Archive | September 2013

Phonebloks

This post is about a unique approach on phones.

A phone only lasts a couple of years before it breaks or becomes obsolete. Although it’s often just one part which killed it we throw everything away since it’s almost impossible to repair or upgrade.

The design

Phonebloks Open

The design of the phone is innovative : anyone can build a phone from exactly the blocks they want, and when there is problem with a block, the solution is to replace only the needed module.

The approach

For more information visit www.phonebloks.com .

Your body is my canvas

This is an interesting video from TED about an innovative canvas for art – the human body.

Alexa Meade takes an innovative approach to art. Not for her a life of sketching and stretching canvases. Instead, she selects a topic and then paints it–literally.

She covers everything in a scene–people, chairs, food, you name it–in a mask of paint that mimics what’s below it. In this eye-opening talk Meade shows off photographs of some of the more outlandish results, and shares a new project involving people, paint and milk.

What is reddit?

This is a video about an interesting site and community on the Internet – Reddit.

How to Shapeshift

This is an interesting video fromĀ rusty about the physics of shape-shifting.

Find out how real science can enable us to alter our own genetic structure just as Mystique and Beast Boy do in the latest episode of Science Friction.

Why Do We Kiss?

This is an interesting video fromĀ scishow about the history and the possible reasons for kissing.

Hank gets all up in your face about kissing — where does it come from, why do it we do it, and do other animals do it?

From ancient India to that date you were on last night (which we won’t tell anyone about if you won’t), we explore the history of snogging and its role in human evolution.

Why Do We Clap?

An interesting video about the meaning of clapping.