shape of things to come

manninen is a finn who currently lives in england.

manninen will most likely post about TV shows she loves, and music which makes her happy.
random posts are additional bonus to the list too.

p.s. "shape of things to come" is a title of a song composed by bear mccreary.
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lawebloca:

Baby Deer

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The Never Ending Decision to Give Up

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transceiverfreq:

the only mantra that can save you, ever. - cult of cpu

We have no future because our present is too volatile. We have only risk management. The spinning of the given moment’s scenarios. Pattern recognition.
William Gibson (Pattern Recognition)

moornin:

this is cute

newsweek:

A research team at Harvard and MIT announced today that they’ve created a self-assembling robot. The machine, which begins as a flat sheet of material, exploits principles of origami to fold itself into a 3-D robot capable of walking without any human assistance.

"We have achieved a long-standing personal goal to design a machine that can assemble itself," Daniela Rus, an MIT roboticist and one of the study’s authors, said in a press conference about the robot.

The robot is made out of a flat multi-layered sheet of material outfitted with circuitry and motors. In this sheet, the researchers made slices (called hinges) along which folding will occur. The self-assembly works as follows: After the sheet is hooked up to a battery, heating elements embedded in the material activate. This temperature change prompts certain layers to contract. Guided by the hinges, the contraction causes the flat sheet to fold into a predetermined 3-D structure—in this case a walking robot. In all, the assembly process takes around four minutes.

Origami Robot Can Self-Assemble and Walk Without Human Help

plasmatics-life:

Good Morning by Wim Peeters | (Website)

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