CLOG Investigates Sci-Fi Architecture in Latest Issue

CLOG is an seasonal architecture magazine that investigates a particular topic. CLOG issues are made up of short, usually one page articles by various architects, critics, and writers. Their latest issue points CLOG’s contributors at science fiction. Contributors are often left to cover a wide variety of subjects within that topic. Mark Durmel discusses the homegrown…

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Against Technological Relinquishment (Part One)

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0486295834″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61Al1UezsqL._SL160_.jpg” width=”100″]It is all too easy to assume that techno-optimists and techno-pessimists are diametrically opposed. But while they may have different destinations in mind, the road to get there – what they need to do to achieve their respective ends – is a shared one. Techno-optimists and Techno-Progressives express hope…

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Space Dreams

Think about this. A child sends their favorite toy into space on a [easyazon-link asin=”B0081UGJ9W” locale=”us”]weather balloon[/easyazon-link]. A camera documents the entire trip, and when the chest lands, they go track it down with a GPS enabled treasure map. In a matter of hours, their toy is so much more than a prized possession; it has…

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Solar Powered Airplanes May Become Commerical

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B005ZSVZRY” locale=”us” height=”157″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41f6r2J2agL._SL160_.jpg” width=”160″] The first AA battery powered manned plane was successfully flown in 2006, and in 2009, the the first solar powered aircraft prototype was successfully test flown. Manned test flights have been conducted since, new prototypes have been developed, and currently, a project called Solar Impulse in Switzerland is in progress that…

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Glitterins: Science Art And Wonder

Glitterins® creates science based art kits, toys and books. The Glitterins® toy polariscope finds prismatic rainbow colors hiding in many transparent plastics and other things around your home. Make rainbows mysteriously appear and flow through specially made flexible prism toys because of a property called photoelasticity.  See rainbows in candies you make and eat them. …

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RoboBees: Epic Mechanical Nature

Let’s face it: the bees are in trouble. Their populous is currently suffering from colony collapse disorder – a strange occurrence where worker bees from hives or colonies suddenly disappear. This decline in numbers is due to certain pesticides, parasites and viruses that have cropped up in the last decade, and even though the European…

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