Tree of 40 fruits

The tree of forty fruits: Sam Van Aken

Sam Van Aken’s art combines sophisticated technology with traditional modes of art-making. Van Aken’s projects cross boundaries between artistic genres, including performance, installation, video, photography, and sculpture. With each body of work, he selects practices and new perspectives that provide a kinesthetic perception of objects and a visceral charge.

newblack

Vantablack is the new black

A British company, called “Surrey NanoSystems” has produced a strange material so black that it absorbs all but 0.035 per cent of visual light, setting a new world record. This “super black” material is named as “vantablack” by combining first letters of the term “Vertically Aligned NanoTube Arrays”.

meet-baxter

Rethinking robotics

Meet Baxter, the robot you don’t program — you just show ‘him’ what to do. Baxter is an adaptive, collaborative manufacturing robot. It contains cameras, sensors and sophisticated software that enable it to “see” objects, “feel” forces and “understand” tasks.