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Incredible Compact Device Simulates Changing Weather Forecast In Real-Time

Software engineer Ken Kawamoto has invented a device that allows you to see a high-tech simulation of the weather forecast right on your own desktop. The Tempescope is a small translucent box that is capable of downloading meteorological information off the internet from a wireless remote that …

Weather

'Thinking cap' controls prosthetic arm with thoughts, not surgery

The ability to control prosthetics with only the power of your mind has been around for a while, but it typically requires control electronics implanted directly into the patient. With this new, non-invasive method developed at the University of Houston, however, amputees can command their robotic …

Magnificent 2-String Violin is a 3D-Printed Instrument from the Future

Making its debut next month at the 3D Print Design Show in New York is this 2-string violin that looks like it's from the future. Architects Eric Goldemberg and Veronica Zalcberg of MONAD Studio are known for their cutting-edge architecture but they also work on art installations and product …

3D Printing

Designing a Solution to Stop Drunks from Falling Off of Subway Platforms

Because asking them to drink less is probably not going to work<p>If you were asked to design a preventative solution to people falling onto subway …

Japan

Bouroullec brothers to debut Belleville furniture collection for Vitra

<b>Milan 2015:</b> French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have created two chairs and two tables for Swiss furniture brand Vitra, which will debut at …

Furniture

Domino's launches world's first driverless pizza delivery vehicles

UK pizza chain Domino's has launched the world's first fleet of driverless delivery vehicles (+ movie).<p>Starting today, pizzas ordered by UK customers …

Driverless Cars

Greenland glacier melt increases mercury discharge

As glaciers melt, streams carry more mercury into the ocean, increasing risk of mercury poisoning in humans and wildlife in Greenland and in adjacent …

Global Warming

California Farmers Near 'Survival Mode' as Drought Drags On

For farmers in parched California, it's water allocation time. An annual rite of spring, the state's water authority monitors winter storm runoff and sets water deliveries for customers. Those regional water allotments are cut into chunks and trickle down to small farmers like Mike DeWit, a …

Snorkeling

Virtual nose keeps gamers from feeling sick - Futurity

Simulator sickness—which can cause vertigo and nausea—often afflicts players of virtual reality games. Adding a virtual nose may ease their …

Virtual Reality

Navy’s Long-Range Drone Will Patrol The Oceans Of The Future

Fixed wings for the high seas<p>DARPA’s latest drone program just took a turn for the better. The Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node (TERN) is designed as a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) flyer for the U.S. Navy. Like their avian namesake, TERN will be a sea-based flyer. (It is unlikely …

Luxury San Francisco Commuter Bus is a Coffee Shop on Wheels

With a coffee bar, free WiFi and a distinctively laid-back vibe, the newest luxury bus line to hit San Francisco's streets offers all the comforts of your favorite caf on wheels. The recently launched company Leap lets you travel in style, socialize and get work done all at the same time. An …

Engineering students extinguish fire with sound

A pair of engineering students created a new type of fire extinguisher that uses sound waves to put out flames.<p>Imagine if all you needed to put out fire was a subwoofer. It's an idea that has been toyed with, theoretically, over the years -- DARPA demonstrated an acoustic extinguisher in 2012, …

Engineering

CloudSolar Helps Renewable Energy Fans Who Can’t Install Their Own Solar Panels

Solar panels are becoming increasingly affordable, but many people still face barriers to harnessing the power of the sun for their own homes. For example, they might live in an apartment or in a house where the roof is angled or structured improperly for solar panel installation.<p>A new Boston-based …

Solar Power

Who Knows More About Working Wood, Furniture Designers or Shipwrights?

In this YouTube channel, a Master Shipwright shares his knowledge and skillset--and shows you his massive 42" bandsaw<p>To some, four years of design …

Woodworking

This Beehive Design Produces Honey on Tap!

With industry endorsements like "F%#$ That's the Holy Grail of Beekeeping," you know these guys are onto something.<p>Stuart and Cedar Anderson are …

Beekeeping

Sony’s augmented reality glasses are now available to pre-order for $840

As Google begins working on a commercial version of its heads-up display wearable, Sony is stepping things up in double time, with the launch of its SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1 augmented reality glasses.<p>The device will be available in 10 countries this March, and pre-orders have already …

MSDS Studio presents simple furniture and lighting collection in Stockholm

<b>Stockholm 2015:</b> Canadian design firm MSDS Studio is launching a collection of wooden furniture and metal lighting in the Greenhouse area of Stockholm …

Furniture

Design Ideas for the Balcony (NYC Translation: Fire Escape Furniture)

German manufacturer Rephorm produces this line of nifty balcony-based products. Designed by Berlin-based Michael Hilgers, they're meant to bring some …

Industrial Design

Microsoft's HoloLens headset combines high-definition holograms with the real world

<b>News:</b> Microsoft has revealed an early version of an augmented reality headset called HoloLens that creates interactive holographic imagery in the …

Augmented Reality

Funny Drawing Series of a Character Battling His Maker

Imagine getting your head punched or getting smooshed to the corner of a page. That's what this character is going through, thanks to artist Alex Solis. For this new series, Alex shows a character going one-on-one with the artist. Watch as the boy fights back as he clamps his teeth down onto the …

InterAct

Project Ara, Google's Modular Smartphone, to Begin Trials This Year

When we last looked in on the Phoneblok modular smartphone, it was just a concept video. Fast-forward to 2015 and it's...a new concept video.<p>But the …

Mobile Technology

A Sound Hub Like No Other

The Bang & Olufsen Beosound Moment makes your music look as good as it sounds! It consists of two distinct parts: a base serving as an engine for …

Bang & Olufsen

Marvel Pays Tribute To Last Year’s Best Rap Album With Two Different Covers

Run The Jewels’ increasingly iconic logo is celebrated by Deadpool and…Howard The Duck?<p>Hip-hop dream team El-P and Killer Mike, collectively known as Run The Jewels, had a pretty exciting 2014. Their second album together, <i>RTJ2</i>, gained nearly universal critical acclaim, topped many year-end lists, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

NASA Promotes Newly Discovered Planets with Retro Travel Posters

In the spirit of lighthearted PR, NASA has rolled out three retro designs reminiscent of vintage travel posters advertising newly discovered planets. The planetary promotional material illustrates bona fide new planets in art deco style with flat images, classic fonts and a throwback color …

Posters