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Never Wet

Monday, January 16th, 2012

This blew my mind away. NeverWet is a treatment to makes any surface liquid resistant. It’s a Hydrophobiccoating that repels any liquid, even thick liquids like syrup, paint, ketchup, etc and repels them off any surface (much like you see on plant leaves). Check out the video above and be awed when you see the white shoes come out of the muddy wet pool. Imagine all the crazy magical applications.

They even applied it to an iphone and let it sit under water for an hour and it was fine.  Personally I want to treat all my furniture with this stuff, then treat my car, shoes, rugs, etc…. No word on if it is toxic or not, and the product is expected to be available to consumers in 2012.

“At Ross Nanotechnology, we have developed a super hydrophobic coating that completely repels water and heavy oils. Any object coated with our NeverWet  coating literally cannot be touched by liquid. Any liquid placed on this coating is repelled and simply rolls off without touching the underlying surface. Not only is this amazing to see, but it solves a myriad of problems.”

via NeverWet


What happens if you ask Google Images what’s most similar, starting with a blank image, repeating the process 2951 times?

Monday, January 16th, 2012

awesome!

“Sebastian Schmieg of the Netherlands created this video by feeding a transparent image to Google Image Search and asking it to find similar images, and then taking the top result and feeding it back into the similarity algorithm, 2951 times. It’s a wonderful look at an evolutionary process.”

via boingboing
Search by Image, Recursively, Transparent PNG, #1 (via Kottke)


Vittana: What does Education Mean to you?

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Over the summer,  at my first FooCamp, I was asked “What does Education mean to you” by the amazing team over at Vittana which you should look into.

I knew Education was incredibly important in my life and one of my thoughts made it into the Vimeo video above (with some other awesome individuals), but I thought this would be a good time to reflecte into this question a bit more for the holiday break.

What does Education mean to me?

Education is the opportunity to learn from the world and discover myself to share with others.
Education gives me the ability to breath, to grow, to be curious, to be wrong, and at times be right.
Without Education, I’d never learn, I’d  never try, I’d never know myself, nor would I  even question if I were wrong or right.
Education enables life.
Education is what makes us human.

If you have some thoughts on What does Education mean to you, drop a note over to the team at Vittana… I’m sure they would appreciate it.


TEDMED 2011: Juan Enriquez, FDA Regulatory Hurdles

Monday, December 5th, 2011

A must watch video…who knew playing it safe could actually be the dangerous decision. Aspirin and salt would not be approved to this day. How would life be without those?

Juan Enriquez discusses current regulatory hurdles to introducing new drugs, why aspirin would never make it to market today, and the hidden costs of missing out.”

via tedmed 


Steve Jobs’ Vision of the World

Thursday, December 1st, 2011


Some words of wisdom by the one and great Steve Jobs:

“When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and you’re life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money.

That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.

Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.”

via youtube


Boston Dynamics Petman!

Friday, November 4th, 2011


My inner geek in robotics and knowledge in the complexities that come along in making a 2 footed robot walk naturally yet alone survive a big shove to the side while maintaining balance has just been remedied by Boston Dynamics demo video of Petman! Watch it here and perhaps be amazed as I was. This is hard stuff, next come the petdog that will run around chasing after a ball and withstand cars and all obstacles only to bring you back your ball with a wagging tail (for balance) and a smile (programmed in).

via youtube. Thanks Chuck Pell!
BostonDynamics


Olafur Grimsson: Iceland Bounces Back

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Olafur Grimsson: Iceland Bounces Back from PopTech on Vimeo.

“The President of Iceland describes how his country encountered social and democratic upheaval after the economic crisis of 2008. Over the last three years, by combining wide-scale systemic inquiry into governance and judicial systems as well as a long-standing investment in clean energy and technology, Iceland has been able to bounce back with a remarkable economic vitality.”

poptech blog


Cloths Tag

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

This made me smile today.
“%&$#@!$^ …. or give it to your mother. She knows what to do!”
thanks joe g


Minimalist History

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011


I Love these simple info graphic history stories!
Check out a few more great ones mirrored after the jump via retronaut.
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Lucas Jatoba:30 gifts to 30 strangers in Sydney

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

30 gifts to 30 strangers in Sydney from Lucas Jatoba on Vimeo.

For his 30th birthday, he bought 30 gifts and gave them out to 30 strangers. It’s magical what giving can do to make you happy. I might have to do this for all my other birthdays!

via lucasjatoba


Grain – The World’s Smallest Sushi

Monday, August 29th, 2011


This made me really smile. Worlds smallest sushi, yet taken with one mega camera! Watch until the end!
via jilee


Glass Beach – Nature Corrects Another of Our Mistakes

Monday, August 22nd, 2011
A true beach full of glass sand! Very cool and compelling story!
Mirrored images after the jump via kuriositas.

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