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Play-i Robots Teaches your Children Programming

Play-i Robots Teaches your Children Programming
Play-i robots Bo (explorer) & Yana (storyteller) are aimed to help children learn to code. The toys make programming fun and accessible for every child, as young as 5 years old. By playing the toys, your child gets to look behind the visual interface to see the real code. When your child is ready, they can leap in and write code themselves! Yana costs $49 and Bo $149. The toys may be available in summer 2014.

Bathtub Sculpture Installed in the Park

Bathtub Sculpture Installed in the ParkFrench studio Bruit Du Frigo provides a resting spot by installing wooden bathtubs 'Chamarande Les Bain' in the middle of the park in Chamarande. Some of the tubs are not filled with water, but with cushions so they can be used as deckchairs by those not wanting to bath in a public place.

Amazing Hovering Roundabout for Cyclists in the Netherlands

Amazing Hovering Roundabout for Cyclists in the Netherlands
Hovenring is an incredible suspended roundabout conceptualized and designed by IPV Delft specifically for cyclists to safely make their way across congested traffic by traveling overhead. Located between Eindhoven and Veldhoven in the Netherlands, above the Heerbaan/Meerenakkerweg intersection, the circular steel bridge offers an alternative route for cyclists as well as an aesthetically pleasing landmark for locals and visitors.

Google Glass Reveals Second Generation AR Device

Google Glass Reveals Second Generation AR Device
The second generation of google glass, an augmented reality system by search engine giant google has officially been rolled out. presented with a new hardware update, the re-design of the wearable AR unit will now be compatible with existing prescription eyeglasses, and implements an external mono earbud that replaces the previous bone-conduction speaker from the first prototype.

Giant Mirrors Installed in Norwegian town Rjukan

Giant Mirrors Installed in Norwegian town Rjukan The Norwegian town of Rjukan will be a lot less gloomy this winter, thanks to a system of giant mirrors installed on a nearby mountain that reflects sunlight onto the town below. Here's how it works, according to the project's website | The three gigantic mirrors, which are computer-controlled, will follow the path of the sunlight as it moves across the horizon.Above pic Norwegian town uses giant mirrors to combat the winter darkness

Hidden Meanings in Popular Logos

Hidden Meanings in Popular Logos Logos are the best way to represent your company in a single small image. A clean and eye-catching logo might even increase the popularity of your company.But not all logos are just a mean for representing your company, some logos also have a meaning or a motive hidden in them, which are not recognizable on the first look. Here are the top 10 logos with hidden meaning.

Illuminated Fish Lamps by Frank Gehry

Illuminated Fish Lamps by Frank Gehry
Along with his innovative, contemporary architecture designs, prize-winning architect and designer Frank Gehry also develops smaller, but still spectacular, concepts like these glowing Fish Lamps.
Constructed with wire metal, ColorCore formica, and silicone on a wood base, each piece is like an intimate glimpse at a fish underwater. The curled tails and intricate patterns are reminiscent of Gehry's many mind-blowing structures that stand tall throughout the world.

12 Fantastic Halloween Makeup Transformations

12 Fantastic Halloween Makeup Transformations Pop Art Zombie
How much can makeup really transform you? That was the question we posed a few weeks ago when we saw Russian hair and makeup artist Vadim Andreev do some ridiculously amazing things to some ordinary women. In light of the fact that Halloween is now just around the corner, let's turn our attention to both makeup artists as well as regular folks who have used their "magic" to change into spooky and stunning beings.

Pilatusbahn — The World's Steepest Cogwheel Train

Pilatusbahn — The World's Steepest Cogwheel TrainThe Pilatusbahn railway in Switzerland connects Alpnachstad on Lake Lucerne, to a terminus near the summit of Mount Pilatusbahn at an altitude of 2,073 meter. The track climbs a slope of more than 1,600 meters in just 4.6 km, making it the steepest track railway in the world. It has an average gradient of 38% and a maximum of 48% - steeper than the steepest street in the world.It runs at an angle of 48º.

Abacus iPhone Case

Abacus iPhone CaseThis abacus case for iPhone 4/4S and 5/5S designed by Joaquin Baldwin allows you to perform complicated mathematical operations, without even unlocking your phone. It will not drain your batteries, and will work underwater and in outer space. The beads look like tiny apples that move smoothly and freely.

LG G Flex Smartphone

LG G Flex SmartphoneLG finally announced its curved phone, the LG G Flex Smartphone. The LG G Flex features a 6-inch 720p screen. It's powered by a Quad-Core 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GBs of RAM, LTE, and a 13MP rear and 2.1MP front camera.

NIKE x liberty london fall collection 2013

NIKE x liberty london fall collection 2013
NIKE air revolution sky hi
NIKE icons – air max 1, dunk sky high sneakerboot, NIKE roshe run hi sneakerboot and air revolution sky high – are wrapped in liberty london’s signature paisley print ‘bourton’ for the latest collaboration between the two brands.

This ‘Flying Drawbridge’ in the Netherlands is Amazing

This ‘Flying Drawbridge’ in the Netherlands is Amazing Photograph by Bert Kaufmann Located in the city of Leeuwarden in the Netherlands is Slauerhoffbrug (English: Slauerhoff Bridge), a fully automatic bascule bridge sometimes referred to as a ‘tail bridge’. Slauerhoffbrug, which is affectionately known as the ‘Flying Drawbridge’ can be quickly and efficiently raised and lowered from one pylon (instead of hinges).

Hetain Patel Turns his Old Ford into a Fiesta Transformer

Hetain Patel Turns his Old Ford into a Fiesta TransformerWhen british-indian artist hetain patel was gifted a 1988 ford fiesta as his first car when he turned 17, he likely could not have realized the influence it would have on his artistic career, particularly in the creation of his latest sculptural work. patel has taken a newly acquired vehicle, with the exact same specifications as his now-vintage original, and turned it into ‘fiesta transformer‘, a large-scale construction mimicking the robotic alien creatures from the widely recognizable film and toy franchise ‘transformers’.

Cazu Zegers Arquitectura Naturally Shape Tierra Patagonia Hotel

Cazu Zegers Arquitectura Naturally Shape Tierra Patagonia HotelCazú zegers arquitectura have developed ‘tierra patagonia hotel’ a resort located at the entrance of chile’s torres del paine national park. the structure sits on the shore of lake sarmiento, which in turn provides a stage for the rugged paine massif mountain range behind.

Victoria Campillo Connects artists with Credit Cards in Barcelona

Victoria Campillo Connects artists with Credit Cards in BarcelonaBased on the idea that ‘art is everywhere’ spanish artist victoria campillo has created this series in barcelona. the project matches cover images on credit cards to well known artists, connecting the two disparate elements into one piece. the different cards are all real, with the artist’s name featuring on the front, making it surprisingly obvious to connect the two together.

Baycycle Project Marks a New Frontier in Aquatic Transit

Baycycle Project Marks a New Frontier in Aquatic Transit Whether for commuting, adventure, health, or recreation, biking plays a significant role in a number cities around the world. integrating the thriving culture with the necessity for many urban commuters to use bridges and tunnels to travel to work, judah schiller has conceptualized a sustainable and affordable idea that marks a new frontier in aquatic sport and transit: water biking. the initiative of the baycycle project, currently seeking funding on indiegogo, is to create an easy-to-use, compact system to connect any bike, regardless of frame size or construction, to an inflated pontoon-like base. 

Mammoth Pumpkin Carvings at the Great Jack O'lantern Blaze

Mammoth Pumpkin Carvings at the Great Jack O'lantern BlazeWhile adults and children alike are preparing their costumes and collecting candy, take a look at these impressive pumpkin carvings from the annual great jack o’lantern blaze at van cortlandt manor in new york.

BMW individual 760Li sterling by ROBBE & BERKING

BMW individual 760Li sterling by ROBBE & BERKINGThe principles which the ‘BMW individual manufaktur’ has followed for more than 20 years now – one-off products, traditional craftsmanship, perfection -  and the fulfillment of the most discerning requirements are being put-forth in the most valuable one-off that has emerged from the ‘BMW individual manufaktur’ line to date.

STRAIGHTENING Tower of Pisa

STRAIGHTENING Tower of Pisa
Straightening up: Pisa's leaning tower before the stabilisation works in 1992 (L) and at the end of the works in 2010 (R). Since the works, the tower's tilt has decreased even more.Its perilous incline has defied gravity since the 12th century.But now the Leaning Tower of Pisa has lost some of its famous tilt, researchers have found.

Tour the world by tram: Rio, San Francisco and England

Tour the world by tram: Rio, San Francisco and England
On track: One of Lisbon's colourful trams and, right, the city's statue of Christ the Redeemer
Looking out across the moonlit Tagus River to the gigantic statue of Christ the Redeemer, I felt momentarily confused.I was sure I was in Lisbon, not Rio de Janeiro. And beautiful though it looked under a starry night, what was the Golden Gate Bridge doing in one of Europe's best-loved capitals? Lisbon is full of such surprises.

Touchdown! First passenger plane lands at £20bn Dubai airport that is set to become the biggest in the world

Touchdown! First passenger plane lands at £20bn Dubai airport that is set to become the biggest in the world
Budget arrival: Wizz Air lands at the newly opened Al Maktoum International Airport terminal in Dubai.It was a modest Wizz Air plane that was the first to touchdown at Dubai’s new Al Maktoum International Airport terminal, which is tipped to become the world’s largest in 10 years.

Killer Whale Attacking Great White Shark

Killer Whale Attacking Great White Shark
Some orcas are specialised in hunting sharks. Even the great white fears them. The orca will ram the shark and flip it over. In that position the shark is harmless. Dinner is served!

Spiders, Flies and Wasps Photography By Colin Hutton

Spiders, Flies and Wasps Photography By Colin Hutton
Photographer Colin Hutton, 29, has created stunning portraits of the world's most overlooked animals, pictured, including spiders, wasps, bees, common flies, and beetles. The images are made using a powerful macro lens and can be incredibly hard to achieve because of the quick movements of the creatures. He also photographed weevils, pictured. Many weevils are damaging to crops.

Picture of the Day: The Skeleton Leaf

Picture of the Day: The Skeleton LeafaIn this interesting close-up by Dietmut Teijgeman-Hansen, we see what remains of a leaf that was likely consumed by an insect and is now slowly decomposing.

Land of the Giant Mushrooms — Albania's Cold War Bunkers

Land of the Giant Mushrooms — Albania's Cold War Bunkers Photo — Link Bunker and dictator Enver Hoxha's of Albania — During the nearly forty-year leadership of Communist dictator Enver Hoxha of the People's Socialist Republic of Albania, over 700,000 bunkers were built in the country – one for every four inhabitants. The bunkers (Albanian: bunkerët) are still a ubiquitous sight in Albania, with an average of 24 bunkers for every square kilometer of the country.

Halloween: The Littlest Ghostbuster and His Adorable Ecto-1

Halloween: The Littlest Ghostbuster and His Adorable Ecto-1Do you recognize Cooper? Probably not, because he's a year older than the last time you saw him driving a tiny time-traveling DeLorean and wearing an adorable Marty McFly costume. This year Cooper's parents turned his trusty push car into an absolutely amazing miniature Ecto-1. Designed and built by Cooper's parents, Cory and Jeremy Newton-Smith from RottenKitten Studio, this Ecto-1 is made from everything from cardboard, empty soda bottles, LEDs, paint and, of course, a bunch of tape.

Motorola's Project Ara Modular Smartphone Hardware System

Motorola's Project Ara Modular Smartphone Hardware SystemLed by motorola’s advanced technology and projects group, ‘project ara’ has been developed as a free, open hardware platform for creating highly modular smartphones. similar to the phonebloks concept by designer dave hakkens, the system does the same for hardware as what google’s android platform has done for software: create a vibrant third-party developer ecosystem, increase the pace of innovation, and substantially reduce development timelines.

Giancarlo Zema Realizes Modular Lotus System for Luminexence

Giancarlo Zema Realizes Modular Lotus System for Luminexence
The ‘lotus’ serves as an electric car charging point.Giving the appearance of an over-sized leaf emerging from the ground, the ‘lotus’ designed by italian architect giancarlo zema for luminexence in partnership with tecnopali is a modular system of eco-furniture.

Multisensory Wooden Walk-in Cave by Henrique Oliveira

Multisensory Wooden Walk-in Cave by Henrique OliveiraBrazilian artist henrique oliveira‘s multisensory installation ’parada dos quasólitos’ at schirn kunsthalle frankfurt bridges the gap between space and sculpture. it is a walk-in structure: physical, tactile, and immersive, a disorienting place that temporarily transports the visitor to a realm independent of the gallery walls.

Portraits of Dogs, Mid-Shake

Portraits of Dogs, Mid-Shake
1. In 2011, animal photographer Carli Davidson took a series of dogs portraits, mid-shake. Every dog owner (or unsuspecting passersby) know the shake well. What better way to rid oneself of excess water than a violent contortion of the body?

Incredible Polar Bear Hand-Cut from a Single Sheet of Paper

Incredible Polar Bear Hand-Cut from a Single Sheet of Paper
The large bear took 7 months to create and was cut from just one single sheet of 10x10-foot white Washi paper. The more than 8-foot-long animal's body is composed of ornate shapes and patterns which, when illuminated by light from above, cast an array of changing shadows across the floor.Japanese artist Nahoko Kojima's amazing skills with hand-cut paper sculptures continue to impress us! Her Cloud Leopard was quite a sensation and, more recently, she designed this large, life-sized swimming polar bear entitled Byaku.

Charming Cabin Built for $500 with Repurposed Windows

Charming Cabin Built for $500 with Repurposed Windows
Salvaging most of their materials from a nearby abandoned barn, the creative duo was able to construct the incredible glass cabin with roughly $500 and several months' worth of elbow grease. Located in the mountains of West Virginia, photographer Nick Olson and designer Lilah Horwitz have built their own enchanting retreat made out of discarded windows.

800 Year Old Stave Church in Borgund — Norway

800 Year Old Stave Church in Borgund — Norway Norway is the only country in Northern Europe with wooden churches from the Middle Ages still intact. During the Middle Ages, when immense cathedrals were being built in stone in other places in Europe, a similar technique was developed in Norway for building in wood. Boat construction and home building in the Viking times had developed the technique and tradition of combining art with wood working. This culminated in the stave churches. The stave churches are a particularly valuable part of the Norwegian architectural heritage, and are considered to be of national and global importance.

LG ‘G Flex’ Self-Healing Curved Smartphone

LG ‘G Flex’ Self-Healing Curved SmartphoneLG electronics has officially taken the wraps off the LG ‘G flex’, a vertically curved smartphone that follows the contour of the faceplate – the first device to do so in the smartphone market. the arc-like design reduces the distance between mouth and microphone when the screen is held against the ear – as traditional telephone handsets once did.

Red Mac Pro Being Auctioned for Charity

Red Mac Pro Being Auctioned for CharityIt’s Apple’s 20th anniversary. Apple's Jony Ive and design partner Marc Newson produced a 1 of 1 Mac Pro in a striking red colorway for next month's highly anticipated Project (RED) Auction at Sotheby's. Sotheby's estimates that the red Mac Pro will sell for $40,000 to $60,000.

Neri and Hu: Camper Showroom/ Office in Shanghai

Neri and Hu: Camper Showroom/ Office in ShanghaiChinese practice neri and hu have recently unveiled the new camper showroom/ office in shanghai. taking after a typical alley called a ‘nong-tang’ the structure within a structure offers a dynamic display area for the camper shoe brand as well as conference/presentation areas and offices.

The $27,000 Pirate Ship Playhouse

The $27,000 Pirate Ship Playhouse With Christmas already approaching off the starboard bow (that's nautical talk!), it's time to start thinking about what you millionaires (Geekologie's largest demographic) are going to buy your children. This is the $27,000 Pirate Ship Playhouse from Hammacher Schlemmer.

Mesmerised by the magnificent Maldives: Dreaming away a week at Velassaru

Mesmerised by the magnificent Maldives: Dreaming away a week at Velassaru
Velassaru also has lush natural gardens. You can wander around the whole island in under half an hour - so a few laps are needed to prepare for dinner.
The Mediterranean seafood restaurant is our favourite, but we are also taken by the Japanese eatery on stilts in the lagoon, where the chef attracts a rapt audience every night.Above photo link

'Pawsitively' adorable: Hundreds of pups dress up for America's biggest Halloween Dog Parade

'Pawsitively' adorable: Hundreds of pups dress up for America's biggest Halloween Dog Parade

Hundreds of people dragged their pets along to the New York's Tompkins Square Park this weekend for the 23rd annual Dog Halloween Parade.And it's safe to say that some of the primed pups were in more elaborate costumes than you'll see on most humans this year. 
In above So cute: Superman arrives at Tompkins Square Park on Saturday.Scroll down for video on this post

VW Campervan Toaster

VW Campervan ToasterGive your kitchen the retro look with this amazing camper van toaster! This legendary automobile icon can now be your most valuable kitchen tool, toasting your bread and wowing your guests! Each bread slot can toast one slice of bread at a time with a various range of toasting settings. $45

Matali Crasset + Praline Innovate the University Eating Experience

Matali Crasset + Praline Innovate the University Eating Experiencethe crous is an innovative organization that promotes the student values of hospitality, assistance, fairness, equality and service. it was decided with the cnous to create one overall brand name, with three of four sub-brands, allowing for future evolution or adaptation. the brand had to promote both the idea of taking time to eat together, or meeting friends over a quick meal.

Awesome Street Art Inside a Dilapidated Building in Paris

Awesome Street Art Inside a Dilapidated Building in Paris
Tour Paris 13 is free and open to the public for only five more days, and then the dilapidated building will be demolished, piece by piece. To give you a sense of how popular this exhibition is, according to Businessweek, visitors have lined up for to eight hours to walk inside Tour Paris 13.

Cat Candles Reveal Gory Skeleton Insides as They Melt

Cat Candles Reveal Gory Skeleton Insides as They Melt The duo have finally figured out how to mass produce a whole family of morbid little candle pets called PyroPets, the first of which, a cat named Kisa (“kitty” in Icelandic), is available for the first time over on Kickstarter. The candle is actually quite large, measuring almost 7″ tall and has a burning time of around 20 hours.

Acastronovo Produces after trillium a Solar Robotic Sculpture

Acastronovo Produces after trillium a Solar Robotic Sculpture
The solar-powered robotic sculpture, ‘after trillium’ by american artist anthony castronovo of  is based on the iowa native trillium flower. the responsive piece is made out of cast aluminum and kiln-formed glass, and it uses custom electronics to adapt to the local environment. opening its petals each morning and closing them during the night, the flower becomes brightly illuminated within 4 hours after dusk.

Banksy Fans become part of the Art in New York

Banksy Fans become part of the Art in New York
While the ever-elusive street artist Banksy continues to put up his clever works all over New York, his fans have been flocking to them, snapping pictures of the priceless pieces before they're gone (or defaced). Some have even put their own creative spin on them, interacting with the works in sweet and silly ways. 

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Trailer

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Trailer"Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C."
Awesome trailer!
Captain America: The Winter Soldier TrailerSource

6 Travel Apps To Assist You During Your Travels

6 Travel Apps To Assist You During Your Travels
1. Tripit
 Ever get in a mess trying to sort out your itinerary or spend hours trying to find someone who knows your language or just sent one message using your carrier and came back home to find a huge bill awaiting you on your doorsteps. Here are a few apps which can help you out in such situations:

World's Biggest Wave' Off The Coast Of Portugal

World's Biggest Wave' Off The Coast Of Portugal
This astounding endeavor occurred, January 30, in the midst of enormous waves swarming the coast of Nazare during the day. Had McNamara made any small mistake that would have caused him to wipe out he would have surely been plunged dozens of feet underwater and/or possibly smashed against the coral reef of the ocean.