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Check out this amazing keyboard created in partnership with Porsche Design

The mPiano<p>Alpha Piano has partnered with Porsche Design to create the mPiano, a truly stunning work of technology and design. An actuator sits underneath each key allowing the user to adjust the resistance and pitch of each key via an iPad app. You can even change the feel of the entire piano at …

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'Pacific Rim' featurette explains why giant robots were built to battle massive monsters

<i>Pacific Rim</i> is about skyscraper-sized robots and monsters fighting to the death in the Pacific Ocean. But there are people in the movie too — after all, the monsters, or Kaiju, are looking to wipe humanity off the face of the earth. In a new featurette released today, director Guillermo del Toro …

8 Designs That Rethink the Way We're Buried

The way we bury our dead hasn’t changed much over the past two thousand years. But it <i>needs</i> to change soon, according to a group of designers, …

This Throne of Books Is Your Own Private Personal Library

There's an endless number of distractions that can prevent us from curling up with a good book. So the folks at the London-based design studio, Tilt, …

Pakistani Folk Art and US Drones Collide in These Ornate Paintings

Pakistani-American artist Mahwish Chishty was originally trained in painting miniatures in her native Lahore. But these days, Chishty is also …

Art

The Cutlery You Use Changes the Way Your Food Tastes

Be careful next time you reach for a spoon: your choice of cutlery could significantly affect the way your food tastes.<p>That's according to new …

This Nesting Storage Beats Any Set of Russian Dolls

Moving house has never been easier than with this amazing set of nesting storage units. Designed by Sasa Mitrovic of TwentyTree, an amazing six …

Furniture

Driving Volkswagen's 261 MPG Car Is Like Driving The Future

Volkswagen wanted to build a 235 MPG car. Now, 15 years after setting that challenge for themselves, they've exceeded their goals in almost every …

Elderly Japanese man sues public TV network for overusing English

To a surprising degree, the Japanese language is littered with foreign loan words, many of them English. Terms ranging from "internet" to the quotidian "rice," and everything in between, get shoehorned into the native syllabary, turning "compliance" into the tongue-twisting "conpuraiansu." Many, …

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A tearful David Beckham applauds the crowd during his last ever game. More sports here http://totallycoolpix.com/2013/05/coolest-sports-pix-of-2013-week-20/

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Meet B, the flying car that'll make it even easier to terrorize local wildlife (video)

Sometimes, when a remote-control car and a remote-control helicopter love each other very much, they come together and produce something like the B. Well, okay, that's not exactly how this small flying car came about, but it's a nice story. Witold Mielniczek, a computational engineering Ph.D. …

An inside look at the world's largest solar-powered boat

Freedom, GlaxoSmithKline World Headquarters, Philadelphia. Sculpture by Zenos Frudakis, 2001 (o)

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Using Google Glass: at the Indy 500 and Coca-Cola 600

A day in the life of a hungover cyborg<p><i>I am not a shy man.</i><p>I stood in the bathroom of my hotel room in Indianapolis, repeating those words to myself in the mirror. I needed to find courage in those words. I needed to find resolve.<p>I needed to find the strength to walk downstairs to the hotel bar …

Bicycle culture and style - velo 2nd gear by Gestalten

Listen To Music Through Your Cheekbones While You Swim Laps

It's hard to listen to music while you're swimming because even waterproof earbuds that actually stay on try to conduct sound through air to reach …

3 crazy new knots to try: the Eldridge, the Trinity, and the Cape. (via His Style Diary) http://ow.ly/lnjlU

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Watch philosopher Daniel Dennett explain how to reprogram your brain

Drawing from the recently published <i>Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking</i>, philosopher and scientist Daniel Dennett breaks down the rhetorical signals that can indicate a shifty argument ("surely" and "rather" among them), the mental "programs" that can help people better dissect the world …

Lizard Umbrella Deters Umbrella Thieves - Technabob

Tired of having your umbrella stolen or used by some random stranger when you need it the most? Designers Kim Seokhui, Kim Seongjin, and Kim Dasol …

Cat Beards, A Photo Meme Where People Place a Cat in Front of Their Face to Make a Furry Beard

Cat Beards is a <i>purrrfect</i> photo meme where people position their cat’s chin in front of their own face and make it look as if they have a furry beard, …

Beards