Note — Oct 27, 2019

No.100 Asides

Seen in → No.100

  • 🇨🇳 Gorgeous and uncanny. Be sure to click through and read the whole description (under the + sign). Scott’s TKL concept store. “The concept was formalised through 3D scans of existing textures, patinas, interiors and exteriors of a variety of fish and chip restaurants around the UK, including the original Scotts. Meticulous details and idiosyncrasies such as ornate facades, joinery details, salt shakers, fishy trinkets and even down to wallpaper textures have been digitally captured and replicated. The digital point cloud data collected through lidar scanning and photogrammetry were processed to form a library of architectural elements that form the facades for Scott’s TKL.”
  • 🌉 Da Vinci Bridge. ”In the early 1500s, Leonardo da Vinci designed a hypothetical bridge for the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. It was rejected. Over 500 years later, an MIT team has recreated the design with a model and have showed that it would have worked. Da Vinci’s design incorporates architectural techniques that would have not been seen for another 300 years.
  • 🗺 ‘The perfect combination of art and science’: mourning the end of paper maps. “One of the problems, with the development of GIS [geographic information systems] and everyone making their own maps is that people just dump their data without thinking about the aesthetics or what the map is trying to tell a reader.”
  • 🗺 Also in mapping, another incredible update by Justin O’Beirne on Apple’s New Map, Expansion #5: Northeast U.S. Buffalo and downtown Pittsburgh are two good examples to scroll to.
  • 😱🤬 We Have No Reason to Believe 5G Is Safe. “Numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines. Effects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being in humans. Damage goes well beyond the human race, as there is growing evidence of harmful effects to both plant and animal life.”
  • 🤖🐕 Amazing Open Source Quadruped Capable Of Dynamic Motion | Hackaday. “The mjbots quad A0 is a small dynamic quadruped, like the MIT mini-Cheetah, but fully open source licensed under the Apache 2.0 license. It is capable of dynamic motions like jumping and is relatively low cost.”
  • 🌊 Fantastic visual by the NYT, really focus on the white (rivers) on blue (flooding). The Great Flood of 2019: A Complete Picture of a Slow-Motion Disaster. “This year’s flooding across the Midwest and the South affected nearly 14 million people, yet the full scale of the slowly unfolding disaster has been difficult to fathom. To visualize just how extensive it was, The New York Times created this composite map showing all the areas that were inundated at some point from January through June.”