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Pipe Carpeting for the Asthmatic Kills Dust Mites with Heat
Pipe Carpeting for the Asthmatic Kills Dust Mites with Heat

The Fervent Carpet, which plugs into your radiator, is specially designed for people with allergies

People with allergies and asthma stay away from specific kinds of textiles and rightfully so: allergic reactions brought about by dust mites and dust can be very serious. As a result, asthmatic people often cannot have carpets, rugs and curtains, making their home look uninviting and impersonal. But this will change as Siem & Pabon’s Fervent Carpet offers a new technology that will get rid of dust mites in carpets with heat from the radiator. Hence, allergens are kept at bay.

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Floating Hotel Promotes Tourism While Maintaining Integrity of Inland Waters
Floating Hotel Promotes Tourism While Maintaining Integrity of Inland Waters

Salt & Water Floating Hotel design aims to prevent the exploitation of natural environments in tourist areas

One of the main concerns with untouched and virgin inland waters is the possible exploitation when companies start developing it for tourism purposes. So, to allow tourists to still enjoy the beautiful nature and water, Serbian studio Salt & Water created design plans for a floating hotel development with catamaran apartments. The natural harmony of the inland water is kept, yet, it offers tourists the privilege to take pleasure in the surrounding natural environment.

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The Right One is Just a Six-Hour-Old Selfie Away
The Right One is Just a Six-Hour-Old Selfie Away

Dating app 7heaven only accepts selfies that are 6 hours old, ensuring your online date looks like their profile pics

The world of online dating is one that is convenient and complex at the same time. Single people can find prospective dates easier, but there’s also that risk factor of not being able to know if that person is as authentic as their profile. 7heaven, an online dating app, seeks to help solve this authenticity problem by monitoring time stamps on profile photos—selfies in particular.

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Oven Inspired by the Past Points to Future of Manufacturing and Dry-rubbed Beef
Oven Inspired by the Past Points to Future of Manufacturing and Dry-rubbed Beef

Pyramid-shaped Project Pyra is an advanced, modular grill that stands as a monument for direct digital manufacturing

Pyra will be an oven entirely constructed using 3D objects created by advanced 3D printing company FATHOM’s research engineer, Carlos Quiñonez. There are no flames despite the name, with Pyra instead using forced air convection with conductive metal plates to create the heat of a traditional oven. The plastic enclosure heats to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Domino’s Wants You to Be Emoji Literate
Domino’s Wants You to Be Emoji Literate

The pizza company continues its investment in the emojisphere with Emoji Literacy, a new site dedicated to understanding the pictorial "language"

Domino’s is determined to rid the world of illiteracy—emoji illiteracy that is. A pressing concern for parents and teenagers alike, the brand has launched Emoji Literacy and a set of emoji flashcards for those who can’t tell the semiotic difference between a closed-mouth smiling emoji and a toothy grinning emoji.

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A Solar Powered Car Fit for a Jetsons Family Outing
A Solar Powered Car Fit for a Jetsons Family Outing

Solar car generates more energy than it consumes

As fossil fuel supplies diminish, auto manufacturers worldwide are searching for other ways to power their vehicles. Hybrid cars, electric cars, and even cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells exist already, but even these use up energy.

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Writing Tone Analyzer Does Away With Email Miscommunications
Writing Tone Analyzer Does Away With Email Miscommunications

The best ways to convey the proper message you want to give can be cleared up

IBM Watson’s writing tone analyzer performs a task not all humans have mastered: accurately assessing the tone of an email and helping the writer address the most useful tone for a particular job.

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The Lunch Sack Gets Oversized as a Paper Bag Backpack
The Lunch Sack Gets Oversized as a Paper Bag Backpack

The PaperJohn allows shoppers to be hands-free when carrying and transporting paper bags after shopping

You have to make a quick trip to the market on your bike, but just before you leave, you wonder, “How will I bring the paper bags home?” This challenge inspired the creators of PaperJohn to design a paper bag that allow cyclists to carry groceries hands-free and wear them like a backpack.

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Forget Needles, Puff On Mushroom Inhalers for Vaccinations
Forget Needles, Puff On Mushroom Inhalers for Vaccinations

The Fungus Inhale Vaccination project imagines a new way to administer vaccinations: through using colorful fungus inhalers

What if you could skip the painful injections for vaccination, and puff on an elegant mushroom inhaler instead? According to Celine Park, a student at the Royal College of Art, using fungus inhalers to administer vaccinations may not be outside the realm of possibility.

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Bring Your Animations to Life with Digital Puppetry
Bring Your Animations to Life with Digital Puppetry

All it takes is a Leap Motion and your hands to make the next The Powerpuff Girls

A team of Carnegie Melon researchers seeks to expunge the grunt work associated with the animating process with a software called Dranimate. It uses Leap Motion technology, a computer hardware sensor device that supports contactless hands and fingers motion as input.

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5 Stories You Need to Know Today
5 Stories You Need to Know Today

In today's links, NASA finds Earth's cousin, the NFL funds concussion research, and Google replays your memories

PSFK editors aggregate top stories from around the web each day.

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