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The flying car has arrived and it looks scary as hell

Deliver packages by drone? Yawn! Thorstin Crijns aims to transport <i>people</i> by multicopter, flying car style, and he actually built a brilliant/insane working prototype. A typical quadcopter won't cut it, so his machine has 16 separate motors and props, with a cluster of lithium-ion batteries to power …

Flying Car

Microcontroller based Useless Machine - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

We have seen a bunch of useless machines in the past but this Microcontroller based Useless Machine is a lot more fun since unlike the original …

DIY Smart Watch - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Smart Watches are taking quite a while to catch on. I think when the price comes down to the $50 range or they are included with your smart phone I …

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

You Built What?!: A Tesla Coil Gun That Produces Foot-Long Sparks

Modeled after a Nerf gun--but with 200,000 volts under the hood<p>While browsing a bookstore near his home in Seattle last year, Rob Flickenger came across a graphic novel titled <i>The Five Fists of Science</i>. The story portrays inventor Nikola Tesla as a crime fighter who battles his enemies with a pair …

Newly discovered greenhouse gas '7,000 times more powerful than CO2'

A new greenhouse gas that is 7,000 times more powerful than carbon dioxide at warming the Earth has been discovered by researchers in Toronto.<p>The newly discovered gas, perfluorotributylamine (PFTBA), has been in use by the electrical industry since the mid-20th century.<p>The chemical, that does not …

Rechargeable Waterproof Bottle Lamp - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

When the power fails you could look for the candles that are tucked away in the kitchen drawer, but why not have a Rechargeable Waterproof Bottle …

Articles about 7 modern spaces pacific northwest on Dwell.com - Dwell

A strong creative streak runs through the Pacific Northwest, which has recently led to a number of startups popping up in cities...<p>With its serene beauty, we believe that Portugal is a must-see destination for all design lovers.<p>Nestled quietly on a bluff amidst flat farmlands and late-1800s German …

Pacific Northwest

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Design

Meet Darcy: The Cutest Little Hedgehog in the World

Tokyo-based Instagrammer Shota Tsukamoto proudly snaps shots of his pet hedgehog named Darcy (best known as @darcytheflyinghedgehog), arguably the cutest little hedgehog in the whole world! The spiky little girl is the epitome of “aww-worthy” as she comfortably sits in a shoe, lounges on a deck of …

Cute Animals

Extremely Intimate Portraits of Polar Bears Swimming

Seattle-based photographer Paul Souders recently won the “Animals in Their Environment” category in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition for his incredible image of a polar bear submerged in water. We were pleased to discover that the wildlife photographer had plenty more …

Designing for sustainability: what are the challenges behind green materials?

Learning to surf in California's frigid breakers, Todd Copeland, a design guru at the Patagonia clothing company, concluded that wet suits weren't cutting it. Sure, a traditional Neoprene suit could keep him warm, but the suit's material could be synthesised only from non-renewable, …

Sustainability

‘4D-printed’ shape-changing dress and jewelery by Nervous System

http://www.dezeen.com/2013/12/03/kinematics-4d-printed-shape-changing-jewellery-by-nervous-system/<p>The objects that come out of design firm Nervous …

Staff Picks: Best Cars of the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

What was once a relatively small-potatoes event on the international auto show circuit now plays host to a number of major debuts, and we were on the scene at the 2013 Los Angeles auto show to comprehensively cover all the new sheetmetal. This year, a wide array of concept and production vehicles …

Gorgeous Greenland Reflections of Stunning Blue Glaciers

Landscape photographer Michael Quinn takes us on a visual adventure with this series entitled <i>Greenland Reflection</i>. Each photograph features a stunning display of natural formations that seem to float along the surface of the rippling blue water. Light reflects all around, producing intense shadows …

Glaciers

True I.D. Stories #15: Contract Killer

<i>This is a true story. Descriptions of companies, clients, schools, projects, and designers may be altered and anonymized to protect the</b> …

Career Development

IntelClinic’s NeuroOn Launches On Kickstarter, Promises To Let You Sleep Like Da Vinci

If you need a better night’s sleep you can either kick the chickens out of your bed (true story) or try something like the NeuroOn. Designed to work as a sleep mask and neural sensor, the system knows when you are in deep REM sleep and slowly wakes you when you will be most alert and refreshed. It …

RF Safe-Stop shuts down car engines with radio pulse

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1033000/1033484_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534467544_68ff3b0773e0b4011fb5f0149e977ec6<p><b>A British company has demonstrated a prototype device capable of stopping cars and other vehicles using a blast of electromagnetic waves.</b><p>The RF …

Engines

Rare Video Captures Tiger Making Its Kill

Wildlife<p><b>By K. Ullas Karanth, Director for Science-Asia at the Wildlife Conservation Society</b><p>Tigers are the largest of all living wildcats. Over the course of two million years, nature fine-tuned them as master predators through a trial-and-error process we call Darwinian evolution. Hunting alone, a …

Ninja Blocks Open Source Cloud Enabled Computers Offer Easy Home Automation (video)

If you enjoy tinkering with home automation devices and systems you might be interested in Ninja Blocks, which are small open source cloud enabled …