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Making Drinking Water Out Of Thin Air

Back in the 70s the movie Star Wars took the world by storm. The hero, Luke Skywalker, began his epic adventure as a farm boy on a farm that harvested moisture from the air with machines George Lucas named "moisture vaporators." At that time it was complete fiction, but as with so much science fiction, these things become reality. Star Trek communicators led to the development of the cell phone. Now there is a billboard in the desert outside of Lima, Peru that absorbs humidity from the air and turns it into potable water for the neighborhood.

World of Concrete Looking For The Year’s Most Innovative Products

Once again, World of Concrete magazine is looking to award the most innovative products in the masonry and concrete industries. If you’ve been tinkering in the construction field, it may be time to shine!

Color Me Impressed: The Crayon Sculptures of Herb Williams

When was the last time you thought about crayons? More specifically, when was the last time you bought over 100,000 of them in order to make a sculpture? The answer is probably never, unless you're Herb Williams. He is the Cezanne of Crayon, the Calder of Crayola, and his playful works often hold many more shades of meaning and depth than meet the eye.

Slam Out Perfect Slammers With The Burger Stomper!

With football season starting up and summer burning as brightly as ever, you couldn’t ask for a better reason to check out the invention that stomps out perfect burgers:

GIFTY Flip Book Camera Is Flipping Awesome

This camera is flipping awesome. The camera takes short bursts of GIF photos and then prints them out on Z-ink paper to be assembled into a flip book to reanimate the action. The revolutionary idea is the brain child of Jiho Jang as a part of his college thesis. The problem is that this IS just an idea, but one that needs to be brought into reality.

Strung Out: Unbelievable Thread Spool Mosaics

Imagine an artist that can create installations that look just like Picasso, Warhol, Rembrandt, Monet, and DaVinci...more impressively, she can do it without every picking up a paint brush. Devorah Sperber creates massive mosaics using thousands of spools of thread, but the image is upside down and backwards. She relies on reflections, the physics of sight, and subjective reality to give her re-mastered masterworks an unusual, unforgettable twist.

EverQuest Next Could Completely Overhaul MMORPGs

EverQuest Next isn't just a rumor anymore, folks. It exists, and it looks downright incredible - enough that it could well completely deep-six the linear spectrum on which MMOs currently exist. It's got intelligent monsters and NPCs, procecurally-generated quests, and a fully-destructible, dynamic world. In short? It's downright incredible.

Watermelon Boy In Fruit Suit Goes Viral In China

Photos of a cute kid wearing a handmade watermelon cap & shorts combo have gone viral in China. Be afraid, Fruit Of The Loom, be VERY afraid!

USB Tie Pin Fan Cooler Chills Overheated Mad Men (& Women)

The USB Tie Pin Cooler from Japan's Thanko takes Mad Men style to a newer, cooler level. The lightweight, high-power clip-on fan normally runs off a wired USB connection but includes a battery pack so you can keep chillin' out when you have to leave the office.

3D Printed Food

Food printing is like a science fiction dream, something that could solve everything from food going bad to world hunger. So where are the technical innovations that will allow such a technology to become reality?

Seagate Ships 15,000 RPM Hybrid Drive for Servers

The California-based company's calling it the 'World's Fastest Hard Drive'. Their hype machine is on full bore, but at least it has some reason for it. Pairing a large flash memory cache with a very high rotational speed, the Enterprise Turbo SSHD's performance is sure to be interesting.

Fujitsu Next Generation GPS Cane: Walking Stick for 21st Century Seniors

Fujitsu's high-tech walking stick looks to offer easy monitoring and direction for loved ones. A few additions to its already decent feature set, however, could make it even better.

Tricking the Eye: Phenomenal 3D Art

The art world is full of surprising and unexpected styles, but there have always been some clear separations. Paintings, drawing, and photographs stay on the two-dimensional canvas, while sculptures exist in 3-D. Those boundaries are difficult to cross, unless you are Ramon Bruin, a Dutch artist who excels at blurring the lines between reality, art, and the physical boundaries of a 2-D world.

Eco-Friendly 'Loving Pets' Bamboo Food Bowls For Dogs & Cats: Review

When is a pet bowl, not just any pet bowl?  When it's a BambuBowl by Loving Pets - a pet food bowl made from a lightweight, renewable, recyclable material that you won't have to recycle for a long, long time....

Slice Makes It Easy & Safe To Cut, Slash & Clip As You See Fit

Slice’s series of redesigned, modern and safe cutting tools demonstrates that inventors could discover that a muse may be as close as your junk drawer.

iPhone Massage Ball Earphone Jack Accessory Rubs You The Right Way

I love the iRub! The BURURIN Massage Ball Earphone Jack Accessory from Japan's Genius Cell turns your Apple iPhone into a stress-relieving pleasure machine... whether it's turned on or not!

The Incredible Bone Flowers of Hideki Tokushige

We think of flowers as some of the most delicate creations in nature. We think of bone as hard and durable. Japanese artist Hideki Tokushige disagrees with that traditional separation, and in his spellbinding Bone Flowers (Honebana), he shows that artistic brilliance can turn flowers into stone and bone into silk.

Help Effettievoluti Design Multi-Purpose Furniture, Win 1,500 Euros!

Young Italian design studio Effettievoluti, is looking for imaginative designers to run with their idea of the all-in-one piece of furniture. If you can dream up a functional and attractive chair/sofa/bed/mat, then you may earn 1,500 euros for your design!

Perforate A Personal Greeting Card With TwelveSeroSeven’s THE PUNCH CARD

TwelveZeroSeven has combined analog cards with a “digital” greeting to create this innovative, yet retro lineup of Punch Cards. They’re totally tubular, dude!

Impossible Sculptures Bring Magic Back to Art!

It is not uncommon for art to be described as spectacular, fascinating, or profound, but art that seems genuinely magical is something altogether different. The mysterious and impossible sculptures of Tom Eckert challenge the perception of reality, allowing this wizard of woodcarving to bring his viewers a little closer to the magic of the art world.