A bicycle crossed with a scooter? French designer Philippe Starck and car company Peugeot have unveiled a prototype bicycle crossed with a scooter, designed for a free cycle scheme in Bordeaux, France. Good idea. The first 300 units are expected to be manufactured and delivered by Peugeot in June, when they'll be loaned to citizens for free.
Hidden is a concept designed by Giulio Gianturco for Makro that's basically a washbasin concealed within a wooden box. Inspired by nautical equipment, Hidden includes a sink basin made from sturdy Corian, stainless steel taps, a mirror with a light, a plug, and an extra secret compartment below for stashing your Scop
Dogs watch us all the time and read our body language like a sixth sense. They also smell our bodies for changes. Max smelt cancer in Maureen before any medical scans could pick it up. Dogs do this naturally and can be trained to pick up on tiny volatile chemicals given off by cancerous tumors. They can even be taught to alert diabetics to low blood sugar levels.
Judging by this video, BHX (Birmingham, England) is one of the worst airports to land and take-off during the winter. Just watch and hold on to your chair: "Some landing and take-off highlights in awkward wind conditions at BHX this winter (a record winter for stormy conditions in the UK). Note the frequent flexing of the planes' wings in response to the turbulence. Of the five "missed approaches" shown, three diverted to other airports, two were "go arounds" and landed successfully on second attempt."
The World Food Clock is a site which looks at the state of the world's food in real time. The clock first shows you how much food is produced, consumed, and wasted each second. There's also information about the agriculture resources used, global undernourishment and the number of greenhouse gas from wasted food.
'Passion' is the story of Jack Passion, a man who has defied social convention and become an ambassador for the sport of competitive beard growing. Through good times and bad, he has pushed on to become the two time world beard champion. He shares this inspirational story with us and guides us through his world in a 7 minute narrative doc.
This is the full set of wearable Iron Man armor 20-year old Kai-Xiang Xhong from Taiwan built out of cardboard. The best part is, it's actually wearable! ""I used pepakura technique. But I did not add any special color on the surface. Keeping the cardboard color and texture was deliberate. That’s my style.""