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    This is a clip of the short journey from the shore to a oxygen-filled underwater fort, named the bubble room. SaltySamaritan and his family has built it at the bottom of a Nevada mountain lake.
    "The Bubble Room is an amazing, clear, underwater dome about 15 feet below the surface of an alpine lake. My brother and I designed and built the Bubble Room. When in the Bubble Room you stand in the sand 20 feet under water, looking out through the clear dome into the lake above you"
    Where did this idea come from?
    Jordan(brother and co-creator of the bubble room): I was in the shower, one day about four years ago, and I was just thinking about how cool it would be to have an underwater "fort" I wasn't sure how to make it happen at the time, but that's when the brainstorming started. So I called my brother Logan and we started talking about ways to do it.
    Our original version was just a net stretched tight and secured to four rocks—one at each corner—and then a piece of plastic pulled under the net and an air bubble released into it from a scuba tank. Because the air is displacing water, the upward force of the bubble is equivalent to the downward force of the same volume of water on shore. So a bubble 10 cubic feet in volume would be basically 74.8 "gallons" of air at 8.35 lbs per gallon, which means a 10 cu. ft. bubble has 624.58 pounds of upward force! Pretty substantial.
    Needless to say, by the time the bubble under the net was about the size of an average ice chest it had stretched almost 20 feet up to the surface then the net broke.
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    Artist Anastassia Elias' worlds of inside of toilet paper tubes, amazing! Love it!

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    Japanese artist Yasuhiro Suzuki has built a motorboat shaped like a zipper pull. The boat, the sea and the long wake conspire together to create the effect of a gigantic zipper extending across the water. Jump more, you can watch the Zipper Motorboat in action.
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    Banana Boats by Jacob Dahlstrups.
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    Florian Jenett and Valentin Beinroth's eatable ice guns: water, flavour (coke, black currant, licorice, cherry), food coloring, counter top freezer.
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    Massachusetts-based Choi+Shine, has transformed mundane electrical pylons into statues on the Icelandic landscape by making only small alterations to existing pylon design. Making only minor alterations to well-established steel-framed tower design, the architects have created a series of powerful and variable towers.
    The pylon-figures can also be arranged to create a sense of place through deliberate expression. Subtle alterations in the hands and head combined with repositioning of the main body parts in the x, y and z-axis, allow for a rich variety of expressions. The pylon-figures can be placed in pairs, walking in the same direction or opposite directions, glancing at each other as they pass by or kneeling respectively, head bowed at a town.
    This project called Land of Giants, it was originally submitted for the ‘Icelandic High-Voltage Electrical Pylon International Design Competition’, where it received an Honorable Mention.
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    We need one of these Floating Pools in our city, too!
    + Pool is an initiative by a group of architects and designers to build a floating pool in the rivers of New York City… and they need your help. The project was launched with the ambition to improve the use of the city’s natural resources by providing a clean and safe way for the public to swim in New York’s waters. This site is the culmination of Concept Design for + Pool and they are looking to build a team of interested organizations and professionals to continue the development of the project into a buildable proposal.

    Their next step is to partner with local cultural, developmental and environmental groups to raise public and private interest, identify civic potential and approach the municipality, while working with engineers, planners and specialists to refine the social and ecological performance of + Pool.

    To find out more, contact them at info@pluspool.org.
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    Star Wars Space Invaders by powbig(flickr user)
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    The C.O.P Suit is an experiment in personal protest wear, designed to address the by now almost ritualised stand-offs between police and demonstrators - what has ironically been described as the ‘folk dance of disorder’. The suit is composed of an armored protection sleeve connected to a megaphone-mounted helmet, offering protection as well as the possibility of voicing commands, orders or simply generating noise. The suit is designed as a purposefully ambiguous and (slightly) ironic artifact, echoing the fetishistic visual language of protesters and police alike – a comment on the similarity of the means each side employs.
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    Move-it is an elegant and efficient way to move large boxes without the need of heavy equipment. Designed by David Graham.
    "Move-it is a simple kit of self-adhesive cardboard parts, which the user sticks on to a cardboard package, turning it into a lightweight, easy-to-use trolley."
    It consists of a set of wheels and an adjustable handle that adheres to almost any box under 45 pounds with a bio-degradable adhesive.
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    Liya Mairson’s cardboard folding play area is designed for children aged 3-6 based around a pop-up technique. ‘My Ppace’ has been developed specifically for small apartments which lack the space for a play room. When closed it uses minimal space and can be stored behind a door or under a single bed.
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    Dalton Ghetti(Brazilian born, Connecticut based artist) creates amazing miniature masterpieces on the tips of pencils. Dalton uses a razor blade, sewing needle, a sculpting knife, a steady hand and lots of patience to meticulously carve the graphite which can take anywhere between a few months to a few years...
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    A jet engine powered Bus, Cool! Paul Stender and his team from Indy Boys Inc, based in Indianapolis, they took the American-style school bus, and fitted it with a jet engine from a F4 Phantom fighter jet that helps bus reach a scratching 367mph. It burns 150 gallons of fuel in just one quarter-mile run.

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    Tuskegee Airman of World War 2 Trooper Helmet, I love it! 
    501sttkproject: "501st member Arturo Delgado has paid homage to the Tuskegee Airman of World War 2. I now present the Red Tails Helmet! "
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    Michigan machinist GarE Maxton makes many different types of interlocking solid puzzles of this type, this time, he made a  Puzzle Pistol, a single shot 45 caliber muzzle loading pistol, called the Intimidator. The Intimidator Puzzle is composed of over 125 pieces made from brass, bronze, copper, aluminum, magnesium and steel. Once diassembled, about 20 of the pieces can be recombined to make a functioning single-shot pistol. Other parts of the puzzle separately and securely store "a customized set of tools, all necessary hardware, 45 caliber bullets, a standard sight, a laser sight, a cannister containing black powder pellets, a secure storage area for 209 shotgun primers, a spent primer removal tool and a ramrod for loading the bullets."
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    The SMS slingshot by VR/URBAN, designed to create digital augmented realities in urban space.
    The device is shaped as a wooden slingshot with a build-in mobile phone display, a keypad and a laser. Users can type a text message and shoot it straight at a large facade. A projector pointed at the facade will show the message as a colour splash with the message written within.
    Nick Homer and Stewart Clyde, two Brigham Young University students, has built a motorized couch and started driving it around campus:
    "Two twelve volt car batteries power the broken wheel chair moving the couch. It’s a pretty stable ride and the BYU students who made it have been riding in comfort through Provo. But, they aren’t getting a warm welcome from BYU campus police. Motorized vehicles are banned on campus."
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    This Portrait Projecting Ring made by Tamrakar, the ring was created for the wedding of Luke Jerram and Shelina Nanji.
    In a darkened room, light from a candle or LED passes through the ring to project a series of portraits. A selection of miniature slides were made of different family portraits and inserted into the edge of the ring for projection. As Jerram's family grows, photos of his children can be added to the ring. The ring was inspired by 19th Century Standhopes.
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    At $8,000, you can get a DIY satellite and sent into orbit, check out the TubeSat Personal Satellite Kit. Interorbital Systems (IOS) says it can deploy 32 tiny satellites simultaneously from a rocket launched from the Pacific island of Tonga. The price, yes, only $8,000.
    "Planet Earth has entered the age of the Personal Satellite with the introduction of Interorbital's TubeSat Personal Satellite (PS) Kit. The new IOS TubeSat PS Kit is the low-cost alternative to the CubeSat. It has three-quarters of the mass (0.75-kg or 1.65-lb) and volume of a CubeSat, but still offers plenty of room for most experiments or applications. And, best of all, the price of the TubeSat kit actually includes the price of a launch into Low-Earth-Orbit on an IOS NEPTUNE 30 launch vehicle. Since the TubeSats are placed into self-decaying orbits 310 kilometers (192 miles) above the Earth's surface, they do not contribute to the long-term build-up of orbital debris. After operating for a few months (the exact length of time on orbit is dependent on solar activity), they will safely re-enter the atmosphere and burn-up. TubeSats are designed to be orbit-friendly. Launches are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2011.
    A TubeSat is designed to function as a Basic Satellite Bus or as a simple stand-alone satellite. Each TubeSat kit includes the satellite's structural components, printed circuit board (PCB) Gerber Files, electronic components, solar cells, batteries, transceiver, antennas, microcomputer, and the required programming tools. With these components alone, the builder can construct a satellite that puts out enough power to be picked up on the ground by a hand-held amateur radio receiver. Simple applications include broadcasting a repeating message from orbit or programming the satellite to function as a private orbital amateur radio relay station. These are just two examples. The TubeSat also allows the builder to add his or her own experiment or function to the basic TubeSat Kit. "
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