$9 recyclable cardboard bicycle can withstand water and humidity “It’s strong, it’s durable, it’s cheap and what I like about it the most that it’s made of cardboard!” These are the words of Israeli entrepreneur Izhar Gafni who has successfully made a prototype of a bicycle that has been entirely built from cardboard. The most unique thing that one notices about Izhar’s green marvel is that it is waterproof, can stand humidity, costs too less and aesthetically designed. Gafni’s bicycle surely takes the idea of green transportation to the next level. From the initial stages of production to the mid-stages and the formation of the final product, all the ways are eco-friendly. Biz Café by Youri Hong, Moonhwan Park & Hyoshin Kim More Than a Cyber Café I’m embarrassed to admit it but I was one of the first people to criticize the concept of cyber cafés and even bet they wouldn’t last. To cut the story short, I had to swallow my words and I’m here to make amends. What we have here is the Biz Café – a concept targeted towards the jet-set workaholics who need gadget ready environments even while relaxing with a cup of coffee. Think about it, most restaurants and glitzy places in town have access to our social profile and instantly ping the world with a status update!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Peanut Butter Cups Soooooo… you know that episode of Sex and the City where Miranda has to dump dish soap on top of chocolate cake just so she will stop eating it?? Uh. Yeeeeeah. These are like… of that caliber. And that totally almost happened to me. You PROBably should not make these if you are home alone for four days.
Cars This morning at the Geneva International Motor Show, Apple announced its rebranded its iOS in the Car as CarPlay. Along with the new name, Apple revealed that the first cars to feature CarPlay will debut at the show from Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo. So what exactly will CarPlay allow you to do? With the help of Apple’s voice-activated Siri, drivers will be able to keep their eyes on the road while making calls, sending messages, selecting music, and getting navigation help. Don’t worry if you’re not an iTunes user. Life-Size Cardboard Honda NSX Super GT Race Car - (Private Browsing) – Posted on October 7, 2010Posted in: News What you are looking at here is the Honda NSX Super GT race car. Or is it really? Well it is indeed the NSX race car except that it is made entirely out of cardboard pieces. This is an impressively detailed full sized 1:1 Honda NSX Super GT assembled by printing giant Epson.
Finder – RFID Locator by Chu Wang, Qiujin Kou, Qian Yin & Yonghua Zhang Key Control Finder is a two-part RFID Locator comprising of the main terminal and tab stickers. Basically you are supposed to stick the tracking stickers to objects that you tend to misplace often, like keys, phone, wallet etc. Configure the sticker with the appropriate label on the main terminal and you are set to use it. The microhydro plant My little paradise has a stream that provides enough water flow and head to run a small turbine, to provide electricity to my home. While writing this, the microhydro plant is being implemented, and here are some photos of the process. Since I usually like to start at the end, the first thing I built is the controller: It is an implementation of Jan Portegijs' "Humming Bird", with some changes and adaptations.
The Mercedes Hunter X6 This 6 Wheel Drive beast is part RV and part tank -- a rugged truck with a classy interior that will comfortably support six people. The Hunter X6 can go places your regular RV could never tread and even has room for its own ATV auxiliary vehicle! Mercedes Biome Concept Lightweight Car - wordlessTech November 16, 2010 | by wordlesstech team Today Mercedes-Benz unveiled its 1:1 scale model of the Biome concept car ~ their entry into this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge: 1000 pound car designed in their Carlsbad studio. Honestly, it’s one thing to dream up the future on paper/screens, another to make scale models… but to see the life size version today was spectacular! This sleek futuristic model plays with the notion that from the DNA of Mercedes, an organic skeletal structure can literally be grown into a beautiful minimalist bio-futuristic car, with a fierce almost plane like nose, wheels that are reminiscent of plane turbines, and a tron like glow…
5 Incredible Flexible Gadget Technologies We have seen the future of gadgets, and many of them will be flexible. Whether it be cell phones, like the Samsung Galaxy Skin (above), or laptops, there will be something for everyone. Continue reading to see five of the most incredible flexible gadget technologies. 5. Fujitsu Flexbook Called the Flexbook, this computer by "Taiwan-based designer hao-chun huang, offers portable, multi-use computing within a single device. the concept was shortlisted from over 1000 designs in our recent designboom competition 'a life with future computing'."
40 free things to do in New York City Seeing the bulk of New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of a trip's budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $27. The Met? $25. The Guggenheim and the Whitney go for $22 and $20, respectively.