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Light Show Projects a Ghost Ship onto Water

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This spectral image was a display at the Amsterdam Light Show Festival by VisualSKIN.  Hoses sprayed water at angles, creating planes that that could be used as projection screens. Titled 'Ghost Ship' the installation makes use of two intersecting images projected onto perpendicular curtains of water that can be viewed from multiple angles. The piece is in reference to a Dutch East India Company ship, The Amsterdam, that was wrecked in a storm during its maiden voyage to Batavia in 1749.
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Beautiful steampunk creatures

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Russian Artist Igor Verniy creates amazing these steampunk animal junkbots from watch parts, car parts and electronic junk (here's his Etsy store, and Facebook page); The animal sculptures are equipped with moving parts that simulate their species' movements in real life.
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Stridalyzer Smart Insoles

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Smart insoles Stridalizer is a Kickstarter project for a device called the Stridalyzer that aims to help runners improve themselves.
That way users can keep concentrating on their run and will only need to pay attention to their form if and when the app alerts them to it. The Stridalyzer will also be able to monitor the stress placed on your foot and knee in real-time, so if you’re wondering why you’re starting to feel tired or feeling any signs of pain, the app should be able to tell you why.
"We have designed our solution to continue to monitor your run, and interrupt you only when it needs to “alert” you with some important information or quick guidance. For example, if you start persistently overpronating, or if your footstrike pattern changes, you will get a visual as well as an audio alert – this way you can keep your eyes on the trail and still get the information or advice that’s relevant for you – WHEN it becomes relevant!
If you are trying to buildup your pace or find the optimal rhythm for your next marathon, Stridalyzer helps you monitor and track the three fundamental performance parameters: Stride Rate, Stride Length and the most elusive – Ground Contact Time. Using our patent-pending technology, we can measure ground contact time extremely accurately
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Pong Traffic Light lets You Play Pong with Person on the Other Side

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Traffic light that lets you play Pong with person on the other side officially installed in Germany, Cool idea!
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Snow Drawing Atop a Frozen Lake by Sonja Hinrichsen

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Snow Drawings at Catamount Lake by teams of snowshoe-equipped volunteers (approximately 50 to 60 per project).
"This Snow Drawings piece was created with approximately 50 volunteer performers, who collaboratively recreated – in an abstracted sense – the original flow of the Yampa River and its 4 main tributaries within Routt County, CO. The river is now dammed and the valley is filled with water. In a 4-hour effort the groups of volunteers walked across the lake on snowshoes to create a pattern of a general stream as well as paying tribute to the moods of water, as its flow may be slow or fast, rough or smooth, straight or meandering, whirling in circles and racing down rapids. The piece was photographed from an airplane the day after the event."
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Aura: wirelessly powered Christmas lights

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Aura is a wirelessly powered Christmas lights. No Charging. No Batteries. Select the WiFi Aura Power Ring and you can control your lights from the app on your smartphone. Turn all lights on and off, set schedules, and timers on the go.
"From the beginning, Aura was designed to be a safer Christmas light. By removing the wires that short circuit, heat, or spark in your tree, Aura eliminates the potential fire hazards of traditional Christmas lights. For even more safety, we only use LEDs which produce close to zero heat."
They are looking to raise $50,000 on Kickstarter to out them into production. Unfortunately they will not be available for this Christmas, but if they get funded then they will be available next year.
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Superman Space Travel

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DesignSpark sent a Superman action figure to the edge of space and back for Mattel Toys Italy. This video shows the launch.

Lantern Satellite Receiver Provides  Free Data From Space

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A company called Outernet launched the Lantern, a satellite receiver for Outernet.
"Lantern continuously receives radio waves broadcast by Outernet from space. Lantern turns the signal into digital files, like webpages, news articles, ebooks, videos, and music. Lantern can receive and store any type of digital file on its internal drive. To view the content stored in Lantern, turn on the Wi-Fi hotspot and connect to Lantern with any Wi-Fi enabled device. All you need is a browser.
...Free data forever. Initially, Lantern will receive about 2 MB/day, though we will increase this number in the future. Depending on the success of this campaign, we could stream data at up to 100 MB/day. And you will never have to pay for data, ever. "
Lantern also has internal storage so you can view content even when you’re offline and solar panels to charge its battery if there’s no outlet nearby. Pledge at least $99 (USD) on Indiegogo to get a Lantern.
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Lunar Mission One, a Private Crowdfunded Mission to send an unmanned robotic to the moon

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Lunar Mission One is an private crowdfunded mission to "send an unmanned robotic landing module to the South Pole of the Moon – an area unexplored by previous missions."
"We’re going to use pioneering technology to drill down to a depth of at least 20m – 10 times deeper than has ever been drilled before – and potentially as deep as 100m. By doing this, we will access lunar rock dating back up to 4.5 billion years to discover the geological composition of the Moon, the ancient relationship it shares with our planet and the effects of asteroid bombardment. Ultimately, the project will improve scientific understanding of the early solar system, the formation of our planet and the Moon, and the conditions that initiated life on Earth."
This project is currently up for funding on kickstarter (get £271,836 till now).

The World's First Glow-in-the-Dark Bike Path by Studio Roosegaarde

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This is the world's first Glow-in-the-Dark bike path in Nuenen, Netherlands was just unveiled by Studio Roosegaarde, an innovative social design lab that has risen to prominence for their explorations at the intersection of people, art, public space, and technology. The Van Gogh-Roosegaarde bike path (Nuenen is the hometown of Van Gogh and the city commissioned the path as a tribute) is coated in light-emitting paint and embedded with small, mosaic-like LEDs that suck power from a nearby solar array. Charging all day, the path glows nearly all night.
"The new Van Gogh-Roosegaarde bicycle path is made of thousands glowing stones inspired by 'Starry Night'. It charges at daytime and gives light at night. The path combines innovation with cultural heritage in the city of Nuenen NL, the place where Van Gogh lived in 1883."
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B4RM4N, a  Smart Shaker

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You have to look up a recipe on your phone, measure each spirit using little tumblers, you end up spilling some every time. Ok, not that hard, it’s pretty simple but it can be even simpler with the help of B4RM4N. The B4RM4N is a smart cocktail shaker laden with tech: there’s an accelerometer, a bluetooth module, and a weight sensor. Once connected to your smartphone, simply load up the recipe you want and start pouring the ingredients straight into the shaker. It’ll tell you when you stop pouring, when to switch ingredients, how much ice (and which kind) to put, and even how long to shake. It’s a Kickstarter project at the moment, with expected delivery in time for summer 2015.
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Kickstarting a book of amazing body-painting

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Astounding bodypainter Paul Roustan is running a kickstarter to publish a book of his unbelievable work.
The 290-page book is printed and ready to go. $30 gets you a PDF, $50 gets you a signed hardcopy. The book includes tutorials for doing your own bodypaints.
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Mind-Blowing Pumpkin Carvings by Ray Villafane

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Pumpkin Carvings by  New York based artist Ray Villafane. Ray Villafane carves some of the most incredible pumpkins on Earth, garnering international acclaim and notable clients around the world. Ray also works with sand sculptures in addition to designing his own toys and action figures. More Pumpkin Carvings art after more.
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Baku Maeda's Leaf Beasts

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Baku Maeda is an artist in Sapporo, Japan. With just a few alterations, his Japanese Bigleaf Magnolia tree leaves turn into animals of the autumn forest. Cool.
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Virus and Cactus Icecream

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Have you ever licked a cactus? Probably not. But it might be interesting to try it out, in another form.
 Dangerous Popsicles are a collection of weird shaped popsicles inspired by cacti and life-threatening viruses. What will happen when we put these dangerous things on one of our most sensitive organs, our tougues?Does pain really bring pleasure? Is there beauty in user-unfriedly things?
Dangerous Popsicles create a unique sensory experience. Before tasting with your tongue, you first taste with your eyes and mind. The popsicles are nothing but water and sugar, but ideas of deadly viruses and the spikiness of cacti are enough to stimulate your senses, even before your first taste.
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