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Just brilliant engineering:

They didn't try to replicate the human hand, they found a completely different way to do it.

"The coffee-filled balloon presses down and deforms around the desired object, and then a vacuum sucks the air out of the balloon, solidifying its grip. When the vacuum is released, the balloon becomes soft again, and the gripper lets go."

http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/Oct10/UniversalGripper.html
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There seems to be a global-scale protest underway. People, mostly young people, are bypassing the institutional voting system to try to force change through decentralized adhocracy and anarchy. The world saw something similar in the 1960s when student protests erupted in Europe and the US and the Americas all at the same time. Now the scope of the protests are even wider, more global, reaching from Arab Africa, to the Mid East, to East Asia, to the the heartland of Europe and the US.

In a clear-headed front-page article in the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/28/world/as-scorn-for-vote-grows-protests-surge-around-globe.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper">New York Times today</a>, one factor in this global unrest is assigned to technology. In particular common communication technology is seen as enabling this protest to blossom (although not causes the protest).

I agree with the Times that more important than the technology which is embraced are the mind-habits, the framework, the ideology of the technology, which the protesters are trying to migrate into non-electronic situations.

Here is a bit from the middle of the article:

- The critical mass of wiki and mapping tools, video and social networking sites, the communal news wire of Twitter and the ease of donations afforded by sites like PayPal makes coalitions of like-minded individuals instantly viable.

“You’re looking at a generation of 20- and 30-year-olds who are used to self-organizing,” said Yochai Benkler, a director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. “They believe life can be more participatory, more decentralized, less dependent on the traditional models of organization, either in the state or the big company. Those were the dominant ways of doing things in the industrial economy, and they aren’t anymore.”

Yonatan Levi, 26, called the tent cities that sprang up in Israel “a beautiful anarchy.” There were leaderless discussion circles like Internet chat rooms, governed, he said, by “emoticon” hand gestures like crossed forearms to signal disagreement with the latest speaker, hands held up and wiggling in the air for agreement — the same hand signs used in public assemblies in Spain. There were free lessons and food, based on the Internet conviction that everything should be available without charge. -

I argued this last point more fully in Wired last year in an article called the New Socialism: that the decentralized socialism on the net would spill over into the other realms of life. You can't spend all day in an open-sourced, all-sharing, peer-to-peer network and not begin to think that the rest of your world should also operate in the same way.
Protesters around the world have something in common: wariness, even contempt, toward traditional politicians and the democratic political process they preside over.
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Liquid Drop Art

Corrie White no es otra fotógrafa macro mas. Claro, como muchos otros tiene amor por las gotas de agua, pero su pasión no se detiene allí. De hecho, White empuja los límites creativos desafiándose a sí misma para crear nuevas e interesantes formas. Incluso introdujo el toque de soltar tres gotas que nunca se había hecho antes. Es difícil de creer es que sólo lo ha estado haciendo en los últimos dos años desde que sus imágenes se han extendido ahora por todo el mundo gracias a los periódicos en el Reino Unido, revistas, BBC Mundo Brasil, y el 2010 de Ripley Believe It or Not.

Echa un vistazo a su trabajo y vas a pensar que estas mirando pequeñas esculturas de vidrio. Usando leche, agua y su cámara Canon EOS 50D, White nos engaña al hacernos creer que estamos admirando objetos cotidianos como trompos, campanas, gorras, platos, hongos, paraguas y carruseles.

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Corrie White isn't like any other macro photographer. Sure, like many others she has a love for water drops but her passion doesn't stop there. In fact, White pushes creative boundaries, challenging herself to create new and interesting forms. She even introduced the three drop splash which had never been done before. It's hard to believe that she's only been doing this the past two years since her images have now been spread around the world thanks to newspapers in the UK, magazines, BBC World Brazil, and the 2010 Ripley's Believe It or Not.

Check out her work and you'll almost swear that you're looking at small glass sculptures. Using milk, water and her Canon EOS 50D camera, White almost fools us into believing we're admiring everyday objects like tops, bells, hats, dishes, mushrooms, umbrellas and carousels.

Pueden ver mas de su precioso arte en su pagina:
http://liquiddropart.com/

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The movement has gone inter-galactic #OccupyDeathStar
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Doesn't this look wicked but impressive?
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