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The Five Buddha Families, by Francesca Fremantle

Home <b>›</b> Buddhist <b>›</b> Art <b>›</b> <b>The Five Buddha Families, by Francesca Fremantle</b><p><i>on</i> 26 November 2013 • ( 3 )<p><b>It is possible to look at our whole life</b>—our …

Circling Dots Optical Illusion

Here’s an excellent “<i>wavy</i>” animation discovered by Till Hartmann. It’s a great illustration of a collective phenomena. When you observe closely, each …

Optimism about Solar 2.0 and the Success of Solar Power International 2013

The solar industry has made a strong transition into its next phase — aptly dubbed Solar 2.0 — as it makes its comeback faster than technology …

Watch The Doctors Left Out Of The 50th Anniversary Hilariously Try To Join The Special

We told you last week that Fifth Doctor Peter Davison wrote and directed a comedy short for the <i>Doctor Who</i> 50th anniversary celebrations – and it’s …

Doctor Who

OpenSLS: Selective Laser Sintering Printer in Action

Next-Level Ballpoint Pen Art

French artist Jonathan Bréchignac elevates the humble Bic ballpoint pen to a next-level art medium with his incredibly detailed and meticulously drawn series titled <i>The Carpets</i>. Developed and drawn organically as meditations, the first carpet took about a year and a half to finish, while subsequent …

GrabCAD’s Workbench Aims To Ride The Hardware Renaissance

We’ve previously described GrabCAD as a ‘GitHub for mechanical engineers‘. It offers an online community and marketplace for CAD engineers, along with collaborative tools to share designs and 3D models as ‘work in progress’ with engineers, clients, customers and other stakeholders in the design …

These Photographs Reveal The Absurdity Of Outdated State Laws

Legislation is a slow moving process. So while we can update our operating systems during the time it takes to fold laundry, other things, like laws, tend to sit stagnant. This is why in Texas, it’s still illegal to milk another person’s cow. In Wyoming, you’re not allowed to photograph a bunny …

NeuroSky Mindwave

Exercise equipment for the mind<p>Research grade EEG technology for home use<p>Exercise your mind with specially designed neuroscience meditation, mental …

Turning Old Oil Fields Into Renewable Power Plants, Thanks To CO2

Heat Mining’s recipe for cheap carbon reductions: Take CO2 we’re already making, pump it into oil fields instead of into the sky, and voila, you have a source of geothermal power.<p>Two dirty energy sources–coal and oil–are having a renewable energy lovechild in the form of a new startup called Heat …

Oil

A Look Inside a Student-run Makerspace

While in Atlanta a few weeks ago for the third annual Atlanta Mini Maker Faire, I had the opportunity to return to the Invention Studio, a student-run makerspace where I spent a few years honing my skills and meeting other makers. The Studio is a five-room space full of tools, parts, and students …

Smart Metering for Makers?

There is a whole bunch of smart meters on the market, meters that measure how much electricity your home is using and that track how your energy consumption is changing with time. I have one in my own home, and I’ll admit it’s changed my behavior—it’s making me want to optimize the bottom line—and …

Prefundia, A Platform For Crowdfunding Projects To Gain Backers Ahead Of Launch, Exits Beta

Prefundia wants to help crowdfunding projects get backers <i>before</i> they launch their campaigns. The startup, for startup it is — launching out of U.S. accelerator Boomstartup this summer — has been operating in beta for the past three months, and has just released some early performance data as it …

Playing Super Mario 64 Makes Your Brain Bigger

You know how your mom used to yell that playing video games would turn your brain into mush? Turns out she was exactly wrong. A new study shows that …

Makers: the New Explorers of the Universe

“[In] the last century, discovery was basically finding things. And in this century, discovery is basically making things.”<p>So explained Stewart Brand at the TED conference this past February. He was referring to the National Geographic Society’s rationale for hosting the first-ever meeting on …

How-To: Rock Candy Geode

For the intrepid kitchen explorers amongst us in search of the most dazzling of candy geodes, check out this impressive and challenging-looking Rock Candy Geode tutorial from Ann Reardon of How To Cook That.<p>[via Foodbeast]

Screw Innovation, Part 2: Outlaw Fasteners

It takes balls to redesign a screw, if you'll pardon my French. The incumbency of standardization is a difficult hurdle to overcome, particularly if …

New in the Maker Shed: Bigshot Camera Kit

You may have heard about the Bigshot Camera Kit from Shree Nayar’s Science Friday talk, presentation at Maker Faire New York, or noticed in for sale in the Maker Shed Tent. Now, we’re excited to announce that the BigShot Camera is available for immediate shipping in the Maker Shed online store.<p>The …

Remaking the Chemistry set for a new Generation

For many kids, a chemistry set is their first direct exposure to science and experimentation. It can also be a parent or educator’s first science-based interaction with a child. So in spite of the 1950s aura that surrounds chemistry sets in American culture, they can be an important part of a young …

Chemistry

The Millennials' failure to launch: searching the jobs report for answers

Lazy and entitled, or product of their times? New reports and research shed light on the plight of unemployed young people<p>If this month’s jobs report is any indication, it appears as if millenials will continue to have trouble living up to President Obama’s description of them as the generation …

The Triangle of Happiness Calculates How Happy You Are With Your Job

Most of us know if we're happy or unhappy at work, but if you'd like a more precise calculation of your job satisfaction, take this quiz called the …

Make a Gel Electrophoresis Power Supply

DIY bio fans love their gel electrophoresis systems, which use a constant electrical field to manipulate molecules suspended in a gel or liquid.<p>Open source DIY Bio company IO Rodeo created an Instructable for a gel electrophoresis power supply, which creates the electrical field that accomplishes …

An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks.<p>It doesn’t require health …

Coffee

Oklahoma Utility Buys 600 MW Of Wind Power To ‘Provide Substantial Savings To Our Customers’

Oklahomans will soon be paying less for their electricity because their utility looked at the market and decided that wind power would be the most …

This African Inventor Created A $100 3-D Printer From E-Waste

Kodjo Afate Gnikou, an inventor working in a Togolese maker space, created a 3-D printer from discarded scanner parts that can be built for less than $100.<p>The small West African nation of Togo is one of the last places you’d expect to find a maker space–a workshop where inventors and tinkerers can …

Coming soon from SunPower: a solar home loan

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Courtesy of Solarcity<p>SunPower (s SWPR) executives said Wednesday they plan to roll out a loan program for the …

Bureaucrats, not Big Oil, stand in the way of the solar future

Just how explosive has the growth of solar energy been over the past 15 years? Consider this: In 1998, back when Bill Clinton was in the White House, Larry Page and Sergey Brin were tinkering with a new kind of search engine, and Steve Jobs still had a more-or-less full head of hair, there was a …

Solar Power

Access To Financing Critically Important To Solar's Future Growth

The U.S. solar industry is booming. "U.S. [Residential] Installation Frequency Hits One Every Four Minutes," according to a recent article in …

Solar Power