Coolness like this is what the internet was made for:
The guys at GelSight are on to something big – or at least, magnified.
Their specially designed rubber lens lets one see details as small as two microns thick, through their patent-pending and newly perfected approach. This video demonstrates how it all works:
And this video shows off the extent of GelSight’s sensitivity:
The stuff looks really cheap to produce, but with a wide range of applications, especially for ballistics or engineering. Personally, I’d buy some just to use as a desk toy, alongside my Intelligent Putty and other cool shit.
It’s the simple combination of rubber and reflective paint that makes GelSight’s patent so valuable, albeit so simple. Yet it took two MIT alumni to spot the gap and to productize. Goes to show what other great combinations are still out there waiting to be discovered!
This incredible video render shows the maturity of 3D fractal imaging – Surface Detail (via @neave)
These are my del.icio.us links for November 16th
- 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die…in Spotify –
This guy has found 785 of the 1001 albums we’re all meant to hear before we die (according to a recent book), as Spotify links. Awesome.
- thiscyborglife – Gizmodo –
This week, Gizmodo is exploring the enhanced human future in a segment we call This Cyborg Life. It’s about what happens when we treat our body less as a sacred object and more as what it is: Nature’s ultimate machine.
- Joomla Developer’s Toolbox – Smashing Magazine –
My new hobby, and once again Smashing Mag has the ultimate article on how it all works.
- Ultimate Round-Up Of 60 Excellent Gimp Tutorials | Tutorials | instantShift –
I’m hoping to get a laptop soon, that’ll only run Open Source software. This list will come in handy.
- Color Scheme Designer 3 –
Mmmm – colour schemes! Useful for an upcoming project.
So that’s it, my series is over. All that’s left to do now is credit the academic sources that influenced and aided in the construction of my argument. Thanks to everyone below, and thanks to you, dear reader, for coming along for the ride.
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