Archive for March, 2012



Geometric Superheroes: Rectangles, Assemble!

Remember those cool polygon superhero images by James Reid? Well Rene Schiffer takes our heroes a bit further into pixel-land by using only rectangles in his version. None of his designs uses any other shapes but rectangles and none have more than 20 colors.

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R2-DShoes: The Slippers You’re Looking for

Yep, they definitely are, and with Star Wars‘ most important maintenance droid at your feet, what could go wrong? These TOMS slippers were handpainted by artist Kara Setkiewicz.

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Birth Ratios Skew Towards More Females During Famine

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In China, during the Chinese Great Leap Forward famine, the male to female birth ratios fell significantly. This implies that whenever food is in short supply, women are more likely to bear daughters than sons.

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Rise in Allergies Linked to Widespread Antibiotic Use to Combat Bacteria

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It seems that allergic diseases have reached an almost pandemic level. That’s what a new study states in the journal Nature Medicine. Allergies are caused by a combination of different factors, but that doesn’t help identify the exact culprits.

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Antimagnet Cloak Hides Objects from Static Magnetic Fields

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Researchers in the journal Science have reported that they can now create a cloak that hides objects from static magnetic fields. There are a multitude of different applications, but some might subvert airport security.

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Chinese Mini-Subs Allow You to Be Like James Cameron… Or Not

If you love what James Cameron just accomplished with his own deep-sea submersible, then you can have your own underwater adventures in these Chinese mini-submarines, which were the brainchild of a laid-off factory worker in Wuhan.

china mini sub

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O’Sun Nomad Solar Lamp: A Jug Full of Light

This new lamp was created by the Belgian designer Alain Gilles for O’Sun, and it was specifically made to address the needs of families living in parts of the world that don’t have access to electricity. In many parts of the world, kerosene lamps are used widely, but they often cause deadly accidents. The Nomad lamp is a portable rechargeable device, that’s easy to operate and use, and is completely safe.

osun nomad lamp panel

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Colorful Incase Mini Cable Kit: USB to Everything You Need

With all of the gadgets people are carrying around these days, it makes sense to keep some cables with you, just in case you need to connect some of them together. This new kit from Incase looks pretty sweet, and the fact that the cables come color-coded makes them even easier to find in the provided handy case.

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