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The best new architecture and design for autumn 2013: from Serpentine to science

<b>Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London</b><p>Looking like a mutant jellyfish attempting to mate with a Palladian villa, the Serpentine's new space will finally open this autumn. It's the first permanent public building in London by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, who designed the inaugural temporary …

Solar Powered Laptop

We see solar paneled backpacks enjoying much success, so if we push the boundaries of innovative thinking then is the solar powered laptop too much …

Unknown Artistic Insect Builds a White Picket Fence to Protect its Nest of Eggs | Colossal

<p>Earlier this summer while on vacation in Peru, graduate student Troy Alexander fell in love with the Amazon rainforest, and on his return asked an …

Amazing Landscapes Distorted with Geometric Fragments

In this series, entitled <i>Landscape Monolith</i>, Reynald Drouhin alters crystal clear landscapes by turning sections of the land upside-down. Each odd shape, placed directly in the center of the horizon, offers a small window into a distinct, new place that perfectly blends with the surrounding …

Lamborghini Diamante Concept for The Year of 2023

<b>Lamborghini Diamante concept</b> was inspired by the cut of a Diamond and aggressive/powerful lines of a sportscar. It’s a design study by Thomas …

Only My Personal Space

Atmos is a must-have desk for those who prefer their own personal space in a crowded office or dorm. The design takes inspiration from Buckminster …

The Paperclip Angle

I am one of those who have suffered many a chipped nails and nail polish thanks to the existing design of the paperclip. Men, you can mock as much as …

PQI unveils upcoming micro-USB OTG drives and accessories

Taiwanese flash memory specialist PQI had quite a big presence at Computex, and luckily for us, it also brought along several new products to show off. The biggest bunch from the lot were the company's new Connect 200 and Connect 300 series micro-USB OTG dongles, most of which offer memory …

PQI demos NFC-encrypted flash drive, offers different access modes via Android app

Sure, there are already plenty of cool options when it comes to encrypted flash drives, but what about one that uses NFC on your Android or even Windows 8 device to unlock it? PQI showed us one such implementation at Computex. Essentially, this NFC flash drive requires an NFC-enabled device to …

PQI Power Drive merges power bank, card reader and wireless access point into one

After showing off its USB OTG accessories and NFC flash drive, PQI decided to tease us with its unannounced Power Drive that was sat quietly in a corner at Computex. Much like the Air Pen launched last November, this upcoming device acts as a portable wireless access point with storage expansion, …

The Visual Patterns of Audio Frequencies Seen through Vibrating Sand | Colossal

<p>Youtube user Brusspup (previously here and here) who often explores the intersection between art and science just released this new video featuring …

Bag2Go Airbus Smart Bags Location Can Be Tracked Via Your Smartphone

Airbus has unveiled a new type of luggage they have created in the form of the Airbus Bag2Go Smart Bag which has been designed to help travellers …

WWDC 2013: Four big Apple announcements to expect | Trusted Reviews

WWDC is Apple’s annual ‘worldwide developer conference’ and it’s where we’re given an in-depth, tech focussed insight into the goings-on of the …

Topographic map reveals what lies beneath Antarctica's icy surface

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has compiled a detailed topographical map using a wide range of datasets to reveal what lies beneath Antarctica's …

Wanna Break Free!

The Free Socket is a clever design that marries the multi-tap, extension cord and USB socket into one convenient package. Basically it is a wall …

Simple Genius: A Cardboard Box With Built-In Handles

The cardboard box has had a good run, but it’s far from perfect. Sure, it’s great at holding stuff, but the box itself can be fairly difficult to actually pick up and carry. During any move, there’s always a moment when you reach for a box that’s simultaneously too flimsy and too heavy, and …

DIY

An Ingenious Redesign Of The Common Umbrella

Umbrellas have plenty of weaknesses, but the one that really galls is that they seem to be designed for only a very particular style of rain–drops that fall straight down on your head. Rain, as it turns out, is often accompanied by wind. So the drops will flank you, finding a way under your …

Weather

Triangular Notebook folds Neatly Out into Square Shape

If you find yourself having a hard time thinking outside the box, the angled line breaks in this ingeniously simple idea pad may be some combination …

The Modular Hotel Room/Office That Fits Into a Suitcase

There’s nothing like hitting the open road and setting off for destinations as yet undecided, nothing but your clothes and a sense of adventure in …

Un-knotty Plugs

The age-old concern of knotted wires, messy plugs on a power socket get a fresh new solution. The Rotate Plug design allows users to plug appliances …

Smart Swimming Goggles

If you are an avid diver then I am sure you will appreciate the concept of the Smart Swimming Goggles. This simple eye cover actually assists with …

One Great Animation about Five Great Buildings - The Fox Is Black

While I’m not sure that <i>all</i> five of these buildings are necessarily great, the animation sure is. Titled Five Great Buildings, this short was made by …

Unconventional Modernism: M House by Marcel Luchian Studio

Marcel Luchian Studio designed the minimalist M House in Singera, a town in the Republic of Moldavia. Composed of unconventional forms, the …

Design

MKS-1 SLS Multifunctional Space Launch System by Oscar Vinals

<b>MKS-1 SLS Multifunctional Space Launch System</b>, just like its name suggests, it can be used to launch wide variety space rockets. You probably can …

Flypass : Auto Baggage Check-In System by Austin Blough

In an environment where stress runs high, a smiling face that knows your name can make all the difference. Thanks to RFID recognition, registered …

Recon Jet

In 2010 Recon released the world's first Heads-Up-Display-enabled snow sport goggles, capable of displaying real-time statistics like speed, altitude, time and temperature on a full-color micro LCD screen. Now, three years later, the innovative company introduces a faster, smaller, more advanced …

Wearable Tech

Tick tock, it’s the first iPhone clock!

Bissol for the iPhone 5 balances traditional watchmaking with modern technology to form the world’s first mobile timepiece. Sure, you could tap the …

Solo Laundromat

The SOLO is a unified laundry system for single folks. Besides being compact and wall mounted, the system cleans, irons, de-stains and refreshes …

Okah Original Kit Assembled House by André Söla

<b>Okah Original Kit Assembled House</b> project is basically modular products where user can set various settings with limitless possibilities. It’s an …