Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies 2.27



A scientific game-changer:
The Super Supercapacitor
For more information: story at io9

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THE SUPER SUPERCAPACITOR is a Finalist in the $200,000 GE FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. Learn more about the Competition and FOCUS FORWARD at

Ric Kaner set out to find a new way to make graphene, the thinnest and strongest material on earth. What he found was a new way to power the world.


Seb Lester demonstrates Blackletter Calligraphy
Found at Colossal.

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BlackLetter was used throughout Europe from about 1150 until the end of the 17th century. One of my current preoccupations is developing a set of modern BlackLetter capitals that are highly legible, in BlackLetter terms, and yet retain the richness and beauty inherent in this ancient category of letterform. From time to time I will film clips like this to record my progress. Prints and originals available from Music by Carlos Márquez,


Featured image is an excerpt from The White Cosmonaut by Jeremy Geddes, oil on board.


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  1. February 28, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    That calligraphy is amazing! I need one of those pens!

  2. March 1, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Yes! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pen like that before … I may need to go find one.

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