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A team at Conceptual Devices came up with this self sufficient feeding system. Not sure what to call it, but it looks really cool. 

It is an in-home aquaponics unit designed for the next generation kitchen or living room. It grows one meal a day: a portion of fish and a side salad. Aquaponics farming is a technique that combines the cultivation of fish with the growing of vegetables. The fish provides rich fertilizer for the plants and in return, the plants clean the water from the tank. The fish and the plants co-exist in a symbiotic relationship.


Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) Synthase is a protein which converts the potential energy of an electrochemical Hydrogen ion gradient into the ATP energy currency, which is used in countless metabolic reactions in the cell.  

Hydrogen ions enter the proton channel (blue), and cause the axle (cyan) to rotate.  Axel rotation inside the F1 subunit (red) causes an ADP molecule to bind to a phosphate molecule, forming ATP.  The Stator (orange) holds the F1 subunit in place.  The axle completes between 100 and 600 rotations per second.  There are on the order of 10^20 (One Hundred Billion Billion) ATP synthase molecules in your body.

Illustration from The Machinery of Life by David S. Goodsell.

(submitted by infinity-imagined)



If you enjoy robots, specifically robot dogs and geek out over Star Wars and well, have a heart then this video will make you smile. 

This video is the brainchild of Patrick Boivin. A French autodidact (self taught) director. In addition to writing, directing and editing his films, Patrick, on top of all that also worked on the lighting, operated the camera and the animation and special effects. Oh sometimes did contributed sound and music. Pretty impressive. 

Patrick started out by drawing comic books 15 years ago, and quickly discovered that it was faster to tell a story with a video. He then gradually became a filmmaker. 




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