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Voxan Wattman Motorcycle
While billed as the world’s most-powerful all-electric bike, the Voxan Wattman Motorcycle ($TBA) may also just be the world’s ugliest. Wrapped in a light-weight aluminum exoskeleton chassis that houses all of its drivetrain components, this bike would likely be more comfortable on the set of a Tron sequel than an actual motorway. What’s really impressive about this bike is a little harder to see at first glance: the 200 horsepower electric engine makes it easily the most powerful EV on two wheels, propelling it to 100mph in just under six seconds, while still retaining the ability to recharge in less than 30 minutes.
Live Action PATLABOR. Demo from the Massive Black workshop, 2013.
3D blockout in Zbrush for the paintover for the livae action PATLABOR demo at the Massive Black workshop 2013.
On Benoit and Fractal Follicles
"The last thing [Benoit] worked on was his memoirs. He died before they were finished. His wife and Merry Morse from IBM finished them up. It has been published and is called "The Fractalist" It came out in 2012. The cover photo is especially interesting, if you look at Benoit’s hair. His normally fuzzy hair has been turned into the boundary of the Mandelbrot Set. Its just brilliant. I wish I had thought of it.
Yale University Math Professor and DeVane Award Winner
Check out yesterday’s Reddit AMA transcript→
And with this penultimate fractal GIF, we’re nearing the end of our Fractal Fest celebration. But while all good things must come to an end, don’t worry, we won’t be saying goodbye to fractals for long. The Tumblr Fractalizer will remain at our #Fractals page, and keep an eye on your feed all next week for a killer IBM Research innovation.
Our pièce de résistance? We thought it apt to feature the Father of Fractals himself as our last fractals post (well for now, anyway). We, as are so many in the science, technology and mathematics fields, are in awe of you and your work, Mr. Mandelbrot. The world continues to evolve thanks to you and your many contributions to it. We can’t wait to see all the new ways fractals are applied in the future.
A rather interesting aquaponics systems.
"Aquaponics, is a food production system that combines conventional aquaculture, (raising aquatic animals such as snails, fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks), with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. In normal aquaculture, excretions from the animals being raised can accumulate in the water, increasing toxicity. In an aquaponic system, water from an aquaculture system is fed to a hydroponic system where the by-products are broken down by nitrogen-fixing bacteria into nitrates and nitrites, which are utilized by the plants as nutrients. The water is then recirculated back to the aquaculture system." - Wikipedia
Hollanda’da, yeni teknolojilerin toplum ve kültür ile etkileşimi üzerine bir araştırma laboratuvarı olan Mediamatic, PORT IZMIR 3 Tanıtım Günleri kapsamında geçtiğimiz hafta İzmir’deydi. İki gün süren “Miniponics” isimli atölyede, Mediamatic ekibi katılımcılar ile birlikte pet şişe, halat ve bambudan oluşan akuaponik bir sistem tasarladı. Balık ve sebze ekimini birleştiren sürdürülebilir gıda üretim sistemi olan akuaponik, bitkisel besinler içine balık atıkları dönüştürmek için doğal bakteri döngüsü kullanan bir kapalı dikey sistemdir. Ofisler, evler ve hatta dar balkonlar için uygun olan miniponic enstalasyonları, küçük ölçekte başarılı bir kentsel tarım uygulaması olarak görülebilir. Geleneksel tarım uygulamalarının aksine, miniponic sistemler, su harcamıyor, gübreye ihtiyaç duymuyor ve dikey tasarımı sayesinde çok az yer kaplıyor.
Mediamatic, a Dutch research lab concerned with the influence of new technologies on society and culture, visited Izmir last week in the context of PORT IZMIR 3 Triennial. Presenting a two day workshop on “Miniponics”, Mediamatics introduced an aquaponic installation consisting of little more than a PET bottle, rope and some bamboo. Aquaponics is a sustainable food production system that combines the cultivation of fish and vegetables. It is a closed vertical system that utilizes natural bacteria cycles to convert fish waste into vegetable nutrients. Suitable for offices, for living rooms and for the narrow balconies, miniponic installations are likely to be the best way to produce food in the city. Unlike traditional agriculture, miniponics wastes no water, doesn’t need any fertilizer and its vertical design takes up very little space.
Check out this nifty little Aquaponics set up