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When Canon introduced its G1 X in 2012, it boasted that the camera was top of the food chain for image quality in the kingdom of compact point-and-shoots. The second generation that followed in 2014 seemed a rather modest upgrade, but the third and latest model is clearly designed to impress. The flagship PowerShot G1 X Mark III is the first of the company's point-and-shoot cameras to be trea
the 3D printed muscle has a strain density (expansion per gram) that is 15 times larger than natural muscle, and can lift 1000 times its own weight.The post 3D printed synthetic muscle is up to three times stronger than human tissue appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
The classic image of a robot is one clad in a rigid metal shell, but that's not going to be practical in situations where man and machine will need to work together. The emerging field of soft robotics is helping to make that collaboration safer, but recreating muscle is no easy task. Now, mechanical engineers from Columbia University have developed a synthetic soft muscle that's much more si
Fragrances to help you wake up, wind down or concentrate are emitted at just the right time of day by the Pium smart diffuser, which combines aromatherapy with the internet of things. Read more
creative duo scott kelly and ben polkinghorne have brought omnipresent internet suggestions to real settings with their latest project, ‘signs of the times’. they have installed large scale banners with ‘suggestions’ one would typically see on internet shopping sites in different public spaces around new zealand. the large scale of the photographs parallels the magnificent […]The post ubiq
Above: Engineer and entrepreneur Elon Musk. Pic: By Maurizio Pesce from Milan, Italia – Elon Musk, Tesla Factory, Fremont (CA, USA), CC BY 2.0, Research released today from the Institution of Engineering and Technology has revealed that, despite engineering generating £1 in every £4 of the UK’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), there is a
It can be 10 times stronger than steel, is light and superconductive, and is being used to revolutionize everything from lightbulbs to the internet. In the latest graphene-enabled innovation, a team of MIT engineers has potentially revolutionized the process of dialysis by creating a new membrane from this wonder material that is able to filter nanometer-sized molecules from solutions up to 1
a soft, warm materiality involes a modern, yet recognizable, diner aesthetic with the comfort of a living room.The post bluarch wraps times square diner with soft green interior in new york appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
4 times when a Hail Mary might be the right moveA bee hops between blackberry flowers on a sunny day in North Tacoma. By holding the stem of the flower in one hand and camera (with a full-frame fisheye) in the other, I could adjust the composition quickly and blast frames whenever the bee appeared close. My slow noggin just couldn’t keep up. July 2014. Photo and caption by Peter Haley.More often
This week on Dezeen, Balenciaga launched its own version of IKEA's iconic blue tote bag, and Snøhetta completed its transformation of New York's Times Square. Read more is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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