Infinite Galaxy Puzzle

Based on the Möbius Strip and the Klein bottle, it’s a never ending and re-orientable puzzle!

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Make Haste, Slowly

Make Haste, Slowly.

Festina Lente

Never does Nature

Never does nature say one thing, and wisdom another.

Juvenal, The Sixteen Satires

A Mirrored Mexican Home Hides Among a Lush Forest

Covered in mirrored glass that’s transparent when viewed from within, the façade of this Mexican forest retreat reflects the color, light, and movements of its natural surroundings.

Source: A Mirrored Mexican Home Hides Among a Lush Forest – Dwell

An intro to Pen Plotters 

I’ve been fascinated with pen plotters for a long time now and I’ve owned several of them – but for some reason never posted any of my explorations or findings online. Until now, at least. You might wonder what’s so special about pen plotters? Well, let me tell you. Pen plotters are friendly robots

Source: An intro to Pen Plotters — Hej.

THE ZERO TERMINAL

Source: N O D E

MetaLimbs Project

That feeling when the present catches up with your dreams of what the future might bring.

via Prosthetick Knowledge

Where have all the insects gone?






Entomologists call it the windshield phenomenon. “If you talk to people, they have a gut feeling. They remember how insects used to smash on your windscreen,” says Wolfgang Wägele, director of the Leibniz Institute for Animal Biodiversity in Bonn, Germany. Today, drivers spend less time scraping and scrubbing. “I’m a very data-driven person,” says Scott Black, executive director of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation in Portland, Oregon. “But it is a visceral reaction when you realize you don’t see that mess anymore.

Where have all the insects gone?

Quality of Government, Not Size, Is the Key to Freedom and Prosperity

As far as human freedom goes, the quality of government dominates the statistical relationship.

Source: Quality of Government, Not Size, Is the Key to Freedom and Prosperity – Evonomics

Night Timelapse of the Milky Way from an Airplane Cockpit

Just as the bright city lights are vanishing behind us, the Milky Way starts to become clearly visible up ahead. Its now us, pacing at almost the speed of sound along the invisible highway and the pitch-black night sky above this surreal landscape. Ahead of us are another eight hours flight time, but we already stopped counting the shooting stars. And we got already to a few hundred.

Read the full article on Beyond Clouds.

A Mind is Born

In 256 bytes, Linus Åkesson has produced not only an incredible set of visuals, modulating and morphing sierpinsky gaskets, but a beautiful, driving, piece of music.

He goes into depth about how it was made. The code can be seen below, in all its inscrutable wonder:

In China, Blue means Immortality.

Via: Rands

Samantha Keely Smith

Source: Samantha Keely Smith

Wanderers

Via: Erik Wernquist and Carl Sagan

Micro Wind Turbine

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Source:Micro Wind Turbine — NILS FERBER