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 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.
Interbest put up a male stripper at one of their advertising spots in the Netherlands. With every passing day, the fat guy got rid of one piece of his clothing. Until, we assume, they feared someone enough to buy that advertising spot.
This kids’ room has its walls covered in Duplo baseplates, allowing kids to do all their Lego-building, and have all the fun they want. Actually, this floor to ceiling covering should be in every room, not just kids’ rooms.
Those kitties love to get stuck on trees, but we assume they like tree houses more. The four story handcrafted tree of the Sycamore cat pet tree house ought to keep those kitties happy. Costs $599.
Some photographers, including William Phuoc happened to be chasing a storm in the Australian grasslands when a bolt of lightning struck the ground about 200 meters from the group, Luckily, they managed to capture the strike on video and as a photograph.
“End of the Line, in association with Distillery Productions and Toby Summerskill, have filmed the first 3D Graffiti Time-lapse. Created to document the production of a painted promo for Disney’s Tron: Legacy this is the final 2D edit.”
“Ice cream” is a series of images by Sonia & Mark Whitesnow. “Clean lines, perfect, color, subtle and concise form. Childhood memories, the sweet life, love for ice cream. Awakening, but have not yet awakened sexuality. Look tasty and in my soul there is tenderness.”