3D Printed ‘Bionic’ Ear Combines Cartilage With An Antenna
Michael McAlpine, an assistant engineering professor at Princeton, wanted to make an artificial ear. So he led his team of researchers to create a prototype from an antenna and 3D printed cells. Their goal is to help push forward…
If you have 48 minutes to spare, and are interested in innovation and inspiration I highly suggest watching this video. It is Sal Khan from Khan Academy interviewing Elon Musk, two great innovators of our time. What better thing could you ask for?
One of the interesting parts of the interview is when Musk talks about how he got into disrupting three different industries. Paraphrasing of course, he states that civilization has been around for such a short period of time. It seem like a long amount of time but on an evolutionary time scale it is very short. 1 million years in evolutionary time frame is very short. But imagine if human civilization continued innovating anything remotely close to the pace it has been for a million years. We are either extinct or on many planets.
For SpaceX, Musk wondered why we have never sent people to Mars, because the obvious next step was to do so after we got to the moon. He says that if you go back to the 1969 and asked people what they thought 2013 would look like they would say that there would be a base on the Moon, at least some people will have been to Mars, and there may even be orbiting space hotels. You tell them that actually, in 2013, the US does not send anyone to orbit, but what will exist will be this device in your pocket that is smaller than a deck of cards that will carry all the worlds information and you can talk to anyone on planet Earth. As long as someone, anywhere had access to what is called the Internet, you could connect to anyone instantly and have access to all of humanity’s knowledge, they’d call bullshit. We have that and space is not happening.
Through the interview Musk goes through his thought process for Paypal, Tesla and SpaceX. A great conversation between two truly amazing people.
The progress of flat design continues! Facebook has embraced it in their new logo. I think it is cleaner without the light blue line at the bottom. I wonder why they decided to move the ‘f’ closer to edge of the box.
Such a cool use of Google Street View. Teehan+Lax just does not stop coming out with cool things. Such a huge fan.
The beautiful place I call home. Absolutely stunning video of San Francisco.