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The Kettle Black Cafe in Melbourne

Not just a cafe yet not quite a restaurant, the Kettle Black Cafe in Melbourne is a minimalist spot tucked away in the last heritage terrace on …

Mercedes-Benz F015 Concept

On a sunny day in Alameda, California, we waited patiently at the end of an abandoned naval airstrip for the silver torpedo-like Mercedes-Benz F015 Concept car to drive itself down and pick us up. Mercedes created this concept not as evidence of autonomous driving technology, but to showcase the …

Mercedes-Benz

Wrist-worn Medication Reminder

Because Alzheimer’s is associated with memory loss, a suffering patient’s ability to remember to take the medication that helps them can be severely …

A Modern Office Takes Over a Classic Building

Estelle Vincent Architecture was hired with the daunting task of designing the new headquarters of Ekimetrics within a classic Haussmann building on …

NASA Spacecraft Reaches Neptune on Its Way to Pluto

NASA’s Pluto-bound spacecraft has reached Neptune, officials said Monday.<p>Passing through Neptune’s orbit is the last major crossing before the …

Makeup Artist Paints Her Chin and Mouth to Look Like Cartoon Characters

While we might often dismiss the chin in our daily beauty routine, London-based makeup artist Laura Jenkinson highlights hers in a humorous tribute to cartoon personalities. She paints characters from Disney movies, Looney Tunes, South Park, and more onto her chin, lips, and the skin above them. …

Lips

Bottlass Designers Respond, Claiming Product Does Work and Is In Production

<i>Last week, we published a piece on the Bottlass packaging design in which I was critical of the concept. We were since contacted by Kyung Kook, the</i> …

Let there be Li-Fi: Meet the man who’s bringing connectivity to the world through LED

Sir Alexander Graham Bell may be better known as the guy who invented the first ‘practical’ telephone, but the Scottish scientist laid claim to an arsenal of additional innovations.<p>Among these were the photophone, a wireless telephone of sorts that enabled sounds (including speech) to be …

Beautifully Sloping Wooden Staircase Creates a Sense of Flow in the Home

We've recently seen some beautifully-designed staircases, and we can now add another one to our list. Arquitectura en Movimento Workshop crafted wooden, sweeping stairs that certainly don't disappoint. They're part of the SDM apartment, a two-storey home located in Mumbai, India.<p>The stunning …

Architecture

Jibo Family Robot Creates Unique Experience with Every Member of Your Household

As the world’s first family robot, Jibo could set a new standard for future human-robot interaction. This robot can be many things to different …

Designer Hilla Shamia Fuses Cast Aluminum and Tree Trunks to Create One-of-a-Kind Furniture Pieces | Colossal

<p>Product designer Hilla Shamia has developed a novel way to meld poured aluminum with irregularly shaped wood pieces to create sleek tables and …

Found: Earth-like planet in two-sun system. Are there more?

Astronomers have spotted an Earth-like planet orbiting a single star in a two-star system, roughly 3,000 light-years away.<p>The newly found world is the second Earth-like planet to be observed in a compact binary star system, but its discovery suggests there may be just as many planets in two-star …

Universe

New Photorealistic Illustration Videos of Everyday Objects by Marcello Barenghi | Colossal

<p>Since we last visited with Italian illustrator and graphic designer Marcello Barenghi last year, his wildly popular YouTube channel has gone into …

This Self-Folding Lamp Definitely Paves the Way For Real Transformers

With countless wires protruding from the side, as a lamp, this creation from researchers at Harvard is a disappointment at best. But as a …

Found! Oldest Known Alien Planet That Might Support Life

Astronomers have discovered what appears to be the oldest known alien world that could be capable of supporting life, and it's just a stone's throw away from Earth.<p>The newfound exoplanet candidate Kapteyn b, which lies a mere 13 light-years away, is about 11.5 billion years old, scientists say. …

Universe

A Tractor Beam Made Of Sound Waves

The device can move around centimeter-sized objects.<p>Tractor beams (short for "attractor beams," which can bring one object closer to another from a distance) are a common trope in science fiction. But could they be made in real life? Researchers made news earlier this year when they created a kind …

Physics

BMW Debuts Stunning Concept for a Solar-Powered Carport

The first of the BMW i3 electric cars recently arrived in the United States, and the company marked the occasion by debuting a concept for a solar-panel carport to charge the luxury vehicle. This eco-friendly structure provides their electric cars with a 100% renewable source of energy, and it …

Solar Power

Put a Ring On It: Nod Gesture Control Ring

Nod Labs envisions we’ll soon be interacting with our smart televisions, set top boxes, home appliances, connected lighting systems, and just about …

Mind-controlled prosthetic arm from Segway inventor gets FDA approval

Nearly eight years ago, DARPA, the US Defense Department's advanced research agency, set out to find a better solution for amputees than the metal hooks still widely used today. Now, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted its approval to one of the projects that came from that effort: a …

Electric aircraft are on the way: Stylish Airbus plane makes its first flight

While electric vehicles are gaining popularity in the automotive world, the aviation industry is also looking into ways to clean up its act.<p>French firm Airbus is best known for its large passenger jets — including the double-deck Airbus A380 — but its latest project is rather smaller.<p>The E-FAN is a …

Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo

The Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo, the visionary concept of a super sports car, for the new PlayStation® 3 racing game Gran Turismo® 6 was …

Lobstercycle: Motorcycle Sculpture Made From Lobster Shell

Photo: orzzs.com - via Daily Picks and Flicks<p>Remember that centipede crab that John posted yesterday? When it needs to go somewhere fast, it doesn't …

Unlikely: The Impossible and Improbable Objects of Giuseppe Colarusso | Colossal

<p>In this ongoing series titled Unlikely, artist and photographer Giuseppe Colarusso imagines bizarre and humorous objects, each of which is either …

Tel Aviv's Futuristic Skytrain Transportation System

While public transportation yields many benefits for population dense cities, there are also a number of downsides to it, such as congestion, environmental impact, and the high cost to the city. A new type of public transit system is being developed by NASA and Skytran to bring the future one step …

Tel Aviv

Futuristic Audi Fleet Shuttle Quattro for Ender’s Game Movie

Innovative, futuristic, cutting-edge design of <b>Audi Fleet Shuttle Quattro</b> will be displayed at Ender’s Game Movie, a virtual car based on Orson Scott …

Audi

Compact KIA Niro Concept Car with Butterfly Doors

KIA will unveil its latest dramatic <b>KIA Niro concept car</b> at 65th Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) in Frankfurt. It will be shown together …