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Tom Piszkin used to coach triathletes at the University of California San Diego, plus he sold bikes to students at a local store. The latter, he tells us, showed him "the mobility challenges faced by students on campus." This prompted him to invent the JackRabbit electric "scooter," which is now the subject of a Kickstarter campaign... Continue Reading Whatever it is, electric JackRabbit i
You could be forgiven for thinking that an alien race had made its home in Macau, China, but this extraordinary structure is actually the latest major building by Zaha Hadid Architects. Serving as a flagship hotel for the City of Dreams resort, its perforated form is wrapped in an exoskeleton that provides structural support. .. Continue Reading Zaha Hadid wraps hotel in striking e
Though efforts are underway to try and tackle the plastic waste problem – from cleaning up floating plastic for reuse to cutting back on single use packaging in stores – the growing number of heart-wrenching images of vast islands of floating waste plastic available online show that there is still much to be done. Yet many of us carry around slim slabs of plastic in our wallets and purses,
We enjoyed this pair of retro customs BMW decided to air out at this year's Wheels and Waves festival in Biarritz, France. One's a modern desert scrambler built from an R NineT, the other … Would be totally unique if not for its sister bike... Continue Reading BMW showcases two sweet customs at France's Wheels and Waves festival Category: Motorcycles Tags: BMW
Strong and light, spider silk is one of the most impressive materials in the natural world. Both the real thing and synthetic versions have been used to improve everything from clothing to car seats, cooling electronics to preserving produce, making sweet music or helping people hear it, and even patching up severed nerves. Now, scientists in Germany and Switzerland have found a new use fo
Like fireworks that linger for millennia, nebulae are some of the most photogenic objects in the universe. These vast clouds of dust and gas represent both the birth and death of stars, and their swirling forms lend themselves well to creative names based on whatever shapes observers happen to see in them. New Atlas has collected some of the most breathtaking nebula images ever taken... Co
Neuroscientists at Switzerland's EPFL have for the first time homed in directly on the specific cluster of neurons in the brain responsible for reprogramming long-term memories of traumatic experiences. The research brings neuroscience closer to answering the long-held question of whether therapy simply works to suppress fear-based memories or whether it actually helps rewrite those memori
We've seen hammocks on truck hitches, hammocks on car roofs, and even hammocks inside of pickup beds. But what if it's pouring rain and you still want to hammock? Well, you can either get soaked outside or string your hammock up inside your car with the Car Hammock. Forget the mosquito net and tarp and protect yourself in a climate controlled cocoon of solid sheet metal. .. Continue Readin
Korean company KeyWe has launched what it's calling the "smartest lock ever" on Kickstarter. And with WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth, a touchpad and an old-fashioned backup key, it's certainly swinging for the fences... Continue Reading US$139 KeyWe smart lock is how all locks should work from now on Category: Around The Home Tags: Kickstarter Lock Related Articles:
Some day, it may be possible for tiny squishy biomedical robots to make their way through people's bodies, without being tethered to an external power supply or control unit. We've recently gotten a step closer to that being a reality, thanks to 3D-printing tech that produces magnetically-responsive devices... Continue Reading Morphing 3D-printed objects move by magnetism Category: 3D Pri

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