Eric Yeh

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Video Demonstrates a Chickens Ability to Stabilize Its Head | Colossal

<p>Yes, it’s an ad, but it’s a darn good one. This fun video from Mercedes-Benz demonstrates a chickens (as well as many other birds) ability to keep …

The Negative Space of a House Cut Inside a 908-Page Book | Colossal

<p>Your House is limited edition artist’s book by Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson that depicts the negative space formed by his home located …

Polar: A Fun Modular Pen Made of Powerful Neodymium Magnets | Colossal

<p>Is it a toy? A tool? It’s both, and it’s amazing. Polar is a modular pen and stylus made of 12 neodymium magnets that can be disassembled for all …

Adobe’s Experimental Stylus Just Got Real, And Is Coming Within a Year

When Adobe unveiled its first attempt at building hardware tools—a stylus called Project Mighty and a digital ruler called Project Napoleon—last …

San Francisco

Bocci at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Via urdesign.it: During this year’s London Design Festival eleventh edition, the Canadian design brand Bocci is presenting a lighting installation at …

Borrow These 5 Smart Startup Habits To Maximize Your Productivity

Startups create systems of efficiency to make organizations maximally awesome. That works for individuals, too.<p>“Entrepreneurship, by definition, is the art of creating systems that generate more value for less effort,” Contently cofounder Shane Snow writes on LinkedIn. “Startups realize that the …

6 Ways To Be A Hemingway-Level Productive Badass

Like they always say: Where there’s an indomitable will, there’s a Hemingway.<p>To say that Ernest Hemingway is a writer’s writer is an understatement, just as to say that George Plimpton is an editor’s editor is an understatement. And in the mid-1950s, the author of <i>Farewell to Arms, the Sun Also</i> …

A Reflective Six-Legged Wolf Covered in Mirror Shards by Tomoko Konoike | Colossal

<p>As part of her current exhibition titled <i>Earthshine</i> at Gallery Wendi Norris (which is also her American solo debut), Japanese multidisciplinary …

How Analogies Shape Your Thinking

You might just think of analogies as being clever constructions, put together by smart people, to help you understand complex problems—but there's …

Science

With The iPhone 5S, Apple Is Making You The Device

Why the iPhone 5S’s fingerprint sensor is the next step toward the ultimate Apple product: iYou.<p>Apple has always been good at convincing people to interact with their computers by making them more intimate. The Apple II convinced people they needed a computer in their homes; the Mac …

Navy SEAL Lessons For Operating Successfully As A Team

Every person counts. And four other important rules to work by.<p>In the military, there are shared beliefs, consistent values, and deep traditions across all military units. In comparison, it’s often unclear in businesses what values a company operates with. In the military, certain protocols exist …

Turn Your Slow Bicycle Into A Turbo-Charged Electric Speed Demon

If you have a regular bicycle but want to try electrifying it for a change (perhaps because you need a break from strenuous exercise), then the Rubbee, a device that brings electricity to any bike–and for less money than most dedicated e-bikes–could be for you.<p>The Rubbee is essentially a power-pack …

The Ultimate Sign Of Success: An Open Calendar

Everyone has a million things to do. True success is having a million things to do but only doing a few of them.<p>“Busy” is the modern equivalent of “fine.”<p>Ask people how they’re doing and they’re highly likely to tell you they’re “keeping busy” or “we had a busy summer” or “you know, busy as usual!” …

10 Quick Productivity Hacks To Make Life At Work Better

It can be extremely difficult to maintain creative momentum at the office. That’s why these tips are so simple to implement–but pay off big time.<p>Things are going pretty well in the office.<p>You’ve hit a good groove and the work is getting done. The workplace environment is even, amazingly, fun. …

Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Batteries: These Devices Power Themselves With Radio Waves

What if we could power the “Internet of things” simply by remixing existing electromagnetic signals?<p>If you’re living in a city, or any somewhat densely populated area, you’re likely cloaked in TV and radio waves invisible to the naked eye. But what if our devices could harness this ambient energy? …

Ashton Kutcher On Preparing To Play Steve Jobs The Way Steve Jobs Prepared For Presentations

With his lead role in the new biopic, Jobs, Ashton Kutcher steps into the shoes–and black turtleneck–of an icon. Here, he talks about preparing to portray someone famous for obsessing over preparation–and everything else.<p>The company that Steve Jobs built enjoyed an unprecedented winning streak over …

The Sticky Connection Between Smoking Pot And Being A Super Successful Entrepreneur

What makes an entrepreneur?<p>A combination of privilege, smarts, and risk-taking–with the potential for seriously high earnings.<p>That is according to a new paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research. The scholars Ross Levine and Yona Rubinstein combed though a major longitudinal survey of …

Microsoft’s New Ergonomic Keyboard Just Wants To Be Sexy

Can something be good for you and sexy, too? That’s precisely what Microsoft is hoping.<p>“Sexy” is the worst word to use regarding industrial design, but it’s had staying power for a reason: Sexy has a guttural appeal that you can always explain but never fully quantify. It’s why large breasts don’t …

Computers Can Write Jokes Now, Too

Taking another step in their ongoing quest to steal all the jobs in the world, a pair of computer scientists at the University of Edinburgh have created a computer program that can generate original jokes in the timeless, sexist, “I like my women like I like my coffee…” format.<p>As the scientists …

A Lego Set for Budding Architects, With No Instructions

Architecture Studio, a new set from Lego, comes with 1,210 white and translucent bricks. More notable is what it lacks: namely, instructions for any …

Once Upon A Time At The Office: 10 Storytelling Tips To Help You Be More Persuasive

Storytelling is the most effective to way to get your point across. Here are some expert tips for doing it right.<p>Once upon a time, in a faraway kingdom, there was a salesman who traveled the countryside, peddling his wares. Everyone loved his product except the evil king, who wanted to do away with …

Now There’s A Google Glass App To Remind You To Drink Water

Do you feel like you need automatic reminders to stay hydrated and drink your water? CamelBak is working on it. The high-end water bottle maker hired the Digital Surgeons agency to create a Google Glass app to remind users to stay hydrated. CamelBak Thirst promises to offer “real-time hydration …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Shepard Fairey Obeys Space Station Request to Create Mission Badges

Shepard Fairey is going to space. Or at least his handiwork is. The high-profile street artist was tapped to create the official badge for the International Space Station.<p>The entrepreneurial artist and activist created an indelible image for a campaigning President Obama and recently helped Neil …

A Kit To Grow Bugs At Home, To Eat!

Don’t think of it as eating bug babies. Think of it as protein gardening.<p>As the population grows, so, too, will its hunger for meat. By 2050, meat production will need to surge by 50% to quell demand. The only problem is, producing so much (red) meat is already an environmental nightmare. And we …

Disney’s Crazy Invention Lets You Feel Phantom Objects Floating In Air

You know how Kinect lets you interact with virtual objects? A groundbreaking project called Aireal lets you feel them, too.<p>Microsoft’s Kinect is an amazing device. It can track virtually any motion you make, allowing your real body to interact with an amazing invented world. There’s just one catch: …