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Game of Thrones Simpsonized

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Among Illustrator and art director Adrien Noterdaem's impressive art projects is the Tumblr account Draw the Simpsons, on which he posts “Simpsonized” renderings of everyone from Tom Cruise in Oblivion to Ryan Gosling in Drive, as well random contributions from other artists.

Artist Creates Barbie Doll With a ‘Realistic’ Body

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This is the “normal” Barbie artist Nicholay Lamm created with the help of a 3D printed model of a normal woman. This white model was made using measurements that match up closely with CDC measurements of the average 19 year old woman in America. The end result is what Barbie would look like if she was a healthy, beautiful, 19 year old woman. As you see, she's not as tall or skinny as the real Barbie. Personally, I think she looks great! You can check out more angles of the realistic Barbie Doll after the break.
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Madeleine is a Smell 'Camera' That Captures Scents

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Designer Amy Radcliffe has developed an odor-capturing "camera" based on technology developed for the perfume industry. Her device is called Madeleine. "The Madeleine works in much the same way as a 35mm camera," Radcliffe writes. "Just as the camera records the light information of a visual in order to create a replica The Madeleine records the molecular information of a smell."
Here’s how it works: the source of the scent or odor is placed inside the glass dome that’s connected to the main part of the Madeleine. A pump pulls the scent molecules out and captures them in a resin trap. That trap can then be sent to a lab for analysis and to be re-created, like a perfume component.
Amy calls this concept as “scent-ography” and envisions this as an alternative way of recording memories, saying: “From manipulating our emotional well-being through prescribed nostalgia, to the functional use of conditioned scent memory, our olfactory sense could take on a much more conscious role in the way we consume and record the world.”
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Socks Made with Carbonized Coffee that keep your feet fresh

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The Atlas sock is a performance dress sock made from cotton, polyester and carbonized coffee. Carbonized coffee? Yes, it helps filter and absorb sweat and odor. The main attraction is its odor control. The Atlas sock literally uses carbonized coffee that is "reclaimed from coffee roasters and shops, and is processed through a pharmaceutical process to remove the coffee oils (so it won’t smell like coffee!) and is then infused into our recycled polyester yarns." If you want a new pair of socks and/or want to donate to their Kickstarter or want to read more about the Atlas sock, here.

Typewriter parts turned into swallows

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These swallows are made from assembled typewritter parts by artist Jeremy Mayer.
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Handibot, A Portable CNC Machine

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Developed by ShopBot Tools, the HandiBot is a portable CNC machine. Use it to cut, machine, drill and carve using a mobile app, tablet or PC. You want to cut holes, and nothing else? You can have a simple app where you just have to enter a diameter or radius, and press “Cut”. You want to make complex 3D carvings? No problem, you can have another application with intuitive 3D CAD software to help you draw whatever it is you’re after. At the moment, there’s a Kicstarter campaign where a $2,400 pledge will get you one if you’re willing to wait until the second batch, or $2,700 if you’re in a hurry. Delivery starts in September.

3D Printed Cast

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Called the Cortex, the 3D printed cast pictured above is a concept and prototype designed by a Victoria University of Wellington graduate with the suspiciously awesome name Jake Evill, the Cortex cast is lightweight, ventilated, washable and thin. Made from a complex honeycomb structure, it allows for air and water to circulate, as well as making it possible to scratch and clean your skin. Sounds wonderful. Made out of polyamide, the casts take about 3 hours to make, while regular plaster casts take 3 to 9 minutes. With advances in 3D printing technology however, we may see the Cortex in hospitals within the next few years.
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Surveillance Cameras Wear Party Hats for George Orwell’s Birthday Party

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To celebrate the 110th birthday of George Orwell, surveillance cameras in the center of the city of Utrecht were decorated with colorful party hats. By Dutch art group FRONT404.
"George Orwell is best known for his book ‘1984’, in which he describes a dystopian future society where the populace is constantly watched by the surveillance state of Big Brother. By putting these happy party hats on the surveillance cameras we don’t just celebrate Orwell’s birthday. By making these inconspicuous cameras that we ignore in our daily lives catch the eye again we also create awareness of how many cameras really watch us nowadays, and that the surveillance state described by Orwell is getting closer and closer to reality."
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Doctor Who’ Fans Fund Campaign to Send TARDIS to Space

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2013 is the 50th anniversary of DOCTOR WHO. A group of Doctor Who fans have put together a successful Kickstarter project to send a TARDIS-shaped satellite into Earth’s orbit. Good idea! The TARDIS satellite has already been built and will be equipped with a GoPro Hero 3 so that it can capture the view from above the world. The Kickstarter campaign has about one more day to go, but it has already surpassed its funding goal of $33,000. The launch is being planned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, which is on November 23, 2013.
"The TARDIS is built. That's right. We've completed the satellite. The satellite is constructed from really light weight aluminum (because weight is a huge issue) and it is a scaled-down version of the actual TARDIS. Our satellite is only about 1 foot tall - because again, weight is a major factor. However, the light on top functions (powered by solar cells in the windows.) And that means that when we put this thing in space, there will be a TARDIS with a blinking light orbiting the Earth. SWEET!
But then we thought, what if we put some other stuff inside? So, we did. There is a camera, a GoPro Hero 3, regularly recharged by the solar panels, which will take photos of the Earth from orbit. It's not the Hubble or a spy telescope, but it should give us some pretty sweet pics. A magnetic, passive attitude control system is in place which will keep the TARDIS's camera pointing toward the planet
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Stairway Cinema

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Stairway Cinema by OH.NO.SUMO takes inspiration from the site and its inhabitants. Short movies previously shared online, are projected for the public to enjoy. The individual experience is exchanged for the communal and social, leading to a shared, fun and architecturally framed experience.
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iPhone Dock With Built-In Smoke Detector

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The Sense+ isn’t just a concept though; it’s an actual product and it’s currently up for funding on Indiegogo. The Sense+ features a photoelectric smoke and gas detection sensors that can detect cold smoke that other systems might not be able to detect.
"‘Photo-Electric’ smoke sensors are the latest (and in most cases the best) smoke detectors available. They can detect deadly cold smoke that some traditional smoke alarms have difficulty sensing. By combining the photoelectric sensor with a carbon monoxide (the gas that makes you too sleepy to wake up) sensor you get secondary technology as a backup which may work better depending on the nature of the threat.
If smoke is detected, an alert will sound and the Sense+ App will start up on the iPhone. If there is no response, an alarm will sound and the app on your phone will call numbers listed in your home call group. An alert screen offering emergency services will then be displayed."

Recycled watches turned into creatures

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The elaborate creations are inspired by fiddler crabs, spiders, scorpions, grasshoppers, monkeys, bulldog and more. The art pieces from Chicago-based artist Justin Gershenson-Gates are made from many, many watch pieces, including gears, watch plates, spring barrels, watch winding stems, watch jewels, and clips.
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Cult Lovers by Benedetto Papi

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This is a series of conceptual pop culture condom wrappers created by Italian artist Benedetto Papi.  "Let's put a smile on that face"
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Map², The Folding Zoomable Paper Map

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The map² is a "zoomable map on paper". it’s divided into four quadrants that can unfold to reveal a larger, zoomed in version of that particular section.
"map² is a simple and beautiful paper map with a twist - you can zoom in and out. With its patented folding technique, map² allows you to unfold sections of the map to reveal an enlarged view of that same area with more detail. "

Super Mario Bros. Levels Sculpted Atop Animal Skulls

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Germany-based illustrator Tobias Wüstefeld creates intricate sculptures of Super Mario Bros. levels atop animal skulls.
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