This record-setting, Guinness-certified AR marker is from architects at Königsberger Vannucchi, a Brazilian firm that wanted to give potential clients an augmented taste of what their proposed Fibrasa Connection development would look like. [Augmented Planetvia Geekosystem]
This seems to be the solution to Spain's big pigeon problem. Pigeons have been deemed a "plague" in Barcelona, spreading disease and pooping all over Gaudi's beautiful buildings. Tthe city is trying to catch 65,000 of the birds, roughly 25% of the pigeon population, over the next year and a half. While some birds are being trapped in traditional cages and relocated outside of the city, others are subject to private pigeon trappers' kooky catapulted nets.
According to LiquidMetal technologies, their alloys join the strength and anti-corrosive nature of metals like titanium and stainless steel, with the benefits of plastics and composites, such as extreme flexibility and easy casting: • 2.5 times the strength of commonly used titanium alloy with less weight • 1.5 times the hardness of stainless steel with less weight • 2-3 times more resistant to permanent deformation than conventional metals • Non-corrosive • Stain and rust proof • Allows thinner walls in casings, with greater strength • Allows for large surfaces maintaining thin skins without deformation • Scratch resistant • High thermal and electrical conductivity
These materials are already being used in all kinds of industries, from defense to medical to sports to space—like NASA's Genesis spacecraft.