DESIGN: OpenKnit - the 3D Clothing Printer

Ok, still no commercial flying cars but we’ll take this in the meantime! We predict that in the future, making your own clothes will be as simple as dragging and dropping a file. It’s happening.

So far there’s OpenKnit, an open-source, do-it-yourself 3D printer for clothing that can be digitally fabricate garments from a computer file in about an hour. Footage after the jump:

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#3d printer #clothes #cool 


New photos by Mikko Lagerstedt

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  The North America and Pelican Nebulae by Enrico Africa

The North America and Pelican Nebulae by Enrico Africa

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#sky #space #beautiful 

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Top 5 misconceptions about evolution: A guide to demystify the foundation of modern biology.

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Here is an infographic to help inform citizens.  From my experience most people who misunderstand evolution are actually misinformed about what science is and how it operates.  That said, here are five of the biggest barriers faced when one explains evolution - I have faced these and they are documented in the literature.

I hope you can build on my work and improve the communication between the scientists and the public.

Want to do more?  If you want to donate to the cause of science education I suggest the National Center for Science Education http://ncse.com, your local university, or an equivalent organization.  Volunteering at schools and inviting scientists into classrooms are two ways to encourage an informed society.  Attend hearings if school boards start questioning evolution’s role in public curriculum.  Raise a storm if anyone tries to ban science.  Plus, it never hurts to reblog a well made evolution post.

Thank you followers for all your support!

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When Van Gogh was a young man in his early twenties, he was in London studying to be a clergyman. He had no thought of being an artist at all. he sat in his cheap little room writing a letter to his younger brother in Holland, whom he loved very much. He looked out his window at a watery twilight, a thin lamppost, a star, and he said in his letter something like this: “it is so beautiful I must show you how it looks.” And then on his cheap ruled note paper, he made the most beautiful, tender, little drawing of it.

When I read this letter of Van Gogh’s it comforted me very much and seemed to throw a clear light on the whole road of Art. Before, I thought that to produce a work of painting or literature, you scowled and thought long and ponderously and weighed everything solemnly and learned everything that all artists had ever done aforetime, and what their influences and schools were, and you were extremely careful about *design* and *balance* and getting *interesting planes* into your painting, and avoided, with the most astringent severity, showing the faintest *academical* tendency, and were strictly modern. And so on and so on.

But the moment I read Van Gogh’s letter I knew what art was, and the creative impulse. It is a feeling of love and enthusiasm for something, and in a direct, simple, passionate and true way, you try to show this beauty in things to others, by drawing it.

And Van Gogh’s little drawing on the cheap note paper was a work of art because he loved the sky and the frail lamppost against it so seriously that he made the drawing with the most exquisite conscientiousness and care.


Brenda UelandIf You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit (via raggedybearcat)

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A very elegant set up.


A very elegant set up.

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#motivation …”If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.”




…”If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.”


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Stop whatever you’re doing and WATCH THIS.

"I asked 5 questions in genetics class today and all of them started with the word ‘sorry’"


so good

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1925 Bugatti Type 23 Brescia Torpedo Coachwork by L Maron

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