martinlkennedy:

To The Stars by David A Hardy (1983)

 

martinlkennedy:

To The Stars by David A Hardy (1983)


 

wired:

Space…turns out, it’s still awesome.

MOREThe 30 Most Amazing Space Photos We Saw Last Month

futurist-foresight:

Zoobotics produces a modular robotics kit worth watching.

futurescope:

Zoobotics is developing modular animal-like robots made from paper, wood or plastics that can be assembled with a few tools

A startup from Hamburg (Germany) is experimenting with tetra- and hexapods, made from cardboard and paper. All technical functions are controlled by an Arduino Uno. Estimated base price incl all parts and reusable components atm around 300 €. They’re aiming for a crowdfunding release at the end of 2014. Count me in.

Description of Zuri 01:

ZURI is a programmable robot made from paper and grey cardboard. This motion machine, conceived of as a kit, can be assembled with a few tools (cutter, ruler, cutting mat, bone folder, glue and screwdriver). In addition to a distance sensor, the Paper Robot has servo motors, servo controllers and a Bluetooth module for wireless control via PC or smartphone.

ZURI is a modular robotic system. It is based on two leg variants (2DOF / 3DOF) and two different body modules (1M / 2M). The combination of leg and body modules allows for a lot of robot variations. This results in different degrees of difficulty regarding programming and coordination of the running gaits.

The ZURI-PAPERBOT-SYSTEM combines disciplines such as modeling, the use of electronics and programming. It is perfect for use in the classroom.

[Zoobotics] [long feature in german on golem] [all pictures by zoobotics]

safehousecomix:

Cosplay: Wonder Woman
Model/Cosplayer: Laura Salviani
Photo/Editing: Florian Fromentin

safehousecomix:

Cosplay: Wonder Woman

Model/Cosplayer: Laura Salviani

Photo/Editing: Florian Fromentin

designstroy:

(viariptheskull)

spaceplasma:

Higher Dimensions from String Theory

String Theory predicts the existence of more than the 3 space dimensions and 1 time dimension we are all familiar with. According to string theory, there are additional dimensions that we are unfamiliar with because they are curled up into tiny complicated shapes that can only be seen on tiny scales. If we could shrink to this tiny, Planck-sized scale we could see that at every 3D point in space, we can also explore 6 additional dimensions. This animation shows a Calabi-Yau surface which is a projection of these higher dimensions into the more familiar dimensions we are aware of.

Brian Greene’s book, The Elegant Universe, was made into a documentary and has a chapter that does a good job of explaining this concept. The Elegant Universe [documentary]

Credit: Jeff Bryant

gamestop:

Middle-earth awaits.
Shadow of Mordor is out now! #MoreMordor

The Favored Queen

The Favored Queen

totalfilm:

Total Film 225 is in shops now!  - check out all the amazing features here!
totalfilm:

Exclusive Interstellar poster

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow concept art by Kevin Conran