Archiv für Januar 2014


Andres Amador – An Earthscape Artist

30. Januar 2014 - 19:22 Uhr

Andres Amador draws pictures in the sand, until the water washes the lines away. A beautiful piece of art, fading, pensive and inspiring.

See the video

http://vimeo.com/80237736

Kelp IV- Andres

Kelp IV

http://www.andresamadorarts.com

 

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Well guided – innovative service concept

30. Januar 2014 - 09:46 Uhr

Boarding information at 64 x 30.000 pixels

Rush hour at the train station: Where will the train stop? Where can I find an empty seat? Where can I board with my bike?
Goal of this implemented idea was to make the entry situation for the passengers easier. Therefor a 180 meter LED-Display has been located right above the platform. It provides information about the incoming train. The Screeninformation moves parallel to the train and shows exactly were an empty seat can be found, where class 1 or 2 are located, where one can entry the train easily by wheelchair.
It improves the transfer process: from communicating platforms to mobile travel assistants to new communication concepts preparing passengers for incoming trains.
So far this Project (from ProRail – together with NS Dutch Railways) is being installed only at the Amsterdam Station „Hertogenbosch“.
However, everybody who uses the train frequently would love this simple solution.

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Further information:
http://edenspiekermann.com/projects/prorail-and-ns-dutch-railways

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Guy Hoffman: Robots with „soul“ TED

23. Januar 2014 - 18:27 Uhr

What kind of robots does an animator / jazz musician / roboticist make? Playful, reactive, curious ones. Guy Hoffman shows demo film of his family of unusual robots — including two musical bots that like to jam with humans.

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http://www.ted.com/talks/guy_hoffman_robots_with_soul.html

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Gene Designer

22. Januar 2014 - 17:05 Uhr

Plants which are glowing in the dark could soon be a natural alternative for electric lighting and be represented in every household.

The kickstarter project “glowing plant project” is working with scientists on the goal to integrate the genes of fireflies into plants to great a self illumination effect. The funding goal with 50.000 $ is already reached and they have got almost 500.000 $ through the kickstarter campaign.

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After a few years of work they have got the first results of glowing plants. The current photos are taken with a long time exposure but they give a great view of the possibilities for gene-designer in the future.

(photo from the Bioglow corporation)

(photo from the Bioglow corporation)

More information about the project and the technology is available at the project website.

http://www.glowingplant.com/

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