Auto Fabrica‘s latest motorcycle, the Auto Fabrica Type 6 Motorcycle. The custom build is based on a Yamaha XS650. The design company created a single carb conversion engine that was completely rebuilt with 0.5-oversize pistons that somehow make the incredibly well-designed XS650 engine look even better. The exhaust pipes also received a notable upgrade, as Auto Fabrica created handmade stainless steel pipes that were bent into perfect curves, each containing custom baffles hidden within.
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An impressive age reduction demomonstration with actress Michele Valley, created by visual effects artist Rousselos Aravantinos.
Taiwanese med-tech firm Admits hopes to get FDA approval to bring its iPad-based livestock sperm analyzer to the US for at-home human fertility testing. It's called the iSperm. The iSperm essentially a microscope that attaches to the iPad combined with an app that measures sperm count and motility. Of course you can also watch the sperm swim on the screen.
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"Jedi Chimpmunk Squirrels to the rescue! If you're the kind of Star Wars fan who enjoys anything and everything to do with a galaxy far, far away, this epic chipmunk lightsaber battle might be right up your alley. We assume one squirrel is a Jedi and the other has clearly gone to the dark side. Watch out for those chimpmunks, especially when they have lightsabers."
The cassette tape coffee table was commissioned by Rob Ireland and built by Ross Langley. The gigantic cassette tape sits atop custom made steel legs and is built with removable remote and bottle holders, cleverly positioned in cassette’s holes. The coolest part is probably the cassette’s label, which you can actually write on because that part is actually a white board.
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"The Waggoner Ranch in north Texas is slightly smaller than Rhode Island and is the largest ranch in the U.S. within a single fence. Everything about it is Texas-scale: the colorful history, the sprawl, the oil that lies beneath it, and the feud among the heirs that is forcing a court-ordered sale. This old-fashioned working ranch comes with 6,800 cattle, 500 quarter horses, more than 1,000 producing oil wells, nearly 30,000 acres of farmland and more than 150 years of history. The price tag: $725 Million. " [ link ]
"After learning new software and programming languages, Stanford students in the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have an opportunity to choose a creative task and design a robot to perform the task for demonstration. The tasks call for a wide range of fundamental skills, but generally require the robot to sense where it is in space, detect objects around it, and then autonomously interact with those objects in its environment. Recent projects include pingpong, the Japanese cup-and-ball game, Kendama, and a landing pad that helps a quad-copter touch down safely. "