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.
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.
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.
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.
Current approaches to the Internet of Things rely on centralized structures—which are creating concerns about power, dominance and control
The grand vision of the Internet of Things is currently an exercise in imagination. It is about what happens when more and more of the real, physical world comes online, as devices and sensors proliferate, connecting everything.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In today's links, NASA finds Earth's cousin, the NFL funds concussion research, and Google replays your memories
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