Bright Orange Double Bunk Transforms Into A Sofa (Video)

Double bunks are some of the coolest places to sleep in. Other than park benches in the dead of winter and the backs of taxi cabs, double bunks have a peculiar charm about them. Of course, the charm is stronger when you have a double bunk all to yourself. If you’re sharing it with another person, well, that sucks. Fighting for the top bunk isn’t really fun. Ever seen the movie Stepbrothers when they built their own double bunk beds?

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Legacy Of Pain: The Crashed Ferrari Coffee Table

Nobody in their right mind would invest in a totaled Ferrari. Then again, designer extraordinnaire Charly Molinelli probably doesn’t have his head screwed right, which is usually a good thing in the design milieu. What he just came up with is a real nice addition to any off-kilter living room. As seen below, the agonized contours of a Ferrari that was probably an Autobot in its previous life (before getting mauled by Megatron) was further crushed and shaped to fit a box. That box was turned into a coffee table with a glass surface. So there you have it, a Ferrari in your living room.

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Ride Into The Sunset With A Motorized Wheelrider

So basically the intrepid rider slips their feet inside each wheel and zooms away. The top speed is a capable 20mph. That’s not exactly fast and furious, but it’s enough for essential errands like buying Cheetos. Another interesting aspect of this Wheelrider, which is powered y a two horsepower engine, is it can support a 200 pound person. This is great news for fat kids, but the morbidly obese may have to settle on a Segway.


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Keep It Deadly Cool With A Shiny Gentleman’s Hidden Knife

Knives are fast becoming an anachronism these days, which is too bad. Thanks to soda cans, bottle caps, and junk food, few situations in everyday life call for knives. Unless, of course, you’re slicing salami or gutting fish. Oh well, kids these days would much rather OD on Modern Warfare than learn real skills. Seen below is a stylish take on the pocket knife. It’s funny, because the product page says ‘Gentleman’s Hidden Knife’ but it’s unlikely gentlemen would bother carrying one around. Gentlemen prefer monocles, y’hear? Monocles and handlebar moustaches to be specific.

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Ultra Lightweight Metal Could Usher Engineering Renaissance

In what amounts to a huge scientific achievement the world will forget about in a couple of days, esteemed nerd journal Science has published the exciting research conducted by California-based HRL Laboratories. The scientists involved have developed an ultra-lightweight metallic structure that can almost float in mid-air. That’s ‘almost.’ What’s astonishing about it is a new era of lightweight material for different products may result thanks to Dr. Schaedler and co.’s work.

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iCow – Kenya’s Mobile Phone App for Cattle Farmers

In a country where almost everyone makes a living off the land, a useful mobile phone app would be one that helps farmers increase their productivity. This is how Su Kahumbu, an organic farmer from Kenya, explains how she started developing her program.

The iCow allows cattle farmers to register each of their cows individually. In turn, they can get SMS for every registered bovine that contains veterinary advice on care and feeding. It also offers a database of agricultural experts and sends out current market prices for cattle.

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Robots Help Clean Offices in Japan

Practical and functional cleaning robots are now a commercially available product in Japan. The latest model is one designed and developed by major companies Fuji Heavy Industries and Sumitomo. Ten years ago the two industrial giants had come up with a similar machine. This current model is said to be a simpler version that has the notable capability of navigating around obstructions.

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Bluetooth Rearview Mirror Not Just For Easier Parking

For the parking-impaired, Chinavision’s Complete Car Bluetooth Rearview Mirror Kit would be the perfect automobile add-on. It provides a wireless rearview camera that practically removes all blind spots. While this new gadget makes backing up easier, it also offers so much more features that you wouldn’t expect of a rearview mirror.

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Design of Future Flying Robots Possibly Based on Dragonflies

Scientists sometimes look to nature for inspiration and for flying robots the likely model seems to be the lowly dragonfly. The research is being conducted by a team from Duke University in cooperation with another group from Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The aim is to better understand the intricacies of how the insect manages flight and from there possibly derive insights for designing future robotic airborne machines or vehicles.

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Enhance Your Home Security Via Webcam and Mobile Apps

Something fairly complicated and costly comes to mind when the talk is about home security with video surveillance capabilities. It is entirely possible however to set up a system that can provide adequate security on your own and without resorting to specialized service. All it takes is your home computer’s webcam and some phone camera apps.

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Philips Vital Signs App Uses Your iPad 2 Camera To Measure Your Heart Rate And Breathing (video)

It does sound a little far fetched, but Phillips have created and this week launched a new iPad 2 application called Vital Signs Camera. Which has been designed to monitor your heart rate and breathing remotely, by just using the iPad 2’s camera.

The new Vital Signs application is able to measure your heart rate by just using the colour of your face, and measure your breathing by monitoring the motion of your chest.

Philips Vital Signs App

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