Paper art

These are awesome.  Works of art all done with a single sheet of A4 paper.

Amazing works of art i’d say, i only wish there were instructions on how to make them myself.

Light Bulbs

Here’s a nice collection of light bulbs through the ages.

How i wish i had a microwave the size of a house, this way i could microwave all those light bulbs at once and probably get the coolest light show ever…

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Other Earthshapes

I stubmled accross this and it’s interesting.  What if the Earth was not shaped like the oblong sphere it is, but rather a pyramid, or Toroidal (donut) shape?

lots more pictures over at nrich.  I really want to know the answers to the questions at the bottom, maybe someone can help me out.

I want this bridge

This bridge in London is awesome.  It rolls up into a ball to allow water traffic to pass under it, instead of raising up vertically.

From the looks of it, it looks like a foot bridge, i would love to see this on a larger scale, for like cars…

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Ender’s Game

For those of you unaware of this book, first of all read it. Now. Secondly, I have to say this was probably the best book I had to read for school ever. Plus it got me into the follow-up books which are even more amazing.

Anyway, the wonderful comic xkcd has an interesting take on the Battle Room scenes…a way I never thought of them before…

The best part is the image description which says:

“Bean actually sabotaged it just to give Dink the excuse to make that joke.”

Priceless

Evolving Robots?

In case you were fairly unaware, we seem to have a fixation with robots taking over the world and destroying the human race.  It’s kind of hard not to think that way, especially when people invent things like hardware that can evolve itself.

The details are a little sparse, but more or less this single PCB board can turn “genes” on and off to figure out the best way to handle a given situation. The result?

Just like in the real world it can take 20 to 30 thousand generations before the system finds the perfect design to solve the problem, but this will happen in just a few seconds compared to the 8-900.000 years it took humans to go through the same number of generations.

That’s great. Really it is. Right now they hope to implement this technology in construction of oil pipelines that go incredibly deep and would not be easy to communicate with so the robots would be able to think out problems they come across on their own.

But how long until we get fire-breathing robots that can figure out how to get past the human obstacle?

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Lego Sofa

Is this not the pinical of awesomeness? Its a Lego themed sofa, complete with movable parts!  The only question i have is, how comfortable is it?  Because those who use LEGOs, know that they aren’t the nicest things to sit/stand/fall/lay on.
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Floating Towers

This is one seriously cool building.  It’s got four different buildings, all suspended from a central core.  It serves two purposes, giving the entire building a smaller footprint, and, more importantly, making it look freking AWESOME.

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One Step Closer to seclusion

Now, i don’t suggest this as an alternative to a faraday cage, but rather an addition to. It’s paint that’s supposed to not allow wireless signals, and other RF signals to transfer through it.  Personally, i have no idea how it works, and am skeptical, but it could prove nice if it were used correctly with the popper equipment for a bunker from the coming robot revolution.
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Fire Breathing Robot Spiders

This started as a simple DIY project, but soon escalated out of control, luckily this isn’t a true robot, in that it is still controlled by humans.  But the design is out there, now they only need to be built, and soon enough we as a species will no longer exist…

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