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There’s an innovative new light technology that’s trying to shake up the way people think about “artificial light.” An Italian company called CoeLux has developed a new light source that recreates the look of sunlight through a skylight so well that it can trick both human brains and cameras.

It’s a high tech LED skylight that’s designed to provide “sunlight” for interior spaces cut off from the outdoors. The technology is designed for providing the appearance of sunlight to spaces that could use it but it seems photographers could also make use of it as well for an artificial sunlight source in a studio especially people who work in places with unpredictable or limited sunlight. (Source)

Roadie Tuner – Automatic Guitar Tuner

Click through for demo video!
  • Connect Roadie to the peg of your instrument, strum the string and watch it tune in seconds.

  • 8 pre-set alternate tunings for guitars and ability to create custom tuning. Customize your guitar strings in 1 cents increment.
  • Built-in string winder functionality.
  • Tunes 6-7-12 string guitars, ukulele, banjo with standard guitar pegs.
  • Plug-in your electric guitar to the app using the accompanying adaptor and tune in noisy environments.


http://www.gonnawannagetit.com/product/roadie-tuner-automatic-guitar-tuner/

No Man’s Sky is SO BIG, the Developers built Space Probes to explore it for them

There’s a robot that lives inside No Man’s Sky that nobody outside of the development team may ever see, because its entire purpose is to fly to each of the game’s 18 quintillion worlds, take short videos and document its interstellar travels as a series of animated GIFs.

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The idiotic robots Duncan deployed are responsible for creating what players will see in No Man’s Sky. This is no exaggeration. There was no other way to create the the open universe game set for release sometime this year on PlayStation 4 - and, presumably, later on other unspecified platforms.

It really is a universe, full of a myriad of stars. Each star has a solar system. And each solar system has planets. And planet-hopping - the process of traveling from planet to planet, solar system to solar system and galaxy to galaxy to explore and exploit - is perhaps the easiest gameplay mechanic to understand in No Man’s Sky, a game whose other activities Hello Games has been deliberately tight-lipped.

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http://www.polygon.com/2015/3/3/8140343/no-mans-sky-space-probes-gdc-quintillion-worlds

Paper or Plastic? How about both?

Recycling paper saves trees. Now, recycling plastic might just save trees as well. A group of Mexican entrepreneurs have developed a process that can be used to convert recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles into a biodegradable paper.


Recycling PET is nothing new - it has been done for years to supply polyester fibers and storage containers, but the innovation comes in transforming a plastic product into a paper product efficiently. The so-called “Chronology” technology has many benefits over the traditional method of making paper. For one ton of paper, it can save up to 20 trees and over 50,000 gallons of water, all while being about 15% cheaper than its ecologically-harmful predecessor.

The process takes plastic bottles and crushes them down into tiny plastic beads, which are then heated to high temperatures and rolled out into large sheets of paper. This type of paper can naturally biodegrade within just six months. Processes like this have already been used in-house at companies in Asia and Europe. However, the Mexican company claims that its process is four times cheaper than those already being used. This is a big selling point to paper companies that might have previously shied away from or not fully committed to recycled products.

One subtle drawback to this breakthrough is that the plastic still must be made in its original form, which is not an eco-friendly process. It remains to be seen how much this new recycling process can payoff to offset that. By re-using a product that is already going to be made for other industries, the paper industry could make an overall positive impact by choosing plastic for its paper.

Link to article:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150115083032.htm

By Oliver K., Discoverer.

HTC Collaborates with Valve To Launch the Vive VR Headset

Prior to MWC, rumors swirled that we might see a VR headset at this year’s show as popular gaming company Valve announced that it would be showing a VR headset along with its new VR-platform, Steam VR, at the Game Developers Conference (GDC). Sure enough, earlier this week HTC surprised us with a high-end virtual reality headset, Vive, which they have made in collaboration with Valve. HTC expects to launch a Developer Version of its headset this Spring with a Consumer Version to hit the shelves in time for the holiday season. 

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BOX

Box explores the synthesis of real and digital space through projection-mapping onto moving surfaces. The short film documents a live performance, captured entirely in camera.

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My school needs your vote!

Hello people of tumblr! I need to ask one simple favor of you. To vote for my school in Samsung’s “Solve For Tomorrow” engineering competition! If my school wins, we will be granted $120,000 in electronics for the school! This means new computers, which we desperately need since we havent gotten new ones since 2004 (Im not even exaggerating. Its been that long).

More than 80% of the students in my school district live in poverty. This qualifies them for free breakfast and lunch at school. For many students, those overly-dry hamburgers are the best meal they get all day. And what happens when summer comes around and they stop getting food from school? They go hungry. 

Living in the urban setting we do, most people don’t have the space to grow a garden to supplement their diets. Thats why the engineering kids at my school came up with the principal of vertical farming. I’m not an engineering student, so if you’d like more information on that, please watch the video in the link I’m about to provide.

Thats where you come in. Please take 30 seconds to click the following link and vote for my school. All you need is an email address, name, and zip code. (If you’re uncomfortable giving out your zip code, use 16510). You can vote once a day per email with as many emails as you’d like to vote with. 

Vote at: 

http://www.samsung.com/us/solvefortomorrow/project/pennsylvania-vertical-veggies.html

Every vote counts! After you’re done voting, if you could please reblog this to spread the word it would be very appreciated and help so much! Thank you all!