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15 ‘enchanted objects’ with extraordinary functions

August 14th, 2014 at 8:45 am » Comments Off

David Rose with the Ambient Orb. David Rose, an Inventor and M.I.T. Media Lab researcher, coined the term “enchanted objects” to describe ordinary objects with extraordinary functions. These objects are not only fun but also may hold the key to a better way for humans to use new technology — as opposed to what Rose considers […]



Top 14 Photos of the Week

August 10th, 2014 at 8:02 am » Comments Off

As always, if your airline seat is not comfortable, just get up and walk around! Quote of the Day:  “The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.” […]



Nimbus – a retro-futuristic off-roading electric SUV

July 21st, 2014 at 10:14 am » Comments Off

Nimbus microbus The Nimbus is a funky little hybrid that looks like a retro-styled SUV, but its actual story is even more intriguing. The Nimbus concept car is a microbus that can take electric hybrids off-road. The concept comes from Brazilian designer Eduardo Galvani who claims it offers a greater driving range and better fuel economy than […]



Decorating your house using only a 3D printer

July 7th, 2014 at 8:29 am » Comments Off

This light fixture almost appears to be melting. 3-D printing is as affordable as it’s ever been. Professional designers, hobbyists and tinkerers are making all kinds of objects with 3D printers on their own that might otherwise have to be manufactured overseas and shipped to another destination. (Photos)    



7 fantastic futurist cities that could define the world of tomorrow

July 2nd, 2014 at 10:56 am » Comments Off

Bridge cities of Italy Futuristic cities hold a strong appeal in our imaginations. The idea that some of the most outlandish cities from science fiction might be within our technical reach tomorrow is exciting. Here is a collection of some very interesting, fascinating, and exciting futuristic city concepts. (Photos)    



The Rise of the Plasticsmith in China

June 25th, 2014 at 10:38 am » Comments Off

Plasticsmiths Gangjian Cui’s “The Rise of the Plasticsmith” speculates China’s post-industrial future. Cui envisions the rise of a new breed of workers who will use plastic crafts to tell the history of the industrial age. (Photos and videos)    



The Holoroom – Lowe’s launches holographic virtual reality showroom

June 22nd, 2014 at 8:29 am » Comments Off

The Holoroom Brick-and-mortar retail has changed little since the Internet exploded into our lives in the mid-1990′s. We now go into a store to figure out what we want to buy only to go home and buy it online from whoever offered the lowest price and free returns. But a number of retailers are looking […]



What a warp drive spaceship should look like

June 16th, 2014 at 12:59 pm » Comments Off

IXS Enterprise Mark Rademaker, artist,  has unveiled a set of concept images imagining what a spaceship would look like that is  capable of traveling to other stars in a matter of months. His IXS Enterprise design is based on some hard science even though it may look like something from the next science fiction epic […]



Top 14 architectural trends for the future

June 13th, 2014 at 9:45 am » Comments Off

How do you envision the future of architecture? The great architect, Frank Lloyd Wright said, “every great architect is — necessarily — a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.”  His visions of harmonious design and innovating urban planning amounted to his own brand of organic […]



Winners of the world’s first ’3D Printed Car Design Challenge’

June 12th, 2014 at 9:22 am » Comments Off

Strati by Michele Anoé An entire car will be printed in September at the International Manufacturing Technology Show. Local Motors, the company behind the project, recently held what was the world’s first 3D Printed Car Design Challenge to choose its final design. Over 200 groups entered the competition, but when the dust settled and the votes were […]



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