thyssenkrupp MULTI is now reality – world’s first rope-free elevator

Imagine what could happen with architecture as we implement this new way of looking at the elevator!

thyssenkrupp unveils MULTI, one of the industry’s most forward-thinking innovations created since the 19th century: the world’s first rope-less and sideways-moving elevator system. Instead of one cabin per shaft moving up and down, the MULTI offers multiple cabins operating in loop, like a metro system inside a building.

The Making of $300,000 Speakers

Oswalds Mill Audio makes $300,000 speakers from wood like ash, cherry, and walnut—plus slate and special cast iron. The sound quality is as good as the materials.

Made is a series of simple, gorgeous short films that demonstrate how everyday luxury objects are made, and honor the process and artisans behind them.

Sounds of the Nightmare Machine

What happens when a horror movie composer and a guitar maker join forces? They create the world’s most disturbing musical instrument.
Affectionately known as “The Apprehension Engine,” this one-of-a-kind instrument was commissioned by movie composer Mark Korven. Korven wanted to create spooky noises in a more acoustic and original way—but the right instrument didn’t exist. So his friend, guitar maker Tony Duggan-Smith, went deep into his workshop and assembled what has to be the spookiest instrument on Earth.

A Strat is Born

This short film “A Strat is Born” takes you on a high-speed ride through the creation of a Fender Stratocaster guitar at Fender’s U.S. manufacturing facility in Corona, Calif., showing you every step from bare wood to onstage and set to a pulse-pounding soundtrack by Wayne Kramer.

Typical Garage Turns Into Vibrant Home Theater

Cozy, durable furniture and colorful lights give a Florida family a multiuse space that they use every day

It took some persuading, but Giselle Loor talked her husband, Brett Sugerman, into converting their garage into a home theater. The couple had explored adding on to their house, but it would have been double the expense of a garage conversion and would have created problems with the home’s roofline. A garage conversion made the most sense, so the cars would have to go outdoors.

Greenhouses of the Future, Growing Food Without Soil | Où se trouve: Lufa Farms

Using city rooftops to grow healthy sustainable food.
Learn how Lufa Farms is using technology and automation to grow fresh food daily with no soil, no pesticides, less water and zero waste.
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Montreal is home to many high tech companies and when it comes to the food industry, it makes no exception. Lufa Farms is spearheading the urban agriculture movement by pushing technology to the cutting edge, producing fresh produce right in the city center of Montreal.

In this episode of Où se trouve, we follow Mohamed Hage (CEO of Lufa Farms) and Simon Garneau on an in depth, educational tour of their state of the art facilities. Learn how they are producing vegetables without soil, how they manage pest control without herbicides or fungicides and how they conserve water in a more environmentally sustainable way than a conventional farm.
What’s most impressive, is they’re doing it all on Montreal island, right in the city – so the food they make is delivered to their customers in the best condition and at it’s freshest.

Can Paint Be an Energy Source for Homes?

The paint on the wall may soon be a source of energy for a home. Researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, say “solar paint” will be available to homeowners in the next few years.

It’s a sunlight-absorbing paint developed by RMIT researchers that produces hydrogen fuel from solar energy and moist air. Even a brick wall could potentially be turned into an energy-harvesting form of real estate, says lead researcher Torben Daeneke.

“Our new development has a big range of advantages,” Daeneke told Science Daily. “There’s no need for clean or filtered water to feed the system. Any place that has water vapor in the air—even remote areas far from water—can produce fuel. … This system can also be used in very dry but hot climates near oceans. The sea water is evaporated by the hot sunlight, and the vapor can then be absorbed to produce fuel. This is an extraordinary concept, making fuel from the sun and water vapor in the air.”

Source: “Solar Paint Offers Endless Energy From Water Vapor,” Science Daily

How the sound of 80’s music was born

Even if you’ve never heard the term “reverb drum,” you’ve heard the effect itself in just about every ’80s song to top the charts.

Phil Collins was playing drums for Peter Gabriel’s album, “The Intruder,” when a mic hung in the studio specifically to speak to the musicians caught the sound of him playing.

As producer explained to Music Radar:
When Phil was playing the drums one day, I opened this microphone to speak to him to hear what he was saying while he was still playing the drums and out came the most unbelievable sound. Everyone went, ‘oh my god’, that sounds incredible. So we go okay, that was the compression on the mic. Then we had the compressors and noise gates in each channel so I said okay, let’s put up some room mics, listen to the drums through those and compress them…

Star Trails Over Oregon

Starry skies swirl and reel above Oregon. Each frame is an independent star trail photograph, and most of these clips represent an entire night of shooting somewhere across the state of Oregon. In a few clips, motion control panning leads to otherworldly patterns. No artificial effects; just stacking. Only one DSLR shutter was blown to make this film.

Film by Tyler Hulett: discoveroregon.org/