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wickedclothes:

Fern Sphere Necklace

Inside of this glass sphere is a twig of maidenhair fern. Preserved forever, this bright green necklace is perfect for the springtime weather. Hung on a 30” bronze chain. Sold on Etsy.

(via irrellephant)

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txchnologist:

3-D Interactive Display Uses Fog As Screens

Engineers have built an interactive display using a tabletop system and mounted personal screens made of fog. Projectors light the fog for each user and a camera system monitors movements, allowing each person at the table to manipulate and share three-dimensional data.

A team at the University of Bristol in the UK say their device, called MisTable, is see-through and reach-through. Both fog screens and the table display can be manipulated by users.

"The personal screen provides direct line of sight and access to the different interaction spaces," said Sriram Subramanian, a professor of human-computer interaction. "Users can be aware of each other’s actions and can easily switch between interacting with the personal screen to the tabletop surface or the interaction section. This allows users to break in or out of shared tasks and switch between individual and group work."

Compare this to the Displair, by Russian inventor Maxim Kamanin. See the MisTable video below.

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missus-ruin:

This guy again.

missus-ruin:

This guy again.

art 

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"Sub-Biosphere 2 is a closed, self-sustaining underwater habitat designed as a base for aquanauts, tourists and for studying oceanographic life science. The design was inspired by Phil’s love of diving, his childhood fascination with Jacques Cousteau and Ian Koblick, and studying the original Biosphere 2 scientific research facility in Arizona as a student.

Underwater human habitation is an idea that’s been around forever. NASA astronauts already do sub-sea mission training, and closed-system environments such as advanced submarines and the International Space Station are already very well-developed.

The structure would play a role as a ‘global seed bank’, storing and sustaining human, plant and animal life. Sub-Biosphere 2 would offer a long-term habitat for around 100 people – the minimum number that would be required to rebuild our species in the event of a catastrophic man-made or natural disaster. Land-based events have wreaked havoc on life on Earth before, in the case of the dinosaurs and in more localised events such as supervolcanic eruptions and pandemics. If we cannot avoid a runaway greenhouse effect, it may be that we may be safer living underneath the sea in the long-term.

The structure has integrated systems to supply and manage air, food, fresh water and electricity. While the central biome monitors life-support systems, humans, plants and animals would live and interact around the eight surrounding domes. These biomes recreate Earth’s biosphere – the regions of the land, sea and air which hold life, known as the lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere respectively.

Each biome recreates a different climactic zone on Earth, exchanging water and air flow between each other, mimicking the way in which Earth’s climates interlink. Zones would include the North Frigid Zone (the Arctic), North Temperate Zone, Torrid Zone, South Temperate Zone and the South Frigid Zone (the Antarctic).

To raise public awareness, the Sub-Biosphere 2 is a central feature of a young adult sci-fi novel, Moral Order, created by Phil Pauley and due to be published later this year. The book has been best described as Harry Potter meets Star Trek. The underwater biosphere is part of a vision of the future in which the remaining citizens of a climate change-ravaged Earth are seeking salvation beneath the sea. The novel will be the first element of what is hoped to be a multimedia franchise designed to ignite the interest of a global audience in sustainability and climate change. Beyond raising awareness, a further aim of the franchise is to raise funds to demonstrate the first Sub-Biosphere 2 research facility.”

CONCEPT DESIGN BY PHIL PAULEY

(via we-are-star-stuff)

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teachingliteracy:

i-doll:
1202; stress relief (ever since I can remember, when I can’t focus on anything, am restless without knowing what to do, I grab a pen and a sheet and make these patterns. It’s all circles and triangles woven into each other, and I have no idea how I started drawing it, but it calms me down and grounds me every single time.)

teachingliteracy:

i-doll:

1202; stress relief (ever since I can remember, when I can’t focus on anything, am restless without knowing what to do, I grab a pen and a sheet and make these patterns. It’s all circles and triangles woven into each other, and I have no idea how I started drawing it, but it calms me down and grounds me every single time.)

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crocrochet:

Crochet plant pot cozies {Tournicote…à cloche-pied}

(via khaileessi)

crafts 

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missus-ruin:

Commission for zimatrix; his character Rin. Took some liberties with the outfit because I can’t draw giant sweaters without shoving a blouse underneath. Send help.

missus-ruin:

Commission for zimatrix; his character Rin.
Took some liberties with the outfit because I can’t draw giant sweaters without shoving a blouse underneath. Send help.

art 

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