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A Simple Ceramic Watch Born From Dieter Rams’ Design Philosophy

A Simple Ceramic Watch Born From Dieter Rams' Design Philosophy

At $440 it's not the cheapest or most functional timekeeper you can strap to your wrist, but if aesthetics are your priority when buying a watch, you're not going to find anything simpler or cleaner than one created using Dieter Rams' design philosophy .

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Andrew Liszewski

August 15th

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Racing To Build Ikea Furniture Is a Guaranteed Relationship Destroyer

Need a quick way out of a relationship? The folks at Buzzfeed have come up with the most perfect weapon of mass destruction for marriages, friendships, and even family ties. It simply requires a pair of couples to go head-to-head in a race that has them assembling a single piece of Ikea furniture.

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Andrew Liszewski

August 15th

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An Airbag Belt Could Help Protect Seniors’ Hips From Nasty Falls

An Airbag Belt Could Help Protect Seniors' Hips From Nasty Falls

It doesn't matter how much milk you drink, at a certain age your bones start to lose their strength, eventually putting you at risk for broken limbs and even worse: a broken hip that hinders your mobility. So similar to the airbags in your car, this safety belt instantly inflates when it detects the wearer is falling, cushioning areas like the hip bone to help prevent injury.

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Andrew Liszewski

August 15th

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This Clever Carpet “Printer” Brushes Pictures Onto Your Rugs

This Clever Carpet "Printer" Brushes Pictures Onto Your Rugs

You know that incredibly satisfying feeling of seeing a freshly vacuumed carpet with the fibers all perfectly upright and unmarred by footprints? Designer Yuta Sugiura has found a way to take advantage of that effect to print detailed images on a rug or carpeting using a handheld machine he developed and built.

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Andrew Liszewski

August 15th

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16 Ways To Use FLIR’s Incredibly Fun Predator-Vision iPhone Camera

16 Ways To Use FLIR's Incredibly Fun Predator-Vision iPhone Camera

There's no doubt about it, being able to see more than just the visible spectrum is the closest thing most of us will ever have to superpowers . Seeing the world through its heat signature is almost like having x-ray vision, and let's not forget, even the Predator made sure to bring his thermal camera with him on his hunting trip to earth.

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Andrew Liszewski

August 15th

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A Star Wars Making Of Book That Focuses On Models, Not CG

A Star Wars Making Of Book That Focuses On Models, Not CG

Computer graphics and digital effects are integral to summer blockbusters like Guardians of the Galaxy today, but back in 1976 when Lucas created his visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic to help realize the original Star Wars, miniature models were the tools of the trade for special effects—as this limited edition version of Sculpting A Galaxy beautifully illustrates.

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Andrew Liszewski

August 14th

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A Thousand Tiny Robots Swarming Into Shapes Like Intelligent Insects

A Thousand Tiny Robots Swarming Into Shapes Like Intelligent Insects

Since the first crude automatons running on clockwork mechanisms, mankind has been working to build the perfect artificial copy of ourselves for centuries. But what's a more accurate recreation of a human? A robot made of various components and wires all cobbled together? Or one made of billions of tiny robots all working together like the atoms that make up everything around us?

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Andrew Liszewski

August 14th

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A Plush-Disguised Camera Lets Drivers Keep an Eye On Back-Seat Infants

A Plush-Disguised Camera Lets Drivers Keep an Eye On Back-Seat Infants

There are plenty of distractions you should be ignoring while driving, like your smartphone. But others, like your infant in a car seat behind you, you simply can't ignore. So instead of taking your eyes off the road to turn around and check on them, or futzing with your rear-view mirror, the Always in View straps a covert wireless camera to any seat, sending a constant live-view of junior to a display on your dashboard.

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Andrew Liszewski

August 14th

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NASA Released Free 3D-Printable Models Of Its Probes and Spacecraft

NASA Released Free 3D-Printable Models Of Its Probes and Spacecraft

There are very few private citizens with enough money to recreate NASA's fantastic space explorations. But, there are plenty of private citizens with enough money to buy a 3D printer, and now that NASA has released a bunch of free 3D models of many of its interstellar crafts and probes, almost anyone can build their own miniature space fleet.

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Andrew Liszewski

August 14th

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A Carbon Fiber Stapler Is Definitely More Lustworthy Than a Swingline

A Carbon Fiber Stapler Is Definitely More Lustworthy Than a Swingline

In recent years carbon fiber has developed a nasty habit of turning up in places it really doesn't belong. Its woven black finish might look neat on a mousepad, but the ultralight material should stick to places it really belongs like on high-performance race cars, in any product coming from the aerospace industry, and office supplies—definitely office supplies.

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Andrew Liszewski

August 13th

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