Mind controlled cat ears flatten and erect with your thoughts [video]



While the world is thinking of mind controlled robots and computers, it is obvious the technology will also find place in some weirder and previously never thought of applications. Who knew someone wanted mind controlled cat ear add-ons like these from Japanese company Neurowear. The ears go erect when the wearer is focussed on something or thinking intently, and relax as soon as the wearer relaxes. Yes, that’s about all the action, but do not underestimate the power of kitty ears, for something tells me that they will sell well.

Via: PopSci

Flynano brings the fun of flying in a small package


We’ve long since given up hopes of seeing flying cars in the near future; the logistics simply don’t add up. But that doesn’t stop us from wishing to live in the classic vision of the future(flying cars, space travel, robots, sex with hottest women on the planet). Flynano isn’t a flying car, but the tiny aircraft does bring the idea of the fun of flight. Available in versions that may be powered by petrol or electricity, Flynano has a lightweight construction that makes liberal use of carbon fiber composites, and a top speed that may reach 140 kph. Displayed at the Aero 2011 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, designers hope to take the flyer into commercial production soon, with a price tag of €25,000 to €27,000 ($36.7k to $39.7k).

AlessiLux ‘reinvents’ light bulbs into different shapes


There’s only a little scope of playing with the design of conventional incandescent light bulb, without messing with the light. Design company AlessiLux got on to the job of reinventing the light bulb, using three young designers to recreate the bulbs in various shapes and sizes. The result comes in the shape of these creatively shaped bulbs, though we cannot exactly be sure if they are quite as good for actual lighting purposes, or just showy glowing pieces.

Via: designboom

UNICEF’s landmine sticker awareness campaign


Landmines are responsible for scarring thousands of lives across war torn countries, and they still continue to wreak havoc. To get people’s attention to the plight of landmine victims, UNICEF orchestrated a creative campaign. They placed “landmine stickers” with self-adhesive tops in front of booths, and when people unwittingly stepped on these stickers, they saw the sticker’s reverse side drawn in the shape of a landmine. The action reminded people that such simple strolls could prove deadly to thousands in many countries. UNICEF says the campaign turned out successful, with increased donations and visits.

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