Maurijn van As

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Here's A Take On How Harley Davidsons Might Look Like In The Future

It’s hard to reinvent something as rooted into pop culture as Harley Davidson, but this independent vision of the future gives it a shot anyway. …

Tummy problems? Just swallow this stomach-repairing origami robot made of meat

Magnetically controlled robot may fix lesions and remove accidentally-eaten batteries.<p>A chunk of meat that bursts open once eaten and unleashes a …

My secret life as a high-functioning drug user

From midweek binges to the dealer with a loyalty card, one twentysomething asks when a habit becomes an addiction<p>It’s Saturday night and I’m having dinner at a friend’s house. After dinner has been cleared, someone produces a small bag of cocaine and begins to cut it into lines at the table. I take …

Buddha-bot: Chinese temple enlists mini monk robot to boost teachings

Longquan temple on the outskirts of Beijing has developed Xian'er, the monk robot, to promote the <i>“wisdom”</i> of Buddhism in a modern way.<p>At 2ft (60cm) …

Here's everything wrong with the Apple Car concept the internet is obsessed with

Motor Trend recently collected some car experts and designers from a nearby design college in California to create this Apple Car concept, which has everyone on the internet scratching their heads:<p>Woof. I don't claim to be a car expert or a design expert, but I take out the trash each week so I'm …

BlackBerry plans to release two mid-range Android smartphones this year

But will they fare better than the $699 Priv?<p>BlackBerry isn't finished with the hardware business yet. CEO John Chen said this week in an interview with Abu Dhabi's <i>The National</i> that two new BlackBerry smartphones are on the way: one with a physical keyboard, and another with a full touchscreen. …

Solar cell generates power from raindrops

Rain is normally a solar energy cell's worst nightmare, but a team of Chinese scientists could make it a tremendous ally. They've developed a solar cell with an atom-thick graphene layer that harvests energy from raindrops, making it useful even on the gloomiest days. Water actually sticks to the …

Japan’s Newest Train Design Will Be Practically Invisible

Architect Kazuyo Sejima wants Tokyo’s next local express trains to be as hard to see as Wonder Woman’s jet plane.<p>Japan’s speedy bullet trains already move so fast that you almost can’t see them coming. The new train being designed for the Seibu Railway Co. by Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima of …

Japan

19 things successful people do in the first 10 minutes of the workday

"Getting off on the right foot isn't just important with relationships. It's important with the start of any workday, as well — particularly busy ones," says Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of "You Can't Be Serious! Putting Humor to Work."<p>"The first 10 minutes can also …

Success

Meet the Woman Who's Hacking Coding

Claire Shorall thinks one simple change can close the gender gap in computer science: Make everyone do it.<p>On her first day of college, Claire Shorall mentally prepared to introduce herself to the room of strangers in her Intro to Engineering Computation class. The professor suggested that everyone …

The Key to Becoming Successful at Anything

Regardless of the destination, this will help you get there.<p>How do you define success?<p>For some, it could be building a sustainable business. For others, it means finding more time to spend with your loved ones. How about filling your spiritual need or finding a higher calling? (If you're like me, …

Lebron James

A Sound Installation Makes it Rain Without Water

No soggy clothes, just the soothing pitter-patter of rain hitting the top of your umbrella.<p>Artist, designer, and techno musician Kouichi Okamoto is exhibiting his latest work of sound art, an installation called <i>Re-Rain</i>, at the Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art in Shizuoka City, Japan.<p><i>Re-rain</i> …

25 Award-Winning Book Designs

The Regional Design Annual has been released, and now it’s time to get ready for next year. Gain some design inspiration from these RDA-winning …

Graphic Design

A Magazine That Luxuriates in Design’s Subtleties and Obscurities

Laura Houseley on the making of Modern Design Review<p>Everyone knows that print is dead, but anyone who visits the newsstand regularly has probably …

Writing

Beautifully Simple Creative Portfolio Websites

Today, we’re thrilled to unleash a new advantage for the creative world: Adobe Portfolio, a tool to build your own personalized website in minutes, …

Frances Morris named as next Tate Modern director

<i>Our daily round-up of news from the art world</i><p><b>Tate Modern Appoints New Director |</b> Frances Morris has been named as the next director of Tate Modern, …

Electric car haute couture

With its radical Lo Res electric car, Netherlands-based shoe designer United Nude reinterprets the Lamborghini Countach.<p>Rapid and safe transportation is a fine thing, but let us not forget that the automobile was first — and for many, is still foremost — a fashion accessory.<p>The pretension that a …

Wave City Coffee Table by Stelios Mousarris looks like something out of a disaster movie.

The coffee table is a functional object that anchors a living room, but it can also be a blank canvas for risk-taking designers and a safe space for …

Furniture

Want to Innovate Like Steve Jobs? Always Do This

You don't have to be a genius. You just have to open your eyes.<p>What does it take to be truly innovative? Maybe not what you think. A lot of people believe you have to come up with something that the world has never seen before. And some innovation does indeed come from creating entirely new …

Innovation

Don't Wait Anymore! 20 Websites To Help You Start Your Own Business

Here are the 20 essential websites that will help you start your own business and be successful now!

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People are going bonkers for a 'mermaid pillow' that changes colors

A TV news reporter sent the internet on a hunt for a mesmerizing pillow after he took video of himself furniture shopping outside Dallas.<p>Steve Noviello of Fox 4 posted the video of a friend and him checking out a pillow that's covered in reversible sequins. The sequins have one color on one side, …

Turn a Raspberry Pi Zero Into Just About Any USB Device You Can Imagine

The Raspberry Pi Zero is a pretty low key little device, but the folks over at Adafruit figured out that it’s possible to turn the Zero into a USB …

Raspberry Pi

Everything is Pure Energy, Including You. Change It And You Will Change the World.

<b>Solid matter as we conventionally understand it does not exist in the universe</b>. For all particles are merely vibrations of energy. Even the atoms …

Free things to do in London

London is full of great things to do for free. From a walk through London's beautiful Royal Parks and open spaces, to some of the best museums in the …