Category Archives: Tech by Gerard Ferrandez.

Take control of a roomful of adjustably jointed dancing robots, you say?

Oh, go on then.

If you’re feeling especially frisky, you can even muck about with the underlying code here.


Behold: the world’s tallest outdoor lift – the 326m (1,070 feet) Bailong Elevator at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in China.

Completed in 2002, the lift takes two minutes to convey 50 passengers at a time up a sandstone cliff face to overlook the historic site of Wulingyuan and the rock formations that inspired the Hallelujah Mountains of Pandora in James Cameron’s Avatar.


Random geometric patterns created by Greek visual designer Dimitris Ladopoulos.

Ladopoulos applies an algorithm within the 3D animation program Houdini, which splits rectangles vertically, then horizontally, forming gilded patterns that resemble circuit boards and abstract architectural landscapes. Sez he:

“The number of splits is randomly selected from a given max. The outcome is fed to the loop, again and again, depending on the number of user defined iterations. A seed value and slight alterations of the algorithm produce a variety of results.


Researchers from graphics Interface pioneer NVIDIA demonstrate their Style Based Generator Architecture for Generative Adversarial Networks.

In other words, artificial intelligence capable of generating human faces and other objects that don’t otherwise exist in real life.