New hybrid species announced

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A Russian science lab has announced the creation of an entirely new species, using a technique known as somatic cell nuclear transfer. The species, known as Porcus volucer

This is the N-Light Membrane - an art installation made out of flexible and one way mirrors.

Three out of six surfaces of the cube are made of flexible membrane (foil mirror) with air tank and a compressor connected to it and the other three mirrors are semi transparent spy-glass. By inflating or deflating the air tank, the membrane turns convex or concave, deforming the reflections.

Check out more videos of it in action here.

3D food printer hits Kickstarter.

Foodini is a touchscreen controlled 3D printed which aims to “streamline some of cooking’s more repetitive activities” and take on the “difficult parts of making food that are hard and time consuming to make fully by hand”.

Once a user has selected a recipe for the Foodini the next step is to manually prepare the food to put in the machine’s food capsules. After that the machine takes over to prepare pretty much any design you can imagine:

Check out more here at their Kickstarter page.

The Orion nebula, captured by amateur astrophotographer Robert Fields.

The Orion nebula, captured by amateur astrophotographer Robert Fields.

Photo: Soyuz launch pad.
The sun rises behind the Soyuz launch pad shortly before the Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft is rolled out by train to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Sunday, March, 23, 2014. Launch of the Soyuz rocket is scheduled for March 26 (5:17 p.m. U.S. EDT on March 25) and will send Expedition 39 Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, Flight Engineer Steven Swanson of NASA, and Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos on a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station.

Photo: Soyuz launch pad.

The sun rises behind the Soyuz launch pad shortly before the Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft is rolled out by train to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Sunday, March, 23, 2014. Launch of the Soyuz rocket is scheduled for March 26 (5:17 p.m. U.S. EDT on March 25) and will send Expedition 39 Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, Flight Engineer Steven Swanson of NASA, and Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos on a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station.

Photo: Giant, disused space gun in Barbados.
Interesting story.

Photo: Giant, disused space gun in Barbados.

Interesting story.