Funny Sockets from Russian designer Tembolat Gugkaev is a set of “funny” linings for conventional boring sockets. After having a look at lamps from the designer, we’d say he has a funk for the unconventional.
Pontiac Solstice II concept car from designer Dejan Hristov is a design study that envisions a futuristic Solstice. The concept has strong lines, edges, and creases. We’ll go on to say it seems to have more creases than an unpressed shirt, but that’s a different story. At the front, the concept has vertical headlights, and the same creased hood as the rear. Just to make matters a bit more spicy, the designer has included a targa top for the car.
Scientists working on Project Icarus are looking into the possibilities of harvesting gas from another planet. Uranus may have the most unfortunate name in the solar system, but the planet has a good supply of Helium-3, a great source of energy if used as a fuel. Harvesting gas from Uranus could possibly fuel probe missions to nearby stars, and if harvested for Earth, it could eventually power our planet as well. It is estimated that only 14,000 tonnes of Helium-3 would be enough to power the Earth for a year.
Microsoft has gone wireless for its new official steering wheel for the Xbox 360. Apparently made specially for Forza 4, Microsoft claims the wheel will work with all titles. Due to hit market shelves in October, the wheel is priced at $60.
Yeah, the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is a great car, but can it take on the might of the supercar Koenigsegg CCXR? The supercharged Corvette puts out 700hp, while the Koenigsegg CCXR has 1024 horsepower at its disposal. Checkout the video to see who gets to rule in this mile long drag race.
While watching a movie, there’s a fair chance you’ll run into the words “You just don’t get it, do you?” The video is a montage of those overused cliches in movies. You can see the full list of movie names from the montage here.
“The footage in this little film was captured by the hardworking men and women at NASA with the Cassini Imaging Science System. If you’re interested in learning more about Cassini and the on-going Cassini Solstice Mission.”
There is an inherent beauty in the Steampunk-ish old timey lamps from artist Cory Barkman. He has just sent us images of the latest batch of lamps. Like their predecessors, these lamps are made mostly from repurposed materials. Cory starts off work with a design and idea, foraging for exact parts that would blend, work well with the lamps. If the artist is unable to find parts for the meticulously designed lamps, he gets to work forging them by himself.
Illustrations from Jeff T. Owens show superheroes and pop culture icons in a brand new light, often with interesting humorous twists.
Students at the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany have created a new concept for smartphones they call the “imaginary phone” concept. The premise of the idea is to allow users to be able to do micro interactions with their phones, without actually having to interact with their phone. Working with the phone on a daily basis gives us a fair idea of the buttons and operations that could be done without even looking at the phone.