Urbanista #22 The Abandoned Amusement Theme Park-Game City in Yangon, Myanmar

Opened in 1997 by some of the most powerful men in Myanmar’s dictatorship the park was planned to be attraction part of the city Zoo of Yangon.

The opening ceremony was attended by several Burmese big-wigs including General Khin Nyunt, who was then Secretary-1 of the State Law and Order Restoration Council. The military was proud of the park and hailed it as a “world-class” Continue reading “Urbanista #22 The Abandoned Amusement Theme Park-Game City in Yangon, Myanmar”

Cassolada Twitter Sense Robot

A cacerolazo or casserole is a form of popular protest which consists of a group of people making noise by banging pots, pans, and other utensils in order to call for attention.

It arose in South America (in particular Venezuela, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, Ecuador, Cuba, Peru, Brazil) and has been seen more recently in English- and French-speaking countries, most notably Québec, as well as in Turkey during the 2013 protests in Turkey.

What is peculiar about this type of demonstration is that Continue reading “Cassolada Twitter Sense Robot”

Urbanista #19 Exploring the Abandoned Thuy Tien Lake Aquapark, Vietnam

Thuy Tien is situated just 8 kilometers outside Huong Thuy town in Hue, by the Thuy Tien Lake. This abandoned water park is hidden in the jungle, but recently become very popular and many tourists heading daily there to visit its ghost structures.

Ho Thuy Tien, which cost nearly three million dollars to build, opened to the public outside of the Vietnamese city of Hue in 2004. It was only half-finished, but that didn’t matter. Continue reading “Urbanista #19 Exploring the Abandoned Thuy Tien Lake Aquapark, Vietnam”

Autonomous Polytechnics and Revolutionary Hacker Movement with Amir Taaki

Crypto-Anarchist, Bitcoin Pioneer, Rebel, Hacker, Video and Software developer, Technology Anarchist, Freedom Fighter, Professional Poker Player, YPG Soldier and advisor and hundreds of other labels are true facts for his personality. But all these classifications and labels are not enough to complete the impression from meeting Amir face to face.

Four years after we made a contact with him for first time in Barcelona and five years after he was charted in Forbes’ list of Continue reading “Autonomous Polytechnics and Revolutionary Hacker Movement with Amir Taaki”

Urbanista #13 Plokštinė Ballistic Missile Launch Base-Cold War Museum, Lithuania

With the help of European Structural Funds today the former underground missile base is newly opened after the reconstruction and hosts the Cold War Museum in Lithuania.

When the United States started building underground military bases, the Soviet Union felt it had to maintain its military advantage. For that reason in September 1960 in the village of Plokščiai the Soviets began to build rapidly an underground military base, one of the first in the S. U. The shore of the nearby Plateliai lake and the Plokštinė forests Continue reading “Urbanista #13 Plokštinė Ballistic Missile Launch Base-Cold War Museum, Lithuania”

Urbanista #11 Abandoned Rucava’s Soviet Radio Communications Military Base

The first location I visited in Latvia was this abandoned air defense ex-soviet military base. As any other Military buildings this Radio division was built as economically as possible using standard design.

The Devision Complex is organized around 5 service buildings in the open are outside the Continue reading “Urbanista #11 Abandoned Rucava’s Soviet Radio Communications Military Base”

Urbanista #7 Abandoned Casa de Semafor

The House of the signals is abandoned building from XIX century. Good choice for half day trip or picnic, because it is located inside reserve od Delta del Llobregat. You can combine it with visit to Caserna dels Carrabiners which is 150 meters away.Access is free and save because the building has been renovated into park Mirador(Watch Tower).

Build on massive 3 meters stone blocks to resist sea power it has been used for naval navigation and for early informing for contraband ships.

It used to communicate by flag signals with the Continue reading “Urbanista #7 Abandoned Casa de Semafor”

The Most Dangerous Town on the Internet-Where Cybercrime Goes to Hide

Norton explores the secret world of bulletproof hosting that’s hidden deep in underground bunkers, isolated at sea, and spread across the Web. Uncover the threats that lie within these services, such as botnets, malware, ransomware, and the black market, and learn how to protect yourself in “The Most Dangerous Town on the Internet – Where Cybercrime Goes to Hide” Continue reading The Most Dangerous Town on the Internet-Where Cybercrime Goes to Hide

Mustang Wanted-Roofer and Urbex Climber

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One of the craziest guys – MustangWanted. Ukrainian urban climber and Internet celebrity. He is known for the high-altitude stunts he performs around the world with no safety equipment. On 19–20 August 2014, he climbed Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Building, one of the Seven Sisters (a group of skyscrapers in Moscow designed in the Stalinist style), painted the spire in blue and raised the Ukrainian flag on the top Continue reading “Mustang Wanted-Roofer and Urbex Climber”

Insect-Inspired Microbots

bumblebee3See how scientists use high-speed videography to investigate – and learn from – the clumsy flight of the bumblebee.

What researchers at UC Davis discovered when capturing bees with high-speed video to examine their flight patterns and behaviors. Further research details the existence of the protein Reslin located at the joints of wing segments, which allow bee

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Future of money with Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Andreas Antonopoulus with Barcelona Bitcoin Community and Bitcoin Meetup Organisers
Andreas Antonopoulos with Barcelona Bitcoin Community

Like small part of the world bitcoin community, we were really surprised to find that Andreas Antonopoulos will make short stop to Barcelona for a scheduled meetup of Barcelona Bitcoin Community(BBC) during his European tour 2016.

Persons like Andreas are the gifted parents for any new and radical idea. They are ready to donate their time and energy to shape this idea and present it to the community in understandable way. People like him can understand the future, and then explain it to the rest of us in close, simple and efficient way. Continue reading “Future of money with Andreas M. Antonopoulos”

Alfred English-“Piston” (Official Video)

Ultramajic label boss Alfred English welcomes his anticipated debut on Infinite Machine. Los Angeles-based artist Alfred English has had a diverse couple of years, going from working with Mad Decent and designing artwork for Future to running a label for his mate Jimmy Edgar. ‘Piston’ is the title track of his new EP on InfiniteMachine, a pneumatic club construction that now comes with a similarly sharp video directed by Michael Perzigian,
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aut0n0m0us and 18650-Old Laptop Battery to DIY 120W (12V, 10A) Li-ion battery pack

Our Friend from Autonomous-Vasko is showing how to unpack and assemble battery packs. If you visit his website, you can find more for his Project and his planned Trip in Spain. Used batteries from laptops 18650 become to return back for second life. A new life in service of humanity and environment. Expect more interesting projects from Autonomous soon. His inventions promised decentralized and open … Continue reading aut0n0m0us and 18650-Old Laptop Battery to DIY 120W (12V, 10A) Li-ion battery pack

Rogue waves Prediction?

Rogue WavesIt’s bad enough to be on the sea during a storm, with the ship rocking in the high winds and rolling with the tempest-tossed waves. But it could always be worse. Rogue waves are twice as large as the surrounding waves, which in stormy seas can be absolutely massive. Seafarers have reported waves like this over 110 feet tall, large enough to swamp a ship.

Rogue waves are unpredictable, coming seemingly out of nowhere. Until now, the only warnings that a Continue reading “Rogue waves Prediction?”

Boston Dynamics promoting the new version of Atlas

boston-dynamics-atlasA new version of Atlas, designed to operate outdoors and inside buildings. It is specialized for mobile manipulation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated.

It uses sensors in its body and legs to balance and LIDAR and stereo sensors in its head to avoid obstacles, assess the terrain, help with navigation and manipulate objects. This version of Atlas is about 5′ 9″ tall (about a head shorter than the DRC Atlas) and weighs 180 lbs. In the next video Continue reading “Boston Dynamics promoting the new version of Atlas”

4D Printing: Shapeshifting Architecture

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A team at the Wyss Institute and Harvard SEAS has developed a new micro-scale printing method to create transformable objects. These “4D-printed” objects go a step beyond 3D printing to incorporate a fourth dimension–time.
The method was inspired by the way plants change shape over time in response to environmental stimuli. This orchid-shaped structure is printed with a hydro gel composite ink containing aligned cellulose fibrils, which enable an-isotropic swelling. A proprietary mathematical model developed by the team precisely predicts how the fibrils will swell in water. Continue reading “4D Printing: Shapeshifting Architecture”

Remembering Kowloon Walled City

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Hong Kong’s Kowloon Walled City remained one of the strangest places on Earth. Demolished twenty-one years ago (March 1993 – April 1994) city was empire of little houses stacked on top of each other, connected by staircases snaking under dangling wires, through corridors so dark even police were rumored to be afraid of them. A virtually lawless labyrinth of crime, grime, commerce and hope. After all, the Walled City was a kind of historical accident. A former Qing dynasty fortress, it never fully came under the regulation Continue reading “Remembering Kowloon Walled City”