3D Printed Zoetropes Illustrate Nature-Like Growth Algorithms


Observing natural growth is mostly a slow affair, but these kinetic sculptures illustrate the process in a brief moment repeated over and over. Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg, who head up generative design studio Nervous System, created the tiny sculptures in the form of 19th century zoetropes made using modern 3D printing tech. Composed of multiple evolving sculptures, when spun and illuminated with a strobe light the complex forms jump to life.

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Mapped: Solar energy and savings if you got panels


If you own a home or have gone to a home improvement store recently (in California at least), you've probably heard the solar panel pitch by now. They always start by asking about your electric bill and then provide rough estimates for what you might save if you got solar panels. For a more accurate estimate, you schedule a consultation. Project Sunroof from Google aims to provide a more objective summary.

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Predictable Android lock patterns


Passwords are annoying, which is why so many people use passwords that are less than secure. Maybe the keys are a bit shorter than they should be, match a word in the dictionary, or are repeats across services. In these cluster of passwords, patterns become obvious.

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4 Dope Things People Are Doing with Favicons


The favicon is the smallest canvas on the Web. But a lot can be done in that 16×16-pixel space. Whether used to showcase a product, create a cohesive brand experience, or try something totally experimental, clever designers are making the most of that little square. To give you a little inspiration, here are the cool things designers are doing with favicons. 

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14 Untranslatable Words and Their Meanings Beautifully Illustrated


What’s in a word? Well… a lot, and especially in these highly unusual examples from around the world. While the English language has something like 1.25 million words, there are plenty from other languages for which we simply don’t have a match. The Portuguese word “Cafuné” is one example: it means “the act of tenderly running fingers through someone’s hair.” See… these are words we need.


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14 Untranslatable Words and Their Meanings Beautifully Illustrated


What’s in a word? Well… a lot, and especially in these highly unusual examples from around the world. While the English language has something like 1.25 million words, there are plenty from other languages for which we simply don’t have a match. The Portuguese word “Cafuné” is one example: it means “the act of tenderly running fingers through someone’s hair.” See… these are words we need.

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