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asapscience:

How a trumpet works. 
A trumpet can play seven different notes with its three valves. Key changes are dependent on the position of the player’s mouth. via Reddit

asapscience:

How a trumpet works. 

A trumpet can play seven different notes with its three valves. Key changes are dependent on the position of the player’s mouth. 

via Reddit

theenergyissue:

Tele-Present Water Simulates a Spot in the Pacific from Halfway Around the World

Artist David Bowen is known for his kinetic sculptures that are driven by real-world data from natural phenomenon. For his work “Tele-Present Water,” first exhibited at the National Museum in Wroclaw, Poland, Bowen pulled real-time wave intensity and frequency data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) buoy station 46246 (49°59’7″ N 145°5’20″ W) located in the remote Shumagin Islands of Alaska. This information was scaled and transferred to a mechanical grid structure, resulting in an uncanny live simulation of the movement of water from halfway around the world. The piece, along with Bowen’s other works, speaks to the way technology and telecommunications can both alienate us from and unite us with the natural world. While technology has enabled us to control and model phenomena with unprecedented precision, it may also provide a means to understand the world in a more intimate, visceral way. 

(Source: designboom.com)

asapscience:

ucresearch:

Robots that will fold your laundry

This is “Brett” also known as The Berkeley Robot for the Elimination of Tedious Tasks.  This guy can do simple household chores. Specifically, the robot can fold laundry and is part of an ongoing project by UC Berkeley’s Pieter Abbeel.

Folding towels might seem easy to us humans, but this is actually quite complicated for a robot to do.  In fact it requires a method where the robot learns the tasks by seeing how humans do it.  Abbeel explains:

For robots to be integrated in unstructured or changing environments, such as a typical human household, they must develop the ability to learn from human experts and to even teach themselves.  

The hope is to have these robots perform everyday chores for the elderly or disabled so that they can live more independently.

You can watch more videos of this robot here

YES PLEASE

(Source: newscenter.berkeley.edu)

akumathedestroy:

LATEST DESKTOP SCREEN SHOT!
I know you guys are getting sick of me posting just screen shots but I really have no one to talk to about this. My friends are mostly “If it’s not broken, why fuck with it” mentality when it comes to desktops and I’m the only one with Ubuntu. 
Anyway, the Conky Configuration I have up in this picture is not on there because it was messing with my COMP for some reason. I know what type of Conky I want for this one and I will continue to look for it or make it (I’ve been working on it). 
Dock is the same (AWN dock) with the kAwOken icon set. I brought up the dock so it’s in the center of the desktop. I may put this Conky config up next. 

akumathedestroy:

LATEST DESKTOP SCREEN SHOT!

I know you guys are getting sick of me posting just screen shots but I really have no one to talk to about this. My friends are mostly “If it’s not broken, why fuck with it” mentality when it comes to desktops and I’m the only one with Ubuntu. 

Anyway, the Conky Configuration I have up in this picture is not on there because it was messing with my COMP for some reason. I know what type of Conky I want for this one and I will continue to look for it or make it (I’ve been working on it). 

Dock is the same (AWN dock) with the kAwOken icon set. I brought up the dock so it’s in the center of the desktop. I may put this Conky config up next. 

thisbigcity:

newurbanismfilmfestival:

Design vs human experience.

Sometimes the city tells you how it wants to be designed. Listen!

thisbigcity:

newurbanismfilmfestival:

Design vs human experience.

Sometimes the city tells you how it wants to be designed. Listen!

(via urbanresolve)

asapscience:

How a trumpet works. 
A trumpet can play seven different notes with its three valves. Key changes are dependent on the position of the player’s mouth. via Reddit

asapscience:

How a trumpet works. 

A trumpet can play seven different notes with its three valves. Key changes are dependent on the position of the player’s mouth. 

via Reddit

theenergyissue:

Tele-Present Water Simulates a Spot in the Pacific from Halfway Around the World

Artist David Bowen is known for his kinetic sculptures that are driven by real-world data from natural phenomenon. For his work “Tele-Present Water,” first exhibited at the National Museum in Wroclaw, Poland, Bowen pulled real-time wave intensity and frequency data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) buoy station 46246 (49°59’7″ N 145°5’20″ W) located in the remote Shumagin Islands of Alaska. This information was scaled and transferred to a mechanical grid structure, resulting in an uncanny live simulation of the movement of water from halfway around the world. The piece, along with Bowen’s other works, speaks to the way technology and telecommunications can both alienate us from and unite us with the natural world. While technology has enabled us to control and model phenomena with unprecedented precision, it may also provide a means to understand the world in a more intimate, visceral way. 

(Source: designboom.com)

asapscience:

ucresearch:

Robots that will fold your laundry

This is “Brett” also known as The Berkeley Robot for the Elimination of Tedious Tasks.  This guy can do simple household chores. Specifically, the robot can fold laundry and is part of an ongoing project by UC Berkeley’s Pieter Abbeel.

Folding towels might seem easy to us humans, but this is actually quite complicated for a robot to do.  In fact it requires a method where the robot learns the tasks by seeing how humans do it.  Abbeel explains:

For robots to be integrated in unstructured or changing environments, such as a typical human household, they must develop the ability to learn from human experts and to even teach themselves.  

The hope is to have these robots perform everyday chores for the elderly or disabled so that they can live more independently.

You can watch more videos of this robot here

YES PLEASE

(Source: newscenter.berkeley.edu)

akumathedestroy:

LATEST DESKTOP SCREEN SHOT!
I know you guys are getting sick of me posting just screen shots but I really have no one to talk to about this. My friends are mostly “If it’s not broken, why fuck with it” mentality when it comes to desktops and I’m the only one with Ubuntu. 
Anyway, the Conky Configuration I have up in this picture is not on there because it was messing with my COMP for some reason. I know what type of Conky I want for this one and I will continue to look for it or make it (I’ve been working on it). 
Dock is the same (AWN dock) with the kAwOken icon set. I brought up the dock so it’s in the center of the desktop. I may put this Conky config up next. 

akumathedestroy:

LATEST DESKTOP SCREEN SHOT!

I know you guys are getting sick of me posting just screen shots but I really have no one to talk to about this. My friends are mostly “If it’s not broken, why fuck with it” mentality when it comes to desktops and I’m the only one with Ubuntu. 

Anyway, the Conky Configuration I have up in this picture is not on there because it was messing with my COMP for some reason. I know what type of Conky I want for this one and I will continue to look for it or make it (I’ve been working on it). 

Dock is the same (AWN dock) with the kAwOken icon set. I brought up the dock so it’s in the center of the desktop. I may put this Conky config up next. 

thisbigcity:

Send us your best urbanism #didyouknow, and we just might include it in this series!
Fact Source

thisbigcity:

Send us your best urbanism #didyouknow, and we just might include it in this series!

Fact Source

thisbigcity:

newurbanismfilmfestival:

Design vs human experience.

Sometimes the city tells you how it wants to be designed. Listen!

thisbigcity:

newurbanismfilmfestival:

Design vs human experience.

Sometimes the city tells you how it wants to be designed. Listen!

(via urbanresolve)

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