Заслужава си да се види – интересни злободневни картини от Джон Холкрофт

  Джон Холкрофт е илюстратор и графичен дизайнер от Шефилд, Великобритания. Работите му, наситени с хумор и метафори, засягат актуални социални теми, с които рано или късно се сблъсква всеки от нас. Авторът изразява просто и разбираемо своите идеи, намира начин да предаде мисълта, която намира за важна, с помощта на изключително прости образи, пише…

Check this out – Betaray Crystal Ball Harvests Light From The Sun, Moon and Clouds!

by Beth Buczynski  12/22/13 In 2012, Inhabitat featured an invention that promised to turn the world of solar power generation upside down. Rawlemon‘s spherical solar energy-generating globe looked a lot like a giant glass marble on a robotic steel frame, but there was nothing raw about what it achieved: the sun-tracking device was capable of concentrating sunlight (and moonlight) up…

Planting False Memories… A New Way to Curb Drinking and Remodeling our Preferences?

By Maia Szalavitz (neuroscience journalist for TIME.com), @maiasz  April 12, 2013 Researchers are exploring the possibility that convincing drinkers they had a bad experience with liquor — even if they didn’t — could lead them to drink less. As surprising as it sounds, dozens of studies now show that it is relatively easy to create false childhood memories.…

Erasing Painful Memories With Shock Treatment?

By Maia Szalavitz @maiasz Dec. 22, 2013 Using electroshock therapy, scientists say it may be possible to get rid of specific emotional memories. We’re still far from being able to blot out our latest breakup “Eternal Sunshine”-style. But research published in the journal Nature Neuroscience showed for the first time that it may be possible to manipulate human memories with physical…

Surgical 3D printing BioPen writes in bone, nerve and muscle

by Colin Druce-McFadden December 11, 2013 Credit: University of Wollongong Scientists at the University of Wollongong (that’s a real place) in Australia have developed a device that replaces traditional surgery with something more akin to an art project. The BioPen is a handheld 3D printer that can actually print bone directly onto patients during surgery. Soon, surgeons will simply…