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Ancient Knowledge

November 12, 2012

Solving ancient mysteries Part 1. “The Ancients” knew much more than given credit for regarding Life, The Universe, Astronomy, Advanced Mathematics, Magnetism, Healing, Unseen Forces etc. Encoded knowledge is information that is conveyed in signs and symbols and we can find this knowledge all over the world. All these ancient sightings and geometric patterns (Sacred Geometry) symbolise unseen forces at work. We are being lied to by the media. Modern archaeologists don’t know what they’re talking about. “The Ancients” were not stupid or primitive. We just failed to de-code this knowledge conveyed in signs, symbols and ancient artwork. This kind of information is kept hidden from the public.

Scientists dont know what holds the universe together, the answer is sound and unseen forces. Matter is governed by sound frequencies. There is much more to life than we can perceive with our 5 senses. The question then becomes “who or what governs unseen forces?” What is behind the symmetry throughout nature? (Golden Ratio, Phi, Fibonacci Sequence etc.) It simply cant be just coincidence, in my opinion there is an intelligent mind / consciousness behind all this that keeps it all together.

Buckminster Fuller

November 12, 2012

Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller (July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983) was an American systems theorist, architect, engineer, author, designer, inventor, and futurist. Fuller published more than 30 books, inventing and popularizing terms such as “Spaceship Earth”, ephemeralization, and synergetic. He also developed numerous inventions, mainly architectural designs, the best known of which is the geodesic dome. Carbon molecules known as fullerenes were later named by scientists for their resemblance to geodesic spheres.

The geodesic dome
Fuller was most famous for his lattice shell structures – geodesic domes, which have been used as parts of military radar stations, civic buildings, environmental protest camps and exhibition attractions. An examination of the geodesic design by Walther Bauersfeld for the Zeiss-Planetarium, built some 20 years prior to Fuller’s work, reveals that Fuller’s Geodesic Dome patent (U.S. 2,682,235; awarded in 1954), follows the same design as Bauersfeld’s. Their construction is based on extending some basic principles to build simple “tensegrity” structures (tetrahedron, octahedron, and the closest packing of spheres), making them lightweight and stable. The geodesic dome was a result of Fuller’s exploration of nature’s constructing principles to find design solutions. The Fuller Dome is referenced in the Hugo Award-winning novel Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner, in which a geodesic dome is said to cover the entire island of Manhattan, and it floats on air due to the hot-air balloon effect of the large air-mass under the dome (and perhaps its construction of lightweight materials).

Transportation
In the 1930s, Fuller designed and built prototypes of what he hoped would be a safer, aerodynamic car, which he called the Dymaxion. (“Dymaxion” is said to be a syllabic abbreviation of dynamic maximum tension, or possibly of dynamic maximum ion.) Fuller worked with professional colleagues for three years beginning in 1932 on a design idea Fuller had derived from aircraft technologies. The three prototype cars were different from anything being sold at the time. They had three wheels: two front drive wheels and one rear, steered wheel. The engine was in the rear, and the chassis and body were original designs. The aerodynamic, somewhat tear-shaped body was large enough to seat eleven people and was about 18 feet (5.5 m) long, resembling a blend of a light aircraft (without wings) and a Volkswagen van of 1950s vintage. All three prototypes were essentially a mini-bus, and its concept long predated the Volkswagen Type 2 mini-bus conceived in 1947 by Ben Pon.

Dymaxion Car
Despite its length, and due to its three-wheel design, the Dymaxion turned on a small radius and could easily be parked in a tight space. The prototypes were efficient in fuel consumption for their day, traveling about 30 miles per gallon.[33] Fuller contributed a great deal of his own money to the project, in addition to funds from one of his professional collaborators. An industrial investor was also very interested in the concept. Fuller anticipated that the cars could travel on an open highway safely at up to about 160 km/h (100 miles per hour), but, in practise, they were difficult to control and steer above 80 km/h (50 mph). Investors backed out and research ended after one of the prototypes was involved in a high-profile collision that resulted in a fatality. In 2007, Time Magazine reported on the Dymaxion as one of the “50 worst cars of all time”. In 1943, industrialist Henry J. Kaiser asked Fuller to develop a prototype for a smaller car, but Fuller’s five-seater design was never developed further. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckminster_Fuller

 


The True Cost of an iPhone

March 30, 2012

Ever wonder about the real cost of production goes into your beloved iPhone? Here’s an interactive info graphic, designed by MBA Online, illustrating all the human, natural and social cost that goes into making the device we can’t live with out.

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Accessible Appliance

January 25, 2012
Prometheus is a multifunctional kitchen appliance aimed at giving handicapped users the experience of cooking safely at home. The unit uses magnetic induction that allows the user to change temperatures simply by repositioning metal pots. The electric current is induced in a closed circuit when the magnetic flux through the surface bounded by the conductor changes. Visual and audio cues as well as braille and embossed instructions also provide added safety and ease of use for various types of impairment. Designer: Luiz Otávio Abreu class="alignnone size-full wp-image-63562" title="Prometheus - All-In-One Appliance by Luiz Otávio Abreu" src="http://www.yankodesign.com/images/design_news/2012/01/24/prometheus_01.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="490" /> class="alignnone size-full wp-image-63563" title="prometheus_02" src="http://www.yankodesign.com/images/design_news/2012/01/24/prometheus_02.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="341" /> class="alignnone size-full wp-image-63564" title="prometheus_03" src="http://www.yankodesign.com/images/design_news/2012/01/24/prometheus_03.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="342" /> class="alignnone size-full wp-image-63565" title="prometheus_04" src="http://www.yankodesign.com/images/design_news/2012/01/24/prometheus_04.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="338" /> class="alignnone size-full wp-image-63566" title="prometheus_05" src="http://www.yankodesign.com/images/design_news/2012/01/24/prometheus_05.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="187" /> class="alignnone size-full wp-image-63567" title="prometheus_06" src="http://www.yankodesign.com/images/design_news/2012/01/24/prometheus_06.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="351" /> ---------- /> /> Yanko Design /> href="http://www.yankodesign.com/">Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around the world! /> href="http://store.yankodesign.com/">Yanko Design Store - We are about more than just concepts. See what's hot at the YD Store! ( href="http://www.yankodesign.com/2012/01/25/accessible-appliance/">Accessible Appliance was originally posted on href="http://www.yankodesign.com">Yanko Design)

DeLorean DMC-12 EV eyes-on at CES (update: video of its show floor exit)

January 15, 2012
This isn't the first time that the DMC-12 DeLorean EV has graced Engadget's pages, and we feel certain it won't be the last. However, we know how much you love Doc Brown's ride, and when we saw it on the show floor we had to snap some pics for your viewing pleasure. So head on down to the gallery below to see the electrified version of Hill Valley's most famous whip inside and out.

Dante Cesa contributed to this report.

Update: And now we've got a video of the DeLorean leaving the show floor. Check it out after the break. Thanks, Angel.

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