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A Neural Network Turned a Book of Flowers Into Shockingly Lovely Dinosaur Art
DeepArt.io, 'powered by an algorithm developed by Leon Gatys and a team from the University of Tübingen in Germany', did a really amazing job here
art  dinosaurs  ai  plants  deep-learning  graphics  cool 
june 2017 by jm
a digital clock in Conway's Game of Life
I'm sure everyone has seen this amazing feat, but I wanted to make sure I had it bookmarked ;) Gliders and lightweight spaceships, apparently...
life  games  alife  conways-life  gliders  hacks  cool 
march 2017 by jm
The private monorail tunnel under North London
20km of private monorail owned and operated by the electricity grid, used to monitor and inspect one of the longest 400kV circuits in Europe
power  monorail  transport  london  underground  tunnelling  electricity  cool 
october 2016 by jm
Holloways: Roads Tunneled into the Earth by Time
Appearing like trenches dragged into the earth, sunken lanes, also called hollow-ways or holloways, are centuries-old thoroughfares worn down by the traffic of time. They're one of the few examples of human-made infrastructure still serving its original purpose, although many who walk through holloways don't realize they're retracing ancient steps.
cool  hiking  geography  roads  paths  holloways  psychogeography  lanes 
june 2016 by jm
brixsystem
This conceptual collection consists of eight 6:1 scale versions of classic LEGO bricks, each fully functional in one way or the other. Including eight matching photo montages, a homage to the box cover art for the classic "Legoland Space" line. Hultén - "Like most people, I was raised by Lego. For this project, I chose to work with a set of decorated bricks from the iconic 79-87 "Legoland Space" line. These were bricks that would trigger my imagination as a child. 25 years have passed, and they still trigger"


ERMAHGERD (faints)
space-lego  lego  cool  art  bricks  wood  devices  want 
may 2016 by jm
Redditor runs the secret Python code in Ex Machina
and finds:
when you run with python2.7 you get the following:
ISBN = 9780199226559
Which is Embodiment and the inner life: Cognition and Consciousness in the Space of Possible Minds. and so now I have a lot more respect for the Director.
python  movies  ex-machina  cool  books  easter-eggs 
may 2015 by jm
Sweden Solar System
the world's largest permanent scale model of the Solar System. The Sun is represented by the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, the largest hemispherical building in the world. The inner planets can also be found in Stockholm but the outer planets are situated northward in other cities along the Baltic Sea. The system was started by Nils Brenning and Gösta Gahm and is on the scale of 1:20 million.


(via JK)
scale  models  solar-system  astronomy  sun  sweden  science  cool  via:jk 
august 2014 by jm
How an Engineer Earned 1.25 Million Air Miles By Buying Pudding
An amazing hack.

'Air Miles are awesome, they can be used to score free flights, hotel stays and if you’re really lucky, the scorn and hatred of everyone you come in contact with who has to pay full price when they travel. The king of all virtually free travelers is one David Phillips, a civil engineer who teaches at the University of California, Davis. David came to the attention of the wider media when he managed to convert about 12,150 cups of Healthy Choice chocolate pudding [costing $3000] into over a million Air Miles. Ever since, David and his entire family have been travelling the world for next to nothing.'

(via al3xandru)
via:al3xandru  hacks  cool  pudding  small-print  air-miles  free 
october 2013 by jm
Content Aware Typography
Photoshop's "Content Aware Fill" applied to text. some very cool results
images  cool  art  typography  algorithms  via:pentadact  photoshop 
july 2013 by jm
seeing into the UV spectrum after Cataract Surgery with Crystalens
I've been very happy so far with the Crystalens implant for Cataract Surgery [...] one unexpected/interesting aspect is I see a violet glow that others do not - perhaps I'm more sensitive to the low end of the visible light spectrum.


(via Tony Finch)
via:fanf  science  perception  augmentation  uv  light  sight  cool  cataracts  surgery  lens  eyes 
june 2013 by jm
SmoothLifeL
'A continuous version of Conway's Life, using floating point values instead of integers'. 'SmoothLifeL supports many interesting phenomena such as gliders that can travel in any direction, rotating pairs of gliders, 'wickstretchers' and the appearance of elastic tension in the 'cords' that join the blobs.' paper: http://arxiv.org/abs/1111.1567 , and slides: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyTIXRhjXII

(via jwz)
life  games  emergent-behaviour  algorithms  graphics  via:jwz  cool  eye-candy  conways-life  floating-point  continuous  gliders 
october 2012 by jm
Dark Sky - Weather Prediction, Reinvented by Adam Grossman & Jack Turner — Kickstarter
Yes! short-term weather prediction and dataviz. I've been vaguely considering ideas along these lines recently, but these guys have gone much further. US residents, fund it -- I really hope this gets made and makes it to Ireland...
crowdfunding  weather  apps  cool  dataviz  visualization 
november 2011 by jm
Javascript PC Emulator
truly incredible -- quite fast (about 386 speeds) under Chrome, even! from the HN comments: 'I just forkbombed my browser. Nothing is sacred anymore.' more comments at http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2555349
browser  javascript  linux  emulation  fabrice-bellard  hacks  amazing  cool  google-chrome  x86 
may 2011 by jm
Flickr: gruntzooki's stuff tagged with femur
Cory Doctorow got an MRI of his femur in prep for a surgical procedure -- and his wife used it to make a 3D-printed titanium keyring! awesome. I want to do this with MY SKULL
3d-printing  gadgets  cool  keyrings  tchotchkes  nifty  toys  gifts  mri  medical  bones  from delicious
march 2011 by jm
The Reverse Geocache Puzzle Box
this is fantastic -- a (physical) puzzle, which must be brought to a specific location on the planet to be opened
geocaching  cool  electronics  geolocation  gps  hardware  puzzles  arduino  from delicious
september 2010 by jm
Kaprekar's constant
'6174 .. is notable for the following property: Take any four-digit number, using at least two different digits. (Leading zeros are allowed.); Arrange the digits in ascending and then in descending order to get two four-digit numbers, adding leading zeros if necessary; Subtract the smaller number from the bigger number; Go back to step 2. The process will reach 6174 in at most 7 iterations'
6174  constants  cool  maths  mathematics  numbers  kaprekar  wow  from delicious
august 2010 by jm
Stephen Walter's The Island
truly amazing artwork, as featured in the BBC4 documentary 'Magnificent Maps: Power, Propaganda and Art' last week. 'The Island satirises the London-centric view of the English capital and its commuter towns as independent from the rest of the country. The artist, a Londoner with a love of his native city, offers up a huge range of local and personal information in words and symbols. Walter speaks in the dialect of today, focusing on what he deems interesting or mundane.'
maps  stephen-walter  cool  detail  the-island  london  from delicious
april 2010 by jm
City of Portland develops iPhone app to report city infrastructure problems
ie. take a pic of a pothole and it'll be reported up to the appropriate office quickly and without hassle. wow. are you watching, Dublin?
portland  cool  iphone  apps  potholes  infrastructure  city  from delicious
april 2010 by jm

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