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OctoBeard begins this Friday. Are you going to participate? Here are the official rules so you can prepare your faces now!…
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Heel Daoyin

Peter Jansen creates sculptures that focus on the body’s movement freeze-framed in time and space. Working with Materialise.MGX, Jansen is able to produce polyamide figures by using a rapid prototyping process that makes good use of the Materialise.MGX technology. Heel Daoyin, Runner and Thomas Flair were part of the Materialise.MGX exhibition in Milan’s Zona Tortona last month, and Jansen’s work, all arms, legs and muscles, was the perfect vehicle to understand some of the process.



Heel Daoyin
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Thomas Flair
Awesomely beautiful sculpture capturing the mechanics of movement - GENIUS!

Home-Made Stargate Replica - JEBloem's Posterous

Back in 2005, when Stargate was the coolest sci-fi series around, sg1archive user ‘mango’ teamed up with his father to build a sweet replica of the stargate.
The project began in AUTOCAD, where the first blueprints were drawn. Since they didn’t have access to a plotter, plans had to be printed on A4 paper and stuck together, in a circle. The small details of the gate had to be drawn up from scratch, using photos and video footage. The skeleton of the gate is made up of 18 X-shaped pieces, and the spinning part is made from small planks.
The intricate stargate symbols had to be painstakingly carved, from wood, and chevrons first had to be carved from Styrofoam. The back of the stargate, though painted in gray, is totally fake, but the front looks realistic enough, with chevrons locking and everything. Thanks to an inner track, it even spins. Mango wasn’t too satisfied with the paint-job, but all in all this is a geeky masterpiece, just like the Stargate home-cinema.
Be sure to check the video Mango made, at the bottom of the post.

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A Stargate in the backyard - Awesome!!!


Full Scale F1 Car From 956,000 Matchsticks

artMichael Arndt is a man of matchsticks. Over the course of six years, using 956,000 matchsticks, 1686 tubes of glue, and at least three different varieties of mustache, he built a full-scale replica of a McLaren 4/14 F1 car, at a cost of around 6000 Euros ($8,725). The giant model takes up Arndt's entire kitchen and probably his social life. It can be broken down into 45 parts for easy transport to various matchstick-builders conventions.
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WOW WOW WOW! Now that's an impressive matchstick build!

Coolest Body Paints Ever Seen : Amazing

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Absolutely captivating body paintings. Love it!

Ultimate Tablet Showdown: iPad vs. PlayBook vs. Galaxy Tab vs. Slate

Ultimate Tablet Showdown: iPad vs. PlayBook vs. Galaxy Tab vs.  Slate
The iPad's finally got some competition; in the past few weeks, the HP Slate made a brief appearance, the Samsung Galaxy Tab debuted, and just BlackBerry unveiled its business-minded PlayBook today. Here's how they all measure up:
Ultimate Tablet Showdown: iPad vs. PlayBook vs. Galaxy Tab vs.  Slate
It should be noted that there are still some things we don't know about the PlayBook, and the HP Slate specs are taken from a leaked internal document that hasn't yet been officially confirmed.
Still, the battlefield's a lot more clearly defined than it was when we first compared tablets—both real and rumored—back in January. And as its rivals catch up, the iPad's looking increasingly outgunned.
That's just on the hardware side, though. Apple's still got three major advantages that opponents haven't made up much space on: iOS, the App Store, and a huge head start. It's going to take more than a pair of HD cameras to overcome that.
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iPad still rules, IMO.

Animals in the News - The Big Picture

A dragonfish with teeth on both jaws and tongue is pictured in this image provided by the Census for Marine Life. even has teeth on its tongue. Though terrifying in appearance, the fish are only about the size of a banana. (AP Photo/Dr. Julian Finn, Museum Victoria, Census for Marine Life)

A baby sloth is fed by Xinia Villegas at the Sloth Sanctuary in Cahuita de Limon August 25, 2010. The center shelters over 100 orphaned and injured sloths. The sloths receive rehabilitation before being returned to the forest, according to Judy Arroyo, a co-owner of the sanctuary. (REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate) #

A panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) from Madagascar is presented during a photocall of the "Heimtiermesse" pet fair in Dresden, Germany on September 15, 2010. (ARNO BURGI/AFP/Getty Images) #

Oregon firefighters from Clackamas Fire District #1 work to rescue a camel, Moses, who got stuck in a sinkhole 6 to 8 feet deep on Sept. 14th, 2010. Firefighters were called by the Oregon City owners of the camel, who have several camels and run a children's ministry. Firefighters shoveled mud for several hours to free him. A veterinarian said the animal looked unhurt. (AP Photo/Clackamas Fire District #1) #

Two same-age salmon, one a genetically modified salmon (rear), the other a non-genetically modified salmon (foreground) appear in this photo provided by AquaBounty Technologies. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recently been studying whether to approve marketing a genetically engineered animal as safe for people to eat. (AP Photo/AquaBounty Technologies) #

A mink is seen on the side of a road in Hiliodendro, near the northern Greek city of Kastoria, on Monday, Aug. 30. 2010. More than 50,000 minks were set loose in the area days before, after raids by suspected animal rights activists on two fur farms. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis) #

A mink runs past other dead animals on a road in Hiliodendro, Greece on Monday, Aug. 30. 2010. More than 50,000 minks were set loose in the area days earlier, after raids by suspected animal rights activists. Greece's National Fur Breeders Association said most of the released animals were likely to die, adding that the cost to the farm owners could pass 1 million Euros ($1.27 million) despite an effort to recover the animals. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis) #

A gull is silhouetted against the rising moon in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda) #

A Grevy's Zebra stands in its enclosure at the zoo in Frankfurt, Germany, on September 9, 2010. (FREDRIK VON ERICHSEN/AFP/Getty Images) #

Dogs ride the bus to Totally Dog Day Center in Miami, Florida on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010. Up to 25 dogs a day board the yellow school bus for their ride to the five-acre fully fenced doggy playground complete with a bone shaped swimming pool. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter) #

A worker Jerdon's jumping ant (Harpegnathos saltator), with sickle-shaped mandibles is pictured in this image provided by NYU Langone Medical Center in New York. US scientists said on August 27th that they have mapped the entire genome sequences of two different species of ants for the first time, (Harpegnathos saltator, and the Florida carpenter ant Camponotus floridanus), potentially providing insight into human aging and behavior. (JURGEN LIEBIG/AFP/Getty Images) #

Swallow (right), an 11-year-old cow from Yorkshire poses next to Freddie the bull in this photo provided by Guinness World Records. The minuscule cow has been named the world's smallest by the Guinness World Records book. The sheep-sized bovine measures roughly 33 inches (84 cm) from hind to foot. (AP Photo/Ranald MacKechnie/Guinness World Records) #

This image provided by NOAA shows a close look one of the many interesting images collected by the Little Hercules ROV during the INDEX 2010 Exploration of the Sangihe Talaud Region off Indonesia in July, 2010. They predicted on Thursday Aug. 26, 2010 that as many as 40 new plant and animal species may have been discovered during their three-week expedition that ended Aug. 14. (AP Photo/NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program) #

A snail sits on a plant on August 24, 2010 in Dungeness, England. The Dungeness National Nature Reserve is a desolate landscape of wooden houses, a nuclear power station, lighthouses, and is one of the largest areas of vegetated shingle in the world. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) #

A dog peeks out of a hole in his cage at the Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (BETA) charitable organization K9 shelter in the village of Monteverde, east of Beirut on September 15, 2010. BETA has the only K9 shelter in Lebanon and it is the only one which has a non-kill policy in the Middle-East. The dogs picked up from the streets, or abused by their owners wait at the shelter for adoption. (JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images) #

A rare albino Southern Right Whale calf surfaces off the coast of the Valdez Peninsula in Argentina's Patagonia region September 13, 2010. (REUTERS/Maxi Jonas) #

A baby tiger cub is found packed among stuffed toy tigers in the suitcase of a woman flying from Bangkok to Iran, at Suvarnabhumi Airport, in Bangkok, Thailand on Aug. 22, 2010. After a suspicious-looking X-ray of the suitcase was seen, authorities at Bangkok's international airport discovered the drugged tiger cub hidden among stuffed toy tigers. (AP Photo/Suvarnabhumi Airport Wildlife Checkpoint of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation) #

A tiny frog called Microhyla nepenthicola, Asia's smallest frog, sits on the edge of an American penny in Kuching, Sarawak state, Malaysia on April 4, 2010. The creature the size of a pea, has been discovered in a national park in Malaysia's Sarawak state on Borneo island, researchers said on August 26. The frog, originally discovered in 2004 but not described and announced until now, measures just 3 millimeters when it metamorphoses from a tadpole, and grows to about 9 to 11 millimeters as an adult. Photo released on August 26, 2010 by the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak's Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation (IBEC). (INDRANEIL DAS/AFP/Getty Images) #

A moose walks in a field within the 30-km (19-mi) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor near the abandoned village of Krasnopolie, some 370 km (230 miles) southeast of Minsk, Belarus on September 18, 2010. Still inhospitable to humans, the Chernobyl exclusion zone is now a nature reserve and teems with wild animals. (REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko) #

A man feeds a piece of bread to catfish in the Gadisar Lake at Jaisalmer in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan August 20, 2010. The man-made lake was built as a reservoir in the 14th century and is now home to catfish who are fed by tourists and devotees praying at nearby temples. (REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder) #

Ostriches look over a fence at an ostrich farm in the village of Yasnogorodka, some 50 km west from Kiev, Ukraine on September 4th, 2010. (REUTERS/ Konstantin Chernichkin) #

This image provided by NOAA shows an as-yet unidentified creature seen by the Little Hercules ROV during the INDEX 2010 Exploration of the Sangihe Talaud Region off Indonesia in July, 2010. (AP Photo/NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program) #

A young black bear falls from a tree safely into a net on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 after being darted with a tranquilizer near downtown Missoula, Montana. A crew from Northwestern Energy helped hold the net with officials from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. The bear, a 70-pound yearling, had been roaming near downtown before being chased into the tree. (AP Photo/Missoulian, Kurt Wilson) #

Horsemen ride during the "Toro de la Vega" festival, on September 14, 2010 in Tordesillas, Spain. The festival is one of the oldest in Spain with roots dating back to the fifteenth century. The bull has to be enticed across the river from the village to the plain "Vega" before it can be killed with spears and lances, to honor the "Virgen de la Pena". (STR/AFP/Getty Images) #