As always, this is good info!
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Yet another nicely done TED presentation, which show animations of biology and DNA. Check it out! I wish they have the long version that walkthrough all the animations and explain how things work.
We have no ways to directly observe molecules and what they do — Drew Berry wants to change that. At TEDxSydney he shows his scientifically accurate (and entertaining!) animations that help researchers see unseeable processes within our own cells.
If you are not familiar with what 3D printing is, this is a good presentation by Lisa Harouni on the subject. 3D printing will certainly change manufacturing and how we get small things created for home. For now, it is still not very affordable. MakerBot’s Thing-O-Matic is still selling $1099 USD. Link. Hopefully it’ll be much more affordable in the near future. E.g. if I like a particular pen design, I can make a ton of them in various colors, or to make my own memento.
It is almost at the end of 2011. Many sites have published lists of Top <whatever #> list of 2011 and year reviews. Here are some of those that, I think you should read.
Discover Magazine: Top 14 Solar System Pictures of 2011
RWW: Top 10 Best TED Talks of 2011 – If you are looking for inspiring TED talks, this is a good list to start!
Yanko Design: Best of Yanko Design 2011
Design Milk: 2011 year in review – Best of Tech
RWW: Top 10 Startups of 2011 – If you are looking for cool startup services, this is a good place to start. However, you might have already signed up to these services.
Next Big Future: Technology areas to watch in 2012 through 2016
All Things D: Tech Products We Lost Too Soon – A list of products which have been cancelled or discontinued in 2011
Social Times: Top 10 2011 Christmas Light Displays
The Next Web: 2011 Tech Rewind – This year in Silicon Valley
Technology Review: The Year on the Web