Sunlight Is A Miracle Disinfectant—This Device Will Tell You When It’s Worked Its Magic
Wadi, which is solar-powered of course, works like an alternative bottle top. You screw it in place, leave it in the sun (you can measure several bottles at once if they’re close together), and then consult a progress bar on the side. An unhappy smiley indicates bad water. One, two, three, four bars (like on a mobile phone) show water getting cleaner. Finally, when there’s a happy face, you’re good to go.
Meet the Illum, Lytro’s futuristic new light-field camera | The Verge
Lytro’s innovative way of capturing a complete, 3D “light field” version of a scene instead of just quickly snapping a 2D photograph. It’s what lets you refocus a picture after the fact, or convert it to 3D, or subtly shift the perspective of the shot without ever having moved the camera.
Some very interesting tech at play here. The Lytro Illum will not revolutionize photography right now, but give it a few iterations and it just might. The innovative way of capturing an image also brings other benefits such as for example a more effective lens design. The Illum has a 30-250mm zoom lens with an impressive f/2.0 fixed aperture. Other specs include a 1 inch sensor, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 804 processor and a 4 inch touchscreen. Oh, and a $1,599 price tag.
Animated artwork by Rebecca Mock
Fine, detailed and subtle animated artwork created by New York illustrator Rebecca Mock. Apparently the animated gif back to stay, gradually more and more people are exploring this old format and customers asking for shouting. Several of these illustrations were created for the New York Times or The Warlus magazine.
A quick look at some of the wondrous work in robotics done by Festo.
Engineering Company Festo Is Creating Robots Based On Nature
German engineering firm Festo is creating a robot army. Sounds scary, right? But there’s no need to fear a “Skynet”-type apocalypse quite yet, because these robots want to do good by making laborious tasks easier in the factories of the future. And they’re using nature as their inspiration.
Festo summarizes the motivation behind their research on their website: “Gripping, moving, controlling and measuring – nature performs all of these tasks instinctively, easily and efficiently. What could be more logical than to examine these natural phenomena and learn from them?”
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Detecting this signal is one of the most important goals in cosmology today.
Scientists Say They’ve Discovered Echoes Of The Big Bang (via fastcompany)
All you need is black paint …
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