Room with a view

Pyramidion has a new home. On 1st of October we moved out of the Boomgaardstraat, which had been our home for more than 15 years and moved into our new offices at Fosbury & Sons in the WATT (Working Apart, Thinking Together) building on the Mechelsesteenweg. Our full new address is Mechelsesteenweg 271, bus 1.1, 2018 Antwerpen. The point in the postbox number is rather important as otherwise our mail gets delivered to one of the other companies in the building. It’s ... Read more

Beauty, empathy, creativity

What is the difference between a good product and a great one? What makes the mediocre, magical? These were some of the thoughts that ran through my mind during the Creativity World Forum 2017 in Aarhus, Denmark. As someone with a technical background, I appreciate function. I want it to work well, whether it is the latest smartphone, office building or public transport network. But, and this is a big but, like pretty much everyone else I also want it to look ... Read more

Rebuilding ourselves

As a kid I remember the TV show 'The six million dollar man'. Bionic legs let him run at 60 mph, a bionic arm gave him superhuman strength and a bionic eye gave him telescopic and infrared vision. But Steve Austin didn't choose to have these cybernetic replacements installed. He was injured in a crash and was ‘rebuilt’ with cybernetic replacement parts. In recent years there have been a lot of developments in artificial limbs and replacement organs like artificial hearts. But ... Read more

Watch Full Movie Streaming And Download Power Rangers (2017) subtitle english

Power Rangers (2017) HDDirector:Dean Israelite.Producer:Brian Casentini, Roberto Orci, Haim Saban, Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen.Release:March 23, 2017Country:United States of America, Canada.Production Company:Lionsgate, Saban Brands.Language:English.Runtime:124 min.Genre:Action, Adventure, Science Fiction.'Power Rangers' is a movie genre Action, was released in March 23, 2017. Dean Israelite was directed this movie and starring by Dacre Montgomery. This movie tell story about Saban's Power Rangers follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove — and the world ... Read more

Can we reprogram ourselves?

In the future, will we be able to create smart viruses that only target cancer cells or fix genetic defects in our DNA? Professor Jan Madsen from TU Denmark believes we can. At the ESI Symposium this year, Jan talked about the characteristics of systems and how they can be applied to that ultimate system, the human body. Hardware and software Jan simplified systems down to two main parts: hardware and software. The hardware is assembled from components and the software is compiled ... Read more

More than MakerBots

About 18 months ago I saw a demonstration of 3D printing at TEDxYouth@Flanders and watched as these homemade devices built up layers of plastic to create small toys and other items. I was impressed but at the same time somewhat disappointed. They were a long way from Star Trek replicators and only seemed useful for creating small items. How wrong I was. A year later, I attended the 3D Printing Event in Eindhoven and quickly came to realize that 3D printing is ... Read more

Disrupting media

TV advertising is big business. Billions of euros are spent annually to convince us to buy a particular company’s products or services. But viewers are getting fed up with the disruption and services such as on-demand or time-shifting are giving the consumer more tools to skip the adverts. But without advertising, there would be no money to make new shows, and a lot of unemployed advertising executives.  Fortunately, the solution to both challenges may lie not on our TV screens but ... Read more

Behind the scenes at TEDxBrainport

I guess I am a bit of a TED fan. I have seen many TED talks online and have been to several independently organized TEDx events here in Belgium. I am always filled with a sense of wonder at the talks and the speakers who get up there on stage to talk about their ‘ideas worth spreading’ on the subjects of Technology, Entertainment or Design. But TEDxBrainport was different. This time I was attending as part of the organizing committee. Instead of ... Read more

Cutting solar manufacturing costs

Manufacturing solar cells traditionally involves complex and costly vacuum-based processes. Now, some industry specialists believe new approaches can cut costs and bring ‘grid parity’ within reach. They urge producers to discover how thermal processes and electro-deposition enable cost-effective high volume thin-film PV production. Sunlight may be free, but generating electricity with PV cells remains expensive. Hence up to now, countries like Germany, Spain and Japan with large solar sectors have driven growth through subsidies. For instance, paying consumers who ‘feed in’ to ... Read more

Don’t be a twit on Twitter

I signed up for Twitter a while ago and then didn't really do anything with it. To be honest, I wasn't really sure what to do with it. However, I recently started using Twitter again and this time I am getting more out of it and also putting more into it. So I thought it would be useful to write down some of the things I have learned to help others just starting out on Twitter to get the most out ... Read more