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a way of measuring nutrition density

 Optics //


.whether your apples and spinach are organic or not, nutrient levels can vary dramatically depend on – growing conditions, such as soil type and quality, temperature, and days of sun versus rain\


” NIR works on the principle that different molecules vibrate in slightly different ways. When infrared light if transmitted through or reflected from a given sample, certain wavelengths are absorbed more than others by the vibrating chemical bonds. By measuring the fraction of nearinfrared light absorbed at each wavelength, scientists can obtain a distinct fingerprint that is characteristic of the sample. The results are precise—and fast.”

concluding that

” A mobile scanner may tell shoppers which piece of fruit has the most vitamins ”

Scientists ..ha



Conceptual Art // Jenny Holzer



“a little knowledge can go a long way
a lot of professionals are crackpots
a man can’t know what it is to be a mother
a name means a lot just by itself
a positive attitude means all the difference in the world
a relaxed man is not necessarily a better man
a sense of timing is the mark of genius
a sincere effort is all you can ask
a single event can have infinitely many interpretations
a solid home base builds a sense of self
a strong sense of duty imprisons you
absolute submission can be a form of freedom
abstraction is a type of decadence
abuse of power comes as no surprise
action causes more trouble than thought
alienation produces eccentrics or revolutionaries
all things are delicately interconnected
ambition is just as dangerous as complacency
ambivalence can ruin your life
an elite is inevitable
anger or hate can be a useful motivating force
animalism is perfectly healthy
any surplus is immoral
anything is a legitimate area of investigation
artificial desires are despoiling the earth
at times inactivity is preferable to mindless functioning
at times your unconsciousness is truer than your conscious mind
automation is deadly
awful punishment awaits really bad people
bad intentions can yield good results
being alone with yourself is increasingly unpopular
being happy is more important than anything else
being judgmental is a sign of life
being sure of yourself means you’re a fool
believing in rebirth is the same as admitting defeat
boredom makes you do crazy things
calm is more conductive to creativity than is anxiety
categorizing fear is calming
change is valuable when the oppressed become tyrants
chasing the new is dangerous to society
children are the most cruel of all
children are the hope of the future
class action is a nice idea with no substance
class structure is as artificial as plastic
confusing yourself is a way to stay honest
crime against property is relatively unimportant
decadence can be an end in itself
decency is a relative thing
dependence can be a meal ticket
description is more important than metaphor
deviants are sacrificed to increase group solidarity
disgust is the appropriate response to most situations
disorganization is a kind of anesthesia
don’t place to much trust in experts
drama often obscures the real issues
dreaming while awake is a frightening contradiction
dying and coming back gives you considerable perspective
dying should be as easy as falling off a log
eating too much is criminal
elaboration is a form of pollution
emotional responses ar as valuable as intellectual responses
enjoy yourself because you can’t change anything anyway
ensure that your life stays in flux
even your family can betray you
every achievement requires a sacrifice
everyone’s work is equally important
everything that’s interesting is new
exceptional people deserve special concessions
expiring for love is beautiful but stupid
expressing anger is necessary
extreme behavior has its basis in pathological psychology
extreme self-consciousness leads to perversion
faithfulness is a social not a biological law
fake or real indifference is a powerful personal weapon
fathers often use too much force
fear is the greatest incapacitator
freedom is a luxury not a necessity
giving free rein to your emotions is an honest way to live
go all out in romance and let the chips fall where they may
going with the flow is soothing but risky
good deeds eventually are rewarded
government is a burden on the people
grass roots agitation is the only hope
guilt and self-laceration are indulgences”

..to the F to the G

..to the F to the G


Secret Cities by Andrew Brooks

”In his work with the Hidden projects he explores the unseen sides of cities to create images that make citizens, city planners, councils, captains of industry and magazine editors see their home with fresh eyes. ”(+)

join the journey- —


FG Archive Play – Simple and Beautiful

Join Tim Navis journey around the world from the midday sun through the blood-red sunset. Some of the artist’s inspiration, influenced by Nee Watcman’s words —

“Not by gain our life is measured.
But by what we’ve lost tis scored;
Tis not how much wine is drunken
But how much has been outpoured.
For the strength of love never standeth
In the sacrifice we bear.
He who has the greatest suffering
Ever has the most to share.”

grab some coffee and y not — have-a-peak-of-some

Simple and Beautiful


 imagez  © 2012 Tim Davis

Thinking // Design – Architecture Methodology

In this post we are going to talk about the famous

“Positive Grey Area”

a.k.a “process’ of a design project.

I found 2 articles in the [ThinkBig-Lab]
that combined make a nice guide for noobs & experts ^^


”In order for this to work, it must be fun. The key is to live the moment, working on each activity without thinking about the final result. Everything is good enough and you have to let it go, the more irrelevant and stupid what we propose or write on a post it, will be better. We must have an experimental attitude and take risks constantly.”


“In my opinion, it is the only way. As it is stated in the constructivist pedagogy: people learn through the interactions between the subject and the object. Knowledge is connected to the structure of the action, to the doing. It is the way to activate an actual process of collective creation, the fact of having something on your hands constantly allows you to interact. That is why we established a series of activities along the workshop, which will be better explained while analyzing in the next phase.”


+ An holistic resolution of the problems. An approach to the problem from all possible angles. Do not break a problem into parts, but try to cover everything at once.

+ The user is the center of the process (user centered design). It is the common language when working in multidisciplinary teams. The user is the goal and also participates in the process.

+ It is a participatory and collaborative process (co-creation). Everyone can be creative. Creativity is not so much a gift but an ability to listening ideas and articulate them through your experience. The design thinker creates consciously an environment that facilitates the generation and evaluation of ideas in a heterogeneous group of agents.

+ The process is constantly changing: it never repeats systematically and we have to be actively creative with the process itself.

If architecture follows the path which the design has begun, then it will produce very interesting improvements and modifications in both directions.

Big up to ThinkBig-Lab again

Visit their blog for further infos & texts on the subject

Sun Explosions ~ Shoot it Live

The previous days, after being a spacial part of one of the largest sun explosions of the decade, scientists around the world gathered to start a game predicting shows of  northern lights.( much the same as predicting the weather)



Halloween Storms 2003


Jan. 22, 2012 — Over the weekend, the Earth’s magnetic field was struck by a coronal mass ejection (CME). The CME — a vast bubble of solar plasma that had erupted from the sun on Jan. 19 — took longer than expected to travel through interplanetary space, but on Sunday it made contact.

[Bjørn Jørgensen]

Jan. 23, 2012 — Serious sun explosions, the most powerful kind(X-flare),  focussed everyones attention leading to really big bets.

Jan. 24, 2012 —The promised aurora came at last, and hit Earth magnetic field.. creating some of the most beautiful auroras ever captured! [exact time of hit was a bit unexpected..10 min difference to the expected.. big payouts avoided]

[Göran Strand]

Northern lights travel over the sky with more than 500 miles per second. It lights up everything around us, and all snow was completely green. Fantastic night.

[Chad Blakley]

Jan. 25, 2012 —

-33 degrees celsius, lots of snow on the trees and great auroras. Can a night become better? The first show around 8 pm was great. Then nothing and nothing, just cold feets. But suddendly around 11 pm there was a second even larger show of dancing auroras. It became a late night…

[Peter Rogen]


Keeping on.. we may be protected from sun radiation due to our magnetic field.. but Mars has an atmosphere 100-times thinner than Earth’s and doesn’t possess a global magnetic field. When the CME hits Mars, it will experience an increase in radiation on the surface and may even have some of its atmosphere removed completely!