Emergency road signage is a light-up waterfall that appears from thin air.
Daily Mail reporter poses on Eurostar with gun he 3D printed and smuggled through customs. James Bond he ain’t.
Teddy has an operation. Cute, in a morbid kind of way.
The abuse awareness poster that is only fully visible to children.
Photos of breaking waves, frozen in time.
Stick funnels onto a straw bale. Hey presto, an eco-friendly composting urinal for festivals.(via @RichardMawle)
Reinventing the wheel. Look mum, no spokes!
Miniature desktop CNC machine on Kickstarter
Teenage girl creates Twitter app that stops TV spoilers. Nice idea.
78,000 people have applied for that one-way trip to Mars. Not sure the spaceship be big enough for them all.
Creepy ad campaign for a slasher movie uses subtle reflections of the killer in posters for other real movies.
How to build a human. From the brilliant @serafinowicz.
The individual in a crowd. Subtle animated gifs where only one person moves.
Photo project remakes the world using collages of Google image-matching search results. (via @darwinslibrary).
Man leaves the internet for a year, fails to find self.
White Men Wearing Google Glass
World’s smallest stop motion movie is made from individual atoms.
High-Vis cycling vest text says "Polite" not "Police". Drivers give you a wide berth, but The Fuzz ain’t happy.
Intricate paintings made from thousands of tiny 3D-printed models.
notable investors put $5.9 million dollars into Upstart, a company which lets you invest in the future earnings of college graduates.
App lets Icelanders know if they’re too closely related to a potential love interest. Better safe than sorry…
3D printed injection mould tooling. Good for a few hundred parts
New service looks at online conversations and reckons it can predict what’ll be trending in 3 days time.
Automatically linking Google Streetview images together to create beautiful road trip videos.
Chatroulette for Dreamers: The service phones you at 2am and connects you to strangers to discuss your dreams.
Not creative in a quiet space? This site adds ambient sounds of a café to help. Better than whale noises I suppose.
Genius crowd-sourced interactive music video creates an intelligent swarm of mouse pointers.
Watch what happens when you wring out a wet washcloth in space. (What? Of course it’s SFW).
Airport employee pens resignation letter on a cake. Sweet.
Reconstructing audio from lost 1880s gramophone records using paper prints of them from books (via @eidetikos).
3D printed vinyl records are almost listenable. A step up from last year’s Fisher Price ones. (via @futuryst)
Brooklyn’s Ghost Beach stoke the fires of the piracy debate. Pay for their album or steal it via free download?
Ear-canal scanner lets you 3-D print the inside of your head
Clever wind meter with no electronics. Works by using the magnetic field sensor in your smartphone.
If the Earth was 100 pixels wide, how far do you have to scroll down the screen to get to Mars? (via @eidetikos)
Job advert for tattoo artists asks them to carefully colour-in a QR code to access the online application form.
Frugal Fonts: Which typeface can save you money by using less ink? Boringly, it’s Times New Roman.
Designer of that anti face recognition makeup is doing clothes that make you invisible to drones. How very 2013.
Tweaking the code behind Super Mario Bros in real-time to play it like a musical instrument.
Festo’s new robot is a dragonfly.
Time Machine: Use any of 5,000 NY payphones to hear a local’s stories from that spot from 1993 (via @jessibaker)
Property maintenance firm avoids parking fines by hiring "van sitters" to drive round and round endlessly.
llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogo.ch . The Welsh Url shortener that makes links longer.
Thoughtful piece by @danlockton on designing for real people’s needs, and making sustainable behaviours easier.
The evolution of everyday objects from the 1900s to today. Interesting to see how many wind up being an iphone.
Spooky spooky spooky. Photos of adults photoshopped to look like children.
Chess Boxing: Alternating between six rounds of chess and five of fighting.
Making everything OK by Photoshopping the guns out of hollywood movies and replacing them with thumbs up.
The Slowmercial: New TV advert for VW convertible still looks good if you fast forward it.
Marijuana-scented scratch cards to be posted to households in a bid to detect illegal cannabis farms.
The resistance movement against Google Glass gathers pace.
Doctor gets caught using fake silicon fingers to sign-in absent colleagues on a fingerprint scanner.
Old "Mind the Gap" announcement returns to London tube station after plea from the voice artist’s lonely widow.
Good News. There’s going to be a Mini Maker Faire in London. Better News. It’s in sunny Elephant and Castle.
ApocalypseWatch: Google Glass app can find you in a crowd after making a "fingerprint" of your fashion sense.
Jim’ll Paint It: Random scenes drawn in Microsoft Paint on request. Pointedly surreal but very well done.
San Fran’s often-neglected Bay Bridge gets upgraded to showbiz standard, with a 25,000 LED lightshow artwork.
The On1on. The site that gives you real news stories that sound like they’re from The Onion.
If you think you think you know the scale of wealth inequality in the US, then think again (via @katgough).
A chair with Digital Rights Management. It self-destructs after you sit in it 8 times.
The Big Dog robot gets a big arm, starts throwing big bricks. Next stop: Friday night pints on a British High St.
A marriage proposal in the form of a physics paper.
SpaceTop 3D: Transparent screen with motion tracking let you interact with real and virtual objects in 3D space.
Google turns your phone into a controller for a desktop sports game, in a Daley Thompson Decathalon stylee.
Al Gore launches Reality Drop, empowering you with Climate Change facts to help easily rebut online deniers.
Life advice from machines.
‘Marijuana cannon’ used to fire drugs over US border from Mexico.
Kinect-style muscle-sensing armband controller. Sounds a bit impractical, but looks surprisingly useful.
New service intercepts and digitises your snail mail. So you can treasure those pizza vouchers forever?
Insane 3D Printing Pen lets you make sculptures in real-time. Kickstarted x 50 already (on its third day).
Another interactive scrolling website, but this one’s got lovely graphics, and facts about saving water.
Paper, Rock and Scissors. New paper is made from stone (kind of), and launches with some nicely designed notebooks.
Google’s Glass gets going with this new intro vid. Looks like the end of civilisation to me.
The guys who made this interactive video have won the internet this week. Amazingly well done.
MemeWatch: Photoshopping family photos to make Dad smaller.
You had one job. (and you won’t be getting another one).
Responsible Selling: @Patagonia plans ambitious global campaign to challenge the foundations of capitalism.
Eye charts for drones: Large cold war era relics, used to calibrate spy plane cameras. Visible on Google maps.
How To Draw Really Good
Easy-to-apply Nano-coating repels water (and mud, and oil, and concrete and…)
Web-deprived kids have to do their homework in McDonald’s.
Leaked video shows defence firm’s data mining software that can easily track you via your social media posts.
Insanely malleable slinky-esque sculptures hand-assembled from individual sheets of paper.
Oxfam highlights inequality by photographing families across the globe with the food they eat in a week.
The print adverts Dr Seuss did when he worked as an agency illustrator before he was famous. (via @brainpicker)
Watch the whole world tweeting in real-time, all on a single map.
Software predicts when and where disease outbreaks could occur based on two decades of New York Times articles.
Flying a kite. With no wind. Because it’s indoors.
Chinese man with kidney disease has survived using a homemade dialysis machine for the past 13 years.
Real-time translation of TV subtitles into any language, by the magic of Google translate (via @sparkyhester).
Gangnam, in a Take-On-Me style. Flipbook animation with hand-drawn pencil illustrations. Must have taken a while.
A female contraceptive IUD concept made from a copper one-cent coin and an open-design 3D print.
Chainsaw-wielding 3D robot carves surprisingly usable wooden furniture.
Retro-Futurist classic cars with no wheels hover beautifully over the ground. Minimum Photoshop for maximum effect
The insane results you can get from Facebook’s new Graph Search . You need to check your privacy settings (and stop liking things).
Clever trompe l’oeil sculptures. Oddly, done by the co-founder of Wonga. (It my be some kind of financial metaphor).
Half a million DVDs of data stored in gram of DNA. There’s gotta be some pretty bad movies in there.
Nice stop motion animation made using over 2000 flat plastic cutouts.
A utopian vision for an epic McDonald’s where they serve everything that’s ever been available worldwide.
Nokia offers 3D Printing development kit to let you make your own phone covers.
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