Weekly Roundup – led printing, airborne vandalism, ANzac stories, geospatial e-books

A new technological break-though could see light emitted on flat, razor-thin surfaces like paper, instead of through round, circular bulbs. This is the promise of the Rohinni team who are developing a new technology which will allow the printing of tiny light emitting LEDS onto flat surfaces … more

Airborne Vandalism – An interesting article on a graffiti artist using a drone carrying a spray-can to deface advertising hoardings.

Nature Magazine posts a news article explaing how “… from open access to giant web-based data repositories, science in 2015 is increasingly based on shared knowledge and expertise”. In particular they discuss the project, BRCA Share, a genetic data-sharing project described “…as a model of “scientific openness” that offers “broader access” to genetic data”. However the site also states that from June 2015 registration will be required … all of which looks interesting but how this fits into the overall schema of real shared open data is not so clear, nor is Nature’s own paywall exactly a icon of open design.

The First to Fall and ‘Baby 700′, Gallipoli Landing, ANZAC Day

A few weeks back I set up a web page for my team’s stories about the World War One Gallipoli ANZACs for the 100 year Commemoration Ceremonies. The main focus of the pages was biographies relating to soldiers from Western Sydney but I also included some specialist stories relating to some of the lesser known combatants who fought on the shores of Gaba Tepe, in 1915. These included the Maori Battalion, Australian Nurses, the Jewish Mule Supply Unit and the Indian Mounted Battery.

E book combines technology and geolocation

E book combines technology and geolocation

As part of the ‘365 Reasons To Smile’ campaign, Brazilian loyalty program Smiles has collaborated with São Paulo-based agency FCB Brazil on an interactive book featuring a storyline tied to its reader’s location via GPS. This means that the book makes references to the city or place the reader is in as they progress through the novel … video

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cobra’s debut the US Department of Energy used 3D printing to make the entire chassis and bodywork. From the passenger monocoque to the grille and headrests all the parts were printed from carbon fiber reinforced ABS using the Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) machine at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. And while the exterior of the new Cobra is nearly indistinguishable from its predecessor, they look nothing alike under the hood. The DoE’s Cobra is, in fact, completely electric.


Wired Magazine posted an article to alert twitter users that if you paste the URL to one of the many MS-DOS games that the Internet Archive has preserved on its servers into a tweet, and view said tweet on the web, the embedded game is playable within said tweet.


Fast Company Connection have published a list of 85 essential films Scorsese referenced in a four-hour interview he gave to Fast Company. Some of may favourites from this list include

  • Ace in the Hole
  • All that Heaven Allows
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Cape Fear
  • The Conversation
  • Dial M for Murder
  • Europa ’51
  • Faces
  • Force of Evil
  • Gilda
  • The Godfather
  • Gun Crazy
  • The Hustler
  • I Walk Alone
  • Kiss Me Deadly
  • Klute
  • The Lady From Shanghai
  • A Matter of Life and Death
  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller
  • Nashville
  • Night and the City
  • Peeping Tom
  • The Player
  • Raw Deal
  • Shock Corridor
  • Some Came Running
  • Sweet Smell of Success
  • Touch of Evil
  • The Trial
  • Two Weeks in Another Town

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