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Monday, February 25, 2008
Pictured: the [C] Space pavillion, under construction as the DRL exhibition on its ten years of existence was inaugurated.
(By the way: rembember this other pavillion, also at Bedford Square?)
Meanwhile, other AA graduates are working on the Fibrous Room project/ prototype (also depicted here).
Related: Brett Steele's new domain.
Monday, November 05, 2007
A fascinating report of what is actually happening in the world of industrial production, focusing on China's evolving role and connections: "China Makes, The World Takes".
Well worth reading.
Some bits: "Supply chain is intellectual property" and "People think China is cheap, but really, it’s fast."
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Fish gather together in shoals for more than safety in numbers: their bodies are able to extract kinetic energy from vortices and eddies created by objects in water or other fish.
This has led some researchers to investigate how these same processes could be reproduced in devices capable of generating electricity from turbulence in liquid flows (unlike in conventional turbines, for which turbulence is a hindrance), as described in this article.
An example: this project from Princeton.
This is interesting, beyond the issues of efficiency and renewable energy production – architectural skins could be reworked so as to use wind forces productively, instead of merely resisting them.