Popular Science takes a look at some of the most amazing playgrounds.

Popular Science takes a look at some of the most amazing playgrounds.

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Ikea's solar lighting BIRDS! Designed by Ola Wihlborg, there are 5 birds per chain.

Ikea's solar lighting BIRDS! Designed by Ola Wihlborg, there are 5 birds per chain.

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Hug stool by Emo Design made from irregular and worn pieces of wood.

Hug stool by Emo Design made from irregular and worn pieces of wood.

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Stunning tiny worlds! The winners of the Nikon Small World microvideography contest.

Stunning tiny worlds! The winners of the Nikon Small World microvideography contest.

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Artist Colin Pinegar created its impressive infographic from examining his facebook 'friends', scoring them after a lengthy survey, then making a wax bust for each person in the color that corresponded to their score.

Artist Colin Pinegar created its impressive infographic from examining his facebook 'friends', scoring them after a lengthy survey, then making a wax bust for each person in the color that corresponded to their score.

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Martin Azua’s new beautifully geometric Union Suiza vases are absolutely stunning!

Martin Azua’s new beautifully geometric Union Suiza vases are absolutely stunning!

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Stunning photos of skeletons by Eiji Yuzawa capture their sculptural beauty.

Stunning photos of skeletons by Eiji Yuzawa capture their sculptural beauty.

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Andrew Perkins' Synapse Chair with stainless steel joinery.

Andrew Perkins' Synapse Chair with stainless steel joinery.

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Nano quadrotors, deep sea discoveries and edible super insulating foam are all part of this week’s roundup from NOTCOT.org.

FEATUREDNano quadrotors, deep sea discoveries and edible super insulating foam are all part of this week’s roundup from NOTCOT.org.

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For one day, a pop-up aluminum foundry in a small Los Angeles backyard turns scrap metal into designed objects. By Tada Ryvola and Michael Sandstrom of United Environment Architecture.

For one day, a pop-up aluminum foundry in a small Los Angeles backyard turns scrap metal into designed objects. By Tada Ryvola and Michael Sandstrom of United Environment Architecture.

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The Scale of the Universe by Cary Huang takes you from the edge of the universe to the quantum foam of space-time. Along the way you will see molecules, animals, countries, and galaxies; all putting you in your scale. Awesome!

The Scale of the Universe by Cary Huang takes you from the edge of the universe to the quantum foam of space-time. Along the way you will see molecules, animals, countries, and galaxies; all putting you in your scale. Awesome!

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Genevieve Gauckler Mugs for Publik ~ Live Joyfully, You are the master!, Throwing The Balls, and Path To Success.

FEATUREDGenevieve Gauckler Mugs for Publik ~ Live Joyfully, You are the master!, Throwing The Balls, and Path To Success.

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Soft Block by Torafu Architects. Sofas, partitions and seat cushions can be easily built, and you will soon find yourself creating in a playground of blocks.

Soft Block by Torafu Architects. Sofas, partitions and seat cushions can be easily built, and you will soon find yourself creating in a playground of blocks.

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More like installation pieces than lighting, take a look at these sculptural lights by Polish architect and designer Michal Maciej Bartosik.

More like installation pieces than lighting, take a look at these sculptural lights by Polish architect and designer Michal Maciej Bartosik.

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Cute animated music video for 'The First Time I Ran Away' by M. Ward. Video directed by Joel Trussell.

VIDEOCute animated music video for 'The First Time I Ran Away' by M. Ward. Video directed by Joel Trussell.

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A walkable rollercoaster sculpture in Duisburg, Germany designed by Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth.

A walkable rollercoaster sculpture in Duisburg, Germany designed by Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth.

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A gallery from PopSci about hunting For Mythical Beasts.

A gallery from PopSci about hunting For Mythical Beasts.

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NENDO designed “HALSUIT” design concept; A concept shop for high-volume mens suit retailer Haruyama....

NENDO designed “HALSUIT” design concept; A concept shop for high-volume mens suit retailer Haruyama....

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Making of a life-size model of Xiphactinus for the Hastings Museum.

VIDEOMaking of a life-size model of Xiphactinus for the Hastings Museum.

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A new set of Royal Mail stamps featuring some of Roald Dah's most popular characters is just out from the Post Office as illustrated by Quentin Blake.

A new set of Royal Mail stamps featuring some of Roald Dah's most popular characters is just out from the Post Office as illustrated by Quentin Blake.

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The cool new design of the Jung Von Matt Headquarters in Hamburg, Germany.

The cool new design of the Jung Von Matt Headquarters in Hamburg, Germany.

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Adorable Eames Elephant Stool Safari video. The iconic eames elephant goes on safari!

VIDEOAdorable Eames Elephant Stool Safari video. The iconic eames elephant goes on safari!

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Council Tool Velvicut 2 Lb Premium Hudson Bay Axe. Gorgeous.

Council Tool Velvicut 2 Lb Premium Hudson Bay Axe. Gorgeous.

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Voltron Dubstepping - an outtake/add on between Metlife's superbowl spot!

VIDEOVoltron Dubstepping - an outtake/add on between Metlife's superbowl spot!

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McDonald’s X California Poppy Seed Bomb Ad by Sean Click. The California poppy is the California state flower, protected by legislature, making it illegal to pick, dig up, or destroy.

McDonald’s X California Poppy Seed Bomb Ad by Sean Click. The California poppy is the California state flower, protected by legislature, making it illegal to pick, dig up, or destroy.

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A fusion of aesthetics, feel and handicraft. The pattern on the porcelain bowl by Ines Lang Porzellan is applied with shellac in a dry state, then scrubbed out using a sponge and water, to obtain the relief-like surface.

A fusion of aesthetics, feel and handicraft. The pattern on the porcelain bowl by Ines Lang Porzellan is applied with shellac in a dry state, then scrubbed out using a sponge and water, to obtain the relief-like surface.

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Lovely visualisation of bird migrations across the US.

Lovely visualisation of bird migrations across the US.

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Minimalist slim money clip from Human Republic.

Minimalist slim money clip from Human Republic.

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Music video for OK Go's Needing/Getting in collaboration with Chevrolet. OK Go set up over 1000 instruments over two miles of desert outside Los Angeles.

VIDEOMusic video for OK Go's Needing/Getting in collaboration with Chevrolet. OK Go set up over 1000 instruments over two miles of desert outside Los Angeles.

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Stunning deep sea discoveries off the California coast. Beautiful slideshow of the latest findings published in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.

Stunning deep sea discoveries off the California coast. Beautiful slideshow of the latest findings published in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.

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The Bounce chair by Fenny Genantra.

The Bounce chair by Fenny Genantra.

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A closer look at Terra New York's stylish/100% waterproof, heat sealed TPU/ Urethane rainwear!

FEATUREDA closer look at Terra New York's stylish/100% waterproof, heat sealed TPU/ Urethane rainwear!

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Artist Niege Borges Alves has created a series of illustrations of famous dances from film and television. The project is called Dancing Plague of 1518 and features dances from Napoleon Dynamite, Arrested Development and Pulp Fiction, among others.

Artist Niege Borges Alves has created a series of illustrations of famous dances from film and television. The project is called Dancing Plague of 1518 and features dances from Napoleon Dynamite, Arrested Development and Pulp Fiction, among others.

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"Le parisien à la mer" a funny short film by favien Berry & Julien Reynaud. A story with a typical parisian boy and the Sea. Lifestyle is all!

"Le parisien à la mer" a funny short film by favien Berry & Julien Reynaud. A story with a typical parisian boy and the Sea. Lifestyle is all!

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The Sven-Saw from Wood & Metal is a lightweight and rugged folding saw. It comes in 15" and 21" lengths and is perfect for the backpacker or for your personal survival kit.

The Sven-Saw from Wood & Metal is a lightweight and rugged folding saw. It comes in 15" and 21" lengths and is perfect for the backpacker or for your personal survival kit.

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cElements planting framework

cElements planting framework

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Changing environments at the Ace Hotel Palm Springs with Comex paint, Curated by Arkitip ~ 5 journalists, 5 rooms painted different colors, 5 nights switching through them to experience the effects of color...

Changing environments at the Ace Hotel Palm Springs with Comex paint, Curated by Arkitip ~ 5 journalists, 5 rooms painted different colors, 5 nights switching through them to experience the effects of color...

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Free Key Press-To-Open keyrings designed by Eric von Schoultz

FEATUREDFree Key Press-To-Open keyrings designed by Eric von Schoultz

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Manufactum Globelampe Spiralfaden ~ gorgeous filament in this light bulb

Manufactum Globelampe Spiralfaden ~ gorgeous filament in this light bulb

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Zipper pull hidden handcuff key

Zipper pull hidden handcuff key

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Black + Blum's new Eau Good filter water bottle that uses a piece of Binchotan active charcoal snaps into place when the bottle is squeezed (and you do the same to release it) and a cork stopper!

FEATUREDBlack + Blum's new Eau Good filter water bottle that uses a piece of Binchotan active charcoal snaps into place when the bottle is squeezed (and you do the same to release it) and a cork stopper!

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Uncle Goose's Elemental Blocks ~ The entire periodic table of elements on 20 hand-crafted wood cubes.  Each block contains six element images with their atomic number, symbol, and name.

Uncle Goose's Elemental Blocks ~ The entire periodic table of elements on 20 hand-crafted wood cubes. Each block contains six element images with their atomic number, symbol, and name.

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Ana Blagojevic designed a set of devices to interact with only one sense at a time.  The project creates a new experience and intensifies the relation between two subjects.

Ana Blagojevic designed a set of devices to interact with only one sense at a time. The project creates a new experience and intensifies the relation between two subjects.

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Wordpharmacy is a temporary literary pharmacy in Berlin, poems as medication by Danish writer and artist Morten Søndergaard. Food for the soul.

Wordpharmacy is a temporary literary pharmacy in Berlin, poems as medication by Danish writer and artist Morten Søndergaard. Food for the soul.

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DIY Monster Valentine from our friends at the Monster Factory.

DIY Monster Valentine from our friends at the Monster Factory.

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USMA, a clock without a face by studio Cabracega and designer André Gonçalves.

VIDEOUSMA, a clock without a face by studio Cabracega and designer André Gonçalves.

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Can you imagine your furniture coming to life? Designer Stuart Melrose could... Check out his amazing furniture.

Can you imagine your furniture coming to life? Designer Stuart Melrose could... Check out his amazing furniture.

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Toronto's Mariclaro makes durable carryalls out of exploded air bags.

Toronto's Mariclaro makes durable carryalls out of exploded air bags.

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David Markus’s Ferrite interactive sculptures looks like endless fun.

David Markus’s Ferrite interactive sculptures looks like endless fun.

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"Faces" is a fixture designed by Colonel, a brand new French editor.

"Faces" is a fixture designed by Colonel, a brand new French editor.

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The Concept Tent designed in association with Kaleidoscope and builds on learnings from the original Orange Solar Tent that was trialled at Glastonbury in 2003, as well as 2004’s Orange Text Me Home Dome.

The Concept Tent designed in association with Kaleidoscope and builds on learnings from the original Orange Solar Tent that was trialled at Glastonbury in 2003, as well as 2004’s Orange Text Me Home Dome.

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Stunningly beautiful macro photographs of insects by Lee Peiling.

Stunningly beautiful macro photographs of insects by Lee Peiling.

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'Formes' Collection by French designer Eric Jourdan for Galerie Gosserez - Paris.

'Formes' Collection by French designer Eric Jourdan for Galerie Gosserez - Paris.

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Beautiful map of the total annual building energy consumption for New York City.

Beautiful map of the total annual building energy consumption for New York City.

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A staggering 22 baby coatis at Melbourne Zoo!

A staggering 22 baby coatis at Melbourne Zoo!

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Waterfall Restaurant in the Village of Escudero, Philippines. Patrons eat right next to the breathtaking waterfall and have water flowing around their feet!

Waterfall Restaurant in the Village of Escudero, Philippines. Patrons eat right next to the breathtaking waterfall and have water flowing around their feet!

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Faceture vases by Phil Cuttance.

VIDEOFaceture vases by Phil Cuttance.

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Cards? Flowers? Chocolate? Boring. Why not get that special someone something special for Valentine’s Day with their very own custom SERENADE from Heineken!

Cards? Flowers? Chocolate? Boring. Why not get that special someone something special for Valentine’s Day with their very own custom SERENADE from Heineken!

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Adorable! Erica Weiner Sweetheart Necklaces ~ found from the 70s and waiting for the inscription of your choice. Choose your words wisely. (or you can get the lyric pre-made versions)

Adorable! Erica Weiner Sweetheart Necklaces ~ found from the 70s and waiting for the inscription of your choice. Choose your words wisely. (or you can get the lyric pre-made versions)

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Beautiful illustration by JAW Cooper. One of six LA based artists exhibiting in "Critters & People" at WWA Gallery. Hop, run, and squirm to it Feb. 18.

Beautiful illustration by JAW Cooper. One of six LA based artists exhibiting in "Critters & People" at WWA Gallery. Hop, run, and squirm to it Feb. 18.

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Bento chair by Form Us with Love.

Bento chair by Form Us with Love.

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What appears to be smoke - or lighting effects - is actually the artist himself, performing with sheets of coloured paper; photographed on long-exposure...

What appears to be smoke - or lighting effects - is actually the artist himself, performing with sheets of coloured paper; photographed on long-exposure...

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Love Me for Reformation ~ a valentine's day sex kit of sorts... a limited edition silk “Love Me” thong, “Never Sleep” silk blindfold, “Fuck Me”, “Hurt Me” and “Love Me” temporary tattoos, “I Hate Myself” matchbook Trojans and a “Love Me” branded Lelo MIA.

Love Me for Reformation ~ a valentine's day sex kit of sorts... a limited edition silk “Love Me” thong, “Never Sleep” silk blindfold, “Fuck Me”, “Hurt Me” and “Love Me” temporary tattoos, “I Hate Myself” matchbook Trojans and a “Love Me” branded Lelo MIA.

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The Hawkesbury Reisdence by Marmol Radziner in Mt Barker, New Zealand makes the most of its stunning views.

The Hawkesbury Reisdence by Marmol Radziner in Mt Barker, New Zealand makes the most of its stunning views.

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Core77 shares a peek into the world of car photography studio set ups!

Core77 shares a peek into the world of car photography studio set ups!

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Incredible Dragon super-dumpling of sorts ~ incredible to see how it's made.

Incredible Dragon super-dumpling of sorts ~ incredible to see how it's made.

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'Sound Cloud' installation by Kazuhiro Yamanaka for Saazs at A Glass House - Paris.

'Sound Cloud' installation by Kazuhiro Yamanaka for Saazs at A Glass House - Paris.

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Beautiful customizable Maria S.C. chandelier from Polish designer Pani Jurek made with test tubes.

Beautiful customizable Maria S.C. chandelier from Polish designer Pani Jurek made with test tubes.

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Stunning slideshow of the 2011 Science/NSF International Science & Engineering
Visualization Challenge.

Stunning slideshow of the 2011 Science/NSF International Science & Engineering
Visualization Challenge.

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Adventures in the South of France, Caribbean beaches and tips for a grizzly encounter in the weekly roundup from NotVentures!

FEATUREDAdventures in the South of France, Caribbean beaches and tips for a grizzly encounter in the weekly roundup from NotVentures!

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Core77 has an amazing post on how Carousel USA's Automotive turntables are made...

Core77 has an amazing post on how Carousel USA's Automotive turntables are made...

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BBC's Weird Nature shows us how some creatures found rolling is the fastest way down a hill - See how some salamanders and caterpillars curl up and roll!

VIDEOBBC's Weird Nature shows us how some creatures found rolling is the fastest way down a hill - See how some salamanders and caterpillars curl up and roll!

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I love Jacqueline Bradley's playful approach to sculptural fashion!

I love Jacqueline Bradley's playful approach to sculptural fashion!

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 Boulder electric vehicle’s DV-500 is world's first electric truck with max speed of 70 mph.

Boulder electric vehicle’s DV-500 is world's first electric truck with max speed of 70 mph.

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Frank is a wall hook by David Barry that looks like a rabbit! He's available in some great colors too.

Frank is a wall hook by David Barry that looks like a rabbit! He's available in some great colors too.

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"Lean Tables" A table design that uses a simple hexagonal shape and traditional crafts to create playfull configurations.Designed for Coordination by Flip Sellin & Markus Dilger

"Lean Tables" A table design that uses a simple hexagonal shape and traditional crafts to create playfull configurations.Designed for Coordination by Flip Sellin & Markus Dilger

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Wired Science takes a look at 8 controversial proposals to introduce non-native endangered species.

Wired Science takes a look at 8 controversial proposals to introduce non-native endangered species.

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Upside Down, Left To Right: A Letterpress Film, a beautiful film about a printing workshop in Plymouth by Danny Cooke.

VIDEOUpside Down, Left To Right: A Letterpress Film, a beautiful film about a printing workshop in Plymouth by Danny Cooke.

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NEST CHAIR by Allt : It thus gives you a chance to sit comfy, vary your position and also to get up easily.

NEST CHAIR by Allt : It thus gives you a chance to sit comfy, vary your position and also to get up easily.

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A nice look at the dark side of the moon! From NASA's new probes Ebb and Flow (part of GRAIL, Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory).

VIDEOA nice look at the dark side of the moon! From NASA's new probes Ebb and Flow (part of GRAIL, Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory).

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Aaron Durand's stunning photography of trains.

Aaron Durand's stunning photography of trains.

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The XAPPR gun, a gaming gun with a clip on attachment for your phone.

The XAPPR gun, a gaming gun with a clip on attachment for your phone.

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Some multilayered New York paintings by french-based artist Daniel Castan. He uses quick drying acrylic paints while working from memory.

Some multilayered New York paintings by french-based artist Daniel Castan. He uses quick drying acrylic paints while working from memory.

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Delicate leaf skeletons created by Jenine Sheroes from human hair!

Delicate leaf skeletons created by Jenine Sheroes from human hair!

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Home made 55 gallon drum smoker! Amazing making of pics...

Home made 55 gallon drum smoker! Amazing making of pics...

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Maryam Montague of the My Marrakesh has a new book  - Marrakesh by Design, to be published by Artisan Books!

Maryam Montague of the My Marrakesh has a new book - Marrakesh by Design, to be published by Artisan Books!

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Lazerian's new paper lights

Lazerian's new paper lights

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Lovely little teaser video for Pebble Universe. Great CG art and compositing.

VIDEOLovely little teaser video for Pebble Universe. Great CG art and compositing.

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Japanese based designer Noriyuki Otsuka recently completed the design of a all white shop with a mesh portal in the upcoming neighborhood of Umeda in Osaka, Japan.

Japanese based designer Noriyuki Otsuka recently completed the design of a all white shop with a mesh portal in the upcoming neighborhood of Umeda in Osaka, Japan.

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Porcelain ginger root sculptures with colorful glaze and gold leaf.

Porcelain ginger root sculptures with colorful glaze and gold leaf.

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The Making Of 'Just Add Fuel', a Peugeot ad made entirely out of paper. Created by London designer Kyle Bean and director Joseph Mann.

VIDEOThe Making Of 'Just Add Fuel', a Peugeot ad made entirely out of paper. Created by London designer Kyle Bean and director Joseph Mann.

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Michael O’Brien's low cost surgical lighting lamp, part of the India Future of Change competition.

Michael O’Brien's low cost surgical lighting lamp, part of the India Future of Change competition.

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A new insulating foam that can protect your hand from 7000 degree heat, but is also edible. Fascinating material developed by the Aarmourtherm Foundation.

VIDEOA new insulating foam that can protect your hand from 7000 degree heat, but is also edible. Fascinating material developed by the Aarmourtherm Foundation.

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VW GTI wear for babies!

VW GTI wear for babies!

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Bambi, by Caroline Olsson, is inspired by the anatomy of the knee, where the bones can only bend one way.

Bambi, by Caroline Olsson, is inspired by the anatomy of the knee, where the bones can only bend one way.

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Fun time lapse pics of fireflies!

Fun time lapse pics of fireflies!

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Illustration made in PVC panels of 3x3 meters for the exhibition in Cuenca "Art on Paper".

Illustration made in PVC panels of 3x3 meters for the exhibition in Cuenca "Art on Paper".

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Anon ski goggles use magnetic lenses for easy swapping.

VIDEOAnon ski goggles use magnetic lenses for easy swapping.

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Racing Cards are pullback toy cars made of ordinary playing cards manufactured in a unique mold using heat and vacuum.

Racing Cards are pullback toy cars made of ordinary playing cards manufactured in a unique mold using heat and vacuum.

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The complex structure of The Cocoon_FS pavilion by Pohl Architects was constructed from leaf-like panels of fiber-reinforced polymer. Its translucent shell admits light during the day and illuminates its surroundings at night.

The complex structure of The Cocoon_FS pavilion by Pohl Architects was constructed from leaf-like panels of fiber-reinforced polymer. Its translucent shell admits light during the day and illuminates its surroundings at night.

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