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Dock 312's Magnetically-Joined Flatpack Endtables

Magnetically-joined furniture doesn't have a very long commercial history. We first saw Eveline Pieters' Green Tuna Design brand and Joene …

Spectacular Death Star Fire Pit Welded by 84-Year-Old Grandfather

A steel fire pit handcrafted in the likeness of the Death Star has become a Reddit sensation and touched off a new family business. Jennifer Allison, who goes by Bandia5309 on Reddit, received the galactic fire pit as a Christmas gift from her 84-year-old grandfather. He welded the fire pit from …

This Chameleon Teacup Will Match Any Saucer

A matching tea set is one of life’s simple pleasures, but how could you ever decide on just one pattern? Cup & Saucer, by Japan’s D-Bro design studio, insists that you don’t need to.<p>The cups in this series actually have no pattern at all. Instead, they’re painted with a perfect, palladium surface …

Incredibly Detailed Cityscapes Recreated from Artist's Memory

Netherlands-based artist Stefan Bleekrode has the incredible ability to work straight from memory and create newly-imagined but highly realistic cities. His series titled <i>Cityscapes</i> features places in the United States and Europe drawn in stunningly minute detail. Bleekrode's inked artworks include …

Chrome Dog Mural by Bik Ismo at Art Basel Miami | Colossal

<p>Puerto Rican street artist Bik Ismo created this fantastic metallic dog mural for the Raw Project at the Jose De Diego Middle School during Art …

Song of the Car: 1957 BMW 507

Thanks to Carl Fisher, Miami is a city with roots in the automotive industry. In the early 1900s, the manufacturing baron from Indiana (where he opened the first US car dealership) used his fortune to transform the swampy southern Florida town into a vacation paradise for his friends, who would …

Twisted and Curled Forms Carved from Pine Wood by Xavier Puente Vilardell | Colossal

<p>Brussels-based sculptor Xavier Puente Vilardell turns blocks of wood into twisting, curled objects that look more like scrolls of paper or pieces of …

WhatsApp introduces 'near-uncrackable' encryption for Android

WhatsApp is integrating new software into its system which will render encrypted messages pratically uncrackable, according to a senior cyptography developer<p>WhatsApp is to incorporate software into its system which will encrypt its users' messages, making it near impossible to for hackers or even …

This man can hear Wi-Fi

LONDON — Frank Swain can hear Wi-Fi, and he's been tuning in to the city's networks for the past week.<p>It's not "the result of a sudden mutation or …

A Speaker That Defies Gravity

Mars is a new home music hub that fuses sci-fi design with precise, thoughtful engineering. The magic behind Mars lies in its revolutionary …

DARPA circuit achieves speeds of 1 trillion cycles per second, earns Guinness world record

Officials from Guinness World Records today recognized DARPA's Terahertz Electronics program for creating the fastest solid-state amplifier …

British food winning over the French

“You can’t trust people whose cuisine is so bad.” It was 2005 when France’s president Jacques Chirac made his infamous put-down of his British neighbours.<p>But almost 10 years on, British food is flying off French shelves – so much so that posh crisps from companies such as Tyrrells are known as …

Pomegranate-Champagne Punch

makes 12 Servings<p>Every good party needs a Champagne punch recipe. Pomegranate juice adds a sweet-tart note—not to mention, a festive color.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup water<p>1/2 cup sugar<p>2 750-ml bottles chilled brut Champagne<p>1 1/2 cups white rum<p>1 1/4 cups pomegranate juice<p>1 large lemon, thinly …

Breakthrough fibre optic technology can transfer the entire internet in a single glass strand

A new type of fibre optic cable developed by researchers in the US and Netherlands has smashed data transfer records, managing to squeeze 255 …

Bob Schiller aims to revive Dutch bicycle manufacturing industry with Epo

<b>Dutch Design Week 2014:</b> the frame of this bicycle by Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Bob Schiller is made using automated processes borrowed from …

Philippe Starck Dreams Up Super Green Prefab System

The famed designer on how his modular living system offers a new, greener take on housing.<p>"Building one’s own house can be a source of extreme danger," says French designer Philippe Starck. "We all know when it starts, but we never know when it is going to end or how much it will cost in the …

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U.S. spy agency predicts a very transhuman future by 2030

The National Intelligence Council has just released its much anticipated forecasting report, a 140-page document that outlines major trends and …

Will This Successfully-Kickstarted "Air Umbrella" Turn Out to Be the Real Deal for 2015?

Industrial design student Quentin Debaene's Dyson-Powered Invisible Umbrella concept generated strong interest when we showed it to you last year. …

Yovo Photo Sharing App Uses Slatted Fence Optical Trick to Prevent Screenshots

In the ongoing app battle to keep private photos safe and sound from unintended recipients (and the general public), a new app called Yovo – You Only …

This App Turns You Into The Silver Surfer Of Subatomic Space

Matter is a new game that shrinks you down to the size of a boson to show you how vast the space between particles really is.<p>If you were able to shrink yourself to the size of a subatomic particle, the world would look very different. You’d find yourself floating in what appeared to be outer space, …

LAYER: A Stackable Plywood Chair by Oliver Schick Design

Seeing how chairs look when they’re stacked in a tower, Oliver Schick Design created LAYER, a stackable plywood chair for Mitab. The lightweight …

Andreessen on Finance: ‘We Can Reinvent the Entire Thing’

Twitter. Facebook. AirBnB. Marc Andreessen, co-founder of the $4.2 billion venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, has backed them all -- along …

One of The Rarest Cloud Formations in The World Is About to Appear in Australia

Known as morning glory clouds, these long bands of cigar-shaped formations can stretch up to 1,000 kilometres in length. And they can only be seen …

What BitTorrent users reveal about the world

Researchers say they’ve uncovered two interesting patterns about peer-to-peer file sharing of movies, music, and more.<p>The team analyzed an …

New Imaging System Promises 12-Times More Color Sensitivity than a Traditional Sensor

What’s the use of an image sensor that’s 12 times more color sensitive than the human eye? We’re not entirely sure, but thanks to a team of …