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The $30 Cardboard bike

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Phil Bridge, a product design student at Sheffeld Hallam University in the UK has designed and created a $30 bike. The bicycle made of sturdy, waterproof hexacomb cardboard (the chain, brakes, and tires are made of metal and rubber). The bike can support civilians weighing up to 168 pounds. The low cost of Bridge's design is intended to deter UK thieves, who steal a bike every 71 seconds.

The Largest Human-Made Art on Earth

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Take the huge dry lake bed. Choose a stick. Make the largest sand drawing on Earth. Jim Denevan made the world's largest freehand drawing a few weeks ago on a dry lake in Nevada. How big is it? Three mile across, which took 100 miles of walking to draw the pattern.

Guide to Viewing the New York City Waterfalls

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It is weekend, if you are a New Yorkers or visitors to New York, take time to see the The New York City Waterfalls, which is the Olafur Eliasson's work of public art. It opened 7am to 10pm every day from until October 13. The $15 million installation is sited in four locations: the Brooklyn Bridge (below), at Pier 35 near the Manhattan Bridge, between Piers 4 and 5 near the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and one on the shore of Governor's Island. No matter how you choose to see the waterfalls - by boat, train, bicycle or on foot. Bicycle Views, A dedicated bike path has been marked for those who want to tour the falls on two wheels; a map is available online at here, Views From the Water, check out Circle Line Downtown, tickets are $10. More see the NYTimes and NY Mag..

USC Lab Creates 3-D Holographic Displays

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The ICT Graphics Lab at USC has created a low-cost volumetric 3-D display that brings every kid's hologram dreams closer to reality. The system works by projecting high-speed video onto a rapidly spinning mirror. As the mirror turns, it reflects a different and accurate image to each potential viewer. Our rendering algorithm can recreate both virtual and real scenes with correct occlusion, horizontal and vertical perspective, and shading. When projecting video frames into a rapidly spinning mirror, close to 5,000 individual images are reflected every second within the surface area and come together to create a real-space three-dimensional object. Check out see the video.
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Life with PlayStation

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Today, Sony announced "Life with PlayStation" for the PS3. The Life was the service shows the Earth, and users can access current news and weather for locations around the world. It's possible to even pull up the full article from the headline. Users can also set background music while looking at the Earth, checking the weather and the world news. Check the link, see the pics in action. [ Link ]

Orange Dance Charge

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The Orange Dance Charge is a portable phone charger powered through the kinetic movement of a system of weighs and magnets, which designed to keep your phone juiced-up simply from the movement of your arms. It weighs a teeny 180 grams, although that weight is clearly doubled by the rather ugly Orange-branded towelling-based promotional band attaching it to that lady's trim upper arm. The Dance Charge will be viewable and shakeable at this weekend's Glastonbury drugs/mud festival.

USA Rock Paper Scissors League Championship

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If this weekend you are in the Las Vegas? The 2008 USA Rock Paper Scissors League Championship will take place the weekend of June 20 in Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. The Champion can win $50,000 prize and a ticket to compete in Beijing,China during the Summer during the Summer Olympics. In China, he (or she?) will represent the U.S. in the inaugural International Rock Paper Scissors Federation Championship, competing against RPS champions from Canada, Guam, Hong Kong, Ireland and Malaysia...Check out more we will teach how to win at RPS, from Graham Walker, Director of Management of the World RPS Society; and watch 2007 USARPS Match video.
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Sega Creates Robot Girlfriend

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Sega has created the ultimate peripheral for guys too busy gaming or gadgets[ :_) ] to meet women. Meet Ema - Eternal Maiden Actualization, Sega's robotic girlfriend. She stands around 18 inches tall and can sing, dance, and totally make out with you. When switched to "Love Mode", a feature sadly lacking in real life companions, Ema uses infra-red sensors to detect nearby human heads, doling out kisses with her cold, mouthless face. Made by Sega Toys, she is set to go on sale in September for around $170 (18,000 Yen), unfortunately currently exclusive to Japan, there is no info when is available in worldwide. She may not be tall and blonde, but she doesn't complain about dirty socks - experts in Japan have finally created a robotic girlfriend. [ Link ]

The Phone Car

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The Phone Car is a modified by a 1975 Volkswagen Beetle. Created by Howard Davis as a way to promote his telephone company, Datel Communications. Check out see the vedio of this phone car on the road. Recently, he decided to send the fully drivable phone on a barnstorming tour, just to make people smile. Next time you see a big phone goes on the road, give him the thumbs up! More pics here.
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Nooka glow-in-the-dark Zub Watch

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Nooka produced 15 glow-in-the-dark Zub watches for the Kanye West's "Glow in the Dark" tour featuring Lupe Fiasco, Rihanna and Rihanna, and N.E.R.D. I love this watch, it is so cool in the dark night! You don't look for these 15 of the glow-in-the-dark watches on ebay, we have a good new that Nooka glow model will be available for general release (as a limited edition) on nooka.com in august, Keep on looking nooka.com on august or our blog.
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NASA Test Robots for Return The Moon

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The NASA engineers test the Crew Mobility Chassis Prototype for return the moon in the future. The Crew Mobility Chassis Prototype is NASA's new concept for a lunar truck. Researchers are trying it out at Moses Lake, Wash., this week as part of a series of tests of lunar surface concepts. One feature is its high mobility. Each set of wheels can pivot individually in any direction, giving the vehicle the ability to drive sideways, forward, backward and any direction in between -- important if the truck becomes mired in lunar dust, needs to zigzag down a steep crater wall or parallel park at its docking station. NASA currently is building the spacecraft and systems to return to the moon by 2020. [ link ]

Frenchman Attempts to Cross Channel in Pedal-powered

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A 39-year-old Frenchman is to attempt a world first by crossing the English Channel on board a pedal-powered airship. Weather permitting, Stephane Rousson will leave Dungeness Beach in south-east England later today and hopes to reach northern France, 55 kilometres away, five hours later. Gliding 30 metres above water, he intends to make the crossing in a semi-reclining position under the 16-metre long airship, steering it with two propellers on either side of the pedals. Check out see video of this Pedal-powered airship. [ link ]
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The i-LIMB Hand

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i-LIMB, the world's first commercial available bionic hand, has bagged the 2008 Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert award. (See the pic, it looks like a real and full function hand). The i-LIMB a prosthetic device with five individually powered digits. Each finger can function independently without depending upon others. The i-LIMB designed and produced by Scottish company Touch Bionics. The technology has been fitted to more than 200 people, including US soldiers who lost limbs during the war in Iraq. [ Link ]

The Ultrasound of The Future

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You can see your baby of the pregnancy in the future. It looks amazing and impressive. "A 4-D time-lapse ultrasound image like this may elicit warm emotions as parents distinguish their unborn baby's facial features and fingers for the first time, but the same cannot usually be said about the clinical environment in which such images are created. Last year, Philips researchers began modeling ultrasound visits after a spa-like experience, complete with ambient lighting and new technologies intended to reduce stress. Images are streamed onto a big, bubble-like screen. With large, clearer images, Rettenbacher says, doctors may be able to "diagnose abnormalities a lot earlier than [they can] today." by Washington Post." [ Link ]

iPhone 3G starts at $199, available July 11th

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Today iPhone 3G is finally official, starts at $199, available July 11th. This new iPhone 3G features with thinner edges, full plastic back, flush headphone jack, and the iPhone 2.0 firmware, with 300 hours of standby, 8-10 hours of 2G talk, 5 hours of 3G talk, 7 hours of video and 24 hours of audio, 8GB is available for $199, 16GB for $299, 16GB comes in white. Pre-orders are available now at the Apple Store. iPhone 3G delivers UMTS, HSDPA, GSM, Wi-Fi, EDGE, GPS, and Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR in one compact device - using only two antennas. iPhone 3G finds your location via GPS or by triangulating your position using Wi-Fi and cellular towers. It also finds points of interest by keyword: Search for "coffee" and iPhone shows you every cafe nearby.
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