PSFK’s Top Five Stories Of The Week

PSFK’s Top Five Stories Of The Week

Portraits created from DNA, a road elevator for bikes and an edible water bottle were top stories this week.

Nestor Bailly, PSFK
  • 28 march 2014

Each week we bring you the most popular and interesting posts of the past five days. Here is the current selection to give you topics to explore and share over the weekend.

Road Elevator Gives Cyclists A Push


People who cite steep hills as the reason they don’t cycle to work may be all out of excuses thanks to simple motorized aid called the Trampe CycloCable.

Incredibly Accurate 3D Mugshots Created From DNA Samples


Researchers at Pennsylvania State University and the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) in Belgium have collaborated to develop a technique that uses genetic analysis to build a computer composite of what a person looks like.

Voyeuristic Billboards Publicly Shame Drivers To Stop Texting


Texting While In Traffic (TWIT) project aims to raise public awareness about distracted driving by gathering and posting photos of people texting while behind the wheel of a vehicle.

Edible Water Bottle Could Save The Planet


The Ooho is a blob-like water container made out of an edible algae membrane.

A Brief History Of The Internet Of Things


Created by Best Computer Science Degrees, the “Understanding The Internet Of Things: Towards A Smart Planet” infographic breaks down the technological development of networked appliances into a digestible format.


Flower Pencils Create Cherry Blossom Petals When Sharpened

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New York Restaurant Uses Tomato Sushi As Its Newest Meat Alternative

fresh&co is using sous vide Roma tomatoes to create a vegan option that has the texture and taste of tuna

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Red Bull Converts Sao Paulo Payphones Into Data-Driven Bus Schedules

The booths allow city residents to check local transit times through a simple toll-free phone call


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Work Table Doubles As A Baby Seat

Designer Kunsik Choi created the furniture to facilitate emotional communication between between parents and their children

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Album Turns Into Something New Each Time It’s Streamed

Bill Baird's new album explores the relationship between time and music through a website crafted by design team, One Pixel Wide

Technology Today

Wearable Device And Lamp Recreate Beautiful Sunsets In Your Home

Sun Memories can record up to six hours of natural light and reproduce it via a connected light at a later date


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The Simpsons Is Stepping Into The World Of VR

To celebrate their 600th episode, the animated family sitcom created a virtual reality version of their opening gag

Syndicated Yesterday

Museum Exhibit Celebrates Strange Architectural Contraptions

Artist William Heath Robinson's peculiar genius is on display in this recent show with wiggling ducts, jumbles of planks and coils of cable

Food Yesterday

This Sensor Will Help You Brew The Perfect Cup Of Tea Every Time

42Tea is a small device that guides you through every step of the brewing process, even identifying the type of leaves being used

Design & Architecture Yesterday

Norwegian Mountaineering Center Mimics A Snow-Capped Mountain

The structure's exterior is clad in a uniform surface of pixels to create a unique climbing experience

Gaming & Play Yesterday

Shopping Bag Turns Your Hands Into A LEGO

Designers from the School of Visual Arts thought up the Playbox Bag for a competition

Sustainability Yesterday

Giant Coffee Cups Encourage People To Recycle Their Morning Cup Of Joe

The Hubbub Foundation has created a set of themed bins meant to inspire recycling on a large scale

Home Yesterday

Small Device Creates A Personal Weather Station Inside In Your Home

Netatmo's new sensor is a standalone air quality monitor that can measure humidity, purity, noise and temperature

Social Media Yesterday

Advertising Proposal Aims To Be The Most “Instagrammable Billboard In The World”

The Belltower in Los Angeles would allow video advertising and live event streaming, and include a pedestrian plaza for visitors

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