Who would’ve thought that a Japanese automaker would be the first to unveil a fully functioning hoverboard that works on multiple surfaces, even on water. The Lexus Hoverboard is the future of boarding, and employs an existing technology called superconducting magnetic levitation to levitate.
The Nikon Coolpix P900 can zoom in as much as a whopping 83x, allowing you to view the moon up close while it’s moving! In the video taken by nature photographer Lothar Lenz, you could see that the camera’s optical zoom takes eight seconds to get a close up of Earth’s most prominent satellite.
It turns out, even a robotic vacuum cleaner can aspire to be a Picasso in the hands of Japanese engineer who goes by the name HYdeJII. Armed with four PET bottles of paint, HYdeJII reprogrammed his Roomba, affectionately called Head-kun, to drop just a dribble of paint in random motions over a large canvas turning the automated vacuum into a lean mean painting machine.
They say that art takes time, but this laser proves that it doesn’t always have to be the case. In a matter of minutes, the specialized laser system at LasX Industries in Minnesota is able to come up with a magnificent piece of artwork that should look perfect in your living room. Andy Gikling is the man behind this particular design.
Watch as an incredibly adept robotic animal sprint and leap over boards as if signs of the apocalyptic end were just a skip and a hop away. A product of the innovative minds at MIT’s Biomimetic Robotics Lab, the Cheetah 2 robot utilizes 2D laser distance sensors to anticipate upcoming obstacles and adjusts its strides and jumps accordingly.
We’re still unsure whether to pet or be creeped out by Daniel Rozin’s PomPom Mirror. The interactive installation playfully reflects the actions of the person standing in front of it with the help of Microsoft’s Kinect camera positioned right above it to track one’s movements.
United Nude and 3D Systems brought together a collaboration from 5 creatives that made headlines at this year’s “Re-Inventing Shoes” exhibition at Milan Design Week. From the lattice work to the nature-inspired matrices, each novelty pair is an exploration on the limits of functionality and fashionable design.
Apiarists have something new to simplify the task of collecting honey. Invented by father and son beekeepers Stuart and Cedar Andersen, the Flow Hive is an ingenious beehive that eliminates the arduous process of extracting honey thanks to a spigot system connected to specially design honeycomb frames.
Coworkers who think you have the time to listen to them yap for an hour about absolutely nothing you care about is almost as annoying as bad coffee in the breakroom. Enter Luxafor, a tiny LED flag that attaches to your laptop that lets people know when you are free to chat or too busy to even look their direction.
While these Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures can stand on their own as beautiful and modern decorative pieces, their true potential is unlocked when spun around on its base. Artist and designer John Edmark from Stanford University looked to the natural Fibonacci sequence occurring in pine cones and sunflowers as his inspiration to create the 3D printed sculptures.