Powdered alcohol has been approved for sale in the US. Just add water.
Pyro Board: An audio visualizer created from an array of 2,500 flames.
Map shows parts of the US where nobody lives.
Illustrations in the sky between buildings.
Is irony ruining our culture? Who dares to go against the prevailing tone of cynicism?
3D interactive display projected onto a curtain of mist
Celebrities that look like mattresses
1000 years of European border change.
This super-simple Spritz speed-reading system is actually pretty amazing.
Add two vertical lines to an animated gif to give it a great 3D effect.
Regenerative candle forms a new one as it melts. May be burning the candle at both ends?
The bouncy castle that thinks it’s a jungle gym.
Artificial muscle made from twisted plastic. You could have invented it yourself chatting idly on a landline.
Why are time travellers always naked?
Crazy shape-shifting origami wooden blocks.
Hipsters are getting beard transplants. A new low.
Hipsters hack their e-cigarettes in a new DIY subculture.
Get a handheld mini museum of rare objects for $238. Includes dinosaur bones and Apollo spaceship fragments.
The world’s largest solar plant just started creating electricity. Looks amazing, like a mecca for mirrors.
All the winners of the Oscar for Best Visual Effects, together in one video
Google Chrome + Lego = Virtual building blocks overlaid on Google maps. Maybe misses the point of making things.
An ace series of gifs that show how everyday products are manufactured.
Nicely designed animation shows why your olive oil might not have any olive oil in it.
They say you can use this 5 second test to find out if you’re a good liar. Not sure they’re telling the truth.
Excellent illustrations re-imagine Star Wars as a 1980′s High School Movie.
Homemade air hockey robot, made from the parts of a 3d printer. Looks quite difficult to beat.
Entire facade of a building in Sochi moves to create a 3D selfie.
The Door. Reinvented. Sort of.
Guerilla-style addition of Photoshop toolbar to H&M billboards reminds (designers?) that it’s been retouched.
Useless websites at the touch of a button.
Amazon might predict what you want, and ship you stuff before you even buy it.
The rise of DIY medical devices.
What The F**k Is My Wearable Strategy? (via @iotlondon)
Edward Snowden 2014 calendar has that same image on every page.
London in 1927 and 2013: A side-by-side colour video comparison of London, 86 years apart.
Genius concept for first-person game uses a clever way for you resize objects.
Issac Asimov visits the World’s Fair in 2014. (from 1964)
The Little Book of Ideo gives and overview of their company culture and approach.Sounds about right to me.
How to open a tin can with bare hands (though you’d have to be pretty desperate anyway to eat what’s inside).
Every Facebook profile pic on one page. That’s well over a billion
We need to talk about TED
Real-time face substitution lets you pretend to be a celebrity on your webcam (some imagination required).
No Wheels! The jumble of tent poles that might become NASA’s next lunar-exploring robot.
Paper plane controlled by smartphone
Romanian salt mine transformed into amazing BondVillianesque subterranean history museum.
UK company demonstrates a device capable of stopping moving vehicles using a blast of electromagnetic waves.
Mathematician creates super-simple drone that flies like a drunk butterfly.
Electric passenger helicopter with 18 rotors makes maiden flight.
French cafe gives you your coffee cheaper if you ask politely.
An experimental table that produces a localised electromagnetic field that can light up fluorescent bulbs.
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