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An amazing projector mapping on the exterior of the Guggenheim Bilbao to celebrate it’s 20th anniversary.

Cool interactive gadget pop-up books.

Impressive texture-mimicking octopus camouflage and materials attempting to mimicking them. 

Building the Future

An interesting talk between Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis on future and technology.

Google X and the Science of Radical Creativity.

Oculus Chief Science Officer on Inventing the Future


2,300+ Actuators to Position Almost 200 Tons of Mirrors for Telescope — Engineers needed actuators that could move significant loads accurately and smoothly though motions that might be 10 mm or 1 nanometer.

Concrete roofs designed to be ultra thin and curvy.

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs will be developing a 12-acre city development in Toronto, getting an awesome opportunity to experiment with transportation, housing, transportation, and use of public space.

Veritasium on the absurd precision of the LIGO gravitational wave detectors.  The Nobel-winning observatory recently discovered cosmic alchemy with the first recorded observation of the formation of heavy elements.  


Bonus —  Dictionary for all you IKEA furniture.

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