Mixing modern technology with traditional animation, Macy's holiday window displays in New York are one of the must-see experiences this Christmas season! Award-winning designer and Macy's director of windows Paul Olszewski created this year's six Broadway-side displays which were done in a modern vintage Steampunk style. Inspired by the "Make-a-Wish" Foundation, the story…
Added by alice on December 11, 2011 at 12:00pm —
You may think this illuminated map created by BBC is stunning at first, but once you realize that this tragic image displays the location of 2,396,750 road crashes in Great Britain from 1999 to 2010, your delight will quickly fade away. Each light point is an individual collision which resulted in a casualty. The intensity of brightness shows where collisions are more…
Added by Eugene on December 7, 2011 at 1:00pm —
For West Collect's Annual Artist Competition, Tyree Callahan modified a 1937 Underwood Standard Typewriter to invent what he calls a Chromatic Typewriter. The typewriter began as a concept, but as he was replacing the letters on the keys with colors, his curiosity got the best of him and he decided to actually try it out. Not only does the Chromatic Typewriter really work, but…
Added by Claire on December 6, 2011 at 12:30pm —
Makoto Hirahara's Bright Blinds are not what you would expect. At first glance, they look like an ordinary pair of blinds, but upon further inspection you'd be surprised to find out that there's actually no window behind them. So what do these blinds do if they don't block out sunlight?
Hirahara's Bright Blinds actually serve a lamp-like function. They are made of electroluminescent (EL) sheets, which means that you can control the amount of light the… Continue
Added by Claire on December 3, 2011 at 10:30am —
The Little Printer is an adorable product that Berg Cloud has been working on and has finally decided to release in 2012. Users subscribe to feeds, such as News Headlines or Four Square, and the Little Printer prints them onto a 10 inch receipt-like strip of paper. It even goes a step further and filters the feed so that it "can bring you paper deliveries, regularly, quietly and…
Added by Claire on November 30, 2011 at 3:30pm —
Remember Tamagotchis? Those little toys that became your very own digital pet you could feed and play with? Well, if you liked those, then you definitely need to see this. The Biome Smart Terrarium by Samuel Wilkinson is like an adult Tamagotchi, a flora terrarium that is controlled by your iPad or iPhone. The Terrarium contains sensors that monitor its needed, such as water,…
Added by Claire on November 17, 2011 at 1:25pm —
Art isn't just about dragging a paintbrush or a stick of charcoal across a sheet of paper anymore. Even just using a camera isn't enough for this modern day and age. Artists like Ayaka Ito use computer programming to create something new and exciting.
Graphic designer and illustrator Ito, who originally hails from Japan but currently resides in New York City, tells us that she… Continue
Added by Pinar on November 5, 2011 at 7:30am —
This small piece of technology, measuring 3.2 inches in diameter and 1.44 inches deep (8.18 x 3.66 cm), will change the way we live forever. There is no doubt that the Nest Smart Thermostat will take over households in the upcoming years. After all, who wouldn't want one of these devices in their homes, especially when it only costs $249? What exactly makes this thermostat so… Continue
Added by Claire on October 26, 2011 at 1:00pm —
This will be either the most overhyped piece of camera technology in modern times or the start of something revolutionary. (I'm hoping it's the later.) About four months ago, Lytro announced that they were building a consumer digital camera that claimed it will be the biggest technological jump since we started talking megapixels over 20 years ago.
The pocket-sized… Continue
Added by alice on October 19, 2011 at 1:30pm —
Panasonic announced that they plan to compete in the Ironman triathlon in Hawaii, with three 7" high robots. Each robot is specialized for each of the three events; swimming, biking, and running, which comes to a grueling 140 mile race. Now, while human competitors get only 17 hours to complete the race, the Evolta robots will be given a week to finish because they are 1/10th the size of a normal… Continue
Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on September 30, 2011 at 3:00pm —
Although this concept has been done before
, hopefully we will being seeing these stunning jetbikes go into production in the near future.
Designed by Jaewan Jeong, the Gladiator's Bike
images are gorgeously rendered and simply embody speed. While technology may… Continue
Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on September 30, 2011 at 8:00am —
Sometimes nature does it best, which is why so many automobiles and aircrafts draw inspiration from it. William Brown's concept for the Lockheed Stratoliner Hydrogen Jet is no different. The Stratoliner was inspired by the form of a Bar Tailed Godwit, a bird that boasts the record for longest non-stop flight at an amazing 7,258 miles!
Not only does The Stratoliner… Continue
Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on September 22, 2011 at 4:30pm —
Everything around us is being labeled 3D - movies, televisions, you name it. But, is today's version of 3D truly three-dimensional? With his prize-winning thesis project, Greg Tran explains how real 3D is supposed to work and how it's going to be applied in the future. The way he visualizes it for us is amazing.
via [… Continue
Added by Eugene on September 22, 2011 at 12:00pm —
At the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show, Audi will be showcasing its brand in a separate, temporary building designed by German firm Schmidhuber + Partner.
The exhibition in the Grand Hall leads visitors through the newest vehicle presentation, followed by a number of highlights and a technology park where interactive exhibits and displays show how Audi asserts its claim to cutting-edge… Continue
Added by Eugene on September 9, 2011 at 11:30am —
The Iris Tablet is one of those things that we all wish we knew was coming. Instead, we have to wait patiently for the technology to be developed.
Chinese designers Liu Wei, Yao Kai Chi, Hong Ruei Hong and Cheng Ya Fang conceptualized the new tablet that combines a transparent touchpad with an OLED display with augmented reality capabilities.
Added by Eugene on September 3, 2011 at 1:30pm —
PlanetSolar's TÛRANOR is currently on its way to becoming the first solar-powered boat to circumnavigate the globe. Driven by a silent, pollution-free electrical engine that is powered exclusively by solar energy, the PlanetSolar team has two goals in mind. The first objective is to show that current technologies aimed at improving energy efficiency are reliable and effective. The second is… Continue
Added by Eugene on August 31, 2011 at 4:00pm —
Russian firm Orbital Technologies plans to open the very first space hotel in history by 2016. The space hotel, or "Commercial Space Station," as it's officially called, will float 250 miles above Earth. The hotel can accommodate a maximum of seven people at one time.
To prepare, tourists will have to undergo special training that can take up to three months, depending on the type of spacecraft they fly to the hotel. The firm says that stays can range from three days… Continue
Added by Eugene on August 19, 2011 at 3:30pm —
After putting up considerable resistance, Apple executives finally let the Metropolitan Transportation Authority release renderings of the Apple store planned for New York's famed Grand Central Station. As expected, Apple makes good use of the monumental space, keeping things clean and simple, and not taking anything away from the station's classic architecture.
At 23,000 square… Continue
Added by Eugene on August 18, 2011 at 10:30am —
Reminiscent of roughed up combat veterans reuniting, NASA's retired shuttles Discovery and Endeavour had a rare nose-to-nose encounter last week, while trading places at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
According to NASA: "The space shuttle fleet began setting records with its first launch on April 12, 1981 and continued to set high marks of achievement and endurance through 30… Continue
Added by Eugene on August 16, 2011 at 4:00pm —
Today marks an important day in LEGO history. Three LEGO
figures just successfully launched off towards Jupiter aboard a rocket carrying Juno, a space probe that will explore the planet for the duration of a year. A joint project by NASA and LEGO created these mini figures, which were modeled to resemble the famed Italian… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on August 5, 2011 at 11:30am —