The Day We Fight Back

TODAY, FEBRUARY 11TH, 2014 THE DAY WE FIGHT BACK AGAINST MASS SURVEILLANCE ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DEAR USERS OF THE INTERNET, In January 2012 we defeated the SOPA and PIPA censorship legislation with the largest Internet protest in history. Today we face another critical threat, one that again undermines the Internet and the notion that any of us… Lire la suite The Day We Fight Back

Soutenez la Quadrature du Net

Durant ces cinq dernières années, La Quadrature du Net a alerté et fait campagne contre ACTA. À présent, il est essentiel de rester mobilisés, afin de mettre un terme à l'escalade répressive imposant des dispositifs qui mettent à mal Internet et les libertés fondamentales.

OBC#2 ~ Open Bidouille Camp / Fac Lab ~

Samedi 16 février, au FacLab de Gennevilliers ( Université de Cergy-Pontoise ) pour le premier anniversaire de ce repère de makers, avait lieu la deuxième édition de l'Open Bidouille Camp, grande fête de la débrouille inspirée des Maker Faire états-uniens. Au menu de la formule, des ateliers gratuits en veux-tu en voilà consacrés au DIY (Do It Yourself), recettes incluses.

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WKT ~ The Express Rail Link ~

China : The Express Rail Link - West Kowloon Terminus, ( connecting Hong Kong to Guangzhou & Shenzhen ) when completed in 2015, will be the world’s largest underground high-speed rail station, occupying a huge 43 hectares  ! Designed by Andrew Bromberg of international architecture studio Aedas, the terminal will be prepared with 15 tracks for high-speed trains reaching… Lire la suite WKT ~ The Express Rail Link ~

Legoville ~ Botanique Urbaine ~

Cette semaine, je suis allé faire un petit tour à la bibliothèque... vous savez, cette structure en dur, accueillant des livres ! Bon je vais vous dire la vérité, je passe environ 40 heures par semaine dans une médiathèque mais je n'ai jamais le temps d'ouvrir un livre pour l'étudier et y noter (au crayon de… Lire la suite Legoville ~ Botanique Urbaine ~

Divertissement Militaire

La gestion mondiale du conflit a migré vers le Complexe Militaro-Divertissement (Militaro-Entertainment Complex), le domaine de la culture, les médias et les industries créatives. Un réseau postindustriel liant armée, médias et divertissement a pris le pouvoir et a créé de nouveaux seigneurs de la guerre et des sorciers de la domination symbolique et du maintien de la paix informationnelle. Basé sur… Lire la suite Divertissement Militaire

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Scraper Bike ~ Oakland ~

Born in the streets of Oakland, (SF, California) scraper bikes first gained attention as a trend in bicycle customization that spread with viral speed, thanks to YouTube. Since the Scraper Bike video debuted two years ago, they've become much more: a practical means of greening urban space, a social movement, and a rallying point for young people organizing against violence… Lire la suite Scraper Bike ~ Oakland ~

Battlefield-Ready Flying Car

The Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is seeking proposals for a Humvee that can fly over insurgents, conduct night raids or whisk injured soldiers away from the battlefield. Textron, the defense company, says it has the solution—and they have the sketches to prove it. Sure, the concept looks like a model car you might buy… Lire la suite Battlefield-Ready Flying Car

Do you know who’s watching you ?

Infographic by WordStream Internet Marketing Software

Street Kid Book Factory_Eloisa Cartonera

Eloisa Cartonera is an independent book publisher where Buenos Aires' that sells recycled, hand painted books written by some of Latin America's most dynamic young writers. VC2 producers Steven Tagle and Sarah Gilbert profile the publisher's founder as well as interview some of the young street kids who collect the cardboard and paint the books. Every… Lire la suite Street Kid Book Factory_Eloisa Cartonera

Tree canopy height

Using NASA satellite data, scientists have produced a first-of-its kind map that details the height of the world’s forests. Although there are other local- and regional-scale forest canopy maps, the new map is the first that spans the entire globe based on one uniform method. The work -- based on data collected by NASA's ICESat,… Lire la suite Tree canopy height


From paper to electronic ink and back again, Moleskine comes full circle with protective covers for the Amazon Kindle, the world's most popular e-book reader: a new analog-digital hybrid  designed for the e-bookworms. The features and style of the cover are those of a classic Moleskine notebook: sleek rounded corners, strong elastic band, and the… Lire la suite MolesKindle

This is the 2009-2010 Sayf’s Cloud

Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can… Lire la suite This is the 2009-2010 Sayf’s Cloud

Makkah Clock Royal Tower

The world’s tallest hotel. The  577-meter high Makkah Clock Royal Tower, scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2010, will become the world’s tallest hotel, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts Group said early this week. The opening of the hotel will replace Rotana’s newly opened 333-meter tall Rose Rayhaan in Dubai for the world’s title. The… Lire la suite Makkah Clock Royal Tower

Taller Ditoria

Taller Ditoria was founded in 1995 by a small group of poets and artists. "We set up our own printing press and letterpress type and equipment. From its beginning, the purpose of Ditoria has been to use the craft of letterpress, to preserve the traditional fine arts of the book, and to combine these with… Lire la suite Taller Ditoria

MIT Media Lab

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology officially opened the doors to its MIT Media Lab Complex, the school's most famous interdisciplinary program. The new building, designed by architect Fumihiko Maki and his "Maki and Associates" firm, broke ground in 2007. Influences on the building's design included the artists Piet Mondrian and George Seurat, as… Lire la suite MIT Media Lab


The Curated by Arkitip project launched with the KRINK Sleeve, a collaborative project between Incase and artist Craig Costello, a.k.a. KRINK or KR. Craig Costello is one of the most visionary and inspirational artists working today and is also the creator of KRINK, a line of the finest quality handmade inks and markers, beloved by… Lire la suite KRINK_INCASE

Measuring Type_Garamond Rules !

Matt Robinson and Tom Wrigglesworth, two designers from London worked together on a project to measure the ink usage efficiency of common typefaces. They used ballpoint pens to write out large scale fonts and then let the remaining ink demonstrate the efficiency of that typeface. A selection of the most commonly used typefaces were compared… Lire la suite Measuring Type_Garamond Rules !


The HULC (Human Universal Load Carrier) is the third generation exoskeleton system from Berkeley Bionics, a completely un-tethered, hydraulic-powered anthropomorphic exoskeleton that provides users with the ability to carry loads of up to 200 lbs for extended periods of time and over all terrains. Its flexible design allows for deep squats, crawls and upper-body lifting.… Lire la suite HULC™_Exoskeleton

EZ Cracker

Crack eggs, separate egg whites & strip shells from hard boiled eggs in seconds...No mess, no fuss ! Ha Ha Ha ! ENJOY !

The Copenhagen Wheel

Scientists at MIT’s Senseable City Laboratory have designed a bicycle wheel that can give riders a boost when they need it most. Kinetic energy is released when a rider hits the brakes, and the new wheel, called the Copenhagen Wheel, captures that energy for later use. The new wheel uses a kinetic energy recovery system, the same… Lire la suite The Copenhagen Wheel

The Dubaï Airshow_from orbit

The Dubai Airshow is the largest aerospace event in the Middle East and the fastest-growing airshow in the world. The GeoEye-1 satellite, which tirelessly photographs the world at half-meter resolution from its constant orbit, swung by the Dubai Airport the other day and took this snap of the Dubai Airshow, in progress this week. Click… Lire la suite The Dubaï Airshow_from orbit

David Liittschwager_marine microfauna

The photo's displayed here are from a World Press Photo award winning series by David Liittschwager. Former assistant of Richard Avedon, he's now a freelance photographer who has done amazing work for National Geographic. For a few decades now he primarily focuses on portraiture of natural history objects. These are all marine microfauna. Most of these… Lire la suite David Liittschwager_marine microfauna

9h_Capsule hotel

Nainawasu (9h) is a new capsule hotel that offers luxury in a minimum living space. The "9h" capsule hotel and all amenities were designed by Fumie Shibata of Design Studio S, which she founded in 1994. With her team, she defined the elements necessary for a "minimal transit space" in big cities in Japan. The… Lire la suite 9h_Capsule hotel

MQ-8B_Hunts drug smugglers

The Fire Scout unmanned helicopter got its first job—hunting drug smugglers. MQ-8B became the first unmanned helo to conduct actual operations on a navy ship. The UAV left on an anti-narcotics mission when from a port in Florida on Monday. The USS McInerney (FFG-8) is no stranger to the unmanned aerial vehicle because it hosted… Lire la suite MQ-8B_Hunts drug smugglers

Wireless energy from space

Japan has serious plans to send a solar-panel-equipped satellite into space that could wirelessly beam a gigawatt-strong stream of power down to earth and power nearly 300,000 homes. The satellite will have a surface area of four square kilometers, and transmit power via microwave to a base station on Earth. Putting solar panels in space… Lire la suite Wireless energy from space

Afghanistan_The Cost of War

One of the factors President Obama must weigh as he decides whether to send more troops to Afghanistan is the cost — not just in lives, but in dollars. With the economy still struggling, questions exist about how much the U.S. can afford to spend in Afghanistan — and for how long. Earlier this week,… Lire la suite Afghanistan_The Cost of War

Sakura_Solid Marker

The tough marker for tough jobs, the Solid Marker is solidified paint in a marker stick. It marks through oil, grease, rust, mud, snow—inside or outside. Dries within minutes, and is permanent once dry. Solid Markers won’t fade or wash off like chalk. The special “stay fresh” twist mechanism keeps paint fresh and ready to… Lire la suite Sakura_Solid Marker

Arctic Drifting

Designed by Studio Les Bêtes, an enormous inflatable ball for future explorers. The inflatable research lab, called the Arctic Drifter, would be built out of Hypalon air-bags (a material similar to that used in rugged inflatable boats) and would quite literally roll across the arctic, ignoring water, ice, and crevasses in the process. Drifting on the Wind… Lire la suite Arctic Drifting

Kevin Cyr_Camper project

Camper Bike I conceived of the Camper Bike while working in Beijing, assisting a New York artist on a painting project. I absolutely fell in love with Beijing, and became especially interested in the city's bike culture. I knew I wanted to do something based on the bike culture, at least document them for a… Lire la suite Kevin Cyr_Camper project

Ion Tiger_23 hour flight

Ion Tiger in flight. The 550-watt fuel cell is show in the box in the lower left corner. (Credit: Naval Research Laboratory) The Naval Research Laboratory's (NRL's) Ion Tiger, a hydrogen-powered fuel cell unmanned air vehicle (UAV), has flown 23 hours and 17 minutes, setting an unofficial flight endurance record for a fuel-cell powered flight.… Lire la suite Ion Tiger_23 hour flight

Dubaï featuring Graft lab

A Dubaï, le village vertical dessiné par "Graft Lab" a été conçu pour fournir des espaces multiples, tout en exploitant au maximum l'énergie solaire.Une fois terminé, le complexe devrait être certifié Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) niveau GOLD. Ce dernier est un système nord-américain de standardisation de bâtiments à haute qualité environnementale créé… Lire la suite Dubaï featuring Graft lab

Peace Robot

The United Nations have enlisted Peace Robots to serve as an ad-hoc intervention squad on their behalf. They are subject to the UN-Principles «neutrality » and « non-partisanship » in crisis areas. Non-lethal system & self-governed, this «cute» machines will be deployed in swarms...  Designers : Jupin Ghanbari, Benjamin Cselley, Jelena Stoikovic & Dominik Premauer

Wi-Fi via White Spaces

A network design that uses old TV spectrum could produce better long-range wireless connectivity. Long-range, low-cost wireless Internet could soon be delivered using radio spectrum once reserved for use by TV stations. The blueprints for a computer network that uses "white spaces," which are empty fragments of the spectrum scattered between used frequencies, will be… Lire la suite Wi-Fi via White Spaces

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New Krink Metallic K-60 colors

New Krink Metallic K-60 colors. Metallic green, Metallic, purple, Metallic blue. Unique to the market, Krink metallic inks are unrivaled. Permanent and opaque. Handmade in the USA.

Shade Power

Umbrella Photovoltaic cells made from organic polymers, rather than crystalline silicon, could make solar power much cheaper. Last year Konarka, a startup based in Lowell, MA, opened a factory for such solar panels, which are flexible and produced in a process akin to printing. The first application of Konarka's potentially transformative technology? Umbrellas ! SkyShades,… Lire la suite Shade Power

Post-it ®

Une étude (.pdf) du Laboratoire d’informatique et d’intelligence artificielle (Csail) menée par David Karger et l’équipe du Haystack - spécialisée dans la recherche sur la distribution, la gestion, l’analyse et l’accès à l’information -, a cherché à comprendre les raisons des l’attrait et du succès des Post-it. David Karger et ses collègues ont étudié la… Lire la suite Post-it ®

Kuala Lumpur featuring Graft Lab

Bird Island: Zero Energy Home in Kuala Lumpur Bird Island is a stunning urban renewal project that is currently being developed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Designed by Graft Lab architects for the YTL Green Home Competition, the project comprises a zero energy home made of sustainably-sourced silicone glass fabric. Its lightness and flexibility will allow… Lire la suite Kuala Lumpur featuring Graft Lab

Burj Dubaï aka The Tower of Babel

Reléguant la ridicule Taipei 101 au second rang avec ses 508 mètres de hauteur, la tour Burj Dubaï et ses 818 mètres est maintenant le plus haut bâtiment du monde (en attendant la Mile High Tower de Jeddah…). Le bâtiment regroupe bureaux, habitations, commerces et loisirs et se situe en plein milieu de Downtown Burj… Lire la suite Burj Dubaï aka The Tower of Babel

S’injecter des drogues

Genèse d’un outil Il est impossible d’être précis sur la date exacte d’apparition de l’injection telle que nous la connaissons aujourd’hui, mais il est clair que des armes comme les sarbacanes et les flèches enduites sont utilisées depuis des milliers d’années pour introduire des substances dans le corps. Les premiers cas d’injection intraveineuse intentionnelle remontent… Lire la suite S’injecter des drogues

MQ-8B_The Navy’s Smartest UAV

The Fire Scout is arguably the smartest unmanned aerial vehicle ever built. Unlike remote-operated drones such as the Predator, this helicopter is a true robot, with enough computing power to take off, fly and land on its own. Last year a pair of test Scouts made history, landing on the deck of a moving ship… Lire la suite MQ-8B_The Navy’s Smartest UAV