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Vegetable-Themed Condoms Let You Size Yourself Up Right
Vegetable-Themed Condoms Let You Size Yourself Up Right

Designer Guan-Hao Pan's Love Guide packaging will help men overcome what afflicts 60 percent of condom users: slippage, rupture, and breaking

When condoms fail, it’s often because they’re the wrong size, or have been worn the wrong way. The Love Guide condom packaging concept would make it easy for users to select the right size. The condoms come in five packages of distinct diameters, and appropriately vegetable themes: are you a cucumber, carrot, banana, turnip or zucchini?

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To Ensure Sound Fidelity, A Company Tests Its Products Against Honeybees
To Ensure Sound Fidelity, A Company Tests Its Products Against Honeybees

Playing back pre-recorded sounds from a bee hive, Bowers & Wilkins's T7 speaker attracted a swarm of honey-makers

Renowned high-end speaker maker Bowers & Wilkins used the busy buzzing of bees to show off how good their Bluetooth speakers are. Set in a bee farm in provincial England, Field Experiment #1: Bees studies the sound living of bees.

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Put Your Middle and High Schoolers on the Fast Track to Pixar Success
Put Your Middle and High Schoolers on the Fast Track to Pixar Success

Khan Academy now features a free online resource exploring the academic concepts behind Pixar Animation Studios' creative process

A new collaboration between Khan Academy and Pixar Animation Studios has launched to give people a free resource to learn about the studio’s creative process. Pixar in a Box is a set of online academic tools, sponsored by Disney, that includes video lessons, interactive exercises and hands-on activities.

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Quit Smoking, or Stay Banned From This Side of the Sidewalk
Quit Smoking, or Stay Banned From This Side of the Sidewalk

Hyundai Gala's smoking and non-smoking lanes celebrate National Day Against Tobacco and hope to nudge smokers to quit

Is it really possible to put smoking and non-smoking lanes on public sidewalks? Hyundai Gala from Brazil celebrated the National Day Against Tobacco with this creative idea.

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‘Relish’ the Flavor with a Smart Memory Spoon
‘Relish’ the Flavor with a Smart Memory Spoon

Mustard company Maille's new Shazam of spoons saves your favorite mustard flavor for future feasting

Specialty mustard brand Maille recently unveiled a first-of-its-kind technological utensil branded the Discovery Spoon as part of its parent company Unilever’s sample installation launch which aims to “help increase footfall and drive consumer loyalty by generating new and accurate consumer information” in Piccadilly, London.

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Instantly Recognizable, Stephen Hawking’s Voice Is Now Open-Source
Instantly Recognizable, Stephen Hawking’s Voice Is Now Open-Source

Anyone can freely download Intel's ACAT to build upon the framework with new user interfaces and sensing modalities

Stephen Hawking’s iconic robotic-voice has been opened up for developers and anyone with a smartphone or Windows computer to download. The Assistive Context-Aware Toolkit, ACAT, allows Hawking to speak, by detecting the movement of his cheekbones. Intel has built on the program over the years, and are opening the project for other developers to apply or improve upon.

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Forget Hailing an Uber—Summon a Speedboat Instead
Forget Hailing an Uber—Summon a Speedboat Instead

Uber launches UberBOAT, a luxury sea transportation service for users in Istanbul

From Tokyo to Tulsa, Uber has made it easier for users of its app to traverse the highways and boulevards of a new city or return home safely from a night out on the town. But in Istanbul, pulling up the company’s app no longer limits travelers to options like a luxury sedan or an SUV. With the launch of UberBOAT, the company has expanded its domain from land to sea.

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Autonomous Motorcycle Designed Purely for Recreation
Autonomous Motorcycle Designed Purely for Recreation

The Chance is a concept vehicle that aims to humanize the auto pilot system

Industrial designer Siriphong Roongruengvuthikul, who is from Thailand and currently residing in London, came up with the concept for Chance, an autonomous recreation vehicle that provides a thrilling riding experience for both beginners and pros.

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Female-Dedicated Forum Empowers Women with Comfort and Information
Female-Dedicated Forum Empowers Women with Comfort and Information

Glow Community, within their Ruby app, helps bring women together for genuine care and sympathy through comforting chats and more

Once a month, women go through the trouble of the much-dreaded menstruation. The bloating, the cramps, the back pain, etc. can really make any lady feel down and out. How can you combat this feeling? Glow offers a female-dedicated forum for all women where they can share their menstrual rants as well as indulge on information about their reproductive health.

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Online Pop-Up Spotlights One Food Maker Every 24 Hours
Online Pop-Up Spotlights One Food Maker Every 24 Hours

Tastemakr allows people to discover a new independent food maker, such as Vicky Graham and Vicky's Donuts, every day

U.K.-based website Tastemakr has launched an end-of-summer pop-up that reveals a new indie food maker every 24 hours for 24 days.

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Designing an Enriched Home for HIV-Positive Children in India
Designing an Enriched Home for HIV-Positive Children in India

Designed to mimic construction toys, Casa Rana is private housing for 15 HIV-positive children in Tamil Nadu, India

Tiruvannamalai, in Tamil Nadu, India has a small home called Casa Rana, to care for 15 HIV-positive children in the community. These homes will assist them throughout their childhood and onward, ensuring their lives will improve with the needed education, medical care and social support. The project leadership plans to create more similar foster homes if this first pilot program succeeds.

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Downward Dog Onto a Yoga Mat Made From Algae
Downward Dog Onto a Yoga Mat Made From Algae

Bloom's algae-derived flexible foams could be used for a range of sustainable and environmentally-friendly products like surf board foams

Clean tech company Algix and environmentally-minded product and material development company Effekt have joined forces to commercialize the world’s first algae-derived flexible foams. The foams, which can be created in a range of colors, will be used for a variety of applications and marketed under the brand name Bloom.

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