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Strolen:
Tell me these sculptures are cool!

http://www.bathsheba.com/sculpt/minimetal.html

Gotta be some ideas floating from them.

Strolen:
You might need your own Catapult, trebuchet, or mangonel.

www.trebuchet.com
www.catapults.info
www.mangonel.com

Strolen:
http://homokaasu.org/rasterbator/

The Rasterbator is a web service which creates huge, rasterized images from any picture. The rasterized images can be printed and assembled into extremely cool looking posters up to 20 meters in size.

I downloaded the program to make a 3x4 sheet picture of Escher's Ascending and Descending. The online version is good for rather large rasterized images.

manfred:
The World Question Center 2006

http://www.edge.org/q2006/q06_index.html

Warning: the page is mind-numbing.

Edge.org asked a lot of scientific types the question "What is your dangerous idea?", so what do they think (and fear) might be true, but isn't yet proven.

Many of the ideas turn quite uncomfortable, and would have a massive impact on our world. If you do not wish to torment your mind, there is a lot inspiration for science fiction.


Boy, what a set of ideas. I have seen quite a few of them already, but with all of them in one place, the effect is... *falls apart into many small Lego building blocks*

manfred:
An interesting bit from the Discovery Channel.

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/briefs/20060206/clay_pla.html?source=rss

They say now it was clay that allowed the existence of large animals. Special clay minerals were created by microbes on the land, then washed into the sea, absorbed vast quantities of oxygen-consuming organic carbon compounds, and finally sank to the seafloor with their carbon loads and were buried.

The result was a 'tipping of scales' in favour of oxygen, which proliferated in the oceans, and later spilled into the sea. And the final effects... can be seen until today.

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