Materials

Printing out the orbital infrastructure

3-D printing is going viral. With 3-D fabrication technology at for the desktop, for LEGOs, and for nanoscale materials, it was only a matter of time before the paradigm found its way into spaceand corporate science fiction. But this promising technology still has to prove itself in terrestrial infrastructure first.

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The Periodic Table of Videos

A great series of videos made by the chemistry department at the University of Nottingham in Englandone for each of the elements in the periodic table, 118 in all. It's full of insightsand it will have you wondering about the activation energy of professor Martyn Poliakoff's hair.

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Fresh Fonts Invade Helvetica

These fonts were created by tracing over the Helvetica font with different textures. Said textures included toothpaste, tomato paste and hair gel. Fancy! for their project ‘fresh fonts’ the dutch collective autobahn drew the typeface helvetica using toothpaste, tomato ketchup and hair gel. they then used these experiments to create the digital typefaces ‘heldentica’ , ‘tomatica’ and ‘gelvetica’, which you ...

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