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Paired With AI and VR, Google Earth Will Change the Planet

Author: Cade Metz. Cade Metz Business<p>Date of Publication: 06.29.15.<p>Time of Publication: 11:30 am. 11:30 am<p>The James Reserve is a place where the …

No, Phones Aren't More Accurate Than Fitness Wearables

A study recently appeared in JAMA that essentially claimed that your smartphone was as good or better at tracking your activities as a wearable …

Want to Build a DIY Star Wars-themed Drone? These People Did

There’s something that connects Star Wars fans to drones and we can see why. For lovers of airborne action who also love sci-fi, these rugged flying machines are just the thing.<p>Below you’ll find the latest builds from drone enthusiasts, but we’re also looking forward to seeing your own DIY projects …

Cutting Edge Chopper

Bespoke and hand-crafted from entirely new materials, the Sylvester is probably the least chopped of chopper bikes. Though not built from “scratch,” …

X-Rayed Toys by Brendan Fitzpatrick | Colossal

<p>Photographer Brendan Fitzpatrick whose floral x-rays we first featured back in 2012, just released three new collections of x-ray photos including …

Philippe Starck launches MASS cycling collection at Eurobike

French designer Philippe Starck has unveiled four electric bicycles and a collection of matching cycling accessories at the Eurobike event in Germany …

Athos Biometric Apparel – Wearable Technology for Fitness

<b>Athos</b> is an American company that develops wearable gear to monitor your workout. Athos clothing line is equipped with hi-tech sensors that require …

Wearable Tech

This New Moleskine Is Like An iPad Made Of Paper

Like to be creative on paper but hate the thought losing your best ideas? Moleskine may have a solution.<p>Ask companies like Adobe and Fiftythree, and they’ll tell you that tablets are the future of drawing. Give in, and get used to the concept of touching a stylus to your screen. Because as hardware …

Roger Federer In A Class Of His Own

Roger Federer is in a class of his own – an outlier amongst the world’s best tennis players.<p>If pushed, my ‘greatest ever sportsman’ would be Roger …

How to Keep Beer Cold, Outside, with No Electricity: The eCool

Beer was reportedly invented sometime around 5,000 B.C. So it's shocking to think that refrigeration wasn't invented until the 19th Century. Because …

Molecular Gastronomy For the Kitchen Technologist

Molecular gastronomy began as a scientific exploration of the chemical and physical processes of cooking, a scientist’s search for “the mechanisms of …

Why We Need Infographics (and How to Make Them Great)

<i>Alexander Huls is a freelance writer who has been writing about pop culture for over five years. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, National Post, Film School Rejects, and more. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with</i> …

Closca's Collapsible Bike Helmet

What deters many from strapping on a helmet before biking to the grocery store or utilizing a city's bike-share program is oftentimes the burden of carrying around the bulky (but potentially life-saving) accessory after the bike is parked. Here's where the foldable bike helmet from Valencia, …

FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 – Illustrated Football Player Portraits

FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 – a series of illustrated football player portraits from different nations.<p>The countdown is on! There are only a few days …

Apple M7

The Apple M7 motion coprocessor is Robin to the Apple A7's Batman. Watson to its Sherlock. Chewbacca to its Han Solo. You get the idea. It's …

Designing A 1,000-MPH Car

The long journey to make the fastest car on the planet<p>Apart from a brief break in the 1960s and 1970s, British engineering and drivers have played a dominant role in setting the land speed record in the fastest cars on the planet. Starting from Lydston Hornsted’s Benz No. 3, which broke the record …

Fantastic Fungi: The Startling Visual Diversity of Mushrooms Photographed by Steve Axford | Colossal

<p>To think any one of these lifeforms exists in our galaxy, let alone on our planet, simply boggles the mind. Photographer Steve Axford lives and …

Speed Sisters: The Middle East's All-Female Motor Racing Team

The Speed Sisters (aka Betty, Marah, Mona, Rhana and Noor) are the subject of a documentary by Amber Fares. The film—which is still in production—follows the lives of the Middle East's first all-female motor racing team, their struggles not only as women in a male-dominated sport, but also in one …

Grafitti Transforms Boxcar Into a Vintage Nintendo Controller

Train graffiti isn't uncommon and is something that might not catch your eye. But if you were stopped at a train crossing, you'd surely notice this boxcar made to look like a giant Nintendo Entertainment System game controller. The painted car includes the large plus sign and bright red buttons we …

Google Just Turned Gmail Into Pinterest

Tired of waves of daily ad spam? What if they looked more like Pinterest?<p>Gmail’s new-ish tabbed inbox offers the mechanized convenience of sorting all of your solicitations–your Groupons and Gap coupons–into one pile away from your more important email.<p>Right now, that pile–called the Promotions …

Gmail

Lite-Brite Grows Up: Flatpack Paper Lamp

This flat-packed, laser-stitched lamp shade invites endless customizations.<p>A dark paper lampshade wrapped in a laser-stitched triangular grid, the Take-Off Light provides an elegant platform to play with light and shadow—simply poke out and pattern at will. German designer Maximilian Schmahl …

Admittedly Creepy Exoskeleton Adds Music To Your Every Movement

It sounds cruel to say, but traditional dancers are little more than highly trained marionettes. Even after countless hours of training, of bending their body to sheer will, it’s ultimately the directors, choreographers, and musicians who dictate their movements and shape the vision of the …

Smiley Face Screws by Yuma Kano | Colossal

<p>The next time you grab the toolbox for a quick home improvement project, forget boring old flat or Phillips head screws, these happiness-inducing …

Adjustable Geometric Wall Coverings by Dsignio

Geometry lovers rejoice! Dsignio has created a new collection of wall coverings for Harmony by Peronda called GEN, and it’s a geometry enthusiast’s …

Furniture

Impressive Space Invaders 3D Street Art in Switzerland

From now till April 10, students on the EPLF campus in Lausanne, Switzerland can witness an awesome piece of art. Street artists Leon Keer and Remko van Schaik spent six days creating a 3D artwork of Space Invaders, those video game characters we all grew up with in the late 70s and early 80s. The …

The Color Palettes and Symmetry of Wes Anderson - The Fox Is Black

Since the release of <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel</i> there’s been a streak of interesting stories around Wes Anderson and the way he creates his films. The …

Wooden Skate Decks Beautifully Designed by Laser Engraving

Customized skate decks are nothing new, but you've probably never seen them look like this before. Brooklyn-based design studio Magnetic Kitchen used their talents and laser cutter to permanently transfer artwork onto premium maple wood boards. The process creates a unique embossed effect by …

Rooftoppers Secretly Climb 650-Meter-High Crane in Shanghai

Russian photographers and adrenaline junkies Vitaly Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov, who are no strangers to traveling to the world's towering skyscrapers and climbing them with absolutely no safety gear, have recently conquered the second tallest building in the world. The daredevil duo managed to …