Man builds purple robot: Chinese inventor Tao Xiangli made a 500-pound purple robot for about $24,000. It took 11 months to build from recycled scrap metal and wires. (Photos by Suzie Wong)
My new hero, Esther Quek.
A fearless lady in the fashion world, Esther Quek is a distinguished fashion director and stylist, renowned for her effortless take on glamour and menswear.
A woman renowned for her take on menswear. Loving every minute of it.
suits and heels! <3
Role Model: Esther Quek. Goddamnit, I love you.
DIY Craftsmanship of the Day: How to Make Glowing Converse
The crafty folks over at Adafruit have come up with a “sneaker hack” that will make those circular badges on your high-top Chuck Taylors glow in the dark! Check out the video for a step-by-step instruction.
Items required: two electroluminescent (EL) panels, two tiny inverters, a needle and thread.
Females Hold Only 28% of Speaking Roles in Film; Read up on why we should be upset
Two UC Berkeley researchers have now described mathematically the successive stages in the complex evolution and disappearance of foamy bubbles (the images above are based off of a computer-generated video that uses their equations).
What purpose does this serve (besides making for some very mesmerizing GIFS…)? The work has applications in industrial processes for making metal and plastic foams (like those used to cushion bicycle helmets) and in modeling growing cell clusters, which rely on these types of equations.
The problem with describing foams mathematically has been that the evolution of a bubble cluster a few inches across depends on what’s happening in the extremely thin walls of each bubble, which are thinner than a human hair.
(Also some very cool research on bubble dynamics)