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AeroVelo's human-powered helicopter

By Ben on Thu Jul 18 2013 |
AeroVelo s humanpowered helicopter
Gear | Tech


The American Helicopter Society has officially declared AeroVelo winner of the Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition. The AHS Sikorsky competition began in 1980, and the prize was destined for anyone able to stay at least 10 feet in the air for at least 60 seconds within a  30' x 30' space using a flying machine powered solely by a single human. No team has ever managed to meet all of the requirements — until now. AeroVelo Atlas Human-Powered Helicopter captured the long standing AHS Sikorsky Prize with a flight lasting 64.1 seconds and reaching an altitude of 3.3 metres.
Canadian Todd Reichert and his team have just been awarded $250,000 and the honor of building something that really worked. Reichert said:
"This isn't something that you’re going to commute to work in any time soon, but it’s an exercise in really pushing the limits on what’s physically possible, and what you can do with lightweight materials and really creative design. Winning this competition really is a catalyst to keep doing the things we love. Our goal is to take on projects that really inspire people to follow big dreams.”
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Compleat FoodBag — "The only lunchbox that makes a fashion statement"

By Ben on Thu Jul 18 2013 |
Compleat FoodBag The only lunchbox that makes a fashion
Style | Bag
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The Compleat FoodBag is designed to be a space-efficient and modern lunchbox. After use you can roll up the empty bag for transportation. The FoodBag is sturdy, so you can fill it with anything: sandwiches, fruit, soup, or pasta. FoodBag is made from 100% food-grade silicone and is dishwasher-safe. Our product has been designed, developed and tested in Norway, which has a long and proud tradition of using lunchboxes.
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Lavender, Blue, Gray, Yellow: €9.95.
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Bow Wow Meow - Animal Sounds in Different Languages

By Ben on Wed Jul 17 2013 |
Gear | Video
Ever wanted to know how different languages interpret animal sounds? Featuring English, Mandarin, French, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, Hindi, Canadian-French, Romanian, Japanese, Russian, Dutch, Bengali, Brazilian-Portuguese, Colombian-Spanish, Swahili and Mongolian.
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Beautiful Wolf.

By Ben on Wed Jul 17 2013 |
Beautiful Wolf
Gear | Pic
Beautiful Wolf.
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Motion-Sensing Tingling Spidey-Sense Tee

By Ben on Wed Jul 17 2013 |
MotionSensing Tingling SpideySense Tee
Style | TShirt
ThinkGeek's just added this cool Spiderman tee to its collection that gives the wearer a Spidey-sense for when danger approaches from behind. The Spiderman tee has a side-effect free sensor that vibrates at varying speeds as someone gets closer than five feet behind you.
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275,000 Dominoes (Guinness World Record)

By Ben on Wed Jul 17 2013 |
Gear | Video
Watch 10 minutes 275,000 Dominoes! (Guinness World Record - Most dominoes toppled in a spiral)
Theme: 'Enjoy Your Life - The Domino Record 2013'
277,275 Dominoes / 272,297 Dominoes toppled
Friday, 12th July 2013
Wilhelm-Lückert-Gym Büdingen (Germany)
Official Sinners Domino Entertainment (SDE) Event 2013
  

Level Wall Shelf

By Ben on Wed Jul 17 2013 |
Level Wall Shelf
Home | Store
The Level Wall Shelf by Barcelona based designer Roger Moliné.
"Level is divided into two parts. The first are the pivots, they allow a proper grip on any kind of wall and also articulate the movement of the fabric. These parts are composed of a shaft with bearings which allow rotation of the cylinder which supports the fabric."
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$58,000 for A Golf Cart Hovercraft

By Ben on Wed Jul 17 2013 |
58 000 for A Golf Cart Hovercraft
Home | Outdoor
If you're willing to drop the requisite $58,000, you can cruise the fairway (not to mention the rough and water obstacles) in a BW1 of your very own. It comes complete with a 65-hp twin-cylinder Hirth engine and promises enough power to reach 45 mph.
"Powered by a 65-hp twin-cylinder Hirth engine, its nine-blade axial-flow ducted fan propels the craft up to 45 mph and 9″ off the ground without harming grass, allowing immediate crossing of a pond or stream to follow-up a cross-water shot. The fan’s streamlined design minimizes noise, speeds up an 18-hole outing, and conveys four passengers beneath a lift-up roof and two golf bags in an open rear compartment. Motorcycle-style handlebars steer the craft, controlling its patented fly-by-wire reverse thrust system, which provides braking and backwards hovering up to 25 mph – the only hovercraft in the world to do so."
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Snail facial treatments

By Monica on Wed Jul 17 2013 |
Snail facial treatments
Body | Skin
Clinical Salon in Tokyo uses a special breed of African snails to travel around a customer's face to keep his/her face skin young and healthy. Although the hour-long treatment costs $243, the skin treatment using snails has become a growing trend in Japan. Good news for women in pursuit of beauty.
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O' Clock

By Monica on Wed Jul 17 2013 |
O Clock
Home | Clock
The O' Clock designed by Okum Made is sculpted from solid hardwood. The cavity of the clock faces frames the beauty of wood grain by revealing the many years of growth.
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Sweet pony cookie cutter

By Monica on Tue Jul 16 2013 |
Sweet pony cookie cutter
Home | Kitchen
Sweet Pony is a new design by Ototo Design. It is a rocking horse that serve as a cookie cutter. Just rock the pony gently on flattened dough and cut out a classic shaped biscuit with a surprise in the middle. $10
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VW Camper Van Bed

By Monica on Tue Jul 16 2013 |
VW Camper Van Bed
Home | Furniture
VW Camper Van Bay theme bunk bed with wooden sliding door and surf board ladder will not only bring fun to your home, but become the playground for your naughty children. The custom bed can be ordered painted or unpainted.
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Hyperloop transport system, NY to LA in 45 minutes

By Ben on Tue Jul 16 2013 |
Hyperloop transport system NY to LA in 45
Gear | Concept


Elon Musk announced the Hyperloop system concept, a new method that would transport people from one side of the US to the other in just 45 minutes, a trip that normally takes almost six hours by plane. Musk describes the Hyperloop system as “a cross between a Concorde, a rail gun, and an air hockey table.” Hyperloop would a system of cross-country tubes that would consists of capsules capable of carrying six people and their luggage. Six-person capsules travel in the tubes and can reach a maximum speed of 6,500 km/h, and provide 50 times more transportation per kwh. A tube can travel from New York to Beijing in two hours, and make a round-the-world trip in just six hours.
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Carried Like A Baby

By Ben on Tue Jul 16 2013 |
Gear | Video
Comedian Mark Malkoff is carried like a baby around NYC by 7'0 tall Grizz Chapman from NBC's "30 Rock".
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Boxed

By Ben on Tue Jul 16 2013 |
Boxed

Boxed
Home | Furniture
Boxed is a piece of multi-functional furniture in a suitcase. The piece transforms into at least four types of furniture. It can be a coffee table, a desk, two stools and a lamp. Created by Scottish designer Tyrone Stoddart.
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