Robotic device gives users extra fingers

8bitfuture:

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A robotic device developed at MIT mimics the movements of a users hand, essentially giving them two extra fingers. 

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frontal-cortex:

Microscopy of chicken cells using nano-crystals of a fluorescent dye. Cell nuclei exhibit blue fluorescence while neurofilaments exhibit green. (credit: Weerapong Prasongchean, Wikimedia Commons)

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Microscopy of chicken cells using nano-crystals of a fluorescent dye. Cell nuclei exhibit blue fluorescence while neurofilaments exhibit green. (credit: Weerapong Prasongchean, Wikimedia Commons)

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ausjake:

Red blood cells on the tip of a needle.

ausjake:

Red blood cells on the tip of a needle.

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scientificvisuals:

Microscopic life in a single drop of pond water. Peter Matulavich/Science Photo Library. Source here (definitely watch).

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theenergyissue:

Masdar City, Abu Dhabi: Eco-City of the Future

Located in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, Masdar City is planned city envisioned as an “arcology”: a self-sufficient, very densely populated habitat in which individual human environmental impact is minimized. A portmanteau of “ecology” and “architecture,” the term was coined and popularized by architect Paolo Soleri. Though he went on to influence generations of architects through his writings, drawings and models, Soleri was only able to partially realize his visions in the experimental town of Arcosanti in Arizona. Masdar City, which began construction in 2006, appears to finally consummate Soleri’s arcology concept, albeit without the architect’s distinct formal treatment. Designed by the British architectural firm Foster and Partners, the city is being built at a cost of $18 billion by Masdar, a subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company, with the majority of seed capital provided by the Government of Abu Dhabi. As the world’s most ambitious eco-city, Masdar relies on solar energy provided by a 22-hectare field of 87,777 solar panels and other renewable energy sources. It will hold 40,000 residents in only two square miles and has replaced cars with driverless electric vehicles. Patrick Kingsley adds in Wired that the design of the walls of the buildings has helped reduce demand for air conditioning by 55 percent. In addition, sensors have replaced light switches, cutting electricity consumption by 51 percent, and water usage by 55 percent. The city is designed to be an internationl hub for cleantech companies, and its first tenant, the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, has been operating in the city since 2010. As Kingsley notes, “Masdar is slowly helping to change attitudes about renewable energy and climate change in the Gulf and the Maghreb,” and may become the unexpected role model for sustainability in a region long-reliant on its oil reserves.

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"You can’t force creativity, problem solving, and invention. It’s a process that starts from within you.”INSIDE THE INVENTIVE MIND:Susan PugliaVP, University ProgramsVice Chair, IBM Academy of Tech.

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"You can’t force creativity, problem solving, and invention. It’s a process that starts from within you.”

INSIDE THE INVENTIVE MIND:
Susan Puglia
VP, University Programs
Vice Chair, IBM Academy of Tech.

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staceythinx:

Some of the fascinating images from the Kuriositas gallery Under the Electron Microscope. Check it out for more photos and a great explanation of the techniques used to get them. Click on the images above for descriptions of what’s pictured.

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jtotheizzoe:

All the solid surfaces in the solar system (excluding gas giants) mapped as a map according to surface area. I recommend viewing it large, so you can see how “all human skin” relates to the surface areas of the solid solar system.
I love that Europa is next to Europe. Now I’d like to see someone synthesize a plate tectonics model for how the continent of Solaros (a name I just now invented) was formed. 
(via xkcd, HT to Kottke)

jtotheizzoe:

All the solid surfaces in the solar system (excluding gas giants) mapped as a map according to surface area. I recommend viewing it large, so you can see how “all human skin” relates to the surface areas of the solid solar system.

I love that Europa is next to Europe. Now I’d like to see someone synthesize a plate tectonics model for how the continent of Solaros (a name I just now invented) was formed. 

(via xkcd, HT to Kottke)

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