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This Belt Doubles as a Scooter

This Belt Doubles as a Scooter
Product designer Ádám Török, from Sopron, Hungary, came up with the idea for this truly unique scooter. He made it for a school graduation project. His thinking is that in the future, most vehicles will be…
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Civilization Beyond Earth Worker LEGO Set is Ready to Colonize Your Toy Collection

Civilization Beyond Earth Worker LEGO Set is Ready to Colonize Your Toy Collection
Firaxis Games is the developer behind Sid Meier’s Civilization III up to its most recent release, Civilization Beyond Earth. For the latter’s launch party, the studio asked employee Andy Clarke to create LEGO replicas of the…
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WriteBoard Electronic Whiteboard: Quantum Note Taking

WriteBoard Electronic Whiteboard: Quantum Note Taking
Whiteboards and blackboards are great for group discussions. But they also take attention away from the speaker, especially for participants who insist on writing down everything that’s on the board. That’s where the WriteBoard concept comes…
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Electronic Typewriter with E Ink Screen: Hemingwrite

Electronic Typewriter with E Ink Screen: Hemingwrite
Unlike most artforms or professions, writing needs the most basic of tools. Even if you’d rather work with a word processor instead of pen and paper, you can just get a cheap laptop and be all…
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Karen App Really Wants to Be Your Friend: Overly Attached App

Karen App Really Wants to Be Your Friend: Overly Attached App
Even if you use the Internet only casually – thanks for spending time here! – chances are several companies have gathered a bit of data about you, or at least your online habits. These trawlers range…
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Teaching Virtual Characters to Move Realistically: QWOP Harder

Teaching Virtual Characters to Move Realistically: QWOP Harder
You may be familiar with the term ragdoll physics, which is a type of animation sometimes used in video games to create dynamic – albeit unrealistic– animations for characters. Ragdoll physics is a form of physics-based…
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Programmable Materials Move without Electronic or Mechanical Parts

Programmable Materials Move without Electronic or Mechanical Parts
A few years ago we saw a custom fabricated material with embedded actuators and magnets, which enable it to autonomously fold into a predetermined shape when subjected to electricity. MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab is working on creating…
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VRClay Virtual Reality Sculpting: Unchained Modeling

VRClay Virtual Reality Sculpting: Unchained Modeling
Here’s an app that adds another meaning to Ghost in the machine. Currently in development, VRClay lets you create 3D shapes in virtual reality with the help of the Oculus Rift and the Razer Hydra controllers.…
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Pango Turns Sketches into 3D Models: Pop-up Book 2.0

Pango Turns Sketches into 3D Models: Pop-up Book 2.0
Like any tool, 3D printers can’t magically produce the thing you want on its own. You have to provide detailed instructions to the machine in the form of a 3D model, which of course requires training…
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Pixel Waffle Iron Concept: 8-bite

Pixel Waffle Iron Concept: 8-bite
We’ve seen a couple of video game-themed waffles before. If you want to make your own edible pixel art, keep an eye out for the Pixel waffle iron. It lets you create blocky patterns on your…
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THAW Lets Smartphones Interact with Computers Through Their Displays: Actual Drag and Drop

THAW Lets Smartphones Interact with Computers Through Their Displays: Actual Drag and Drop
Last year MIT’s Tangible Media Group went viral because of its real time shape-copying machine. But one of its latest efforts blows that machine out of the water. Called THAW, it’s a software system that allows…
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3&DBot Robot 3D Printer: The World is Your Build Platform

3&DBot Robot 3D Printer: The World is Your Build Platform
Like ink printers, the size of a 3D printer limits the size of the objects it can print. Until now. Researchers from two different labs in Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) worked together…
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Cicret Smart Bracelet Projects Your Phone’s Display on Your Arm: Remote Armtop

Cicret Smart Bracelet Projects Your Phone’s Display on Your Arm: Remote Armtop
If you think that Google Glass’ and smartwatch displays are too small for you, keep an eye on the Cicret Bracelet. French company Cicret claims its gadget can project your mobile device’s display on your skin.…
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Google Project Wing Drone Delivery Service: An Endless Waltz of Packages

Google Project Wing Drone Delivery Service: An Endless Waltz of Packages
Like Amazon, it appears Google has been mulling the use of drones to deliver goods. The company recently unveiled its Project Wing, a system that uses drones with the goal of delivering goods within two minutes…
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Superhero Beer Sadly Will Not Give You Powers

Superhero Beer Sadly Will Not Give You Powers
Brazilian artist Billy Butcher has created some really good looking superhero beer design concepts. The project is titled The Comic Book Super Drunk Hangout. This collection is all about a certain type of hero. Antiheroes, or…
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Microsoft Fingertip Haptic Concepts: Hooked on a Feeling

Microsoft Fingertip Haptic Concepts: Hooked on a Feeling
Until now, touchscreen device makers still have not properly addressed their products’ lack of tactile feedback. If Microsoft senior researcher Hong Tan her way, in the future touchscreen-equipped devices will let us feel clicks and more.…
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