The unconventional Skylon rocketplane could be the next generation space shuttle


European and UK regulators have given approval to the design of Skylon, a space shuttle in making for nearly three decades. It has had its share of hiccups and problems, but the unconventional design may finally see the light of the day. Conventional flights take those huge orange tanks filled with hydrogen and oxygen to generate enough energy to fight off gravity and get into orbit. Skylon on the other hand, generates its own fuel, pulling air from the atmosphere, cooling it and extracting oxygen from other gases. This simplifies the design to a great degree, getting rid of numerous components.

Beat gesture controlled music player concept


Beat is a gesture controlled music player that tracks your performance while running and gives you easier to use controls for your music player. Designed by Adrien Guenette, Beat won’t have you trying to operate a touchscreen with sweaty fingers while running, or trying to get hold of buttons while running. It has an intuitive gesture controlled interface to let you control the music player easy without having to interrupt your regime. The concept is a sleek wristwatch-ring combo.

Via: Core77