unconsumption:


Israeli designer Lou Moria has used a vacuum-forming process to create pairs of plastic slippers that can be produced quickly and cheaply. 
[The shoes can] be created from a single piece of recyclable rubbery plastic. [This responded to] research on cheap shoes, which often comprise many different materials and are assembled as part of a long process.
[In this instance] the designer creates the shoes using vacuum forming technology. A plastic sheet is heated until it is soft and draped over a mould inside the forming machine. … 
Waste pieces of the material can be recycled and used to create more shoes, which are available in any colour.

Fascinating! More here, including a video: Lou Moria uses vacuum forming to create recyclable shoes in seconds

unconsumption:

Israeli designer Lou Moria has used a vacuum-forming process to create pairs of plastic slippers that can be produced quickly and cheaply.

[The shoes can] be created from a single piece of recyclable rubbery plastic. [This responded to] research on cheap shoes, which often comprise many different materials and are assembled as part of a long process.

[In this instance] the designer creates the shoes using vacuum forming technology. A plastic sheet is heated until it is soft and draped over a mould inside the forming machine. …

Waste pieces of the material can be recycled and used to create more shoes, which are available in any colour.

Fascinating! More here, including a video: Lou Moria uses vacuum forming to create recyclable shoes in seconds

diy:

This is what a mass migration of stingrays looks like. Study the creatures of the deep and become an Oceanographer.

diy:

This is what a mass migration of stingrays looks like. Study the creatures of the deep and become an Oceanographer.

draa:

Put some originals up for sale, free shipping worldwide on all items with the code “SHIPMEFREE”!Also, many thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway, will be drawing for a winner either tonight or tomorrow 

draa:

Put some originals up for sale, free shipping worldwide on all items with the code “SHIPMEFREE”!

Also, many thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway, will be drawing for a winner either tonight or tomorrow 

lambhoof:

i have a special folder for photos of small dogs snoozing on large sleeping places

ucresearch:

UC Berkeley’s Early Warning System Beat Napa Earthquake by 10 Seconds
Ten seconds before the San Francisco Bay Area started shaking early Sunday morning, an experimental system in a UC Berkeley lab sounded an alarm, counting down to the impending earthquake. The system works through an array of sensors near the fault line which calculate the severity of the quake and broadcast a warning.

It might not seem like much, but even a few seconds notice could allow utilities to shut off gas lines, elevators to let people off at the next floor, and trains to slow down. The USGS cites the benefits a warning could give to a doctor in the middle of performing surgery. In 2012, BART adopted an automatic braking system linked to the program, called Shake Alert.

Read more about UC Berkeley’s earthquake early warning system.

ucresearch:

UC Berkeley’s Early Warning System Beat Napa Earthquake by 10 Seconds

Ten seconds before the San Francisco Bay Area started shaking early Sunday morning, an experimental system in a UC Berkeley lab sounded an alarm, counting down to the impending earthquake. The system works through an array of sensors near the fault line which calculate the severity of the quake and broadcast a warning.

It might not seem like much, but even a few seconds notice could allow utilities to shut off gas lines, elevators to let people off at the next floor, and trains to slow down. The USGS cites the benefits a warning could give to a doctor in the middle of performing surgery. In 2012, BART adopted an automatic braking system linked to the program, called Shake Alert.

Read more about UC Berkeley’s earthquake early warning system.