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Chinese 3D Printer Uses Lasers To Manufacture Metal Items In Space

An innovative 3D printer developed by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology is designed to meet the needs of astronauts. Powered by lasers and able to fabricate tools and parts from various types of metal, the compact but powerful 3D printer could someday help orbiting space stations and off-Earth colonies become materially self-sufficient.

Danboard Wallets Are Ultra-Thin, Extra-Cute

Danboard leather wallets ape the look of Japan's endearingly cute cardboard robot while providing users with two slim & stylish ways to store money, credit cards and their personal ID.

Wearable Biospheres: Creepy Spacesuits For Extra-Terrestrial Travel

Considering a trip to distant planets? Lacking a serious spacesuit? Check out this new way to insure you can bring along an unlimited supply of oxygen, energy, food and water; that is, if you don't mind wearing a creepy, bateria-filled 3-D printed vest!

Terrorists Air Car Faux-LEGO Set Turns Evildoers Into Blockheads

Want to beat LEGO at their own game? Then try a little terrorism! The jaw-dropping Terrorists Air Car set from GUDI brings the War On Terror to your child's playroom in 56 easily assembled pieces.

Space Tea Lets You Taste The Universe, One Cup At A Time

Space Tea is formulated to exude the fragrance of the universe, which if you weren't aware reeks of raspberries and rum. The herbal infusion also seeks to evoke for Earthbound imbibers the unique sweet smell spacewalking astronauts have noted upon their return to the International Space Station.

The Predator Belt Buckle: Seriously Playful, Prohibitively Expensive

Learn more about what is most likely the world's most expensive mechanical belt buckle. You probably can't afford to buy it, but it costs nothing to read about it. Go on and splurge!

Spanish King's First Car Enjoys A Royal Restoration

Not everyone gets their first car restored to original condition decades after they last drove it but then again, not everyone is Felipe VI, King of Spain.

Indian Car Owner Looks Back On A Decade Driving In Reverse

From the “if life gives you lemons” file comes this heartwarming (and neck-twisting) tale of a man who made the best of a bad situation when his car wouldn't shift out of reverse gear.

Surgery Selfies Making The Rounds At Chinese Hospitals

So-called “Surgery Selfies” - group photos of doctors, nurses and even sedated patients in operating rooms – have become somewhat of a trend in China though not everyone thinks turning successful medical procedures into Kodak moments is a good thing.

Akrapovič Full Moon Concept Motorcycle Is The Wheel Thing

The Full Moon Concept Motorcycle takes the concept of art bikes – or the art of concept bikes, if you like – to a whole new level of awesomeness. Why “Full Moon”? Could be the massive 30-inch front wheel that hits your eye like a big pizza pie!

Versatile Wearable Tech: A Sheet of Paper That Doubles As a Scarf

Is that a sheet of  paper you are wearing around your neck or is it...something else?  Read all about the Paper Scarf from Little Factory that transports wearable tech to new and unexpected levels.


2015 Honda N-Box Slash Explores Inner Space With California Diner Style

Is it bigger than a bread box? Honda's new 11x5-ft N-Box Slash micro-minivan is indeed larger notwithstanding its familiar shape. Go for the wild California Diner Style décor option, however, and your square-rigged street cruiser will be anything but white-bread.

Automatic Bike Lane Barriers Restrain Red Light Running Chinese Cyclists

A pilot project set up by traffic police in Luoyang, China seeks to curb cyclists who whether obliviously, intentionally, but either way dangerously cruise through red lights without stopping.

Mesdames et Messieurs, Your 7 European Car of the Year Finalists For 2014

It's been fifty years since the Rover 2000 won the very first European Car of the Year award and much has changed since 1964, besides Rover having gone extinct. This year's winner will be announced at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show having been selected from 7 finalists by a jury of 7 representatives from 7 publications written in 7 different languages from 7 different European nations. Mais whew!

My Other Taxi Is A Pink Russian Army Amphibious Scout Vehicle

Neither snow nor rain nor flood shall impede these taxis from delivering paying customers to their destinations. That's because the innovative pink-painted cabs are decommissioned Russian Army amphibious scout vehicles that can keep on driving through hell or high water... well, through high water at least.

Tesla + Telstra = Free Internet Connectivity In Every Car

Have free internet, will travel... if you're a Tesla Model S owner in Australia, at least. Tesla Motors and Telstra, Australia's largest telecommunications and media company, have partnered to bring free internet connectivity to each and every Tesla Model S sold down under.

Noa Raviv: Defective Digital Images Inspire 3-D Printed Collection

Israeli fashion designer, Noa Raviv, has found inspiration for her fashion collection in classical Greek sculpture. Read on to learn more about this innovative artist and how she integrates ancient concepts with modern 3-D printed elements.

Nico Sushi Memo Pads Look Tasty, Won't Get Stinky

This holiday season, give the gift of sushi with Nico Sushi Memo Pads. Unlike actual sushi, these cute & colorful paper memo pads are easy to leave notes on and won't become smelly after being stuck on your refrigerator door for a few days.

Skull Lollipop Candy Case Shows Zombies You're No Sucker

Keep your friends close and your personal lollipop closer as the old saying (sort of) goes. The Skull Lollipop Candy Case from Japan's Village Vanguard will alert those so-called “friends” to keep their sticky fingers off your fave Chupa Chups sucker.

The MeU Square: A Dazzling Wearable LED Display

The MeU Square is the latest in customized clothing and accessories. A smartphone application allows users instant communication with their surroundings. Read on to learn more about this innovative, wearable tech LED display.