December 7, 2008
The W. Ross Ashby Digital Archive
A PHENOMENAL treasure trove: journals, letters, references…
Including: http://www.rossashby.info/journal/index/thumbs/nirvanophilia.html

The W. Ross Ashby Digital Archive

A PHENOMENAL treasure trove: journals, letters, references…

Including: http://www.rossashby.info/journal/index/thumbs/nirvanophilia.html

September 10, 2008
August 6, 2008
July 31, 2008

Quick mix of photos from setup of Primal Source for Glow 08, in Santa Monica, California, July 2008.haque.co.uk/primalsource.php

May 29, 2008

Rewriting the city….. 

MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU on Vimeo (via Vimeo)

May 28, 2008
March 11, 2008
February 14, 2008
solar thermal power plant

solar thermal power plant

February 12, 2008

Shawn Frayne’s Windbelt

Frayne’s device consists of a flat, taut membrane that flutters within its housing as air passes through it. At each end of the membrane are magnets that oscillate between metal coils as the band flutters, effectively creating an electric charge. According to the 28-year-old Frayne, prototypes of the Windbelt have generated 40 milliwatts in 10-mph slivers of wind, making his device 10 to 30 times as efficient as the best microturbines. 

video: http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1214137061?bctid=1233395616 

Submersible Robot Runs on Sea’s Heat | LiveScienceTo power its propulsion, the submersible gathers thermal energy from the ocean. When it moves from cooler water to warmer areas, internal tubes of wax are heated up and expand, pushing out the gas in surrounding tanks and increasing its pressure. The compressed gas stores potential energy, like a squeezed spring, that can be used to power the vehicle. 

Submersible Robot Runs on Sea’s Heat | LiveScience

To power its propulsion, the submersible gathers thermal energy from the ocean. When it moves from cooler water to warmer areas, internal tubes of wax are heated up and expand, pushing out the gas in surrounding tanks and increasing its pressure. The compressed gas stores potential energy, like a squeezed spring, that can be used to power the vehicle. 

February 10, 2008