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Temperature-Sensitive Glass

Temperature-Sensitive Glass
Product Details Color-changing dyes and additives have been offered in paper, plastic, and textiles for some time, but this product takes the idea into a new area: glass tiles. Offered in a range of colors and sensitivities, the tiles change color based on ambient temperature, body temperature, or water temperature. The textured glass surface layer protects and highlights the color-change film on the tile. The tiles come in six standard lines.

Fridge concept on Industrial Design Served Fridge concept Outside surface of the fridge looks like compositionwith right and clear geometry. There is light on the doors, that also showswhen the fridge is on. When the door is open light is switching on and off.In this project all elements have new places. Thefirst new thing is an inclined triangle shelf for comfortable keeping the bottlesthere. 10 Cool Beverage Drinking Gadgets Collection of useful drinking gadgets and creative inventions that promise to make our lives easier and more enjoyable. Bottle Top Bottle tops turn your can into a spill-proof bottle. Just snap onto the top and enjoy your favorite beverage without spills. Roll ‘n Pour Rocking beverage server helps you pour beverages from bulky and heavy bottles without spills or dropping the bottle. Liquor Lock Keep the “unwanted customers” from running your bar dry. Master Opener In addition to opening regular cans, this cool Master Opener can break vacuum seals, open pull tabs, twist off screw tops, and crack open soda and beer bottles. Draft Beer Faucet Traditional uses include draft beer systems like kegerators, however the creative folks at the Food Network prefer to use it to turn watermelons into cocktail kegs. Binocular Flask On the outside it appears to be a regular pair of binoculars, but is in fact a flask in sheep’s clothing. Bottle Clip U Fizz Tired of Coca-Cola and Pepsi? Aqua Jar Lemon Squeezer

11 cheap gifts guaranteed to impress science geeks Science comes up with a lot of awesome stuff, and you don't need a Ph.D, a secret lab, or government funding to get your hands on some of the coolest discoveries. We've got a list of 11 mostly affordable gifts that are guaranteed to blow your mind, whether or not you're a science geek. Click on any image to see it enlarged. 1. Aerogel Also known as frozen smoke, Aerogel is the world's lowest density solid, clocking in at 96% air. Aerogel isn't just neat, it's useful. Price: $35 2. Inside these sealed glass balls live shrimp, algae, and bacteria, all swimming around in filtered seawater. EcoSpheres came out of research looking at ways to develop self-contained ecosystems for long duration space travel. Price: $80 3. NASA has been trying to figure out how to get a sample of rock back from Mars for a while now. Every once in a while, a meteorite smashes into Mars hard enough to eject some rocks out into orbit around the sun. Price: $70+ 4. Price: $150 5. Price: $110 6. Price: $80 7. Price: $15 8.

FlexibleLove - the extraordinary expanding chair It’s a little embarrassing when a crowd of friends descend on your doorstep and you don’t have enough chairs to seat them all. However, if you have a FlexibleLove chair - you won’t have anything to worry about. This fabulously functional chair = is constructed almost entirely from recycled cardboard and recycled wood waste and can expand to hold up to16 people! Read on, you’ll be amazed at what this single piece of furniture can do… At first glance, the design of the FlexibleLove chair seems quite simple, but once you see how quickly and easily it can be expanded and contracted, you really appreciate the complexity of its design. How does cardboard manage to hold the weight of up to 16 people? The FlexibleLove was designed by Chise Chiu, a young designer from Taiwan. When the FlexibleLove chair is first used, about two millimeters (about 1/10th of an inch) will bend, but these marks across the surface will eventually level off, leaving a velvet-like appearance.

Looxcie, a Camera Recording Everything You See Looxcie, a Camera Recording Everything You See Looxcie is a ~$200 camera you plug into your ear, which then records everything you see, following your field of vision. Several hours are recorded, with new stuff overwriting the old... and if you saw anything interesting, you click its button and have the last 30 seconds saved and shared on YouTube and other networks. To tune and manage the camera and see the clips you download an app onto an Android phone like Google Nexus. This looks like a very interesting tool (albeit with a name that could be easier to spell). Often when you get out a camera a) the thing you spotted is already over, or b) people suddenly take on an “official video camera” posture, completely changing what they just did (and babies may just grab for your camera and stop whatever they were doing). [Via Andy. >> More posts Advertisement This site unofficially covers Google™ and more with some rights reserved.

Incredible 3D Food Printer It’s possible you’ve heard of a 3D printer – a printer that fabricates a concrete three-dimensional object from adding successive layers of material in, say, the shape of a tea pot or a bracelet. It can print an object with or without color, using polymer or plaster and can be bought online – if you’re feeling breezy about $6k (used) to $14k (new). Sounds crazy, but it’s possible that an art school near you has one — many public universities have them available for use at some small fee under architecture, engineering or design programs. Even more out of reach, yet deliciously excellent, there is the 3D Food Printer. Cornell University’s Computational Synthesis Laboratory is using gels and liquids to make whatever they can think of (most of their images feature chocolate). The program at Cornell, called Fab@Home, started experimenting with 3D Food Printing in 2007 as part of a Cornell University project to create custom objects at home with this kind of technology.

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. I love the way it changes the outlook of a simple structure to something more eloquent. Definitely a conversation starter! Designer: Tianyu Xiao Fetish: Exoskeletal Glove Gives Motorcyclists an Iron Fist | Product Reviews Photo: Christian Stoll You can’t help it. It’s a reflex. You stick out your hand when you fall — it’s better to stop the descent with your palm than your face, right? That’s fine when you’re ambling down the street, but add an extra 80 mph and the weight of a motorcycle to the momentum equation and the bones in your paw might not take the strain very well.

Browser not supported 4th Amendment Wear 4TH AMENDMENT UNDERCLOTHES Now there's a way to protest those intrusive TSA X-ray scanners without saying a word. 4th Amendment Metallic ink-printed undershirts and underwear. Assert your rights without saying a word. Fascinating Lamps by Calabarte Calabarte is the pseudonym of a Polish artist named Przemek Krawczynski, whose art takes on a peculiar but incredibly beautiful form: cool lamps. The name itself is a portmanteau of two words – art (obviously), and calabash, the fruit that carries his imagination. The calabash is a bottle gourd originating in India, although Calabarte gets his supply from Senegal. Due to ancient domestication and usage, the bottle gourd has an incredibly tough outer shell. In the past, the gourd’s usage was defined mostly as a water container, due to having a tough, smooth shell with an ergonomic shape for handling, and natural buoyancy on water. Nevertheless, it’s edible both raw and cooked, and used in various cuisines. Due to the combination of dark, thick material with a light source within, the primary art of his work, however, shines in the dark. When he’s not making cool lamps, Calabarte partakes in a number of physical activities, enjoying life through sports, travelling, and making music.

iTwin USB File Sharing Released in the U.S. | AllUSB Blog Each piece of the iTwin acts as the other’s better half and they just won’t work without each other. It sounds like the beginnings of a techie love story, but you may be the one more inclined to fall in love and add it to your wish list. The iTwin is a first generation device made by a company in Singapore that consists of two USB flash drives with no storage space on them, but limitless possibilities to share storage between two computers. It does the job of a cable without having to be anchored like a cable. To clarify, these USB sticks are no ordinary flash drives. As far as storage space goes, you’re only limited by the size of your own hard drive. There are a variety of daily applications for a USB device like the iTwin. The iTwin could also make for better project communication between coworkers or clients by eliminating the need for bulky email attachments that can crowd your inbox. The device takes USB technology down a unique avenue. Would you invest in an iTwin?