Friday, October 31, 2008
Cardboard furniture is in now, especially as DIY projects. But seldom do you see cardboard structures as large as the one architect/design group B3 made for the London Design Festival last month. They made a whole Cardboard Cafe!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
So what does one do with thousands of bicycles? Igor Kenk’s record-setting collection have sparked myriad theories, ranging from the obvious: that he was planning to resell them all eventually in his used bicycle shop, to the eccentric: that he was saving them to melt them down during the next spike in scrap metal prices or was hording them for the eventual energy apocalypse.
Public transportation in large cities has made a huge impact on how much fuel is used and the amount of emissions produced. However, as more people turn to it to due to rising fuel costs, cities are looking for ways to make cleaner, more efficient buses to reduce those numbers even more, and Proterra has released a new hybrid bus design that may be the perfect solution.
Formula One racing is a fierce niche in the world of cars, but Mercedes-Benz wants to make that niche both fierce and emission-free. As part of the LA Auto Show's automobile Design Challenge, Mercedes has unveiled the Formula Zero Racer, their vision of the race car of 2025.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Many of us who were lucky enough to live near the sea will have fond memories of days playing in the sand with a shovel and pail. Some people took their talents a little further and got to work crafting incredible sand sculptures, like these sand artists in Norfolk, Virginia.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I hope you've got some time to kill, because the new MTV Music website is pretty much the coolest thing ever for music fans. At long last, the MTV name is being associated with music videos again, because the "music" channel has gone and put its entire archive of music videos online, all embeddable and in high quality. It's like Hulu for music videos, only with less ads (for now). And it's awesome.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Researchers at the John Innes Centre in Norwich have created a genetically modified purple tomato that could be used to help fight cancer.
These tomatoes combine genes from the snapdragon flower, which contains an antioxidant pigment called anthocyanin that has been known to have anti-cancer properties.
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Get going under the sea! No need to switch to discovery channel for that 2-D ocean tour. Get into the sea for yourself and explore the hidden wonders. No scuba diving or snorkeling this is. It’s way beyond your imagination. Well its now time to have your personal submarine after your luxist limousine, jet plane or yacht!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
The Italian state police have just received a customized Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 capable of 203 MPH to catch your ass anywhere you go. This Lambo isn't only about speed; it's also pretty smart, equipped with all kinds of high-tech police gadgets.
The Washup is a conceptual design for a toilet/washing machine combo to conserve water, save space, and provide a more ergonomic solution to typical washing machines interfaces.
The Washup was designed by Sevin Coskun of Turkey, and it was a Notable Entry at the 2008 Greener Gadgets Design Competition. The toilet-washer duo is smartly designed with a large capacity water tank to store the washing machine's waste. Of course, you would not have to wash your clothes in order to flush the toilet, as there is a conventional pipe into the toilet tank as well.
Friday, October 24, 2008
For starters, this is not really going to go down all too well with those who have big planet friendly posters in their hands and are extra-kind to every animal on the planet. Irrespective of all that, this custom crafted bike is really cool and it is so good that for a moment we thought that this was just an image of some concept creation set for the future.