thebeakerblog:

What the heck is this? Last week, we asked you about this curiosity found in the Connecticut River. Today, the jury is back. Eric Schultz, an associate professor of ecology and biology at the University of Connecticut, says it’s a bryozoan.

Likely called pectinatella magnifica, this colonial organism (made up of individual animals called zooids), can either attach itself to other river objects or float freely. Very cool animal and a great photo. Thanks for the submission!

Aliens 👽

4gifs:

"We’ve got lemurs again" [video]

shrimpojess:

clittyslickers:

very into charts about naps

Nap charts guys.

(Source: itsaisha5hah)

prostheticknowledge:

Quick Draw 3D

Simple 3D drawing project by Mason Barry allows you to draw and doodle in a 3D space.

Inspired by Tiltbrush, this Unity coding experiment was initially made in an afternoon with limited features and designed for use with the Oculus Rift which lets you observe your creations as you move your head around them. The current version is 1.2.

I got in contact with Mason and he has generously put together a single-view version of the app for everyone to play with, but states an important difference to the original Oculus version:

It’s extremely hard to gauge the relative distance, size, and rotation of drawings without the rift. One of the key components that make this usable is the sense of scale and space that the rift provides.

I made a windowed non rift version and added support for a controller to simulate leaning. You can use the left analog stick of a controller to move the camera forward, backward, left, and right. The keyboard and mouse still work the same as before.

Just make sure people know before downloading “The desktop version is nowhere near as good the Rift version because of its restricted movement and small view with no sense of depth”.

You can download the single view version of the app here
The Oculus Rift version of the app can be found here

To keep an eye out for developments and instructions how to use this app can be found at this Oculus Developers thread here

So cool!

prostheticknowledge:

Drone Racing Star Wars Style

It was bound to happen …

The video below has French commentary but you will get a clear idea of what is going on:

[Link]

celestronica:

Thanks everyone who has already signed this. PLEASE READ THE BELOW:

There is an important meeting tomorrow (info at www.wearethegreek.com) that you can attend but they need to double the petition signatures by then. Please pass this on to all your friends and family, on all your social networks (online and otherwise). Urge them - Los Angeles residents or not - to support this cause to keep* the 39-year tradition of Nederlander Concerts, operations and booking The Greek Theatre.

*They are challenged by Live Nation / Ticketmaster, a publicly traded Wall Street conglomerate.

Read more - www.wearethegreek.com

And sign the petition here - https://www.change.org/p/i-support-greektheatrela-wearethegreek

prostheticknowledge:

Soft Robotics Toolkit

Education resource developed by the Harvard Biodesign Lab to learn, experiment and develop technology in this field - video embedded below:

The Soft Robotics Toolkit is a collection of shared resources to support the design, fabrication, modeling, characterization, and control of soft robotic devices … The ultimate aim of the toolkit is to advance the field of soft robotics by allowing designers and researchers to build upon each other’s work. The toolkit includes an open source fluidic control board, detailed design documentation describing a wide range of soft robotic components (including actuators and sensors), and related files that can be downloaded and used in the design, manufacture, and operation of soft robots. In combination with low material costs and increasingly accessible rapid prototyping technologies such as 3D printers, laser cutters, and CNC mills, the toolkit enables soft robotic components to be produced easily and affordably.

More Here

Soft Robots

Things you see on Manhattan Ave…
#🍫+💊

aww-tistic:

grrak:

rynvasnormandy:

GUYS YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW WONDERFUL THIS IS 

Parkinson’s is a degenerative disease and while it’s progress can be slowed down, it currently doesn’t have a cure. People suffering from Parkinson’s will experience a gradual loss of coordination and ability to perform even the most basic of every day tasks, including feeding themselves. 

This fucking spoon is HUGEfor them. Look at that gif of the man just trying to eat with the regular spoon and compare it to the liftware device. It’s NOT just a spoon, by the way, it comes with a fork as well, for example. 

I found the website for the project where you can purchase a spoon for someone you know/love and even possibly donate money to help someone out who can’t afford it themselves right: HERE.

At the very least, please spread this for all the people who have Parkinson’s or loved ones with Parkinson’s. 

You’ll help them take part of their life back. 

that’s cool

PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TAKING OUT THE ABOVE INFORMATION AND JUST REBLOGGING THE PICTURE.  IF YOU CAN REBLOG THE PICTURE, YOU CAN REBLOG THE LINK TO ACTUALLY HELP PEOPLE.  THANKS.

This is so great

(Source: 4gifs)