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The Sand Clock

Tuesday August 25, 2015

It’s been a while since we used sand to measure the passing of time. This clock takes us back to our granular, time-telling roots.

The Floating School

Saturday August 22, 2015

If this waterborne school in Nigeria is any guide, floating buildings could be the wave of the future (if the future is the dystopian Waterworld we so fear).

Print a Garden

Monday August 17, 2015

Students have invented a 3D printer that can ‘print’ organic material, which means growing your next garden could be as simple as pushing 'print'.

Steve Dolman lives a lonely life in the Rockies, but he's found a way to escape: by turning his house into the Starship Enterprise.

The Guideboat Co.

Monday August 10, 2015

Anchors aweigh! A startup company is bringing the old-fashioned guideboat out of the 19th century, and into the Information Age.

The Infinite Slinky Staircase

Friday August 07, 2015

Watching this slinky walk down a never-ending wooden escalator will be the most mesmerising, least productive thing you’ll do all day.

The Air Sickness Bag Museum

Wednesday July 08, 2015

This museum wants you to consider the art of the air sickness bag – and maybe even start your own collection.

If you’ve ever wanted to sip whisky from the glasses in Blade Runner or sit in the chairs from Star Trek, this website is for you.

Forget SimCity. This video game turns your computer into a realistic farming simulator. You can almost smell the manure.

Living in a Capsule

Tuesday June 30, 2015

With this small, self-powered 'capsule house', you could basically live wherever you wanted. (Even on this precarious hill).

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