Nice idea. via designworklife
IMAGINE taking a midnight stroll, your route lit by row upon row of trees glowing a ghostly blue. If work by a team of undergraduates at the University of Cambridge pans out, bioluminescent trees could one day be giving our streets this dreamlike look. The students have taken the first step on this road by developing genetic tools that allow bioluminescence traits to be easily transferred into an organism.
Nature is full of glow-in-the-dark critters, but their shine is feeble - far too weak to read by, for example. To boost this light, the team, who were participating in the annual International Genetically Engineered Machines competition (iGEM), modified genetic material from fireflies and the luminescent marine bacterium Vibrio fischeri to boost the production and activity of light-yielding enzymes. They then made further modifications to create genetic components or “BioBricks” that can be inserted into a genome.
Read more here newscientist
Pretty cool stuff
Gingerbread MotherboardThis gingerbread computer was created in Sweden. An entire folder of photos featuring Benny, Monica, Anna-Maria and Erik and their gingerbread building party is at monixa.se. They even made a gingerbread violin.
Tack Manni ;)
Speaker jam-packed with features
Users can connect the wireless speaker via Bluetooth to any iPad, iPod Touch, laptop or smartphone, and the device can stream sound at an impressive level. The Jambox has a range of uses, whether it’s watching a film on the iPad, making a conference call or sharing music at a party – and it measures only 5.9×1.6×2.2in.
The design consists of a folded mesh that requires no glue and a rubber casing for durability. Rahman has demonstrated this by throwing the Jambox on a table and the device was clearly undamaged.
Sucha nice thing I need already!
ReBirth , the legendary Techno Micro Composer, is on the iPad now. Really impressive App with professional features which will work for more than just entertainment when commuting :)
“ReBirth faithfully emulates dance music’s three backbone devices: The Roland TB-303 Bass synth and the Roland TR-808 and 909 drum machines. Combine these with FX units, fully featured pattern sequencers and a gorgeous-looking interface and you’re ready to make killer tracks on your iPad. Share your music with friends on Facebook, Twitter and more using the built in sharing features.”
In the video ReBirth guru Kurt “Peff” Kurasaki gives a walkthrough of the new iPad features and some insights into digital beat-making.