Donald Hoffman explains how our perceptions have evolved to become like a computer interface.
Using an ancient technique called “ebru,” Turkish artist Garip Ay transforms water into recreations of famous paintings. According to the Turkish Cultural Foundation, ebru, also known as “marbling”, involves brushing colour pigments in a pan of oily water and transferring the pattern to paper.
China will build some huge buses that will allow smaller cars to pass by under them in order to relief urban traffic. The design of electric “straddling buses” lets cars drive underneath them, and can help reduce air pollution. Also known as a land airbus, the new invention is less costly than subway systems.
It all started with a child’s curiosity: What would happen if you put a Gummi Bear on an electric stove? So that six-year-old boy’s father, Joshua Zermeno, did what any parent eager to foster an attitude of learning, experimentation and engagement with the world might — he said, “Let’s find out.”
‘Cymatics’ is the science of visualising audio frequencies. All of the experiments are real.
For anyone (i.e. everyone) who’s ever panicked when their mobile device chirped, “low battery,” the future could be far less stressful, thanks to the advanced battery research of scientists at the Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA).