shape of things to come

Aug 19

transceiverfreq:

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

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)

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Aug 16

50 Lessons That Moomins Can Teach You About Life -

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

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

musts:

© the vivid girl

musts:

© the vivid girl

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flowerling:

Aquar.IMAX.great white4 | Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

flowerling:

Aquar.IMAX.great white4 | Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

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plasmatics-life:

Good Morning by Wim Peeters | (Website)

plasmatics-life:

Good Morning by Wim Peeters | (Website)

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7stripes:

Birdy by Imre Aunapuu

7stripes:

Birdy by Imre Aunapuu

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livenedup:

Unique Bed Design for a More Relaxing Sleephttp://www.livenedup.com/unique-bed-design-relaxing-sleep/

livenedup:

Unique Bed Design for a More Relaxing Sleep
http://www.livenedup.com/unique-bed-design-relaxing-sleep/

intothegreatunknown:

Floating Geese | Oregon, USA (by Paul Kozal)

intothegreatunknown:

Floating Geese | Oregon, USA (by Paul Kozal)