PIXELS by PATRICK JEAN
Us techies will think its funny
Theo Jansen is building lifeforms that will live and thrive on the beach. He calls them StrandBeest and uses PVC electrical conduit, plastic tubing, and lemonade bottles as building material. The many-legged creations are amazingly advanced, able to count steps, sense and flee from the water’s edge, and protect themselves from high wind. He [...]
Polymers are generally put to work as insulators, but a team of researchers at MIT has devised a way to turn polyethylene — the most commonly used polymer — into a conductor that transfers heat better than many pure metals. But the conversion of insulator to conductor is only half of the breakthrough; by [...]
She said that if her brother got one million fans on Facebook, she would name her baby ‘Megatron.’ As of this writing, he has 1,097,139 fans.