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Celestial Ornaments: Look What the Cat from Men in Black Dragged in

Celestial Ornaments: Look What the Cat from Men in Black Dragged in
I like unique Christmas ornaments, especially ones that reflect my geeky side. I also like handcrafted glass, so when I saw these celestial ornaments from, I was very intrigued. Each of these ornaments comes from Plus Alpha Glass, the studio of artist Tomizu Satoshi, and is a true work of art.

Chinese Glass-bottom Bridge (Probably) Won’t Collapse

Chinese Glass-bottom Bridge (Probably) Won’t Collapse
China isn’t exactly known for its safety guidelines and building standards. It’s more known for cutting corners and having few protections in place for people and the environment. I’d be a bit nervous about walking on a bridge that was 590 feet in the air and had a glass bottom no matter where it was.
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Anatomic Heart Specimen Coasters: Heart of Glass

Anatomic Heart Specimen Coasters: Heart of Glass
Coasters are those little things that my wife has sitting around that I completely ignore. Mostly I ignore them because they are way down at the other end of the couch, and that’s just too much work.

MIT 3D Printer Prints with Glass: Fount of Glass

MIT 3D Printer Prints with Glass: Fount of Glass
Aside from the usual plastics and composites, we’ve seen 3D printers use food, sand, metal and even paper to make objects. MIT adds glass to that ever-growing list of materials with its Glass 3D Printing (G3DP) platform.

Blown Glass Solar System Ornaments Make an out of This World Tree

Blown Glass Solar System Ornaments Make an out of This World Tree
Growing up, we always saw this a glass blower at a booth in the mall on the weekends. It was awesome to see the guy make glass bowls and little figures. I always though it look like a lot of fun, but was very complicated to do.

Bottoms Up Doorbell Dings Wine Glasses: Toaster

Bottoms Up Doorbell Dings Wine Glasses: Toaster
Smart doorbells are all the rage these days, but I’d rather have Droog’s Bottoms Up Doorbell. Invented by Peter van der Jagt, this delightful mechanical doorbell strikes two wine glasses to produce sound. Check out one of the shortest YouTube videos ever made to hear what it sounds like: You can buy the Bottoms Up Doorbell from Lumens or Amazon for around $290 (USD). 

Alien Pint Glasses Look Like Old School Collectables

Alien Pint Glasses Look Like Old School Collectables
I can remember growing up when The Empire Strikes Back hit theaters; Burger King had this promotion where you could get awesome collectible glasses for fans of the flick. I hated the food, but I wanted all those tumblers about as much as juvenile me ever wanted anything.

Corning Fibrance Light-diffusing Optical Fiber: Fery Impressife

Corning Fibrance Light-diffusing Optical Fiber: Fery Impressife
These days, Corning is best known for its Gorilla Glass, which protects millions of smartphones and other devices. But the glass and ceramics specialist also knows a thing or two about decorative items. It recently unveiled Fibrance, a light-diffusing glass optical fiber made that’s thin, flexible and discreet.

8-Bit Mario Pint Glass and Question Mark Coaster Set: Pint-endo

8-Bit Mario Pint Glass and Question Mark Coaster Set: Pint-endo
Accidents are bound to happen when you are trying to eat and drink while playing a game of Super Mario Bros., but at least this pint glass and coaster set will keep your furniture safe from your drink.

Champagne Glasses Etched with Love Hormones: Molecular Flutes

Champagne Glasses Etched with Love Hormones: Molecular Flutes
Chemists and biologists may be aware that their behaviors are partly governed by empirically measurable substances, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be sweet and sentimental. Unless we’re talking about robot chemists and biologists. Those guys are cold.

These Water Balloons are for Lighting, Not for Fighting

These Water Balloons are for Lighting, Not for Fighting
Water balloon fights are fun and they are a mandatory part of childhood. Adults love to get in on the action too whenever we get the chance. So if you are looking for some fun lighting that has a bit of nostalgia and a playful attitude, check out these water balloon pendant lights.

Lightboard Transparent Dry-Erase Board: Show & Tell

Lightboard Transparent Dry-Erase Board: Show & Tell
The advent of cheap cameras and free online streaming services means teachers can stream or even pre-record their lessons so students can watch them at their own pace and even in advance. But using conventional blackboards or whiteboards means the teacher is often facing away from the camera.

Glass R2-D2 Sculpture: Handle this Droid with Care

Glass R2-D2 Sculpture: Handle this Droid with Care
I always knew that C-3PO was easily broken. I mean he is all prissy and fidgety and worrying all of the time, but I never figured that R2 would be the more fragile of the pair.

X-Men Sentinel Stained Glass Window is Mag-Neato!

X-Men Sentinel Stained Glass Window is Mag-Neato!
Relax mutants. That is not a real sentinel. You can go back to your schoolwork which Professor X is expecting in the morning. This awesome stained glass creation was made by Zero Wing Labs and it looks amazing.

‘Offline Glass’ Encourages You to Get of Your Phone and Mingle – in Real Life

‘Offline Glass’ Encourages You to Get of Your Phone and Mingle – in Real Life
When you said someone was “social” fifty years ago, they were probably friendly, outgoing people who would talk up a storm and go out of their way to get to know everyone in the room. When you describe someone as being “social” nowadays, you probably mean they have accounts on social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Foursquare.

Solar Glass is Like a Thermos… Only It’s a Glass

Solar Glass is Like a Thermos… Only It’s a Glass
Hot drinks that have gone cold are such a drag. Unfortunately, this happens more often than you’d like. Some emergency always seems to come up just as you’re about to take a sip from that cup of freshly-brewed coffee.
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