'Invisibility cloak' uses lenses to bend light
A device called the Rochester Cloak uses an array of lenses to bend light, effectively rendering what is on the other side invisible to the eye.
One of the problems with the cloaking devices developed to date — and it’s a big one — is that they really only work if both the viewer and whatever is being cloaked remain still. This, of course, is not entirely practical, but a difficult problem to solve. For the first time, researchers have made a cloaking device that works multidirectionally in three dimensions — using no specialised equipment, but four standard lenses.
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Also I love that it just goes without saying that “cloaking device” is a real phrase.
"Men who want to be feminists do not need to be given a space in feminism. They need to take the space they have in society & make it feminist."
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Paul Ramirez Jonas: Longer Day, 1997
I woke up at dawn in Brooklyn, New York, got in my car, and headed west. I drove as far west as I could until sundown. Speeding towards the sun would extend my day, perhaps for as much as an hour. I was on a straight and flat highway somewhere in the middle of the United States when the sun began to set on the horizon. At that point, I turned on the video camera to capture the end of my race against the sun, and my futile attempt to make the day last forever. I did however succeed in extending the sunset a minute longer than if I had stood still.
Love this piece, which is such a perfect compliment to Another Day
, acquired for the Gugg show.
MIT Robotic Cheetah
Oh HELL YES. Notice in the 2nd gif the “cheetah” runs untethered.
"MIT researchers have developed an algorithm for bounding that they’ve successfully implemented in a robotic cheetah."
"The key to the bounding algorithm is in programming each of the robot’s legs to exert a certain amount of force in the split second during which it hits the ground, in order to maintain a given speed: In general, the faster the desired speed, the more force must be applied to propel the robot forward. In experiments the robot sprinted up to 10 mph and MIT researchers estimate the robot may eventually reach speeds of up to 30 mph.”
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Designed by the in-house team, the collection was packed with Sixties-inspired silhouettes and lots of leather and suede. For More
oh hello perfect trench