Tokyoflash Breathalyzer Watch [Video]


For people who need to know the time and their blood alcohol level, this new watch concept from our friends at Tokyoflash can’t hit the market soon enough. The concept design features an asymmetrical case in stainless steel and a color-coded BAC results display. Just open the port, blow inside, and then call a cab. […]

Receipt Racer Game is an “Ecological Disaster” [Video]


Made during the OFFF Festival in Barcelona on June 8th 2011, Receipt racer is a game that uses different in and output devices, in this case a PS3 controller and a thermal receipt printer, to create a unique gaming experience. [Receipt Racer]

Smell-o-Vision: Coming Soon?


We still don’t have hoverboards or robot maids, but a collaborative effort between Samsung and the University of California San Diego may make sure we do still live at least partly in the future we imagined. Behold, geeks, I give you: Smell-o-Vision. Virtual smells have long eluded developers by being too difficult to control, impractical […]

Giant OLED Globe Displays Geo-Cosmos [Video]


This gigantic globe, which is the world’s first large-scale spherical OLED, is composed of 10,362 OLED panels and is part of Mitsubishi Electric’s “Geo-Cosmos” exhibition at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo. [Via]

Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus [Video]


Check out this awesome animated infographic dissecting the nature and ramifications of Stuxnet, the first weapon made entirely out of code. This video was produced for HungryBeast, an Australian TV program that airs on Australia’s ABC1 [Vimeo]

Hot New Beachwear for the Summer: 3D-Printed Bikini

Behold the N12, the first 3D-printed bikini ever, a high-tech garment that’s the result of a collaboration between Continuum Fashion and Shapeways. For something that’s completely customized to your own shape, the price isn’t even too bad – the top will set you back about $260 and I assume the bottom is comparable (it’s currently […]

The Beer Can Robot [Video]

The Transformers: beer cans in disguise! [Youtube]

EDWARD – Electric Diwheel With Active Rotation Damping

Students from the University of Adelaide’s School of Mechanical Engineering have build a pretty cool human operated diwheel as a school project, and I must say, the thing looks REALLY fun to drive, even though it might make me a bit nauseated after a while. Check it out: This project by students in the School […]

Introducing the PS Vita [Video]


Armed with dual analog sticks, front- and rear-mounted cameras, a multi-touch backing, 5-inch OLED touchscreen, sixaxis motion sensor, wifi, 3G (through AT&T, which sent a round of boos through the audience), and a slew of games designed to utilize its multiple control systems, the PS Vita is a packed-to-the-gills next-gen for the PS3. Retail price […]

Tech Start-Up Offers New Hires Free Beer, Skinny Jeans

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Maybe before this week no one had heard of Hipster, a San Francisco company that lets people post queries and answers to others in their geographic area using the Web and a mobile phone, but with their new-hire incentives, everyone is talking about them. If you are hired by–or if someone you recommend is hired by–the […]

Space Age Designs from the PopSci Archives


Years before Sputnik launched and even longer before The Jetsons debuted, Popular Science was tracking Space Age trends in automobiles, appliances, architecture and interior design. Check out the PopSci gallery of Space Age-design articles from 1951 – 1968, which include everything from rocket-shaped cars to a lunar-base summer camp. [PopSci]

Asteroids! Moons! Planets! CASSINI MISSION Film Has It All

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“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” – Carl Sagan This is the quote designer and director Chris Abbas recalls when discussing CASSINI MISSION, the film he created using stills from the NASA image archives. Abbas’s love for space is evident in his treatment of the footage (isn’t the soundtrack perfect?), but his statement on […]