Monthly Archives: March 2013

Turning air into drinking water

This billboard outside Lima in Peru serves a dual purpose of drawing water and acting to draw students to the newly established engineering university UTEC Researchers at the University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC) in Lima and advertising agency Mayo … Continue reading

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India is building Solar Canals to Produce Energy while Slowing Water Loss

An experimental project in India is combining solar photovoltaic panels with an irrigation system in an attempt to save water while generating electricity. A 1 MW array has been built over nearly half a mile of the Narmada Canal in … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Douglas Adams

Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English writer, humorist, and dramatist. Best known as the author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which started life in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before … Continue reading

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Pixel Jam: 2012 Winners

Image: Overlords by Tom Estes- Originally conceived as a video installation comprised of images of ‘Time Travel’ projected on to a book called ‘Local History and Antiquities’, the work ‘Overlords’ was deliberately left incomplete. List of Winners for Pixel Jam … Continue reading

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Pixel Jam

Once the stuff of sci-fi movies and illicit underground movements, hacking today has been adopted by citizens worldwide. Like any medium that has achieved a critical popular mass, strange and intoxicating activity is happening at the margins, between the cracks … Continue reading

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Turning Human Beings Into Batteries

Scientists at Princeton -who must have never seen The Matrix- have developed a system to convert basic human organ function into electric energy. The Matrix is a a science fiction action film written and directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski … Continue reading

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The Len Lye Centre

Len Lye, Self Portrait (With Night Tree), 1947 A new gallery devoted to showing the works of the artist Len Lye has received the final go-ahead after a decade of planning. An experimental film-maker, poet, painters, kinetic sculptor, eccentric and ebullient … Continue reading

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