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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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    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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    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 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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    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."
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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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    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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    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. "
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    Germany-based illustrator Tobias Wüstefeld creates intricate sculptures of Super Mario Bros. levels atop animal skulls.
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    Diogene is a stunning cabin by Renzo Piano. It is Vitra’s smallest building ― but largest product. Diogene is not meant as an emergency accommodation, but a voluntary place of retreat. Simply wonderful and yes, luxurious.
    "Diogene is equipped with everything you need for living. The front part serves as a living room: On one side, there is a pull-out sofa; on the other, a folding table under the window. Behind a partition, there are a shower and toilet as well as a kitchen, which has also been reduced to the necessary. The house and furnishings form a single unit. It is constructed from wood with a warm character, which also defines the interior. For the purpose of weather protection, the exterior is coated with aluminium paneling. The overall shape and saddle roof resemble the archetype of a house, but its rounded-off corners and the all-over façade materials also give the impression of a contemporary product. It is no simple hut, but instead a technically perfect and aesthetically attractive refuge. The great challenge lies in planning the complex product so that it is suitable for industrial series production. “This little house is the final result of a long, long journey partially driven by desires and dreams, but also by technicality and a scientific approach,” explains Renzo Piano."
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    Colin Furze has created a jet bicycle named Norah out of a friend’s mom’s old bike. The jet bicycle, "the most dangerous unsafe bike EVER"! The video of making of the jet bicycle after more.
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    HALO MINI is an illuminated collar for your pets, created by Vincent Pilot Ng. "BE SEEN, BE SAFE!"
    "What is HALO MINI?
    HALO MINI is an ULTRA HIGH QUALITY illuminated pet collar. LED pet collars have been on the market for years, however, most of them are made using cheap nylon materials with LEDs that are just as bad. We have re-designed and created an ultra high quality illuminating collar using our custom patented illumination system. Just like our HALO BELT, each HALO MINI is designed to illuminate in bright neon colors. The purpose of the HALO MINI is to keep our loved ones safe when outside at night… looking awesome is a bonus
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    It took photographer/storm chaser/all-around brave guy Mike Olbinski four years to capture this footage of the formation of a supercell near Booker, Texas.
    "Shot in the Central Plains of Texas, the footage was captured on a Canon 5D Mark II with a Rokinon 14mm 2.8 lens. It's actually broken up into four different parts, because Oblinski and his friend Andy Hoeland started out on a side of the storm where it was too rainy to see anything. Then they actually drove THROUGH the storm to see the crazy cloud structure form. Fortunately, the storm didn't actually turn into a full-fledged tornado. But the footage is incredibly nonetheless, and Olbinski and his pal clearly have some guts."
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    Lamp is an exploration into the expressive and behavioural potentials of robotic computing. Customized computer code and electronic circuit design imbues Lamp with the ability to be aware of its environment, especially people, and to expresses a dynamic range of behaviour.
    The Wheel House by UK's Acrojou Circus Theater features a live performance of two acrobats as they live in a unique circular house - complete with bookcase, pots and pans, and other household accoutrements - rolling slowly on a straight path to nowhere.
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    Tony Swatton and his crew create a replica of the Buster Sword from Final Fantasy VII.
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    The Rain Room, an art installation by rAndom International, is a large room where it rains indoor. The trick is that cameras detect the visitors' positions to turn off the individual rain strems directly overhead. The result is quite magical: you can walk through pouring rain without getting wet, no umbrellas required.
    The art installation, which made its splash at the Barbican in London, Random International’s Rain Room is now coming to the MoMA in New York. Check out the video clip below.
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    Larry Moss’s Airigami team did and assemble a huge-ass balloon dinosaur in the lobby of the Virgina Museum of Natural History. This balloonimal is an acrocanthosaurus, which is a carnivorous dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous period. At 20 feet long, it's almost a 1:1 scale model. Cool. It took about 4 days to complete. This time lapse video shows the building of a 20-foot balloon acrocanthosaurus at the Virginia Museum of Natural History April 19-21, 2013. Design and project management by Larry Moss and Kelly Cheatle. Crew included Phil and Dee Cosmos, Marsha Gallagher, and TJ Michael
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    Korean fine artist Yeonju Sung creates the Wearable Foods, a series of one-piece dress images. The edible dresses are made from ordinary foods, including tomato, banana, eggplant, spring onion, white raddish, etc.
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