A handful of nice china prototypes photos I identified:


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Prototypes of modify created for the BMW Guggenheim Lab

Informal settlements dominate considerably of the world’s emerging cityscape. The tense social and spatial conditions they bring forth render most urban techniques ineffective. Neither top-down planning, defined by a technocratic strategy of ever larger infrastructure, nor bottom-up efforts, in the form of increasingly sophisticated neighborhood level projects, appear capable to meet the challenges at the scale the creating metropolis demands. Can micro-scale interventions be created to achieve citywide approaches?

This conceptual divide is further exacerbated in Mumbai, where slums that make up two-thirds of the population reduce by means of the complete island city in a sharp spatial divide. Attempts to address the dire challenges from, water safety to pollution and serious congestion, are limited to either the formal or informal settlements. MARS Architects has made a vision for a United Mumbai, the beginning point for incorporating informal settlements as fully integrated parts of the formal city.

More than the coming weeks, stakeholder meetings will be held at the Guggenheim Lab Mumbai to go over our ten proposed technologies, from wall systems to transport systems. Stick to us as an expanding system of architectural interventions turns slums into sustainable settlements, which in turn become the backbone of a United Mumbai.

Portion 1: SPI MODEL
The foundation of this project is an in-depth study of Mumbai’s population density. Not merely mapping Mumbai’s infamous situations in abstract terms but introducing a new methodology that better represents the encounter on the ground. The new metric, known as the Stacked Population Index (SPI), measures the density of people per quantity of available floor surface. All of a sudden the correct extents of Mumbai’s informal settlements can be observed: a yellow forest of towering densities covers the whole urban landscape. The harsh reality the city accommodates two thirds of its population on significantly less than a quarter of its residential surface, and yet urban plans for Mumbai mostly ignore their existence.

Follow the project: MARS Architects Facebook page

Occasion details: BMW GUGGENHEIM LAB

Apple iPhone 2G prototype

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This is a late stage iPhone prototype – extremely comparable to the released 2G but with some notable variations including:

– On the back aluminum cover, the word “iPhone” it is not etched and in modest print it reads “This device has not been authorized as essential by the guidelines of the FCC…………etc”.

– Firmware is 1. but it also comes with testing applications (Sally, SimpleApp and 1 that I believe is SkankOne)- launchable from the main menu.

– The cell functions are completely functional but it appears to be locked to ATT Sim cards.

The serial number indicates that it was manufactured in in China, the 51st week of 2006 (the iPhone was announced the 1st week of 2007 and released June 29, 2007)

Lockheed XP-49, 40-3055, Wright Field, 1946 victory show 003920017

Image by San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives
Jack D. Canary Unique Collection Photo
Jack Canary was a Tech Rep with North American Aviation in China in the course of Globe War Two. After the War, he continued to function with NAA and also built and restored aircraft. He worked as a consultant on the film “Tora, Tora, Tora” and was killed although flying a PT-22 for the film in 1968.

COMMONS.Source INSTITUTION: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive


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