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  1. ProducerMichael O'Neil

    Michael O'Neil

    18/02/2017
    What would you make of this interview question
    What would you make of this interview questionSadly many of the other technical affinity groups I subscribe to have been captured by posters putting up interview questions and suggested answers to them that are mostly superficial and very much focused on rote learning.ย  Top 60 SAS...
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    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    18/02/2017 #1 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Whoa this is over my head but will share!
  2. Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    Self-shaping shelters that could revolutionize emergency housing. Emergency shelter design is becoming increasingly important due to the various refugee situations occurring around the world. Although some designs have already been awarded for their crucial role in providing emergency housing, other forward-thinking designers such as Haresh Lalvani are actively working to create a biomimicry-based system where shelter structures would be able to assemble themselves.
    Recently featured on Redshift, Lalvani, the cofounder of the Pratt Institute Center for Experimental Structures, is employing a โ€œwildly interdisciplinary range of toolsโ€ to create a type of generative geometry that would be able to assemble and repair, grow, and evolve all on its own. The designer is using concepts found in biology, mathematics, computer science and art to create systems where matter would start encoding information, a similar process to that of stem cells and genes in the human body. Lalvani explains that these biological systems are โ€œthe only place where software and hardware are the same thing.โ€
    This type of installation could be a potential game changer for shelter design considering some of Lalvaniโ€™s installations take less than one minute to bend into shape. Additionally exciting is the fact that the raw material is just one thin sheet of metal, and can be easily transported and requires no tools for assembly, making it especially useful for emergency situations.
    http://inhabitat.com/self-assembling-shelters-that-could-revolutionize-emergency-housing/
    Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
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    Preston Vander Ven
    17/02/2017 #1 Preston Vander Ven
    I like that. It looks fast, clean, cheap, and simple. This idea could help a lot of people.
  3. George Touryliov
    The following infographic from Futurism tells the story of the history of technology. It starts with the beginning of life on Earth, and goes until the founding of early modern technologies, such as the first computer and nuclear power.
    George Touryliov
    The History of Technology: From the Earliest Tools to the Modern Age
    www.visualcapitalist.com Despite only being around for thousands of years, human technological progress has been pretty incredible. See the history of technology in this...
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  4. Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Finding something funny is subjective. But physics IS really fun! Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
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    Rob McNaughton
    16/02/2017 #4 Rob McNaughton
    #2 Lada .. the picture also represents one of the basic principles of fly fishing ...
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    15/02/2017 #3 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Thanks to all โ€˜physicistsโ€™ who liked the post. :-)
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    14/02/2017 #2 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    This goofy picture represents one of the basic principles of light.
  5. Ken Boddie

    Ken Boddie

    12/02/2017
    If you like playing with trains, then this video of the Tehachaki 'Model' Railway Loop will fascinate you. But take care you don't get hypnotised by the motion!
    More on the history and construction, to 'drive you round the bend' at: http://interestingengineering.com/going-round-the-bend-with-the-tehachapi-loop/?utm_source=Email+Directing&utm_medium=%24%7Binterestingengineering%2FrCTa%7D&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+interestingengineering%2FrCTa+%28Interesting+Engineering%29
    Tehachapi Loop in real time 4K (August 31, 2015)
    Tehachapi Loop in real time 4K (August 31, 2015) To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email licensing@storyful.com Shot and edited by Matt Skuta Instagram: @mattskuta...
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    Ken Boddie
    12/02/2017 #2 Ken Boddie
    #1 May have been taken from an early drone, Dean-san, but judging by the date, perhaps from a hot air balloon, which is probably the only other thing that could remain static for long enough, with the possible exception of a chopper? Either way, the whole loop looks surreal and brings me back to my days of playing on the carpet in our 'front room' in the old tenament 'hoosie' in Aberdeen, with my model 'Hornby Dublo' train set.
    Dean Owen
    12/02/2017 #1 Dean Owen
    Better than counting sheep! I am wondering where the camera is.....
  6. Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    In Downtown Miami, Rafael Viรฑolyโ€™s latest luxury development is on point. Striking a power pose at the Miami River basin, Rafael Viรฑolyโ€™s luxury residential project One River Point is leading the way for major development in Downtown Miami. With sales launching this January, the building is set to break ground in late 2017. Featuring two symmetrical towers connected by the Sky Bridge and landscaped riverside park surroundings set across 1.8 acres, the building will be a welcome addition to the Miami River area, which is undergoing regeneration. Itโ€™s most striking design feature, the Sky Bridge, suspended at 800ft above the Miami River will hold a 35,000 sq ft private club run by Adrian Zecha, the Indonesian hotelier behind Aman Resorts. - http://www.wallpaper.com/architecture/one-river-point-miami-rafael-vinoly-downtown-miami#EjbtSa3hqxZEh3jR.99 Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
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  7. Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    A cement company has launched a new, more environmentally-friendly type of cement based on an old Roman recipe. HR Cement in Tauranga looked to ancient Roman concrete mixtures for inspiration for its low-carbon footprint cement, eco-cem. The company has combined ancient methods with modern manufacturing techniques to create the more eco-friendly cement. According to a report by CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project), the global cement industry accounted for 5 per cent of the worldโ€™s greenhouse gas and about 900 kilograms of carbon dioxide was emitted for the creation of every 1000kg of cement.
    HR Cement says the New Zealand construction industry uses about 1.5 million tonnes of cement every year.
    Managing director Chris Hall said eco-cem had the potential to reduce the carbon footprint of concrete used on construction sites by 15 per cent to 30 per cent.
    The new cement uses a material called pozzolan.
    https://constructionreviewonline.com/2017/01/new-cement-to-help-lower-carbon-emissions-from-concrete/?utm_source=subscribers&utm_campaign=4784a638cc-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_eaf8001ecf-4784a638cc-157043993
    Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
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    Ken Boddie
    01/02/2017 #2 Ken Boddie
    #1 Nothing really new about pozzolans, Claire, which have been used for many years to supplement Portland cement as additives. A pozzolanic reaction really only describes the cementing that occurs when finely ground siliceous or aluminous materials are added, along with water, to calcium hydroxide. I must admit to being a little suspicious of such claims as stated in this article, and fear that there may be a little bit of climbing on the 'green' band wagon. It is well known that the Romans developed and expanded upon existing basic pozzolanic practices in their constructions, but the cement industry has achieved major technological innovation since then and is pretty diverse overall. As in all aspects of a highly competitive building and construction, the client, designer and contractor (not to forget the various national standards specifiers) need to have access to a reliable product or products with good 'close-to-site' availability at a competitive price, a material with well proven performance and workability, and good technical support. 'Green' on its own will not, I believe, be a marketing edge that will sell to hardcore builders.
  8. Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    Latviaโ€™s Nature Concert Hall has a fabric skin that plays with the wind. Latvian studio Didzis Jaunzems Arhitektลซra recently completed construction of the Nature Concert Hall, a striking angular pavilion for outdoor cultural events. Located within the grounds of Gauja National Park, the shelter can accommodate different activities under its unique lightweight roof. Built from a steel structure that rests gently on the ground, itโ€™s wrapped in vertical fabric louvers that play with the wind and light. http://inhabitat.com/latvias-nature-concert-hall-has-a-fabric-skin-that-plays-with-the-wind/Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
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  9. Javier Rojas Garcรญa
    ยกยกยกDios mรญo, mi casa se mueve!!! ...Oh, my god, my house is moving!!!
    Dynamic Architecture - Rotating Tower
    Dynamic Architecture - Rotating Tower This Dynamic Architecture building by David Fisher will be constantly in motion changing its shape. It will also generate electric energy for itself. more...
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    Javier Rojas Garcรญa
    27/01/2017 #7 Javier Rojas Garcรญa
    #6 try kinetic architecture. There are many examples. It will surprise you.
    Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    27/01/2017 #6 Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    This is amazing, totally outrageously beautiful and v. futuristic... I love it!
    JESUS JAEN RUIZ
    17/01/2017 #5 JESUS JAEN RUIZ
    Moooola!!! Que razรณn tenรญa Galileo Galilei: "... y sin embargo se mueve". Lo bueno es que aquรญ no hay Inquisiciรณn ni hogueras de por medio. Envuelvame 3 plantas de ese edificio que me lo llevo puesto. Bravo!!!
    Maria Oslara
    17/01/2017 #4 Maria Oslara
    Impresionante!!
    Paz๐Ÿ Hueso Luque
    17/01/2017 #3 Paz๐Ÿ Hueso Luque
    Alucinante!
    Stephane ๐Ÿ Fenner
    17/01/2017 #2 Stephane ๐Ÿ Fenner
    Impressive!
    Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    17/01/2017 #1 Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    Cool!!! ๐ŸŒ‡
  10. Javier Rojas Garcรญa
    Another example of kinetic architecture. This house can rotate and balance. These artists have lived in this house for five days, Could you live there?
    This tilting house forces roommates to cooperate
    This tilting house forces roommates to cooperate Ward Shelley and Alex Schweder are known for their fantastic performance installations based on cooperation and balance. Their newest is no exception....
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    Javier Rojas Garcรญa
    27/01/2017 #3 Javier Rojas Garcรญa
    kind of meditation... sorry
    Javier Rojas Garcรญa
    27/01/2017 #2 Javier Rojas Garcรญa
    #1 First time I saw this house, these two persons look to me as two monks. Living in this house has to be some hind of meditation.
    Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    27/01/2017 #1 Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    @Javier Rojas Garcรญa - not sure whether I could live there for v. long - love the idea though!
  11. Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    Will these houses make you dizzy? Architects build rotating homes. Imagine living in a house that follows the direction of the sun when it's hot. Or one that offers a different view out of your bedroom window every day of the week. For some bold homeowners this is becoming a reality, thanks to an innovative wave of architects who are re-imagining the concept of the house. Once something firmly routed to the ground, homes are now becoming moving entities that can rotate, change shape, and even adapt to the seasons. - http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/22/architecture/rotating-homes/Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
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    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    25/01/2017 #4 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #3 The way I think about it Claire, either we live in architecture or we live in a hovel. There is a bit of my DNA that gravitates to the top of the world and see's the majesty in a revolving restaurant - just as I see the grounding that the words "Livable City" provides as in the words of Jan Gehl.
    Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    25/01/2017 #3 Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit! I was talking about it with some friends last night and they said that it would be a nightmare for someone coming home a bit worse for wear - stumbling around the garden looking for the front door!
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    24/01/2017 #1 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    A rotating home. That would not cross my mind in a million years but it would be awfully cool in the right location.
  12. Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    Somosaguas by A-cero, Somosaguas, Pozuelo de Alarcรณn, Spain to read more go to:- http://www.caandesign.com/super-home-in-somosaguas-by-a-cero/ Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
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    Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    25/01/2017 #2 Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    #1 Thanks for the share @Ken Boddie! I thought this house was amazing and the interiors were also v. nice. You are right about the interiors and spatial relationships often not being well thought out compared to the impact of the building. I also liked the way it blended into the landscape and enhanced it rather than shouting 'Look at me I am an amazing house!'
    Ken Boddie
    23/01/2017 #1 Ken Boddie
    Clean lines on the exterior, Claire, draw the eye upwards through the various levels of the roof structure, just in case you get bored of the view to the great outdoors. But the whole building comes together at night with the clever placement of subtle lighting, including the pool, which begs for a twilight or evening swim. Funnily enough the interior is attractive and exciting (often a disappointment in such bold exteriors) and features just the right splashes of colour, where needed, and a plethora of interesting adornments and ornaments to keep the occupants glad to return to a home atmosphere.
  13. Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    IMAGINATION CREATES A NEW REALITY โ–บ The Kuchlbauer Tower, a beautiful work of art designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser with its round, wavy shapes and organic lines in harmony with nature. It is a 35 meter high observation tower and the landmark of the Kuchlbauer Brewery in Abensberg, Germany. The design was modified and revised by the architect Peter Pelikan, after Hundertwasserโ€˜s death, and the tower was completed in 2010.
    Click on the photo to see full size image.
    http://www.kuchlbauer.de/en/beer-art/kuchlbauer-tower/
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
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    Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    27/01/2017 #14 Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    This is great @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic! @Gert Scholtz I would also love to play on the spaceship at the top! I bet the views are fabulous.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    22/01/2017 #13 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #9 I canโ€™t help myself Ken. I just adore such buildings where oneโ€™s imagination had run wild. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Many of Gaudiโ€™s works also look like coming directly from a fairytale.
    Iโ€™ve just finished the Producer post about different kind of structure. Hope youโ€™ll like it.
    Devesh Bhatt
    22/01/2017 #12 Devesh Bhatt
    #11 hope :)
    Ken Boddie
    22/01/2017 #11 Ken Boddie
    #10 Are you talking from personal experience, Devesh?
    Devesh Bhatt
    22/01/2017 #10 Devesh Bhatt
    #9 I believe there is a connection
    Ken Boddie
    22/01/2017 #9 Ken Boddie
    I must admit, Lada, that I do not find this particular structure to my taste and cannot help but feel some compassion for those resident or working in nearby buildings. I am willing, however, purely in the interests of science, to sample a few of the Bavarian beers at the premises, in order to establish if there is a direct correlation between ale consumption and architectural appreciation. ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    22/01/2017 #8 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Stunning and very unique.
    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    21/01/2017 #7 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    Lada you have great taste here in Architecture!
    Gert Scholtz
    21/01/2017 #6 Gert Scholtz
    @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic A creative architectural design. I would have liked to play in the "spaceship" on top, many years ago:)
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    21/01/2017 #5 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #4 Thanks, Bill. I am a big fan of organic architecture and Hundertwasser who rejected angular features in his somewhat chaotic design.
    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    21/01/2017 #4 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    I enjoyed the update here: The Kuchlbauer Tower is the landmark of Kuchlbauer's World of Beer. It is an architectural project by the world-famous artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, planned, modified and revised by the architect Peter Pelikan.
    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    21/01/2017 #3 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    COOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!http://view.bebee.com/?u=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5rdWNobGJhdWVyLmRlL2VuL2JlZXItYXJ0L2t1Y2hsYmF1ZXItdG93ZXIv
    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    21/01/2017 #2 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    WOW! Great looking, we need one in Savannah, Georgia :)
  14. Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    San Franciscoโ€™s Seasteading Institute has signed a memorandum of understanding with the French Polynesian government that brings the worldโ€™s first floating city closer to reality. The Seasteading Institute first established in 2008 has long sought to implement their vision of self-sustaining communities that can withstand rising sea levels, partnering with DeltaSync in 2013 to build a pilot project in The Netherlands. The new agreement could see construction on a full-blown city begin in the South Pacific as early as 2019. - http://inhabitat.com/worlds-first-floating-city-one-step-closer-to-reality-in-french-polynesia/ Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
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    Dean Owen
    18/01/2017 #5 Dean Owen
    #4 Fortunately just a one nighter for an options market making seminar, otherwise I would have definitely befriended a volleyball as there was absolutely nothing to do, the hotel is lousy and the service even worse.
    Ken Boddie
    18/01/2017 #4 Ken Boddie
    #2 Your island residency begs the question, did you stay at the Crown Plaza resort long enough to be labelled Robinson Dean-san? Say hello to 'Wilson' for me. โšฝ๏ธ
    Ken Boddie
    18/01/2017 #3 Ken Boddie
    Interesting concept, Claire, and relatively close to home for me as many inhabitants of some of the smaller and lower elevation Torres Strait Islands (North of Queensland) are losing or have already lost their homes and land, as tides and recurring flood events become more and more severe. The challenge of floating mechanisms being resistant to typhoons and cyclones still remains, however.
    Dean Owen
    18/01/2017 #2 Dean Owen
    Link doesn't appear to work. http://www.ecns.cn/2014/01-30/99393.shtml
    Dean Owen
    18/01/2017 #1 Dean Owen
    Strikingly similar to this complex I stayed in 3 years ago.
    https://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/shanghai/shgwr/hoteldetail
  15. Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    FRACTAL-LIKE DENDRIFORM STRUCTURE โ–บ The structural steel โ€˜treesโ€™ that support the roof of Stuttgart Airport Terminal represent one of the finest examples of three-dimensional dendriform structures. A single support is composed of four tubular poles (โ€˜treeโ€™ trunk), each spread to form three branches, with four sub-branches each, to finally support the roof.
    http://www.gmp-architekten.com/projects/stuttgart-airport-terminal-3.html
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
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    Erroll -EL- Warner
    17/01/2017 #9 Erroll -EL- Warner
    Magnificent.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    16/01/2017 #8 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    For those interesting in dendriform and fractal-like branching structures, here is the link to an article: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2095263514000363
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    16/01/2017 #7 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #6 Indeed, Deb. Beauty in form and function. :)
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    16/01/2017 #6 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Wow. This is beautifully functional.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    16/01/2017 #5 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #2 Thanks Dilma, my friend. :) What particularly amazes me is that structural design applied the biomechanics of living trees, such as tapering of the structure, or changing of branching angles towards the top of the โ€˜treeโ€™.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    16/01/2017 #4 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Thank you for sharing, @Gabriel Bazzolo. :)
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    16/01/2017 #3 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #1 Me too, Praveen. These steel structural elements look just like real trees and entire interior is like a forest, creating a 'wow' effect. Thanks for commenting. :)
    DILMA BALBI -๐Ÿ“ƒ Engenharia&gestรฃo
    16/01/2017 #2 DILMA BALBI -๐Ÿ“ƒ Engenharia&gestรฃo
    wow.. amazing... it seems to be a real "light" structure .. thanks for sharing my friend
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    16/01/2017 #1 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Wow Lada. Technology replicating fractal nature. I love it.
  16. Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    NEXT Solar Window Coating Generates Free Electricity From Sunlight - they have developed a scalable solar window coating that allows commercial glass products to produce clean energy from the sun. The product pays for itself in a year and provides clean energy for up to 30 years. - http://greenbuildingelements.com/2016/06/29/next-solar-window-coating-generates-free-electricity-sunlight/Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
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    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    16/01/2017 #1 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    That's innovation!
  17. George Touryliov
    One key in designing robots for future space exploration is a 3D user interface called Visual Environment for Remote Virtual Exploration, or VERVE, that allows a human operator to see the world from the perspective of the robot. Watch:
    Designing Robots For Future Space Exploration
    Designing Robots For Future Space Exploration The Intelligent Robotics Group at NASA Ames Research Center has more than 25 years of experience in building robots and developing software to allow humans...
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    David B. Grinberg
    16/01/2017 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for the awesome video and all of your highly valued contributions to this hive, George. All one must do is look to the Mars Curiosity rover an a shining example of the amazing findings NASA-controlled robots are making in on the Red Planet. The Curiosity rover recently received a 2-year extension by NASA to continue studying the Martian terrain -- amazingly, NASA scientists never thought this rover would even last this long on an alien planet. But it "keeps going and going" like the Energizer Bunny (battery commercial).
  18. Raoni Santos

    Raoni Santos

    08/01/2017
    Sometimes we must be careful when we embrace or interpret the concept of internet of things.
    Raoni Santos
    The Internet of Things has officially hit peak stupid, courtesy of this smart toaster - ExtremeTech
    www.extremetech.com Griffin Technology wants to sell you on the idea of a smart toaster. We're increasingly sold on the idea of living on a remote island far away from companies that think slapping Wi-Fi and an LCD on to already-functional kitchen hardware constitutes...
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    Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    15/01/2017 #2 Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    IoT is here to stay and albeit I agree that a toaster is outrageous and unnecessary; however the technology is used for tracking trillions of items for inventory, shipping, manufacturing and diagnostics of equipment. I believe the technology is very useful and like LED lights it will become economical viable and cost effective. IoT is here to stay and will take off within the next few years especially in the automotive industry.
    George Touryliov
    15/01/2017 #1 George Touryliov
    The biggest problem with the Internet of Things, generally speaking, is that no one has figured out how to build products that actually do anything useful enough to justify their price tags or enormous security flaws.
  19. Producerkalyanaraman subramanian
    Augmented Reality in Education - Immense potential ahead
    Augmented Reality in Education - Immense potential aheadEducational specialists are working hard to find a solution to improve student quality in education whether it be in kinder garden or in higher education. Augmented reality is a good value proposition for those who are looking for better ROI as well...
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  20. ProducerPamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    World Honey Bee Day
    World Honey Bee DayAs a site where the users refer to themselves as Bees I believe it appropriate that we should align ourselves with efforts to protect the bee populations of the world. An environmental scientist by education I try to stay apprised of environmental...
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    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    15/01/2017 #58 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    Thanks everyone for sharing this post in different hives! Attention to the issue is the first step for resolving it!
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    15/01/2017 #57 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    #56 Thanks Franci! I'm very grateful for having the hive featured! Let's save our fellow Bees!
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    14/01/2017 #56 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Another great article buzzing around again and I will join and feature the World Honey Bee Day hive. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Thank you for the tag @Ken Boddie. Let's buzz with the best of them.
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/01/2017 #55 Sara Jacobovici
    #54 Done!
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    14/01/2017 #54 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    #51 Thank you Sara! It is important. Be sure to join the hive World Honey Bee Day in which I will be sharing articles, research, and posts on Bees and what the individual can do to help the Bee's environment.
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    14/01/2017 #53 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    #52 Perfectly logical to me Lada :-) Thank you!
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    14/01/2017 #52 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    You know me, @Ken Boddie and @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams, I'll share this post on several engineering hives because bees are nature's engineers and mathematicians. :-)
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/01/2017 #51 Sara Jacobovici
    Thanks for tagging me @Ken Boddie. I'm sorry I missed this buzz the first time you posted it @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams. All the power to you for keeping this very important message current!!
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    14/01/2017 #50 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    #46 Thanks Devesh! Native plants are ALWAYS the best option for protecting Native animals and insects.
    I've created a Hive and I invite everyone to share suggestions for native plants to plant in their region of the world.
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    14/01/2017 #49 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    #47 Thank you Todd! I have just created a Hive: World Honey Bee Day, and I invite you to join and help gather and share information on the plight of our Bee populations
    Zacharias Voulgaris ๐Ÿ
    14/01/2017 #48 Zacharias Voulgaris ๐Ÿ
    That's a bee-autiful and insightful article. It's unbeelivable how much bees have to suffer because of our dependence on chemicals.
    Todd Jones
    14/01/2017 #47 Todd Jones
    Humans are a curious lot. Our proclivity toward self destruction seems boundless, even in the face of scientific evidence. We need to look no further than our President Elect's position on global warming for confirmation of this tendency. Thankfully, our ability to engineer our way back from the edge of ruin rivals our penchant for creating it. Back in the 1980's the destructive effect of chlorofluorocarbons on the ozone layer was a hot topic, which was addressed through a combination of legislation, scientific research, and new product development. So hope doth remain.

    The shocking collapse of bee colonies is a crisis that requires immediate attention. In my mind, this is an underpublicized predicament more pressing than global warming. Let's not wait for mass starvation to be the prompt for us to get serious about solving this looming disaster.

    Excellent post @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams. Sharing forward.
    Devesh Bhatt
    14/01/2017 #46 Devesh Bhatt
    Plant local trees, esp fruit trees. The ecosystem around it, including bees will benefit from it.
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    14/01/2017 #45 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    #43 Thanks Gert! I'm going to re-schedule on Paul's TweetPack
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    14/01/2017 #44 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    #42 Buying local honey is an excellent idea! Writing companies that sell honey and asking them to ensure producers of other products aren't using these deadly pesticides on crops would be another great move.
    Gert Scholtz
    14/01/2017 #43 Gert Scholtz
    @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams @Ken Boddie Shared on Twitter. Excellent "honey " for thought. Thank you Pam.
    Dean Owen
    14/01/2017 #42 Dean Owen
    Bee challenge accepted. Would buying more honey also work? Push up demand. If it did work, perhaps a campaign to champion honey instead of Nutella as Ferrero are staunchly defending their use of palm oil in Nutella and Orangutans are dying too!
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    14/01/2017 #41 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    FYI: World Honey Bee Day for 2017 is August 19th. We should put the world out, share posts on this important subject (there are others, if anyone comes across them, share them as well)
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    14/01/2017 #40 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    #37 And following from that: Share to Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and any other site that the Bees have a presence!
    thanks for resurrecting this post @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher!!
  21. Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    THE STORY BEHIND THE ICONIC PHOTO โ–บWe don't know their names, nor the photographer who immortalized them, but these men lunching 250 meters up show the daredevil spirit behind Manhattan's vertical expansion.
    Lunch Atop A Skyscraper: The Story Behind The 1932 Photo | 100 Photos | TIME
    Lunch Atop A Skyscraper: The Story Behind The 1932 Photo | 100 Photos | TIME We don't know their names, nor the photographer who immortalized them, but these men lunching 800 feet up show the daredevil spirit behind Manhattan's...
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    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    10/01/2017 #7 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #5 I am not particularly afraid of heights, but I wouldn't want to look down. I admire construction workers who work at great heights. :)
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    10/01/2017 #6 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #3 Me too, because the workers were mostly desperate immigrants, willing to take any work regardless of the danger.
    Ken Boddie
    09/01/2017 #5 Ken Boddie
    Great video, Lada. An awe inspiring tale behind the iconic photo. I get vertigo every time I look at these images.
    Aurorasa Sima
    07/01/2017 #3 Aurorasa Sima
    The picture made me a bit sad whenever I saw it.

    Now that I know the story, I understand it seems less sad. Thank you for sharing.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    07/01/2017 #2 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    This photo left a deep impression on me since the first time I saw it on the social media. These 11 brave men, photographed while sitting on beam eating their lunch, have their place in history.
  22. ProducerKen Boddie

    Ken Boddie

    07/01/2017
    Some o' Me Poems and Proverbs - Vol I
    Some o' Me Poems and Proverbs - Vol IProducer posts are our front line business, our raison d'รชtre here on beBee, but what about our comments and responses, the worldy statements and advice that we pass on to our fellow bees, as a statement of our appreciation of the effort that they...
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    Ken Boddie
    09/01/2017 #68 Ken Boddie
    #67 This one's purely for the photo, Lyon. I borrowed it from the owner of the house, when my wife and Indonesian family visited their old birth place in Palembang, North Sumatra. Don't even have a motor bike licence. ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ
    Lyon Brave
    09/01/2017 #67 Lyon Brave
    I used to love those little motor bikes. I had a white Honda. They are a lot of fun.
    Paul Walters
    09/01/2017 #66 Paul Walters
    #65 Ah touche Mr Boddie!!!!!!
    Ken Boddie
    09/01/2017 #65 Ken Boddie
    #62 yes @Paul Walters .....
    You can't fool a traveller,
    Who knows Indo slang.
    The trees are Sumatran,
    The place? - Palembang
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    09/01/2017 #64 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #63 haha, I can't top that. You would look awful funny as me....... We are who we are......... be glad we aren't flea's.
    Ken Boddie
    09/01/2017 #63 Ken Boddie
    #61 I am who I am,
    And that's very true,
    The night owl has spoken,
    Fair Lisa Who Who,
    But wouldn't we both,
    Be oh so blue,
    If you were me,
    And I was you?
    Paul Walters
    09/01/2017 #62 Paul Walters
    @Ken Boddie Ah the rhyming couplets composed on the back of that nifty motor sepeda. The vegetation in the background looks like Indonesia
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    09/01/2017 #61 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #48 My dearest Ken, I think you're right,
    What I'm about to say may sound just a tad trite
    The roots were pulled too early in life,
    Memories escaped and I want to know more, so...
    "The more that I read, the more things I'll know. The more that I learn, the more places I'll go."
    Thank you @Ken Boddie, "Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!"
    Ken Boddie
    08/01/2017 #60 Ken Boddie
    #59 Fatima ....
    Seven out of ten is enough for most men,
    But your ten out of ten has me floating like zen!
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    08/01/2017 #59 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    @Ken Boddie I can't wait for Vol - II

    This buzz was so much fun.
    I felt like I'm under the sun
    A mood lifter
    A pretty good one.

    ๐Ÿค—I see why your Ken
    Your good with the pen
    I'll give you ten on ten
    You're so much fun ๐Ÿค—
    Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    08/01/2017 #58 Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    #57 You got it!!!
    ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Ken Boddie
    08/01/2017 #57 Ken Boddie
    #55 Thanks, Mamen.
    Happy to always be your .... tickly toes? ๐Ÿคฃ
    Devesh Bhatt
    08/01/2017 #56 Devesh Bhatt
    Yes, he is good at fusion without confusion in the operatic sense :)
    Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    08/01/2017 #55 Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    Glad we found each other
    in this world of ones and zeros,
    my dear friend from the Antipodes
    you will always be my ...
    ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜˜
    Ken Boddie
    08/01/2017 #54 Ken Boddie
    #53 Ha Ha, Devesh. Should we start negotiations, as yet, with Andrew Loyd Webber?
    Devesh Bhatt
    08/01/2017 #53 Devesh Bhatt
    #51 the hard works already done,
    More can follow, all in fun :)

    But sometime later I guess , if it's ok
    Ken Boddie
    08/01/2017 #52 Ken Boddie
    #46 'Wisdom' in this case, Mohd, is definitely in the mind of the beholder. I'll settle for wry humour.
    Our comments are our way of feeding others ..... and, in some cases, providing them with an opportunity to see an alternative path.
    Robert Burns (the Scots Bard) captured this uniquely with his poem "To a Louse", when he penned the following:
    "O wad some Power the giftie gie us,
    To see oursels as ithers see us."
    Ken Boddie
    08/01/2017 #51 Ken Boddie
    #47 How about you do all the hard work, Devesh, and I'll do the peer review. ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Ken Boddie
    08/01/2017 #50 Ken Boddie
    #45 Thanks for sharing my buzz, Ali. Not many of us remember comments from others, or even from ourselves. My melancholic-anal character, however, has resulted in me documenting quite a lot of my own comments, including the rhyming ones. As is evident from the above, however, I don't always take care to record or remember the originating post. ๐Ÿ™
    Comments received from others are, of course, preserved in my posts.
    Ken Boddie
    08/01/2017 #49 Ken Boddie
    #44 Thanks Tejas ๐Ÿ‘
    Your OKs click,
    Is pretty slick.
  23. Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    GEOMETRY OF THE UNIVERSE โ–บThe question of the shape of the universe is at the heart of understanding the universe. Is it a spherical, a saddle-like, a flat, or something else completely, like a horn or the Klein bottle? For now we can only observe a finite volume of the universe. Will we ever know with absolute certainty how the universe looks like?
    http://www.space.com/24309-shape-of-the-universe.html
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
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    Sara Jacobovici
    07/01/2017 #20 Sara Jacobovici
    #16 Done @David B. Grinberg. With pleasure.
    Jim Murray
    06/01/2017 #19 Jim Murray
    #10 @Phil Friedman. We talk a lot about logic and making sense. Which is something you just did in a single paragraph. I agree that something that is infinite or unbounded cannot be defined in a fixed shape. I think science has simply not come up with a way to put parameters on infinity. Mainly because I am pretty sure it's not possible. I could see a dimensionalization of this sort as it applied to the Milky Way or Andromeda or whatever subset of the universe you choose. But to try and rope off the whole magilla like that, it strains credibility.
    Phil Friedman
    06/01/2017 #18 Phil Friedman
    #16 David, I've noticed that some hives have very large numbers for buzzes, yet very few members. I have often thought that a requirement for sharing to a hive should be membership. So that sharing is a two-way street. Sorry for the digression, Lada.
    debasish majumder
    06/01/2017 #17 debasish majumder
    surely. while we are now exploring about quasar and pulsar, we can hope for the same. we must grateful to science that this much understanding at least being facilitate by science @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    David B. Grinberg
    06/01/2017 #16 David B. Grinberg
    Many thanks for the valuable post/share @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic @Sara Jacobovici -- very much appreciated. Please help me spread the word to grow this hive: 5,600 buzzes, but only 100 members. Keep buzzing and have a wonderful weekend!
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    06/01/2017 #15 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #12 For me, the Klein bottle is also an interesting model. It is like a 3-D Mobius strip.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    06/01/2017 #13 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #9 โ€œVacationomicsโ€ ~/= EarnedPath x GiantERP @Paineology + Meritcology
    Phil Friedman
    06/01/2017 #12 Phil Friedman
    #11 Maybe, Lada, but if I had to choose a conceptual model that I could understand, I would pick a Mobius strip -- since not only does it always lead back upon itself, but it also has only a single continuous surface. Cheers!
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    06/01/2017 #11 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #10 Phil, your comment is interesting, as always. I would say that mathematics deals with finite spaces which have no edges (unbounded), like 3-sphere. Some geometric shapes are infinite surfaces like a plane that can extends infinitely far, or cone and cylinder, and many more. Fractals are infinitely complex patterns that are self-similar across different scales.
    Phil Friedman
    06/01/2017 #10 Phil Friedman
    I do not pretend to be an astrophysicist, and so have difficulty comprehending the question and the proffered answers. Although, I do have to say that it seems to me the issue is still within the realms of metaphysics and cosmology, not science.That said, I don't see how one can judge the shape of the universe without the proverbial "fixed point" for the lever of observation, namely, a method for establishing a metric for simultaneity in a space-time continuum the observations of which are completely relative, and not corrected for simultaneity.

    At one point, Einstein postulated that the universe is finite but unbounded, which seems to me more understandable than if it were infinite. But it also means that if it is unbounded, then it makes no sense to ask what its shape is.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    06/01/2017 #8 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #7 Thanks for reminding me on the theory that gravity bends light. I was thinking on Fermatโ€™s principle. Your joke about politicians made me laugh. :-)
    Zacharias Voulgaris ๐Ÿ
    06/01/2017 #7 Zacharias Voulgaris ๐Ÿ
    #6 As Einstein's general theory of relativity stated very clearly (and proven by astronomers afterwards), large celestial bodies, like stars, warp spacetime (ST), changing the course of light too. So even light in space doesn't really travel in straight lines, simply because there are no paths in ST that are not warped at all...

    The only known exception is the inner part of the skull of some politicians, which is completely void. So if you put a flashlight on one of their ears, you can see it come out, unbent, from the other one. :-)
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    06/01/2017 #6 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #5 What about a ray of light?
    Zacharias Voulgaris ๐Ÿ
    06/01/2017 #5 Zacharias Voulgaris ๐Ÿ
    I don't think we can figure out the shape of the universe with the coarse geometry we are using. Besides, when is the last time you saw a single straight line somewhere in nature?
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    06/01/2017 #4 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #2 Yes, and I am so excited to see how far our knowledge will reach.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    06/01/2017 #3 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #1 I would also, Sara. That's what intrigues us all.
    Julio Angel ๐ŸLopez Lopez
    06/01/2017 #2 Julio Angel ๐ŸLopez Lopez
    Great question, yes, but it will be a long process.
    Sara Jacobovici
    06/01/2017 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    Great share @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic. If I would have 9 lives, one of them would definitely be devoted to this area of study. In the meantime, I depend on people like you to share these wonderful articles with me. thank you.
  24. Ken Boddie

    Ken Boddie

    05/01/2017
    Half a kilometre above the valley floor, shrouded in mist for many of its days, this magnificent engineering feat shows how the Chinese are meeting their infrastructure challenges, seemingly unimpeded by geography, geology or bureaucracy.
    Time-lapse: Worldโ€™s highest bridge to open in China
    Time-lapse: Worldโ€™s highest bridge to open in China Beipanjiang Bridge, the worldโ€™s highest bridge crossing the Nizhu River Canyon located in the juncture of Yunnan and Guizhou provinces, is 565 meters above...
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    Ken Boddie
    06/01/2017 #7 Ken Boddie
    #6 I must admit to getting vertigo looking at the video, Joseph. Thanks for commenting.
    Dean Owen
    05/01/2017 #5 Dean Owen
    #4 Oh, the Mavic Pro. Works well with Apples. Can't test it yet as you need a pilot license to fly 'em in Shanghai!
    Ken Boddie
    05/01/2017 #4 Ken Boddie
    #2 Just noticed the reference to 'new drone'. Tell me more. What did you end up purchasing, or are you still deliberating?
    Ken Boddie
    05/01/2017 #3 Ken Boddie
    #2 More info at this link, which I forgot to add to my initial comment: http://interestingengineering.com/the-worlds-highest-bridge-in-china-is-ready-for-traffic/
    Dean Owen
    05/01/2017 #2 Dean Owen
    Bureaucracy in China? No such thing. Seriously cool, and spanning my two favourite provinces! It's about an eight day drive from here. Will get some live footage sometime this year for sure. Good op to try out my new drone!
    Ken Boddie
    05/01/2017 #1 Ken Boddie
    Have you yet visited this region in your travels through the Middle Kingdom, @Dean Owen, Dean-san?
  25. Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    THE WORLDโ€™S FIRST PLASTIC BOTTLE VILLAGE โ–บ Canadian Robert Bezeau developed the project called the Plastic Bottle Village, located in Panama, where the houses are constructed, or as he like to say โ€œre-constructedโ€ out of recycled plastic bottles. Bottles work surprisingly well as insulators. The buildings are also incredibly durable and safe during floods and earthquakes.
    http://interestingengineering.com/plastic-bottle-village-panama-eco-residential-community/
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    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    31/12/2016 #2 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #1 Thanks Pamela. This is just one of a number of sustainable architectural projects that creatively try to deal with the worsening pollution problems.
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    31/12/2016 #1 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    That is ingenious Lada! Good for him ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ†’
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