Interactive Objects

Patio Furniture Transforms into DIY Bike-Powered Generator

Patio Furniture Transforms into DIY Bike-Powered Generator

When riding a stationary bicycle, it easy to feel as though you aren't getting anywhere or doing much of anything other than managing a quick workout. The cardio is great, but what if you could capture

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Meet Pepper, the world’s first robot who can understand your feelings

Meet Pepper, the world’s first robot who can understand your feelings

A new iPhone edition. Rolling Stones tickets. An adorable and emotionally intelligent robot. These are things that sell out in no time flat. “Pepper” is the diminutive robot from Aldebaran, a

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“La Cage aux Folles” architectural folly combines pipe bending with digital fabrication

“La Cage aux Folles” architectural folly combines pipe bending with digital fabrication

The installation was inspired by two concepts-Mongolian yurt and cage-like structures. It resembles a yurt in its structural design, as it is comprised of small wooden rods arranged in circles that join

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PhoneDrone turns your smartphone into an autonomous flying object

PhoneDrone turns your smartphone into an autonomous flying object

Ready to buy a drone but the cost is a bit prohibitive? You may be able to reduce the cost by turning your powerful smartphone into a PhoneDrone. Simply dock your phone in the drone and watch it go. What

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Fantastic Cities is an architecture-themed coloring book for adults

Fantastic Cities is an architecture-themed coloring book for adults

This unique coloring book coming from Chronicle Books features immersive aerial views of real cities from around the world alongside gorgeously illustrated, Inception-like architectural mandalas. Artist

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The SpamCam is a Clever Pinhole Camera Made from a Can of Spam

The SpamCam is a Clever Pinhole Camera Made from a Can of Spam

For most of us, it might be difficult to figure out what there is to see in a can of Spam. However, what there is to see through a can of Spam is an entirely different story. F295 user 'underbyte' has

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The world’s first plantable coffee cup replenishes local flora

The world’s first plantable coffee cup replenishes local flora

In America alone, over 145 billion disposable coffee cups are discarded annually. People's coffee habits have led to a startling amount of waste, much of which fails to end up in recycling bins. Then

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Elon Musk uses Iron Man-inspired holographic 3-D user interface to print a rocket part

Elon Musk uses Iron Man-inspired holographic 3-D user interface to print a rocket part

After Elon Musk announced plans to post a video of himself using a holographic computer interface inspired by the one Tony Stark uses in the film Iron Man, it looks like the Tesla CEO and inventor has

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Ambio lamp glows with bioluminescent bacteria instead of electricity

Ambio lamp glows with bioluminescent bacteria instead of electricity

A Dutch designer has created a lamp that needs no electricity: it consists of a glass tube filled with bioluminescent bacteria taken from octopuses and suspended in a saltwater solution. All it needs in

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New treeless, inkless paper could save entire forests of trees

New treeless, inkless paper could save entire forests of trees

In research funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, a team at the University of California developed a multi-use option for one of our most ancient mediums: a reusable "paper" that has been created

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The Hemingwrite digital typewriter lets you write your masterpiece – distraction free

The Hemingwrite digital typewriter lets you write your masterpiece – distraction free

Ever wanted to write like Hemingway but find there’s just too much distraction in the digital world? A new Kickstarter project could provide the answer to your literary prayers. Hemingwrite is a

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Stephen Hawking says AI could spell the end of the human race

Stephen Hawking says AI could spell the end of the human race

Professor Stephen Hawking has revealed in an interview with the BBC that he believes, "The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race." Since Professor Hawking is in

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Merve Kahraman’s Revitalizer Wax Lamp Melts and Re-creates Itself Over Time

Merve Kahraman’s Revitalizer Wax Lamp Melts and Re-creates Itself Over Time

The Revitalizer Wax Lamp is not your typical light fixture. Created by London-based designer Merve Kahraman, the lamp features a wax shade that goes through a cycle of melting and reshaping. The lamp

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Let Your Dog Take a Bite Out of Boredom With This Eco-Friendly Puzzle Toy

Let Your Dog Take a Bite Out of Boredom With This Eco-Friendly Puzzle Toy

Elegance and a balance of form and function aren't normally the attributes one would normally associate with a dog toy, but this little gem isn't your average ball. The Odin, named after the inventor's

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Biome is a Smart Living Flora Terrarium You Nurture With Your iPad

Biome is a Smart Living Flora Terrarium You Nurture With Your iPad

25 The flora terrarium is encased in a high tech capsule that works a little like a live Tamagotchi. Low energy lighting is integrated into the capsule to replicate sunlight, while sensors provide real

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6 Green Outdoor Halloween Decorations to Spookify Your Home This Season

6 Green Outdoor Halloween Decorations to Spookify Your Home This Season

Sure, Halloween is still a few weeks away, but if you're planning to put up any outdoor decorations, it's a good idea to start thinking about your options. Waiting until the last minute to dress up your

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Moleskine Livescribe Notebooks Turn Handwritten Notes into Digital Files

Moleskine Livescribe Notebooks Turn Handwritten Notes into Digital Files

Classic stationary and notebook purveyor Moleskine has taken a leap into the future with their new Livescribe 3 smartpen that turns your notes into digital files. The amazing notebook is paired with a pen

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Brilliant Device Could Completely Replace Crutches!

Brilliant Device Could Completely Replace Crutches!

It is astonishing that the design of crutches hasn't changed much since they were invented about 100 years ago. Behzad Rashidi’s brilliant Sit & Stand Walking Assistant addresses this anachronism

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Fixing Germany’s Least Bike-Friendly City? There’s an App for That!

Fixing Germany’s Least Bike-Friendly City? There’s an App for That!

When Wiesbaden, Germany, was proclaimed the country's least bike-friendly city by a leading cycling club, local creative agency Scholz & Volkmer teamed up with artists Manfred Kraft and Tom Kresin to

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World’s First TransAtlantic Scent Message to be Sent From New York to Paris

World’s First TransAtlantic Scent Message to be Sent From New York to Paris

Tomorrow the world’s first scent message will be transmitted via text by Harvard Professor David Edwards at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Edwards is also the CEO of Vapor

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Wi-Fi Connected Collaborative Cooking Machine Lets 5 Chefs Cook Together from Afar

Wi-Fi Connected Collaborative Cooking Machine Lets 5 Chefs Cook Together from Afar

The Stockholm-based project is the work of Christian Isberg, Petter Johansson Kukacka, Lasse Korsgaard and chef Carl Berglöf, who see it as a "project about how food, interaction and anonymity can create

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Hand-Powered Golden Goose Gadget Scrambles Eggs Without Breaking the Shell

Hand-Powered Golden Goose Gadget Scrambles Eggs Without Breaking the Shell

To achieve the perfect egg, chefs and amateur cooks often labor with spatulas, forks, whisks and a host of other utensils. So inventor Geraint Krumpe of Y Line Product Design envisioned a much simpler,

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Artist Chris McVeigh Pays Tribute to Retro Technology with LEGOs

Artist Chris McVeigh Pays Tribute to Retro Technology with LEGOs

The LEGO master has used the retro bricks to pay tribute to some of our favorite technology from the not so distant past. The minimalist designs are clad in the signature tans, browns and yellow hues that

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Miguel Chevalier Transforms a Former Church Into a Colorful Pixelated Setting for a ‘Magic Carpet’ Ride

Miguel Chevalier Transforms a Former Church Into a Colorful Pixelated Setting for a ‘Magic Carpet’ Ride

Artist Miguel Chevalier transformed the entire floor of the former Sacred Heart of Casablanca Church into a mesmerizing pixelated Magic Carpet. His interactive installation uses sound and lights to create

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Futuristic LED ‘Dragon’ Chandelier Lights Up With a Smartphone App

Futuristic LED ‘Dragon’ Chandelier Lights Up With a Smartphone App

Dragon is a unique light that needs the user's involvement and interaction to function. Thanks to its modular design, it can be arranged and re-arranged into 256 organic forms. It features six different

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Colorful NUZZLES Warming Huts Provide Soft Shelter on a Frozen River in Winnipeg

Colorful NUZZLES Warming Huts Provide Soft Shelter on a Frozen River in Winnipeg

Toronto-based RAW Design designed these colorful warming huts for ice skaters at the frozen Assiniboine River in Winnipeg. These fun sculptures called NUZZLES are made from foal bristles and can be serve

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Ototo Turns the Produce Aisle into an Extraordinary Organic Orchestra

Ototo Turns the Produce Aisle into an Extraordinary Organic Orchestra

Ever dreamed of owning a melodic melon, harmonious horseradish, or pitch-perfect pineapple? The Ototo synthesizer developed by London-based Dentaku allows musicians of any level to turn the produce aisle

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Gorgeous Interactive Map Shows Every River in the Continental US

Gorgeous Interactive Map Shows Every River in the Continental US

The conveniences of modern life have a way of distancing us from our natural environment - few people who live in cities have an intimate knowledge of the rivers, streams, and basins that supply their

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Spree Smart Headband Tracks Exercise Performance While Keeping the Sweat Out of Your Eyes

Spree Smart Headband Tracks Exercise Performance While Keeping the Sweat Out of Your Eyes

Are you an exercise nut? Do you long for specific information that will help you reach aggressive fitness goals? If so, you've probably got a lot in common with the team at Spree Sports. Frustrated by

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Goldee: The World’s Smartest Light Switch Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

Goldee: The World’s Smartest Light Switch Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

Goldee has leaped aboard the smart home bandwagon with new technology that promises to revolutionize our relationship with light. Dubbed the "world's smartest light switch," the minimalist black square

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