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Floating Printers Are Kind Of Messy

Floating Printers Are Kind Of Messy

The slowest printer ever, the Blimpter floats freely, dropping ink as it passes the coordinate of a dot it wants to “print”, like an 1880s aerial bomber, painting a picture one spot at a time.

Project Noah Would Be Swamp Thing’s Favourite iPad App

Project Noah Would Be Swamp Thing’s Favourite iPad App

Data empowerment through iPhone apps. That seems to be the running theme. Project Noah – for networked organisms and habitats – is a location-based eco-field guide, submission-powered wildlife spotter and mission dossier. And it’s pretty slick.

If Tim Burton Was A Nerd…

If Tim Burton Was A Nerd…

Augmented Shadow might be his graduate school project. Users manipulate encoded cubes that generate light and shadows, with the screentop’s flattened, vaguely tribal-but-gothic little world feeling almost Burtonesque. But with a crazy physics engine. Be afraid, little villagers: