Cea mai veche sticla de vin


The bottle dates from approximately 325 A.D. This bottle was one of several found in the sarcophagus, but is the only one with the contents still preserved.

The greenish-yellow glass amphora has handles formed in the shape of dolphins. The ancient liquid has much silty sediment. About two-thirds of the contents are a thick, hazy mixture. This is most probably olive oil, which Romans commonly used as a preservative for wine. The oil was layered atop the wine to preserve it from oxidation. Cork closures, although used at the time, were uncommon.

The bottle is on permanent display at the Historisches Museum der Pfalz near the town of Speyer, Germany.


Link: http://www.blueskyvineyard.com/worlds-oldest-bottle-of-wine

vineri, decembrie 09, 2011

Paturi de acum 77000 de ani

The oldest known bedding — sleeping mats made of mosquito-repellant evergreens that are about 77,000 years old — has been discovered in a South African cave.

They consist of compacted stems and leaves of sedges, rushes and grasses stacked in at least 15 layers within a chunk of sediment 10 feet (3 meters) thick.



Tot articolul: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45602442/ns/technology_and_science-science/

miercuri, decembrie 07, 2011

The Gift

The Gift from BLR_VFX on Vimeo.


Directed by Carl E. Rinsch, ‘The Gift’ Belongs to the "pararell Lines" Phillips Cinema campaning. Placed in Russia, The Gift is a Sci-Fi short with a savage Chase sequence on it. We made more than 20 full CGI shots for the short. Check out the animated pictures to see how it has been done. We also made the vechicles and some characters desings. We enjoyed creating such an unusual atmosphere and sense. Not the regular Sci-fi film we are used to see...

Restul filmelor din serie: http://www.youtube.com/user/philipscinematv

marți, decembrie 06, 2011

AutoStore - The future of warehousing



Nu stiu de ce dar mi se pare foarte "germana" reclama asta

marți, noiembrie 29, 2011

Soft Robot



Just a liiiitle bit creepy.

marți, noiembrie 22, 2011

Fairy Wasp - insecta cat o ameoba


Asta nu e un trucaj:

Fairy wasps are some of the tiniest creatures on Earth, an entire insect roughly the size of a single-celled organism like an amoeba. That means their individual cells must be incredibly tiny...and that requires losing much of their nervous system.

The fairy wasp, otherwise known as the fairyfly, is a parasitic insect that can measure as little as 200 micrometers long, making it roughly the size of unicellular organisms like amoebas or paramecia. Of course, this insect isn't a one-celled organism, which means its thousands of individual cells have to be shrunk down to unbelievably small sizes.

Tot articolul: http://io9.com/5861630/fairy-wasps-shrink-to-the-size-of-amoeba-by-sacrificing-their-neurons

Videoul:

luni, noiembrie 21, 2011

Trecutul prin usi cauzeaza uitare


We’ve all experienced it: The frustration of entering a room and forgetting what we were going to do. Or get. Or find.

New research from University of Notre Dame Psychology Professor Gabriel Radvansky suggests that passing through doorways is the cause of these memory lapses.

“Entering or exiting through a doorway serves as an ‘event boundary’ in the mind, which separates episodes of activity and files them away,” Radvansky explains.

“Recalling the decision or activity that was made in a different room is difficult because it has been compartmentalized.”


Tot articolul: http://newsinfo.nd.edu/news/27476-walking-through-doorways-causes-forgetting-new-research-shows/

duminică, noiembrie 20, 2011

Pamantul cu aurore si furtuni

Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS from Michael König on Vimeo.


Nu au fost adaugate culori sau efecte speciale.

Thanks Didy!

vineri, noiembrie 18, 2011

Mars rover "Spirit" - intreaga misiune



La sfarsit se impotmoleste in nisip. Acolo este blocat si acum.

miercuri, noiembrie 16, 2011

Titanoboa - Sarpele robot



Se pare ca a costat 10000 USD in materiale numai pana acum. Scopul final este sa recreeze un sarpe preistoric

Pagina proiectului: http://titanoboa.ca/

Nostalgic LED lightbulb






the panasonic LDAHV4L27CG LED bulb is the first in the world to use clear glass to show the light source.
with its single filament it uses just 4.4 watts. the ultra long life LED bulbs can achieve a lifetime of 40,000 hours
which is approximately 40 years (at usage of 2.7 hours per day).


lighting designers will appreciate them probably also because most of us still love the sharp shadows created
by clear tungsten bulbs. LED delivers 100% of the light instantly. so no need anymore to wait a warm up of the lamp.
you can finally truly use it in a staircase or bathroom or wherever the light needs to be switched on 100% instantly.
with same dimensions as the traditional light source, it can be used as a perfect replacement for incandescent light bulbs.
feel free now to switch on or switch off the bulb anytime as you want. the panasonic LED circuit enables almost
infinite switch on & off cycles (100,000 times) without damaging the lifetime.


Eu sunt un mare fan al formei traditionale de bec.

Sursa: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/16/view/17654/led-nostalgic-clear-bulb-by-panasonic-ldahv4l27cg.html

joi, noiembrie 10, 2011

Sketchpad - Sketchup din 1963



Dezvoltat de Ivan Sutherland ca si demonstratie a potentialului graficii pe calculator.

marți, noiembrie 08, 2011

ASIMO 2011



Faimosul robot ASIMO produs de Honda a fost adus la zi. In versiunea 2011 e mai usor, mai precis si mai rapid.

vineri, noiembrie 04, 2011

StarCraft: Final Metamorphosis - productie RO




Film facut de romani din Cluj condusi de Cristian Ciocotisan! Site-ul lor: http://freespacefilms.net/

duminică, octombrie 30, 2011

sâmbătă, octombrie 29, 2011

vineri, octombrie 28, 2011

Microsoft Office Productivity Future Vision


Asa crede microsoft ca vor functiona produsele lor prin 2020

joi, octombrie 27, 2011

miercuri, octombrie 26, 2011

HoloDesk - Direct 3D Interactions with a Situated See-Through Display



Tare as vrea ce va scoate Microsoft in urma tuturor acestor cercetari.

joi, octombrie 20, 2011

sâmbătă, octombrie 15, 2011

Fosila dino perfecta gasita in Bavaria


The fossil found in the central Bavarian community of Kelheim is about 98 percent complete, and also includes preserved bits of skin. "The around 135-million-year-old fossil is of outstanding scientific importance," dinosaur expert Rauhut told the German news agency DPA.


Sursa: http://abcnews.go.com/International/perfect-young-dinosaur-fossil-found-bavaria/story?id=14722287

miercuri, octombrie 12, 2011

Pate Ardealul cu Fainosag

Noua serie de reclame pate Ardealul cu fainosag:



joi, octombrie 06, 2011

miercuri, octombrie 05, 2011

The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology - Augmenting reality


Pranav Mistry: The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology

Pagina proiectului: http://www.pranavmistry.com/projects/sixthsense/

Thanks Alex!

marți, octombrie 04, 2011

Cloaking device using a mirage effect underwater



Invizibilitatea functioneaza doar sub apa si doar din anumite unghiuri.

Sursa: http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-mirage-effect-video.html

Bike sharing in Japan




Se recapitulam: in Japonia nu trebuie sa legi bicicleta de ceva. Ajunge doar sa ii blochezi roata...

In comentariile de la video un american zice:
Step 1) Grab a large rock.
Step 2) Bash the control panel.
Step 3) Sell for scrap metal.
Step 4) Profit.
This is exactly what will happen in Seattle should we get a similar shared bike program here. While we have a large and growing number of cyclists scaring the shit out of passive drivers, we have even more poor folks who will indeed steal any scrap metal for money. As soon as residents in my city see this, they'll want it, but mostly because Portland doesnt have it.

Sursa: http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/04/ntt-docomo-shared-bicycle-initiative-hands-on-video/

Caption Fail 2 - computer interpretation

luni, octombrie 03, 2011

Cum sa colaborezi online

CoreS2 ne invata cum sa colaboram online la un proiect:

This is absolutely something I love organizing and setting up! I can't count the number of software projects I've done in groups back in college. The good news is there are a ton of great free, open source, ready-to-use software packages you and your team can use. The bad news: you might need your own servers to instal some of the tools since free online services tend to force you to make it (code, resources, discussions) public.

  • Source control: Git (great with many users), SVN (Ready-to-go, easy, commonly used, works well with WebSVN for online source), CVS (older source control system).
  • Online meetings: Skype, Google Docs, Gmail, etc. Google Docs is by far the best since it allows multiple users to work on the same document at once across the web
  • Documentation: Sphinx (Generate manuals, forms, etc..), Doxygen (Automated source documentation generation)
  • Bug reporting: Mantis (Simple and easy, ready to go), Bugzilla (Heavy-duty software package)
  • Project Management: trac (Merges source control, wiki documentation, etc. into one website), dotProduct (Heavy duty solution)
  • Utilities: It is critical that you quantify people's work done on a project. You should never ever judge the work done by a person's lines-of-code written, but it still is good to see who is doing what work. There are many many many tools that I simply can't even list, but one that works well with SVN is StatSVN




Three of my favorite open-source (and free) hosts if you don't mind keeping your work open to the public:


  • Google Code Project Hosting: By far the easiest. Projects are automatically accepted, easy to write bug reports, browse code, audit code, etc. but the feature set is limited
  • SourceForge: A big and powerful host that has quite a variety of options and features, but can be overwhelming to new project managers
  • GitHub: The cool new small (and big now) project hosting




Hope this all helps!


Sursa: http://www.reddit.com/r/gamedev/comments/kx8vt/recommendations_for_collaboration_software/c2nzk5g

joi, septembrie 29, 2011

luni, septembrie 26, 2011

Ford Door Edge Protector



I want this like a plant wants sunshine!

duminică, septembrie 25, 2011

joi, septembrie 22, 2011

Imagini citite direct din creierul uman


The left clip is a segment of the movie that the subject viewed while in the magnet. The right clip shows the reconstruction of this movie from brain activity measured using fMRI. The reconstruction was obtained using only each subject's brain activity and a library of 18 million seconds of random YouTube video that did not include the movies used as stimuli. Brain activity was sampled every one second, and each one-second section of the viewed movie was reconstructed separately.

Pagina proiectului: https://sites.google.com/site/gallantlabucb/publications/nishimoto-et-al-2011

miercuri, septembrie 21, 2011

Un nou studiu: Romania nr 2 la viteza internet conform Pando networks


via chartsbin.com

The average download speed in South Korea was 2,202 kilobytes per second, Pando said, with Romania (1,909 KBps), Bulgaria (1,611 KBps), Lithuania (1,462 KBps and Latvia (1,377 KBps) rounding out the top five.

Japan was next at 1,364 KBps, followed by Sweden (1,234 KBps), Ukraine (1,190 KBps), Denmark (1,020 KBps) and Hong Kong (992 KBps).

big names such as Britain had average download speeds of 599 KBps, France 604 KBps, China 245 KBps, and Canada 579 KBps were not even close to being the fastest," Levitan said.

Tot articolul: http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-09-south-korea-tops-internet-download.html

duminică, septembrie 18, 2011

Pictura 3D Bucuresti


Probabil ati auzit la stiri de ultima pictura a artistului Manfred Stader in Bucuresti. Ce nu a comunicat nici un reportaj este LOCATIA sau scopul acestei picturi. Ea a fost comandata de supermarketul Profi de la piata Regina Maria.
Nu stiu cat va mai rezista acolo asa ca va recomand sa il vizitati cat mai repede. Merita!

Locatia:

Vizualizare hartă mărită

Cod QR pt mobilul tau:
qrcode

joi, septembrie 15, 2011

Trafficguide.ro - informatii de trafic in timp real pentru Bucuresti


Eu visez sa avem asa un site in Romania de ani de zile. In sfarsit acum avem informatii in timp real in legatura cu starea traficului. Nu este decat o harta pe care o poti accesa de la PC (nu ofera navigatie dinamica in functie de aglomeratie) si nu exista o varianta mobila dar si asa este foarte util.

Din cate imi dau seama este facut de Primaria Bucuresti in colaborare cu o firma de camere video. 

Link: http://www.trafficguide.ro/

miercuri, august 24, 2011

luni, august 22, 2011

Science is the engine of prosperity



Dr. Michio Kaku explica de ce educatia este foarte importanta si cum stau lucrurile acum la nivel mondial. Concluzia socanata este ca 50% din masteranzii si doctoranzii din America sunt straini iar la nivelul stiintelor exacte acest procent se apropie de 100%.

The Placebo Effect



Ati avut vreo experienta cu efectul placebo?

sâmbătă, august 20, 2011

Blestemul aurului romanesc

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Toti romanii au obligatia sa vizioneze acest reportaj.

vineri, august 19, 2011

Coldships - short story

It was a shock to learn how short their life spans were but not surprising considering how much naked energy they threw off. We do not know how long we live because none of us have ever died, only changed form.

They called themselves Humans. They are beings of fire. They burn so hot. They seemed to be made of pure radiant heat. They seemed impossible. They had special suits to survive in our environment. Those suits protected us, encasing their boiling energy. They called our environment a ‘vacuum’ and spoke of an ‘atmosphere’ where they lived.

Toata povestea: http://365tomorrows.com/08/18/coldships/

joi, august 18, 2011

Bionic Limbs and future research



Sariti la 8:30 pentru impresionanta parte demonstrativa.

duminică, august 14, 2011

luni, august 08, 2011

Al doilea razboi mondial in culori


Mi se pare ca au o doza de realism rar intalnita in fotografiile istorice.

Toata galeria WW2 : http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/08/world-war-ii-the-american-home-front-in-color/100122/

joi, august 04, 2011

Move, Learn, Eat - Calatorie in jurul lumii

MOVE from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.


LEARN from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.


EAT from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.


3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage... all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ....into 3 beautiful and hopefully compelling short films.....

= a trip of a lifetime.

Rick Mereki : Director, producer, additional camera and editing
Tim White : DOP, producer, primary editing, sound
Andrew Lees : Actor, mover, groover

All Music composed and performed by Kelsey James
Music Recorded and mixed by Jake Phillips

Colour Grade : Edel Rafferty and Roslyn Di sisto
Online Edit : Peter Mirecki

Assistance in titles and production design : Lee Gingold, Jason Milden, Rohan Newman

miercuri, august 03, 2011

The sixth sense - Through The Wormhole

Cu Morgan Freeman

Part 1 Blindsight:


Part 2 Global consciousness and morphic fields:


Part 3 Quantum mechanics and temporal perception:


Part 4 :

Matt Damon si profesorii

luni, august 01, 2011

LEGO breakin



Thanks Didy!

duminică, iulie 31, 2011

Salvador Dali si Disney



Disney asked Dalí to draw a cartoon, which would be the embodiment of the idea of surrealism, but having been so unusually ordinary viewer, that closed the show and not scooped right up to 2003. Film duration of any incomplete 7 minutes can not be found in less important needs and that its complete form. This - the best option. And I want to note that while the uniformity of muslin ladies Disney heroine here has turned well before the great, that is breathtaking.

joi, iulie 28, 2011

Hobo codes for digital nomads

La origine Hobo Codes sunt reviewuri codate lasate de oamenii strazii in anumite locuri. Arata asa:


During the 19th and 20th centuries hobos (a wandering homeless worker) developed hobo codes, a system of marks made with chalk to help each other find useful opportunities and avoid danger. Golan Levin and Asa Foster III have updated this system for the digital generation with QR code stencils.



Tot articolul: http://blog.ponoko.com/2011/07/20/hobo-codes-for-digital-nomads/

miercuri, iulie 27, 2011

marți, iulie 26, 2011

luni, iulie 25, 2011

Muzica din interiorul chitarei



Note this effect is due to the rolling shutter, which is non-representative of how strings actually vibrate.

sâmbătă, iulie 23, 2011

Originiea wallpaperului XP

Putini sunt cei care nu recunosc poza de mai jos. Poate doar cativa ultrasi Apple nascuti in lumea lor alba si lucioasa. A fost denumita Bliss si este wallpaper-ul principal al sistemului de operare Windows XP. Care este insa istoria ei?


Tot articolul: http://www.hoinareala.ro/blog/originea_celui_mai_faimos_wallpaper_windows/

joi, iulie 21, 2011

Zip tie monster

Sursa: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/15772/design-office-takebayashi-scroggin-zip-tie-massimal.html

My Summer at an Indian Call Center

For three weeks, a culture trainer will teach us conversational skills, Australian pop culture, and the terms of the mobile-phone contracts we'll be peddling. Those of us who pass the training course will graduate to the calling floor. Our first job at DCC will be to interrupt Australians at dinner and ask them to switch phone providers. In the Delhi area alone, maybe 100,000 call-center agents make their living selling vitamins to Britons or helping Americans troubleshoot their printers. I am almost certainly the only one who acquired his conversational skills accidentally—by being born in the United States.

Every month, thousands of Indians leave their Himalayan tribes and coastal fishing towns to seek work in business process outsourcing, which includes customer service, sales, and anything else foreign corporations hire Indians to do. The competition is fierce. No one keeps a reliable count, but each year there are possibly millions of applicants vying for BPO positions. A good many of them are bright recent college grads, but their knowledge of econometrics and Soviet history won't help them in interviews. Instead, they pore over flashcards and accent tapes, intoning the shibboleths of English pronunciation—"wherever" and "pleasure" and "socialization"—that recruiters use to distinguish the employable candidates from those still suffering from MTI, or "mother tongue influence."

Next is "culture training," in which trainees memorize colloquialisms and state capitals, study clips of Seinfeld and photos of Walmarts, and eat in cafeterias serving paneer burgers and pizza topped with lamb pepperoni. Trainers aim to impart something they call "international culture"—which is, of course, no culture at all, but a garbled hybrid of Indian and Western signifiers designed to be recognizable to everyone and familiar to no one. The result is a comically botched translation—a multibillion dollar game of telephone. "The most marketable skill in India today," the Guardian wrote in 2003, "is the ability to abandon your identity and slip into someone else's."

While we idle in interminable traffic, my coworker Nishant asks where I'm from. "America?" he says. "I'll tell you about America."

I must look wary, because he quickly explains that, after years of 50-hour workweeks, he's probably spoken with more of my compatriots than I have. "America is not all honey and roses the way they tell you," he informs me. "Truth is, 90 percent of the people there, you will find, they'll do the most stupid things, impulsive things. I know for a fact. At the same time, Americans are bighearted people, and the remaining 10 percent of them are smart. Bloody smart. That's why they rule the world."

On his first day, Nishant donned his headset, dialed the number on the screen and was connected to a 60-year-old woman in Tennessee. She had an outstanding hospital bill for $400. "I told her, 'Just pay this, what's the problem?' She told me, 'You don't understand, I can't pay.'" They talked for 45 minutes, and the woman cried as she told Nishant about the Iraq War and its toll on American families. "By this time I'm crying also," Nishant said.

The same day, he was connected with a man living in a trailer. "I told him, 'What's a trailer?' He told me, 'It's this tin shed; it gets 90 degrees; we don't have our own washroom.'" Nishant learned more about America that first day, he told me, than he had in his whole childhood.

During our second day of culture training, Lekha dissected the Australian psyche. It took about 20 minutes.

"Just stating facts, guys," Lekha began, as we scribbled notes, "Australia is known as the dumbest continent. Literally, college was unknown there until recently. So speak slowly." Next to me, a young man in a turban wrote No college in his notebook.

"Technologically speaking, they're somewhat backward, as well. The average person's mobile would be no better than, say, a Nokia 3110 classic." This drew scoffs from around the room.

"Australians drink constantly," Lekha continued. "If you call on a Friday night, they'll be smashed—every time. Oh, and don't attempt to make small talk with them about their pets, okay? They can be quite touchy about animals."

The computer terminals were of a clunky premillennial vintage. DCC, Lekha admitted, was not "one of your Dells or IBMs with fancy workstations and a McDonald's in our cafeteria." This reminded her of another rule: "No leaving the premises during work. You can smoke out front, but don't leave the gates."


On our next smoke break, I asked Mr. Long Island City if he found this rule strange. "No, it's just for safety types," he said. "Especially for the girls. Who knows what could happen to a girl on her own?" Another classmate had his own theory. "Out there it's India, man," he said, gesturing through the gate to where a goat was urinating in the street. "We go outside, and when we go back in, we bring India in with us."


Articolul este extrem de fascinant. Multe paralele pot fi trase si cu Romania.


Tot articolul: http://motherjones.com/print/114946

Varianta pe pagini: http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/05/indian-call-center-americanization?page=1

duminică, iulie 17, 2011

Why Are Thin People Not Fat?



In 7 parti. Include pericolul ciocolatei.

vineri, iulie 15, 2011

The last soda shop



Regret ca nu avem si noi asa un magazin sau asa o varietate de bauturi racoritoare.

Stie cineva cine e producatorul din Romania la care se refera?

Autostrada suspendata Bucuresti - cele 3 variante



Eu votez pentru varianta cea mai scumpa. Nu vreau sa se mai faca compromisuri legate de spatiile verzi si de monumentele de aici. Oricum daca se aleg variantele ieftine restul banilor se vor evapora in sistem.


Mai multe informatii: http://stirileprotv.ro/stiri/social/video-iata-autorstrada-suspendata-alege-una-dintre-cele-trei-variante-propuse-de-oprescu.html


Va puteti spune parerea aici: http://pmb.ro/servicii/urbanism/proiecte/proiecte_0.php?catid=15

miercuri, iulie 13, 2011

Noile linii RATB de noapte


Distractia in centru nu se va mai incheia de acum la ultimul autobuz, nici in Bucuresti. Dupa modelul capitalelor civilizate, si a noastra va avea in sfarsit curse de noapte. Vezi LISTA traseelor RATB, in articol.


23 de linii vor lega zona centrala de marginile orasului de la ora 23 pana la 5 dimineata.


Indiferent ca e noapte sau zi, Piata Unirii ramane locul cel mai aglomerat din Bucuresti. Exact "de peste drum de Centrul istoric" vor pleca autobuzele de noapte care vor traversa orasul in 30 de minute, chiar incepand de vineri.


Descarca AICI Lista traseelor RATB de NOAPTE


Retineti numerele norocoase dupa ora 23. De la 901 la 923. Majoritatea au cap de linie la Piata Unirii, Universitate si Piata Romana. De aici pornesc spre capetele orasului catre Pantelimon, Oltenitei, Militari, Drumul Taberei, Grivita sau Baneasa.


Bucurestiul vine astfel in prezent dupa zeci de ani de cand a renuntat la autobuzele de noapte. Acestea sunt o prezenta obisnuita in alte capitale ca Viena, Berlin, Paris sau Londra. Desigur, acolo calatorii nu uita de bilet nici dupa miezul noptii.


Fiti cu bagare de seama. Autobuzele de noapte nu vor fi echipate doar cu aer conditionat ci si cu camere de supraveghere, iar printre calatori vor fi si jandarmi cu ochii pe bunul simt.

Sursa: http://m.stirileprotv.ro/index.php?article_id=3261852

Link PDF: http://image.stirileprotv.ro/media/document/60502233.pdf


Finally!

Most popular names by country

(click pt mai mare)

marți, iunie 21, 2011

Michigan Art Prize


ArtPrize 2010 Retrospective from Paul Moore on Vimeo.

Galerie castigatori (click pt marire):
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Premiile:

1st    $250,000
2nd    $100,000
3rd    $50,000
4th    $7,000
5th    $7,000
6th    $7,000
7th    $7,000
8th    $7,000
9th    $7,000
10th    $7,000


Sursa: http://artprize.org/

Galerie completa: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1098071@N23/pool/

luni, iunie 13, 2011

Fashion robot - Fits.me Mannequin



Si in actiune in magazin in lumea reala (la jumatatea videoului):

duminică, iunie 12, 2011

108 Mega-proiecte chinezesti

$176 MILLION: Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory conducts China's major scientific projects and is the country's most expensive research facility


De la teatre la orase la trenuri: http://www.businessinsider.com/giant-chinese-infrastructure-projects-2011-6?op=1

sâmbătă, iunie 11, 2011

Romania nr.3 mondial ca viteza internet



La fel ca si anul trecut Akamai a prezentat raportul asupra vitezelor de internet. Romania a mai urcat o pozitie!

Constanta este orasul cu cel mai rapid internet din Europa urmat de Bucuresti.


Nici urma de Franta

vineri, iunie 10, 2011

Zara explained

Stuxnet visualised



Apropo: Acum Gilotopia are si versiune mobila!

joi, iunie 09, 2011

Ninja dog



Mi se pare mie sau se vorbeste romaneste in video?

marți, iunie 07, 2011

Flooded Medow - Grüner See



The "Grüner See" (engl. Green Lake) is situated in upper styria, austria (see geotag). It is amazingly beautiful because of its deep green/blue colour and the surrounding alpine scenery. The lake itself dries up in autumn but fills up with melting water. The water itself of the lake is extremely pure, like glass. The colour is a result of light refraction.

Cosmic Journey



Thanks Calin!

How to make an animation puppet

joi, iunie 02, 2011

curiosity dome lights


gabrielle ammann // gallery presents new 'curiosity dome lights' by swiss-born london-based artist / designer rolf sachs
at design miami / basel 2011. each of the lights features a mirrored dome and contains an integrated light source
which allows the illuminated reflective coating to become virtually transparent, in which a surprise is revealed from within.
these reflections are created on the inside of the mirror. the first of the 'curiosity' series were presented at design miami / basel 2010
and the new 2011 additions include: 'en-light-ened', 'look into my heart' and 'sleeping ericius'.

Link: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/14993/rolf-sachs-at-design-miami-basel-2011.html

Windows 8 - User interface and compatibility

luni, mai 30, 2011

sâmbătă, mai 28, 2011

vineri, mai 27, 2011

Ultraviolet vision

Poate ati auzit ca renii arctici vad in spectrul UV. Interesant dar si multe insecte sunt capabile de asta. Si mai interesant este cum arata lumea in UV:



Tot articolul si mai multe poze: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-473897/A-bees-eye-view-How-insects-flowers-differently-us.html

joi, mai 26, 2011

Rendered in death



Fiecare punct este un loc unde a murit un jucator in joc prin lovire.

miercuri, mai 25, 2011

The Shade Club




Romanian architects SquareONE shared with us the interior design for this club in the basement of a residential building in the center of Bucharest.

More images and the architects’ description after the break.

Since the 90’s there were many clubs there some of them very successful. Some quiet scandalous. The last years before it was closed, the location was synonymous with some of the Romanian interlope world. So it had a bad name. After a period of almost 5 years the location was rented by two guys who hired us to do an eclectic glamorous club.

Since the space is very small, segmented, and with a dark past, and the new owners want at least a elegant, stylish objective, I thought of a mysterious concept with a touch of humor.

A ghostly house animated by the EGO of a small dog. The spectrum is omnipresent.
The furniture is illustrated on the walls 2D imagines. But the shapes are extruded in the space and form continuous volumes trough the club (see the Classic Bar and the Classic Dj booth)


Mai multe:
http://www.archdaily.com/74455/shade-club-squareone/

http://www.yankodesign.com/2011/05/25/sensual-interior-design-the-shade-club/

Arhitecti: http://www.squareone.ro/

duminică, mai 22, 2011

Empty cities



Mi se par foarte similare cu cartierele de blocuri din Romania.

Happiness through diversity

duminică, mai 15, 2011

vineri, mai 13, 2011

miercuri, mai 11, 2011

vineri, mai 06, 2011

Portal 2 - 70s style poster


Sursa: http://tristanreidford.blogspot.com/2011/05/portal2-70s-style-movie-poster.html

Artificial Blood


AN Australian woman's life has been saved using a radical synthetic blood substitute made from cow plasma.

In a world first, doctors at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne brought 33-year-old Tamara Coakley back from the brink after a car crash left her with severe blood loss and close to heart failure.

Her spinal cord was almost severed, her lungs collapsed, her skull was fractured, several ribs were broken, as were her cheekbone and an elbow, and her spleen was ruptured.

She was barely alive when she arrived at hospital.

"I had one litre of blood left in my body," she said.

In a last-ditch effort to save Ms Coakley's life, 10 units of the haemoglobin-based oxygen carrier HBOC201 were flown in from the US.

The synthetic contains a molecule derived from cow plasma and restored her levels of haemoglobin, which carries oxygen to the tissues.

Tot articolul: http://www.news.com.au/national/revolutionary-blood-hboc-201-saves-tamara-coakley/story-e6frfkvr-1226050144062

marți, aprilie 26, 2011

Open Compute Project



Site: http://opencompute.org/

Incubus - Esperanto







Incubus (Esperanto: Inkubo) is a 1965 black-and-white American horror film, restored in 2001. Incubus was directed by Leslie Stevens, creator of The Outer Limits, and stars William Shatner, shortly before he would begin his work on Star Trek. The film's striking cinematography was by Conrad Hall, who went on to win three Academy Awards for his work on the films Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, American Beauty and Road to Perdition. The film was performed entirely in the constructed language Esperanto. This was done to create an eerie, other-worldly feeling,[2] and the director has prohibited dubbing into other languages.


The film was lost for many years because the original print of the film burned in a fire and all copies were reported lost, destroyed, or worn away, but a copy of the film with French subtitles was found in the permanent collection of the Cinémathèque Française in Paris. The Sci Fi Channel funded the restoration from that print and released a DVD in 2001 that included subtitles in English and French. Because the source print contained burned-in French subtitles, the English subtitles are placed over black bars that partially obscure some portions of the frame.


Restul partilor pe youtube.

duminică, aprilie 24, 2011

An Honourable Photoshop Master- BaoJun Yuan


Baojun Yuan is a member of China Senior Photographers Association. He is highly respected by Chinese people. Why? In the past nine years, Mr. Yuan has repaired more than 2000 old photos for residents for free. Course it is not surprising enough if you have no idea about this great man. Mr. Yuan is 76 years old now. He didn’t know Photoshop until his was 60 years old. Mr. Yuan learned repairing skills from a teacher and was soon skilled in it. Considering that repairing old photos is too expensive for most of the residents to afford, Mr. Yuan himself bought a computer and a scanner and began service people without any charge. In his words “my teacher just taught me how to repair the photos, but he forgot to tell me how to charge”.

Tot articolul si exemple de poze reparate: http://thedesigninspiration.com/articles/an-honourable-photoshop-master-baojun-yuan/

sâmbătă, aprilie 23, 2011

vineri, aprilie 22, 2011

Repararea gropilor


artist juliana santacruz herrera has transformed the streets of paris through her visual intervention
using braided strips of colourful fabric. seeing the many cracks and potholes of the city as
the 'canvas' of her project, the site-specific pieces are a playful addition to the grey urban setting.

long lengths of dyed fabrics are braided and then coiled into the shallow breaks in the street.
often made up of a combination of bright colours, the resulting effect creates a graphic and
visually-arresting contrast to the city's palette.

Tot articolul: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/10/view/14280/juliana-santacruz-herrera-decorative-potholes.html

luni, aprilie 18, 2011

Everything and Nothing

Doua documentare BBC fascinante despre univers si ce inseamna materia si ce inseamna absenta ei.



Teleportorul argenitinian

Datoria Germaniei catre BNR

In cautare de bani, statele incep sa se uite prin arhive la datoriile istorice pe care le au de incasat si sa intenteze procese pentru recuperarea acestora. E cazul SUA- Germania, dar nu asupra lui m-as opri astazi, ci as aminti un caz care ne afecteaza direct. O mai veche datorie a Germaniei fata de Banca Nationala a Romaniei.

E vorba de contractul de Clearing semnat intre Guvernele Romaniei si Germaniei, pe data de 23 martie 1939, in care Romania se obliga sa livreze marfuri diverse (titei brut, produse petroliere, cherestea, produse cerealiere, etc.) catre Germania, care urma sa le achite la un pret mai mare cu 10 % fata de valoarea medie a preturilor mondiale. Germania urma sa achite facturile prin Casa Germana de Compensatie, dar platile trebuiau efecuate numai catre BNR, in marci germane imperiale. BNR, la randul ei, achita in lei romanesti exportatorilor si in acest fel totul era in regula. Contractul acesta se poate gasi pe Internet, nu e niciun mare secret.


Astazi valoarea initiala pe care institutia condusa de Mugur Isarescu ar putea s-o recupereze de la Germania ar fi de 18,8 miliarde de Euro, conform unor calcule efectuate de membrii comisiei Bergier, din Elvetia. Dar in realitate valoarea in discutie ar putea fi cu mult mai mare, poate chiar undeva in jurul sumei de 100 miliarde de Euro, daca tinem cont de valoarea principalilor indicatori comparativi dintre anii 1944 si 2010 (preturile marfurilor exportate, costurile de transport, taxele vamale, etc.).

Pe 16 august 2010 parlamentara germana Ulla Jelpke a adresat Guvernului Germaniei o interpelare, solicitand un punct de vedere oficial asupra acestui posibil sold neachitat de Casa de Compensatie din Germania catre Romania, reprezantata de BNR. Raspunsul Guvernului German, prin Ministerul de Finante de la Berlin, a venit neasteptat de repede, chiar in aceeasi zi (!). Un raspuns previzibil, prin care Ministerul Finantelor de la Berlin spune ca Romania a renuntat la orice pretentie materiala fata de Germania, prin semnarea Tratatului de Pace de la Paris, din 10 februarie 1947. Numai ca un astfel de raspuns este total incorect deoarece art. 28 din Tratatul de Pace de la Paris prevede ca “Romania renunta la orice pretentii fata de Germania, cu exceptia celor rezultand din contracte si alte obligatii anterioare datei de 1 septembrie 1939, precum si din drepturi dobindite inainte de aceeasi data” .

Deci motivatia Ministerului de Finante din Germania nu sta in picioare, ba chiar as putea spune ca insasi prin motivatia aceasta lipsita de logica s-au impotmolit si mai tare si vor trebui sa accepte, intr-un final previzibil, ca au de platit o suma imensa Romaniei.

Tot articolul: http://hymerion.ro/2010/08/20/bnr-ar-putea-recupera-din-germania-peste-18-miliarde-de-euro-banii-reprezinta-datorii-neachitate-dintr-un-contract-semnat-in-1939.html

sâmbătă, aprilie 16, 2011

Molid de 9550 de ani


The world's oldest recorded tree is a 9,550 year old spruce in the Dalarna province of Sweden. The spruce tree has shown to be a tenacious survivor that has endured by growing between erect trees and smaller bushes in pace with the dramatic climate changes over time.

Acum 9500 de ani:
  • nu exista scris (cele mai vechi ideograme au 7000 de ani)
  • Egiptul nu exista
  • cultivarea orzului si graului a inceput in mesopotamia si a aparut berea si painea
  • pisicile deabia erau domesticite
  • orasul Ierihon avea deja 1000 de ani vechime

Tot articolul: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/04/080416104320.htm

marți, aprilie 12, 2011

The lost astronauts


Then, on 28 November 1960, the Bochum space observatory in West Germany said it had intercepted radio signals which it thought might have been a satellite. No official announcement had been made of any launch.
“Our reaction was to immediately switch on the receivers and listen,” said Achille. After almost an hour of tuning in to static, the boys were about to give up when suddenly a tapping sound emerged from the hiss and crackle.

“It was a signal we recognised immediately as Morse code – SOS,” said Gian. But something about this signal was strange. It was moving slowly, as if the craft was not orbiting but was at a single point and slowly moving away from the Earth. The SOS faded into distant space.

As the brothers listened, the cosmonaut experimented with zero gravity. They lost the signal as the cosmonaut prepared for re-entry while whistling a communist hymn. It was only then that President John F Kennedy was awoken at 2am to be given the news that Yuri Gagarin was the first man in space.
Five weeks later, on 19 May 1961, the brothers picked up what is now their most infamous recording, which they claim is of a woman cosmonaut whose ship burned up on re-entry. Then, a few days after this, they picked up a tantalising few seconds of another transmission: “Conditions growing worse, why don’t you answer?” Both recordings are clear and accurately translated.
One fatality that we do know about from those early days was that of Valentin Bondarenko. At 24, he was the youngest cosmonaut. He met his terrible end on 23 March 1961, while in a pressure chamber as part of a 10-day isolation exercise. Bondarenko dropped an alcohol-soaked cotton swab on a hot plate, which – in the oxygen-rich environment – started a fire that ignited his suit. It was 20 minutes before the pressurised door could be opened. Bondarenko was pulled out barely alive, crying “It was my fault”, and died eight hours later, comforted by his best friend, Yuri Gagarin. News of the accident was hushed up until 1986.

Este fascinant articolul.

http://www.forteantimes.com/features/articles/1302/lost_in_space.html

Lumen Lamp


This friendly looking lamp by Enrico Salis supports a single shelf for books and other objects while it’s adjustable upper arm holds a paper chandelier- almost as if it’s presenting an offering of light to the user. The adjustable upper arm can be set in two positions while the electrical wire remains hidden within the simple but rigid supporting structure. This straightforward design makes a great lighting solution bedside or near a comfy chair; perfect for late night reading.

Simplu si frumos

Sursa si mai multe poze: http://www.yankodesign.com/2011/04/12/dangle-lamp/