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December 2010 Blog Posts (4)

Big Bucks in Small Bugs

Solutions for a sustainable world tend to point more and more in the direction of microbes, it seems that these little bacteria are key in helping us to save the world. Due to the fact that they are the most ancient life form on earth and have been thus proven to be very successful in surviving numerous of extreme…


Added by Eric de Haas on December 30, 2010 at 11:26am — No Comments

Free Kevin

FREE KEVIN is an ongoing and roving screening series from a collection of 15.4 GB of downloaded films and documentaries depicting hackers and related computer culture from the 1980s-2000s. A range of material including…


Added by Eric de Haas on December 20, 2010 at 10:56am — No Comments

Ashes to... Yoghurt

Watching a documentary on the ever growing slow food movement, I saw two African farmers who came from the the arid plains of West Pokot in Kenya to the rolling green hills of Piedmont in Northern Italy, they were among… Continue

Added by Eric de Haas on December 6, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Phil the radio dog

To my surprise I stumbled upon another early robot dog by Philips, which goes by the name of "Philidog" and is credited to Henri Piraux of Philips France in 1928. The dog was initially build for demonstrating the working of the new photo-electric cells.
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Added by Eric de Haas on December 3, 2010 at 12:09am — No Comments

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