Titan Aerospace, Solara 50

“Giant solar plane could stay airborne for 5 years, replace some satellites”

via http://www.treehugger.com/aviation/giant-forever-flying-solar-powered-drones-replace-satellites.html

Removal of nuclear fuel assemblies from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant

Beginning on November 18 2013, workers at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant began removing the nuclear fuel rods from the spent fuel pool in reactor 4. The power plant was destroyed in 2011 when an earthquake and tsunami triggered three meltdowns at the nuclear power station. There was also an explosion in reactor building 4, and TEPCO has prioritized removing the spent fuel from that damaged building. The removal of the spent fuel is the first big step in the process of decommissioning the power station, a effort that will take 30 to 40 years.

The V Motion Project

This project combines the collective talents of musicians, dancers, programmers, designers and animators to create an amazing visual instrument.  Creating music through motion is at the heart of this creation and uses the power of the Kinect to capture movement and translate it into music which is performed live and projected on a huge wall.

 

We created and designed the live visual spectacle with a music video being produced from the results. We wanted it to be clear that the technology was real and actually being played live. The interface plays a key role in illustrating the idea of the instrument and we designed it to highlight the audio being controlled by the dancer. Design elements like real time tracking and samples being drawn on as they are played all add to authenticity of the performance. The visuals are all created live and the music video is essentially a real document of the night.

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Check out the tech behind the project here: custom-logic.com/blog/v-motion-project-the-instrument/