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    The Jellyfish House is a home built around a swimming pool!

    transparent-rooftop-pool-1Swimming pools are usually built into homes; homes aren’t generally built around swimming pools! This is what makes the Jellyfish House in Marbella on the Mediterranean coast of Spain a modern marvel. Built by Wiel Arets Architects, the home’s infinity-edge pool faces southwest with the Sierra Bianca mountain range in the distance. The pool weighs approximately 66 tons with a glass-bottom floor and a panoramic window.
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  • Designer Hilla Shamia blends wood and aluminum to create seamless furniture

    wood-casting-furniture-5We’ve seen aluminum and wood being used together to create mild-mannered pieces of furniture before. Never have we seen the two materials blend into each other so well however, and Israel-based product designer Hilla Shamia has managed to come up with a line of seating arrangements that are more than just a highly practical visual treat. Using innovative wood casting techniques, Shamia’s line of furniture prove that natural materials can blend extremely well with those manipulated by human hands.
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    Skylon, the carbon fiber spacecraft of the future, will reach speeds of mach 25

    skylon-spaceship-1The limitations of physics have never kept human-kind from breaking barriers and developing cutting-edge technology to aide faster travel. One such conceptual development is the Skylon, a spacecraft that will offer people in the future a reliable, responsive and cost effective means to travel to space! Powered by synergistic air-breathing rocket engines (SABRE), these futuristic aircrafts will be automated, without pilots, and will autonomously take off from a runway, fly direct to earth orbit and return for a runway landing, just like an aircraft.
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    Cetka chairs by Acid Studio are inspired by woven furniture

    acid-studio-cetka-chair-1Furniture has had a long affair with the art of weaving, right from wicker chairs that sport woven patterns to wooden seating arrangements that sometimes use woven fibers extensively. To take this relationship up a step, India-based Acid Studio has unleashed the Cetka, a chair that is influenced by the art of weaving. The chair has intricately interlacing lines that serve as an ornamental advantage while giving the seat a sturdy base.
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    Energy-generating illuminated duck will help power Copenhagen with solar juice

    solar-energy-duck-1The duck that gave golden eggs may be a fairy tale, but this one that generates solar energy sure as hell isn’t! Conceived by designers Hareth Pochee, Adam Khan, Louis Leger and Patrick Fryer, from Britain, this sculptor is fun to look at and helps the environment too! Inspired by the enormous eider (a northern sea duck), the Energy Duck has been submitted as an entry of the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition.
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    WeBIKE tables at the Schiphol Airport generate electricity as you exercise!

    webikeThe next time you visit Amsterdam airport in search for a practical way to workout, don’t miss out on one of these WeBIKE tables. Developed by Belgium-based WeWATT and installed at the Schiphol Airport, these desks sport pedals that allow users to exercise, while generating energy to juice up gadgets! The pedals attached to the desks are hooked onto dynamos that convert physical exertion into energy. The energy generated is then used to charge smartphones, point-and-shoot cameras, tablets and other smaller devices.
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    Artist turns WiFi signals into colorful patterns with low exposure photography

    wifi-signals-photography-1We’ve always loved strong WiFi signals. For us, these are more than just electronically transmitted magic beams that give us unlimited access to the world of the internet. This is exactly why this revelation by an artist named Luis Hernan has left us jaw-dropped. Luis’ project, the Kirlian Device mobile application, translates WiFi signals into a five-color heatmap scheme where red means stronger signals and blue means weaker signals. Using the application, Luis was able to create a series of performance art that captures these WiFi signals as colorful streaks in the air, using low exposure photography.
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    Taku-Tanku concept micro-home is made from repurposed water tanks!

    taku-tanku-1Recycling and repurposing used articles is important in an environment that’s slowly being choked to death by pollutants. Keeping this in mind, New York city-based Stereotank has designed the Taku-Tanku for the Little House competition held in Japan. This home is literally little and is carved into the insides of repurposed water tanks. Two 3,000-liter water tanks and other prefabricated materials were used to build the Taku-Tanku.
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    Heart-rate sensors in cars could alert sleepy drivers and help guide them to safety

    heart-rate-sensing-car-seatFalling asleep at the wheel while driving isn’t uncommon and incidents like these have led to accidents world-wide long since human kind began to imagine that sleep deprivation and driving do not go hand in hand. Incidentally, they do, and driving while sleepy can lead to severe consequences, endangering your life and that of others around you. Plessey Semiconductors and a team of researchers at Nottingham Trent University are currently working on a feasible way to prevent occurrences like these from happening.
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    FormNation E-Ink phone stays powered on for a month on a single charge

    e-ink-phoneWe all hate watching energy trickle out of our mobile phones. For the most of us, plugging a phone into a charging outlet is the worst part of the day. To make things easier, NY design consultancy FormNation has taken a few technological steps back to unveil this phone that promises to stay powered on for roughly about a month on a single charge! Dutch-born designer Jan Habraken and his team designed an e-ink prototype of the iPhone that is affordable, performs all the necessary tasks you’d expect from a phone, and stays on for a month on a single charge.
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