Orproject proposes huge sealed Bubble of clean air for Beijing
According to a report by the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, environmental conditions in China’s capital are so bad as to be “almost unfavorable for human living.” Officials have recently passed new laws and set aside billions of yuan to try and curb air pollution in Beijing, which has been recording some of its worst smog levels ever. Architecture firm Orproject has proposed the construction of a sealed canopy filled with clean air. Bubbles would cover a park and botanical garden, providing a healthy, temperature- and humidity-controlled oasis.In addition to providing locals with a clean, green sanctuary, Orproject suggests that surrounding buildings could also be connected to Bubble’s “controlled air system.” Apartments, offices, retail spaces and, in particular, medical facilities could all benefit from the idea, were it created. (via Orproject proposes huge sealed Bubble of clean air for Beijing)
Hacker makes air hockey table from 3D printer parts
If you hated losing to the computer at Pong, then at least you could console yourself with the knowledge that the computer was on home turf; the contest took place in the computer’s ethereal realm of ones and naughts. Now, a project by Spanish tinkerer Jose Julio has given rise to a competitive, merciless air hockey machine that will lay bare your mortal frailties and beat you into submission on your own physical terms. What’s more, it’s built largely with 3D printer parts. (via Hacker makes air hockey table from 3D printer parts)
If good things come in small packages, then nothing compares to this valentine made by IBMers with just a handful of atoms.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Elizabeth Cloos, Electrical Engineering PhD Student, works on the single crystal optical fibers apparatus in the Engineering Research Building on January 21, 2014.
Cloos, part of EECS Professor Stephen Rand’s research group, creates fibers made of crystals that can transmit mid-infrared bands of light, allowing for transmission of large amount of power.
Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing
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D-image studio - Dance
D-image studio, based in Pescara (Italy), came into existence in 2001 as a consequence of the collaboration of two photographers, Alessio Federico and Barbara Pichiecchio.
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