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Nov 27, 2008

Garrett Lisi's boson-o-rama

Our old friend Garret Lisi is bouncing back to us from the West Coast in this recent video from TED's Tech Talks :
"Physicist and surfer Garrett Lisi presents a controversial new model of the universe that -- just maybe -- answers all the big questions. If nothing else, it's the most beautiful 8-dimensional model of elementary particles and forces you've ever seen."
And it is totally psychedelico-kaleidoscopico-cathedraloïd. Bejesus!

Link : [Garrett Lisi's TED talk. FFW to the end for the nice animated psyche boson-o-rama]
Uberfaced by : [Frederic Servais and Michelange Baudoux]

Statistics Eye Candy

The Rosling stats have percolated to the blogosphere, Google is now offering them as a paying service for Google analytics [link].

Okay, the movie is an oldie, but it's totally Uberface, so we had to post it again. Hans Rosling's TED talk is altogether :
  • an insightful peek in the recent history of the world,
  • a great debunking of stereotypes about third world ,
  • the best ever demonstration that statistics can be made meaningful to the people, and should,
  • the most beautiful and obvious animated stats graphs ever,
  • protesting for the necessity of freeing up stats and stimulate sharing and remixing of data,
  • setting up the scene for a next revolution towards understanding the world's complexity.
Link : [Hans Rosling's TED talk]
Uberfaced by [Raphaël Thys]

Reprap : Rastapopoulos strikes back.

complete replicated machine

We were not able to find a movie of the oversuccessful replication attempt of a soap loaf by Rastapopoulos.
But we've found this enlighting video of a comparable attempt with a microwave oven :

Remember Rastapopoulos and his replication machine in the "Tintin et le Lac aux Requins" cartoon?

Okay, now they did it : here is the RepRap machine, and it is even able to replicate itself...

Link : [RepRap site]
Uberfaced by [Roald Baudoux]

Chatting the blonde Saab driver in the traffic jam

The next transreality thing is Belgian :

"DISY enables users to exchange messages via licence plates. You can send messages by SMS or by e-mail via our Website.

Our mission: bring together people who believe in the Solidarity, Security and Citizenship of using the public roads."

Source [Disy website]
Uberfaced by [Raphaël Thys]

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