Tag: Calm-technology

Bionics

Smart Forests – EWAN

At Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Christopher Love and colleagues are working to find out whether energy from trees can be used to prevent forest fires. A sensor system taps into trees as…

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Calm-technology

Ambient Umbrella

The Ambient Umbrella shows when rain or snow is in the forecast by illuminating its handle. Light patterns intuitively indicate rain, drizzle, snow, or thunderstorms. Local weather is automatically downloaded from the…

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Back to the Tribe

Want privacy? Use pigeon messaging

Our society seems to be driven by an obsession of gathering personal data. Yes, they say it is for your own good, so we willingly collaborate by filling in our most intimate…

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Biocustomization

Honeycomb vase

This Honeycomb vase was made from a vase-shaped hive that 40.000 bees colonized for one week, building a hexagonal comb to encompass the existing form. Created by Studio Libertiny, who describe their…

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Calm-technology

Dogpause

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According to the inventors of the dogpause bowl, slow eating dogs are happier than fast eating dogs. Having a dog in the first place is supposed to improve the quality of life, so imagine what a HAPPY dog can do for you?! No really, even dogless people should… Read more

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Fake Nature

Robotic Red Snapper

Just because you’re feeling paranoid, doesn’t mean the fish aren’t actually spying on you.

Engineers at the University of Kitakyushu created an underwater survey robot that looks good enough to eat. “Tai-robot-kun,” a 7-kilogram (15.4 lb) robotic sea bream (red snapper) with a silicone body covered in realistically hand-painted scales, features a unique propulsion system that allows it to move its tail and drift silently through the water like a real fish.

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Calm-technology

Cloudmaker

Always dreamed of creating your own clouds? You can now create them… from text. Wordle is a toy for generating ‘word clouds’ from any text, url or rss stream you provide. The…

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Biomimicmarketing

Water in my phone

Water inside your phone used to be rather devastating, but with the NEC FOMA N702iS (only in Japan), designed by Oki Sato, it is turned into a joy. Watch the faked fluid…

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Calm-technology

Playing with Dry Water

waterboard by mark burton

The Waterboard is an interactive installation by Mike Burton giving the user a chance to play with water without getting wet. By drawing lines on the whiteboard, the water will follow a different course. Abstract life forms may appear in basins and where the water is stagnant it will become turbid.

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Calm-technology

A view beyond

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Imagine the impossible… a secret transatlantic tunnel running between New York and London, that has lain undisturbed for a hundred years. And imagine an extraordinary optical device allowing people on one side of the world to see right through it to the other side! Welcome to the world of the Telectroscope – a project by British artist Paul St George, designed to provide a window between two cities, from Brooklyn Bridge in New York to Tower Bridge in London.

Made by the people who also made this giant elephant
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Type trousers

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Beauty and the Geek jeans by Erik de Nijs. The trousers offer a full Querty keyboard layout as well as a mouse, speakers and a little joystick. As he calls it: “Beauty is skin deep, Geekness is to the core…”
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Light weeds

Lightweeds is a project by Simon Heijdens and currently exhibited at the MoMA – part of the Design and the Elastic Mind exhibition. The organisms – plants, weeds, trees – exist as…

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