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3D-printed aquariums are minimalist and beautiful (Tomorrow Daily 373)A futuristic series of fish tanks from a Japanese design firm; also, a YouTuber builds a realistic, working Half-Life 2 prop.
[BLANK_AUDIO] Greetings Citizens of the Internet, welcome to Tomorrow Dailey, the best [INAUDIBLE] pop show in the universe. I'm Ashley Esqueda and I'm Jeff Cannata back for another week of headlines. Here it comes. If you are interested in 3D printing and you also love have pet fish, then this story might ne for you.>>Haruka Misawa Institute take a beautiful minimalist look at aquatic sculptures, with water scape a series of 3D printed aquariums. Coral and other traditional fish tank structures have been replaced with lattice domes and other things for fish to swim through and around. And a few of the tanks even have air pockets inside them for growing land based plants. It's a little bit of a glimpse into the future of fish tanks, which might not be a seismic shift in the way we live but would definitely enhance the view of our homes and offices and make our lives a little more futuristic. No official word On whether or not they're ever gonna sell these or make them commercially available to people but if they do I want one. These are awesome. You know we talk about the future of architecture being all about 3-D printing. I never realized yeah we can make tiny architecture for tiny creatures. Small stuff, yeah small stuff I can't wait to see a 3-D printed hamster enclosure. Like that would be really fun for that hamster. Amazing. You could really do a great job. Hey if you're like a me and you have fond memories of Half-Life 2 or maybe you didn't play Half-Life 2 but you heard about it being one of the greatest games of all time. Well perk up because this mod is pretty cool. YouTuber Valentin Demchenko. Created a fully functional city scanner from the game cobbling together parts from various objects into a really convincing prop replica. It's pretty large, coming in at about 2.7 feet long and 1.9 feet high. High, with a carbon fiber and polystyrene body. It's also got a goPro on board and a bright red light as a finishing touch. If you're curious as to how [UNKNOWN] built this thing, and you want to put it together yourself. He's got a couple of videos about building a city scanner on your own. I kind of want to do this. I know and it's gorgeous. It looks like it came right out of the game cuz he aged up, made it look like it was sort of a computer graphic, the way and the, and it retracts and everything It's pretty wild. I mean it is the creepy overlord world part of the game so it is a little a little creepy. Just keep crowbar to swat at it. Yeah you always have to have your crowbar. Don't ever forget to leave the crowbar yeah don't don't ever leave your crowbar at home, that's what we're saying. Yeah. What should we talk about on Thursday? I kinda think 3D printed aquarium is pretty neat. Yeah maybe we'll look up some Smaller habitats. Maybe find [INAUDIBLE] I'm very curious, you guys use #HEYTD and tell us if these things ever went on sale how much you would pay for them. And what other kind of animal housing you think should be 3D printed using the same technique. You can always use that #HEYTD. And if we like your comments we'll incorporate them into our long discussion on Thursday. Yes, and that being said we're done with headlines so let's check out our Phonetographer of the day. [MUSIC] Today's phonetographer is Paul, who took this absolutely stunning shot on his Galaxy Note 4, which, evidently, he was levitating somehow, flying using it. I'm assuming Paul is Iron Man. He wrote and said, hi Ashley, Jeff, and everyone else. My name is Paul and I took this photo on my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 from a helicopter, above the island of Kauai. I was visiting relatives and was lucky enough to fly above the island and view breathtaking beauty below me. It was one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had and I'm so glad I had my phone with me to snap this picture. I love watching the show. Keep being awesome. Smiley face. This does look like a view from a video game that I've played. It's like Divinity Original Sin or One of those top down role playing games. Siv Yeah, like Siv Or like the Sims Tropical Edition, Sim City Tropical Town. It's beautiful Amazing. If you want to be like Paul and you want to submit your phonetography, we have the new theme. The end of May today. And the new theme is selfies.>> Selfies! Now it doesn't have to just be you. It can be a selfie of, be creative with it. Yeah. It can be a selfie of your pet. It can be a selfie of your action figure. It can be, just you know, we want to see what you come up with using that theme of selfie. Doesn't have to be human. Email it to email@example.com, give us permission to use it. Tell us your name and how to pronounce it, it it seems remotely difficult. Yeah. We're very dumb. We are. And then also tell us what device you took it on and of course tell us a little story about it cuz we love stories. Yes we love all that stuff, it's gonna do it for this episode right? Yeah that's it, find us online, share the show TomorrowDaily.com, we always appreciate that, and until next time, Be a good human. See ya. [MUSIC]