May 24, 2017

Music and sound vibrations 3D printed into ceramics

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That's different.

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Bouncing rhythmically to a deep beat, Studio van Broekhoven's 3D printer produces ceramic vessels scored by sound. The objects spin as clay is applied in response to the amplified noise, forging visual markings into the clay by way of audio wavelengths. The project, "Solid Vibration," was produced by spatial sound designer Ricky van Broekhoven and designer Olivier van Herpt, who have been co-producing the objects that appear almost like woven baskets.

 

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The project developed out of the collaborators' combined wish to host Broekhoven's "noisescapes" as solidified objects that could physically represent his abstract tones. For each of the vessels, a specially constructed speaker rig is mounted below the printing platform to emit a low sound that will influence the printing. "A moment in time, a song, a sound, they can now become objects that encapsulate the moment forever," explains van Herpt's website.

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You can hear more of van Broekhoven's work here, while taking a glance at more of van Herpt's ceramics here.

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Wait a sec — what's that song I'm hearing?

[via The Creator's Project, Kate Sierzputowski, and Crack©® bookofjoe®© San Francisco correspondent Richard Kashdan]

May 24, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

World's most tricked-out scissors

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This is what happens when you put Leatherman into the scissors equation.

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EMTs and fire professionals contributed to the design of this multifunctional scissors.

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Features and Details:

• Nylon Handle

• Weight: 5.8 oz.

• Closed length: 5"

• Primary shear length: 1.9"

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6 Tools:

• 420HC stainless steel folding medical shears

• Carbide glass breaker

• Oxygen tank wrench

• Strap cutter

• Ring cutter

• 5 cm ruler

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Orange

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or the new Black: $69.85.

May 24, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

May 23, 2017

What is it?

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Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: about the size of a bread box.

Another: of this century.

May 23, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Notebook & Pencil Earrings

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Petite gold-gilded cloisonné studs.

How do you spell "kawaii?"

$20.

May 23, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

May 22, 2017

Life imitates art: "Fragment of the Face of a Queen" evokes "Waking Lions" cover

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Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's new novel, "Waking Lions," is superb.

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As is the magnificent yellow jasper "Fragment of the Face of a Queen," sculpted ca. 1353-1336 B.C.E.

May 22, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Cup Noodle Candle

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Res ipsa loquitur.

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Unscented.

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$19.

May 22, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

May 21, 2017

Occupations by self-reported degree of automation

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[via Atlas]

May 21, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

LEGO Saturn V Apollo

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From LEGO:

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The wait is over!

After a year in development, we're incredibly proud to unveil and present the first official images of the LEGO Ideas 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V, designed by LEGO Ideas members Felix Stiessen and Valérie Roche.

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You'll be able to find the 1-meter-high (approximately 1:110 scale) icon of space exploration in stores from the 1st of June, 2017.

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With 1969 LEGO elements, the 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V rockets its way into LEGO Ideas history as the tallest LEGO Ideas set, as well as the one containing most elements. 

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Official Description:

Make history with the LEGO® NASA Apollo Saturn V, the first rocket to put people on the Moon! Build the 3 stages of this stunning meter-high rocket and display it on the stand or launch into orbit. Offload the S-IC and S-II sections, dock the lunar lander with the command service module, and complete a successful Moon landing mission!

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The set also includes 3 stands to display the model horizontally, 3 new-for-June-2017 astronaut microfigures for role-play recreations of the Moon landings, plus a booklet about the manned Apollo missions and the fan designers of this educational and inspirational LEGO Ideas set.

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Available June 1: $119.99.

May 21, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

May 20, 2017

Waterspout in Florida

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What's happening over the water? Pictured above is one of the better images yet recorded of a waterspout, a type of tornado that occurs over water. Waterspouts are spinning columns of rising moist air that typically form over warm water. Waterspouts can be as dangerous as tornadoes and can feature wind speeds over 200 kilometers per hour. Some waterspouts form away from thunderstorms and even during relatively fair weather. Waterspouts may be relatively transparent and initially visible only by an unusual pattern they create on the water. The above image was taken earlier this month near Tampa Bay, Florida. The Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida is arguably the most active area in the world for waterspouts, with hundreds forming each year. Some people speculate that waterspouts are responsible for some of the losses recorded in the Bermuda Triangle.

May 20, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3)

Banana Phone

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More here.

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$40.

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Wait a sec — what's that story I'm remembering?

May 20, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

May 19, 2017

How to hide cash while traveling

Three for $2.99 (cash not included).

[via SmarterTravel]

May 19, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Watermelon Jerky

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"Made with 100% watermelon and nothing else."

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1.75 oz: $11.

May 19, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

May 18, 2017

Science Fiction Interfaces

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Many

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more

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here.

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Fair

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warning:

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May 18, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

bookofjoe's Favorite Thing: Heavy-Duty Legal Pad

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Go big or go home.

Good/Better/Best.

I've been using yellow legal pads since I was in college, for just about anything that requires notation.

For decades I was fine with the ones I found at Staples and Office Depot.

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Then I happened on a version with a stiffer, heavier cardboard backing and and found it easier to use when away from a desk or table.

While ordering another dozen a couple weeks ago, I happened on an extra-heavy duty version with better paper.

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I bought a dozen and I'm hooked.

Yes, they're way more expensive than the basic model: $28.34 for 12 as opposed to $8.79 for the cheap version and $17.99 for the in-between iteration.

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Choose your poison (or "pisen," as Popeye used to say).

May 18, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

May 17, 2017

Bull's Head Rhyton (Drinking Horn)

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Minoan, from Knossos, Crete; 1700-1600 BCE; steatite and rock crystal; Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete, Greece.

May 17, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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