Category Archives: Unusual

A Broken Bone? 3-D Print Your Cast!


Recently there had been some bad vibes around 3-D printers due to all the reports that you can now download files to print your own (working) guns. But this new development is rather fascinating: As the Daily Mail in its … Continue reading

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Gravity-Powered LED Lamp Revolutionizes Self-Sufficient Lighting


This is a very interesting new development. Since the arrival of affordable LEDs and their increasingly better efficiency and light quality new mechanisms can be used to power these new lights in any dwelling. British designers Martin Riddiford and Jim … Continue reading

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Cloud Singing: The Virtual Choir Project


I am reposting this from Simon Phipps‘ blog “Wild Webmink.” He writes in his blog: “Eric Whitacre launched Virtual Choir 3, the composite performance of his choral work “Water Night”, to promote his new album of the same name. Once again, it’s transcendently beautiful.” (Virtual … Continue reading

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Invisible Mercedes Brings James Bond Technology To Life


Usually I don’t promote companies or products. But this is too good to let pass. RT from TechCast.org: From the Yahoo Auto Blog (By Justin Hyde | Motoramic): In a promotion for its first production fuel-cell vehicle in Germany, Mercedes-Benz turned a … Continue reading

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A Strong Personal Vote For The Cloud


On Friday, January 13, 2012 at 13:00 (yes, really!) I closed the cover of my MacBook Pro. This was when I had seen the computer alive for the last time. When I re-opened the flap nothing happened. Going through all … Continue reading

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Teenager + Fibonacci = New Hope For Solar Energy


Welcome to my first blog of 2012. I would like to start the New Year with some hope. Hope that we experience when we look at the young generation (no—not that one, even younger): A report in yesterday’s Wall Street … Continue reading

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Plastic Bottles Lighten Up the Slums


As recently reported in our local newspaper in Basel (Plastikflaschen für den Klimaschutz – News Wissen: Technik – bazonline.ch) philanthropist Illac Diaz from the Philippines is using simple low-tech discarded plastic bottles filled with water to bring light into the … Continue reading

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