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A Wild Half Copter, Half Plane Drone

The Zelator-28 takes home first place in the Airbus Cargo Drone Challenge for its super-streamlined yet highly functional design. Conceptualized for …

Unmanned Aircraft

Hackers create 3D printed TSA Safe Skies master key, release blueprints

Jul 25, 2016 | By Alec<p>Is 3D printing a real threat to our safety and security? Leaving the 3D printed gun debate aside for a moment, 3D printing does …

Security

Wearable drone that Unstraps from your Wrist to take photos and then Flies back

Nixie is a wrist watch like thing that becomes a camera drone when you want it to be. And it only takes a gesture to set it off. It is a little …

Wearable Tech

This Tiny Camera Takes Pictures Of Space That Would Make NASA Blush

The Tiny1 is a point-and-shoot designed for astrophotography.<p>Ever been out under a beautiful night sky, and tried to take a picture of it with your smartphone or a handheld camera? If so, you know how bad the results usually are: the sky-filling moon in a sea of bright stars reduced to a smudge of …

Moon Missions

Researchers create skeleton robot with human-like muscles

The strands of muscles work just like the real thing.<p>If robots that mimic animal or human behavior are your nightmare fuel, turn away now. Researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology went one step further with a skeleton robot, giving it human-like muscles to help with movement. The …

Robots

Robotic furniture aims to help make room in tiny apartments (Tomorrow Daily 389 show notes)

Ori isn't available to the public yet, but its three-in-one room design is a reflection of the rise of micro-apartments in major …

Robots

90 Instagram accounts to follow for daily graphic design inspiration

When it comes to getting a daily dose of inspiration for your graphic design projects, nothing beats the visual delights of Instagram. From global …

Design

Walk on Water: Christo Unfurls 1 Million Square Feet of Golden Cloth

Known for his work on large-scale art projects, including the world’s biggest interior art installation, artist’s latest piece features over …

Urbanism

This Boeing private jet is a flying luxury home

Imagine if you owned a 2,400-square-foot luxury home with the ability to fly you and 39 of your closest friends to anywhere you want in less than 17 hours. Next month, China's HNA Aviation Group will take delivery of a new Boeing 787-8 private jet. As configured, the 787 Boeing Business Jet, has a …

Houses

This Chinese SUV Has More Power Than A Chevrolet Corvette

BYD is best known abroad as an electric vehicle maker, but in China, the company is famous for its cheap compact cars, trendy SUVs, and manically fast hybrids. The fastest is the BYD Tang, a monstrous plug-in hybrid SUV; it has a combined output of 505 horsepower and 820 Newton meters of torque.<p>For …

Electric Vehicles

Boeing's solar-powered airplane looks ridiculous, but it might just be crazy enough to work

The first solar-powered airplane completed an intercontinental flight four years ago last week. NASA’s Pathfinder made headlines with its pilotless, …

Aerospace

Prusa Shows Us the New i3 MK2 3D Printer and Where the Community is Headed

Josef Prusa’s designs have always been trustworthy. He has a talent for scouring the body of work out there in the RepRap community, finding the most …

3D Printing

The Apple Watch epitomizes how Apple lost its magic touch

This would have never happened if Steve Jobs was still alive.<p>I've heard and seen this phrase overused since the Apple co-founder and former CEO passed in 2011. Everything software-related at Apple seemed to go down the crapper after he passed. I never thought I'd ever write those words myself, but …

Apple News

We've seen Magic Leap's device of the future, and it looks like Merlin's skull cap

Depending on the reality you seek, the latest virtual reality news is either really nifty or really dorky.<p>The much-hyped startup Magic Leap – backed by Google, Warner Brothers, JPMorgan Chase and others – recently won a patent for the design of an augmented reality headset. The device, according to …

They see me Rollin'

Why did we stop innovating at the Paint roller? It surely isn’t perfect, right? It gets supremely annoying at the corners, for sure. The Edge Roller …

Lillium: The Private VTOL Plane Of A Quieter Future

The Jetsons? No, they're our loud neighbors. We're the Ducted Fandersens.<p>The European Space Agency is incubating a new kind of aircraft. Revealed today, the glossy, white, egg-like form of the craft resembles nothing so much as an airplane designed by Apple. The planned two-seater will be …

Game of Drones: The best aerial companions money can buy

The age of drones is upon us. Aerial photography and videography is now as simple as playing a video game, and innovative manufacturers are taking …

Tipic's smart Tulèr kitchen features a sink that appears with the wave of a hand

<b>Milan 2016:</b> Italian design studio Tipic has created a smart kitchen countertop that integrates various interactive functions including a sink that …

Kitchens

Ready to Get Naked? 3D Scanning Smart Scale & Mirror Allows You to See The Truth

Although it’s easy to lose sight along the way as you are carving out time for that chilly early morning run, afternoon yoga, and even arm weights at …

3D Printing

The first Low Poly Motorbike

Automobiles are usually characterized by flowing organic forms. The kind that would increase the car/bike’s aerodynamics, allowing it to cut through …

Aerodynamics

The Orb of Hi-fi Audio

You may have heard of the name Crazybaby. They’re the guys behind Mars, a high fidelity speaker, that levitates. After that absolute biggie, the …

Wi-Fi

Water-ception

It may sound a little strange and redundant, but swimmers get dehydrated, and constantly need fluid intake. Obviously chlorinated water, even though …

Swimming pool

Pollution → Art

Remember when this Chinese artist just stood on the roads of Beijing for a 100 days with a running vacuum cleaner and used all the air pollution he …

Air pollution

Finally, a camera that can live stream virtual reality

The medium of virtual reality is just beginning to blossom and developers are experimenting with how to take advantage of the technology. There have been first-person video games, immersive films and interactive dioramas, but the worlds of live streaming video and VR have yet to really meet.<p>That's …

Photography

This High-Tech, Connected Nightstand Does More Than Charge Your Phone

Furniture

This Wristwatch Has No Hour Hand—Just A Subtly Shifting Color Gradient

Designer Jiwoong Jung's concept is an elegant ode to one of the oldest tricks in the color book.<p>Color gradients were one of the earliest computer design tools in programs like PowerPoint and Paint, offering amateurs an opportunity to channel their inner Albers. Now, Jiwoong Jung—a young Seoul-based …

Art

Toyota's Setsuna is an amazing wooden concept car designed to last generations

Debuting at Milan Design Week next Monday, Toyota's Setsuna is probably the most unique concept car to debut from a major automaker this year. If it's not obvious from looking at it, this adorable little roadster is made almost entirely of wood — Japanese cedar and birch, to be specific — and was …

Concept Cars

This New Suitcase Design Claims To Be The World’s First Smart, Collapsible, Hard Case Luggage

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Travel Gear

MEEM Memory Cable Automatically Backs Up Your Smartphone Every Time You Charge (video) - Geeky Gadgets

Shares 207<p>Kelly Sumner has created a new innovative charging cable that also automatically backs up your smartphone every time you connect it to …

Phones