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Meet the Makers: Lightchimes. GADGETS 1. Printable, electrically conductive gel with unprecedented electrical performance synthesized. Stanford researchers have invented an electrically conductive gel that is quick and easy to make, can be patterned onto surfaces with an inkjet printer and demonstrates unprecedented electrical performance.

Printable, electrically conductive gel with unprecedented electrical performance synthesized

The material, created by Stanford chemical engineering Associate Professor Zhenan Bao, materials science and engineering Associate Professor Yi Cui and members of their labs, is a kind of conducting hydrogel -- a jelly that feels and behaves like biological tissues, but conducts electricity like a metal or semiconductor. That combination of characteristics holds enormous promise for biological sensors and futuristic energy storage devices, but has proven difficult to manufacture until now. The research recently appeared in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Printing Jell-O. Scientists gain understanding of self-cleaning gecko foot hair. Imagine the money you'd save if you bought a roll of duct tape and could use it over and over again without having to toss it in the garbage after one use.

Scientists gain understanding of self-cleaning gecko foot hair

Wall-climbing robots, bioadhesives or other sticky substances can benefit greatly from a recent discovery about the self-cleaning and reuse abilities of a gecko's foot hair by a University of Akron graduate student-researcher and his partners. Their work was published in the June 13 edition of Interface, the Journal of the Royal Society. The sticky yet clean attribute of this discovery is the gecko toe pad and its ability to repeatedly attach and detach to a surface. Future Timeline. 12 Events That Will Change Everything, Made Interactive. Futurology: The tricky art of knowing what will happen next.

23 December 2010Last updated at 02:38 By Finlo Rohrer BBC News Magazine.

Futurology: The tricky art of knowing what will happen next

Tomorrow is built today. Explore Ancient Egypt. Explore Ancient Egypt.

Explore Ancient Egypt

History: Egyptians. Ancient Egypt - Menu page. Ancient Egypt - Gods, Pyramids, Mummies, Pharaohs, Queens, Hieroglyphics, History, Life in Ancient Egypt, Maps. Pyramids. Tombs of Ancient Egypt. The Met’s Islamic Wing Opens, and the Debut of the Moroccan Courtyard. Shimogamo House by Edward Suzuki Associates. Edward Suzuki Associates have designed the Shimogamo House in Kyoto, Japan.

Shimogamo House by Edward Suzuki Associates

Shimogamo House by Edward Suzuki Architects “To be able to see green from every room”—such was all that the client requested. In order to meet this demand as well as to enable the residents to feel a sense of spaciousness in the rather small 360 square meter corner lot tightly flanked on two sides by neighboring houses, the long applied concept of “Interface” was again used here.

Luxurious Cave Hotel in Turkey. Turkey: Selected Internet Resources (Portals to the World, Libra. Design For Mankind. The Anatomy Of An Infographic. Information is very powerful but for the most bit it is bland and unimaginative.

The Anatomy Of An Infographic

10 Awesome Tools To Make Infographics. Advertisement Who can resist a colourful, thoughtful venn diagram anyway?

10 Awesome Tools To Make Infographics

In terms of blogging success, infographics are far more likely to be shared than your average blog post. 10 Astounding Infographics Comparing Money Matters Around the World. 47 Flares Google+ 2 Twitter 31 Facebook 4 Reddit 1 StumbleUpon 1 Pin It Share 0 LinkedIn 8 inShare8 47 Flares × It goes without the saying that comparing wealth and spending in different countries is almost impossible: people work, earn and even spend differently – moreover, their ways of life and views can be too different to compare.

10 Astounding Infographics Comparing Money Matters Around the World

However, we still try to compare because people move around the world and they want to know what they can expect in different corners of the globe. Here are the 10 greatest examples of information graphics comparing money, spending and earning around the world: 1. CONTEMPORIST. Magazine > Digital Interiors: Pixel Furniture. Last month we brought you an article on Japanese designer Kunihiko Morinaga’s pixel-inspired fashion designs, but it seems that the mighty pixel hasn’t limited its sights to the catwalk...they’'re invading your home too.

Magazine > Digital Interiors: Pixel Furniture

That’s right, MS Paint has come to your living room. These 8-bit inspired furniture designs are the brain-child of Barcelona born London-based designer Cristian Zuzunaga. Prezi - The zooming presentation editor. Visual Complexity. 100 Principles for Designing Logos and Building Brands. Color Theory. Hot or Cool? Color-Changing Chameleon Tiles.

IdeaPaint: Turn Your Entire Office Into a Whiteboard. Why didn't you think of this?

IdeaPaint: Turn Your Entire Office Into a Whiteboard

John Goscha, at the ripe old age of 25 ditched a job offer at Goldman Sachs, and instead began marketing IdeaPaint, which is simply a paint that turns any paintable surface into a dry-erase board. The benefit--besides being able to brainstorm on almost every inch of your office--is that the paint is half the cost of whiteboard and better-performing--you can leave marks up indefinitely, and they won't stain the wall. IdeaPaint Dry-Erase Board Paint. IdeaPaint Dry-Erase Board Paint If you’re like us, you’ve got notes everywhere– in old binders, on wall-stuck post-its, on your computer desktop… Having just moved in to a new office, we’d like to add a new dimension to our hand-written brainstorms, and a dry erase board is a logical step forward. Writable – Table With Writing Surface by Tianyu Xiao. Write on a Table The Writable is a fun and interactive look at how we can spark up the conversation around the coffee table. Three flip panels at the centre house chalkboards on the underside with a chalk discreetly held in place.

Women in Business. I’m sure you’ve been filling out a RFP, or some mundane company information form, when you see the section that asks if your company is a Women-Owned Business. My company is not run by women, however, I work with several companies that have women owners and key stakeholders. There are some advantages to being a women-owned business, but according to this infographic, women still only hold 3% of c-level positions. This is changing though. This infographic shows some positive numbers around salaries and GMAT numbers. 5 Ways Your Business Can Beat Its Competitive Bullies. It has been a fascinating week, with seven talks in three days in four cities throughout California. At each stop, as I walked participants through the Outthinker Process, what stuck out for me most--beyond marveling at Red Bull’s unique U.S. headquarters, which is constructed around a giant skateboarding ramp--was how differently the executives from billion-dollar companies and those of entrepreneurial startups saw the world.

Davids and Goliaths naturally operate by different playbooks. New York Times Newsroom Guide to Useful Web Sites. New York City's Dragonfly A Locavore Wet Dream. Photo courtesy of: Vincent Callebaut Architectures Architect Vincent Callebaut will have locavores drooling if his 128-floor vertical farm concept is actually realized. The Dubai-esque Dragonfly addresses issues like food production and agriculture in cities that are horizontally-challenged for space like New York City. The concept supports housing, offices, laboratories and twenty-eight different agricultural fields. Set at the Southern bank of New York's Roosevelt Island, the Belgium-designed Dragonfly consists of two towers and is completely Hobbit free. Free 3D models, materials, textures and tutorials for Rhinoceros, 3DS Max, C4D and all other programs. Kitchen Cabinet by He Ruimin.

10 Tips for Designing Presentations That Don't Suck: Pt.1. Powerpoint has produced more bad design in its day that perhaps any other digital tool in history with the possible exception of Microsoft paint. In this post we’re going to address the epidemic of bad presentation design with ten super practical tips for designer better looking and more professional presentations.

Along the way we’ll see a number of awesome slide designs from Note & Point along with some custom examples built by yours truly. PHOTOSHOP. Blueprint-Style Text in Adobe Illustrator - Layers Magazine. Texture Packs. Free High Res. Textures. [CG Textures] - Textures for 3D, graphic design and Photoshop! Free Stock Textures - High Resolution Free Photos. Rust Textures Pack – 21 Free Images. Texture Warehouse. Ico (Windows Icon) Format.

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Cool furniture. 15 Amazing Chair Designs. Creative and unusual chairs made by the world’s most talented designers. Laundry Chair. Hug Chair by Ilian Milinov. Cradle Chair: Big Basket Seat Rocks Adults Gently to Sleep. Space Saving ‘Tulip’ Shower Blooms into a Luxury Bathtub. 100 Creative Furniture. Universal lamp shade polygon building kit.