Category Archives: Sci / Tech

Sci-fi 3D Heart // ze skills

Lately I got some free time so there is a crazy amount of new stuff i discover everyday classified as worth-sharing.

Just for you some mad 3D skills by

Aleksandr Kuskov AleksCG

Bonus

a quick image from one of his other projects

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Weather Weapon // Make the Sky bomb us

Lets mix up our game [az uzual] and throw out there some cool knowledge that most of you think it has nothing to do with what you came here for.

Bombing the Atmosphere

“Just weeks before the beginning of WWI, two weeks before the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, followed quickly by a cascade of war declarations a few days after that, came this rather footloose idea for bombing the atmosphere

J.M. Cordray came up with and patented this notion–a barrage of balloons, heavily armed balloons, sent aloft with dangerous cargo to be exploded in the atmosphere, which was supposed to initiate a chain-reaction of some sort which would end in supplying rain for the rest of us. Theoretically, anyway. The unspecified number of balloons would be sent aloft, laden with large amounts of crushed bone and concentrated sulfuric acid (to be combined to produce nitrogen), potash, water, and large amounts of crude oil for the fire’s fuel.  And a candle to light it all.”

via Longstreet (+) // take a look at their archive. [uber.cool stuff to be found]

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“The May 25, 1958, issue of The American Weekly ran an article by Frances Leighton using information from Captain Howard T. Orville. The article, in no uncertain terms, described a race to see who would control the earth’s thermometers. The illustration that ran with the piece pictured an ominous looking satellite which could “focus sunlight to melt the ice in frozen harbors or thaw frosted crops — or scorch enemy cities.”

^^
le bonus via Smithsonian
“Weather Control as Cold War Weapon”
(Link)

The Dream of Flying // JETMAN

Enough with photography and stuff for today, lets get going with some highly exciting toys; made for flying. !

Until now I was aware only of the WingSuit. I have never seen one but for your information here is a picture of this particular device.

Anywayz, just a few minutes ago I saw a new video from Evert Cloetens’ vimeo (link)

SUM VIDEO ACTION

The ultimate dream of flight – soaring through the air, with total freedom in all three dimensions, not within a heavy and complicated machine but with only one’s body and sensations – a dream everybody had at least once in their life.

JETMAN made it real.

Test flights in Swiss airspace.

 

FG MEGA-Archive // Star wars original drawings

yo yo yo.

sunday chiin at the office and we were going around some of the gems in our library.

this next post comes straight from the realm of George Lucas, where fantasy meets reality.

STAR WARS ARCHIVE

If you enjoyed this post better check out the “Blade runner Sketchbook” (LINK)
If not, gtfo and update ur facebook status to “rip” LOL

Science // Troll Physics

Science That Makes You Bang Your Head On The Wall

Ever wished to fly to the moon? Ever wished to travel around the world with minimal cost, avoiding airport security? The Troll Scientists are here to give you a solution, or not…
Apparently, Troll Science is what the name suggests. Fake “scientific” ideas to make the world better, which are not true, for the sole purpose to troll people who know their science. Nonetheless, we really wished this science was real.

ENJOY

hahahah

via : savthecoder (+)

Images turn Science into Art !

From the dark-matter web of the universe to the rainbow of a mouse’s retina, a new trove of award-winning science images reveals little-seen worlds.
The winners of the 2011 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge, announced today (Feb. 2) turn dry data into vivid imagery. The informational poster “The Cosmic Web,” for example, used simulations and algorithms to create a fiery, beautiful representation of matter in the universe through time. The image, by Johns Hopkins University cosmologist Miguel Angel Aragon-Calvo, won a spot on the cover of the Feb. 3 issue of the journal Science, which co-sponsors the contest with the National Science Foundation.
The contest also includes interactive games. One honoree this year created one called “Build-a-Body,” in which players can drag and drop organs into a virtual human body, learning anatomy and playing surgeon. Another game allows players to “zoom in” to the human body and look at individual cells.
This year’s winner in the photography category is a stunning photograph of a mouse’s eye. Using a technique called computational molecular phenotyping, University of Utah neuroscientist Bryan William Jones reveals the metabolic diversity of the cells in the creature’s retina.

“The talent of these award winners is remarkable,”

Monica Bradford, the executive editor of the journal Science, said in a statement.

“These winners communicate science in a manner that not only captures your attention,

but in many instances strives to look at different ways to solve scientific problems through their varied art forms.”

#Lets take a look at the Winning.Entries

Teeny-Tiny Tubes

Credit:Joel Brehm, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Office of Research and Economic DevelopmentThis three-dimensional illustration, which garnered an honorable mention, shows the production of carbon nanotubes. University of Nebraska-Lincoln electrical engineer Yongfeng Lu discovered a laser-based production technique that can create these nanotubes to careful specifications.

The Power of Minus Ten

Credit: Laura Lynn Gonzalez, Green-Eye VisualizationTaking an honorable mention in the gaming category, The Power of Minus Ten allows players to zoom in on the human body at different levels of magnification, all the way down to the molecular level as seen in this screengrab.

False Cliff

Credit: Babak Anasori, Michael Naguib, Yury Gogotsi, Michel W. Barsoum, Drexel UniversityIt’s not the edge of the Grand Canyon; this People’s Choice winner was created by placing a layered compound called Ti3AIC2 in hydrofluoric acid. The acid selectively etches away some layers of the compound, creating this odd scene.

Cell Separation

Credit: Andrew Noske, Thomas Deerinck, National Center fo rMicroscopy & imaging Research, University of California, San Diego; Horng Ou, Clodagh O’Shea, Salk InstituteThis image of cell separation garnered a People’s Choice award for its creator. The cell membrane is shown in blue and the cell’s chromosomes in yellow as the cell divides or undergoes mitosis.

Attack of the Antibody

Credit: Emiko Paul and Quade Paul, Echo Medical Media; Ron Gamble, University of Alabama, Birmingham InsightThis honorable mention illustration shows tumor death-cell receptors (DR5) on breast cancer cells targeted by the antibody TRA-8.

Cool as a …

Credit: Robert Rock Belliveau, MDThis honorable mention photo is the skin of an immature cucumber, magnified 800 times. These structures are called “trichomes,” and they act as little spears, protecting the young vegetable from plant-eaters. The lower part of the trichomes contains bitter, toxic chemicals that make herbivores go “ick!”

Ebola Unveiled

Credit: Ivan Konstantinov, Yury Stefanov, Alexander Kovalevsky, Anastasya Bakulina; Visual ScienceThis honorable mention poster reveals the inner and outer workings of the deadly virus Ebola.

Virtual Body

Credit: Jeremy Friedberg (Game designer/producer), Nicole Husain (Content & Writing), Ian Wood (Programming), Genevieve Brydson (Project Management), Wensi Sheng (3D graphics, Compositing/post-production), Lorraine Trecroce (3D graphics, Project Management),The final honorable mention in the gaming category goes to “Build-a-Body,” a game that lets computer users play surgeon — without all that messy blood and bile. Drag-and-drop organs and take anatomy quizzes and you’ll be ready for the OR in no time.

Foldit

Credit: Seth Cooper, David Baker, Zoran Popovic, Firas Khatib, Jeff Flatten, Kefan Xu, Don-Yu Hsiao and Riley Adams, Center for Game Science at the University of Washington.A screengrab from a winning interactive game called “Foldit” that allows players to compete against one another to fold the most efficient protein shape for a task.

The Color of Math

Credit: Konrad Polthier and Konstantin Poelke, Free University of BerlinThis honorable mention visualization shows the visualization of a complex function using colors to represent every complex number. Complex functions are important in math, physics and engineering.

Cellular Heros

Credit: W. Schneller, P.J. Campell, M. Stenerson, D. Bassham & ES Wurtele, Iowa State UniversityIn the plot of Meta!Blast 3D, you’re a hapless lab worker who has to rescue a team of scientists trapped inside a photosynthetic cell. To make matters worse, an unknown pathogen is decimating Earth’s vegetation. Designed for students and educators, this game garnered an honorable mention.

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WOW II // 3D scans n’ sh*t

forget the robotic arm you saw in Coop’s office which used to scan ur ACTUAL models.

lets take it to the next level …

OrcaM Orbital Camera System is the shit..-seriously havent seen a machine this impressive in a while-

-Scannin like a boss-

“Developed by a German company called Nek (site is in German), the OrcaM uses a system of seven cameras to create 3D models of any object placed inside its “reconstruction sphere.”

Currently, the machine is limited to objects that are no larger than 31.5 inches wide and 200 pounds in weight. Once placed inside the sphere and sealed shut, the cameras circle the orb taking high definition photos of the object at different angles. Meanwhile, inside the sphere a system of lights illuminate at different times to capture the object’s geometry.

After the photographing session, or the acquisition process as they call it, is over, a computer automatically processes the images to create a 3D model that accurate down to the submillimeter range.

Nek says the aim of the OrcaM Orbital Camera System is to provide high-quality digital representations of objects for use on the Internet, movies, video games, and other digital media. Some examples the company gives is using the 3D models to showcase items up for auction on the Web and creating virtual museums.”

lets check this BABY in some hot ACTION…

So long suckerz…

Note to Frank “hammer-free-form” Gehry

No Frank, unfortunatelly no scanner can fix your model..oh, wait…….