Fascinating new research on the golden mole, the only iridescent mammal may have evolved the iridescent hairs to streamline the moles or repel water, rather than attract a mate.

Fascinating new research on the golden mole, the only iridescent mammal may have evolved the iridescent hairs to streamline the moles or repel water, rather than attract a mate.

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Robot by Jim Henson was a short made for The Bell System in 1963. Originally it was created for a seminar on Data Communications, now it's just a gem.

VIDEORobot by Jim Henson was a short made for The Bell System in 1963. Originally it was created for a seminar on Data Communications, now it's just a gem.

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A sneak peek at Pop Chart Lab's 'Cosmology of Classic Cocktails'.

A sneak peek at Pop Chart Lab's 'Cosmology of Classic Cocktails'.

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Ever wonder what would happen if you put a watermelon in the microwave? Or a lightbulb? Or a champagne bottle? We slowed it down for you so you wouldn't miss a thing. Real explosions...just not in real time.

VIDEOEver wonder what would happen if you put a watermelon in the microwave? Or a lightbulb? Or a champagne bottle? We slowed it down for you so you wouldn't miss a thing. Real explosions...just not in real time.

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The urban drift desk organizer designed by Rob Southcott.

The urban drift desk organizer designed by Rob Southcott.

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Beautiful timelapse of Argentinian Patagonia by Ignacio Leonardi.

VIDEOBeautiful timelapse of Argentinian Patagonia by Ignacio Leonardi.

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Canvas tote bag created in collaboration between Bushmills Irish Whiskey and ACL - perfect for holding two bottles...

Canvas tote bag created in collaboration between Bushmills Irish Whiskey and ACL - perfect for holding two bottles...

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The Shrewbot, a whiskered robot developed by the Bristol Robotics Laboratory in conjunction with the University of Sheffield's Active Touch Laboratory.

VIDEOThe Shrewbot, a whiskered robot developed by the Bristol Robotics Laboratory in conjunction with the University of Sheffield's Active Touch Laboratory.

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Davis Murphy places casts of rhinos in unexpected places.

Davis Murphy places casts of rhinos in unexpected places.

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Every second, one hour of video is uploaded to YouTube. That's 24 hours every 24 seconds... or a decade every single day.

VIDEOEvery second, one hour of video is uploaded to YouTube. That's 24 hours every 24 seconds... or a decade every single day.

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Beautiful Okolo Mollino Book and paper models.

Beautiful Okolo Mollino Book and paper models.

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Feather sculptures by Kate MccGwire.

Feather sculptures by Kate MccGwire.

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Penguin's new edition of Kama Sutra with letterform illustrations by Malika Favre.

Penguin's new edition of Kama Sutra with letterform illustrations by Malika Favre.

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The Live Screen by Danielle Trofe is a sculptural, self-irrigating vertical planter system that is comprised of tiered, organic-shaped pods that can house many different forms of vegetation.

The Live Screen by Danielle Trofe is a sculptural, self-irrigating vertical planter system that is comprised of tiered, organic-shaped pods that can house many different forms of vegetation.

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The Pirate Bay launches  physibles  category for 3D printable objects.

The Pirate Bay launches physibles category for 3D printable objects.

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Bandai use Aurasma 3D AR technology to let children play with its Thundercats toys without having to open the box.

VIDEOBandai use Aurasma 3D AR technology to let children play with its Thundercats toys without having to open the box.

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4 meter long scarf and cape. The largest items ever to be embroided out of pure spider silk. The yellow is a natural hue of the spiders silk. Took over a million spiders and over 4 years to make.

4 meter long scarf and cape. The largest items ever to be embroided out of pure spider silk. The yellow is a natural hue of the spiders silk. Took over a million spiders and over 4 years to make.

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On the occasion of the release of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace in 3D, the restaurant chain Quick launch the JEDI Burger, DARK Burger and of course the DARK VADOR Burger... Unfortunately only in France.

On the occasion of the release of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace in 3D, the restaurant chain Quick launch the JEDI Burger, DARK Burger and of course the DARK VADOR Burger... Unfortunately only in France.

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Doug Wheeler's trippy light installation at the David Zwirner Gallery in New York, is the closest thing to floating in a cloud. All sense of depth perception is lost upon entering the space. Very cool.

Doug Wheeler's trippy light installation at the David Zwirner Gallery in New York, is the closest thing to floating in a cloud. All sense of depth perception is lost upon entering the space. Very cool.

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This 3D printed record (for Fisher-Price clockwork record player) plays Portal's "Still Alive" ~ made with Processing, printed at Shapeways - video proof it works!

VIDEOThis 3D printed record (for Fisher-Price clockwork record player) plays Portal's "Still Alive" ~ made with Processing, printed at Shapeways - video proof it works!

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Decurate's interview with To Hold ~ fun to see their cute air plant living minis, wearables (earrings!), even suction cup shower plants...

Decurate's interview with To Hold ~ fun to see their cute air plant living minis, wearables (earrings!), even suction cup shower plants...

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'The First cycle' New stop motion animation by Niels Hoebers, made for Fashion designer Borre Akkersdijk. Visualising a creative production process of his latest fashion line.

VIDEO'The First cycle' New stop motion animation by Niels Hoebers, made for Fashion designer Borre Akkersdijk. Visualising a creative production process of his latest fashion line.

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Konstantin Achkov's 'Puzzles for Living,' a series of chairs made of lasercut beechwood parts and assembled like a three-dimensional puzzle.

Konstantin Achkov's 'Puzzles for Living,' a series of chairs made of lasercut beechwood parts and assembled like a three-dimensional puzzle.

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Archetype by Aaron Sims is a no-budget sci-fi film about a combat robot that goes on the run after malfunctioning with vivid memories of once being human. These graphics are stunning and the story is brilliant!

VIDEOArchetype by Aaron Sims is a no-budget sci-fi film about a combat robot that goes on the run after malfunctioning with vivid memories of once being human. These graphics are stunning and the story is brilliant!

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The Inflativerse, a mobile planetarium developed at the University of Nottingham designed to inflate in 5 minutes and house realistic light projections of the night sky.

VIDEOThe Inflativerse, a mobile planetarium developed at the University of Nottingham designed to inflate in 5 minutes and house realistic light projections of the night sky.

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Back Up Japan, topographic stools and table by Soichiro Kanbayashi.

Back Up Japan, topographic stools and table by Soichiro Kanbayashi.

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Cuboluce bedside lamp, designed by Franco Bettonica and Mario Melocchi in 1972, now part of the permanent collection at the New York Museum of Modern Art.

Cuboluce bedside lamp, designed by Franco Bettonica and Mario Melocchi in 1972, now part of the permanent collection at the New York Museum of Modern Art.

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Since the creation of the bin in 1939, Vipp has become synonymous with quality products for the kitchen and bathroom. Now Vipp is launching one of its most sensational product-developments with a radical reinterpretation of the kitchen. So adorable.

Since the creation of the bin in 1939, Vipp has become synonymous with quality products for the kitchen and bathroom. Now Vipp is launching one of its most sensational product-developments with a radical reinterpretation of the kitchen. So adorable.

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'La Stanza dello Scirocco' lamp by Mario Trimarchi for Alessi.

'La Stanza dello Scirocco' lamp by Mario Trimarchi for Alessi.

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'Listen to Your Hands'; a desk by Sanghyeok Lee which has just won second prize in the [D3] Contest during the IMM Cologne 2012.

VIDEO'Listen to Your Hands'; a desk by Sanghyeok Lee which has just won second prize in the [D3] Contest during the IMM Cologne 2012.

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'A painting of a Chinese Puzzle Ball' is a work by artist Piers Secunda where he sculpted a Chinese Puzzle Ball from floor paint. It features in a new exhibition at Edel Assanti

'A painting of a Chinese Puzzle Ball' is a work by artist Piers Secunda where he sculpted a Chinese Puzzle Ball from floor paint. It features in a new exhibition at Edel Assanti

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SoundMachines - An instrument for performing electronic music , developed by "The Product", a Berlin-based design studio

VIDEOSoundMachines - An instrument for performing electronic music , developed by "The Product", a Berlin-based design studio

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This week's roundup from here at NOTCOT.org includes carnivorous caterpillars, cartographic illustrations, solar flares and more.

FEATUREDThis week's roundup from here at NOTCOT.org includes carnivorous caterpillars, cartographic illustrations, solar flares and more.

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Spanish artist Cristina Barbero believes that everyone should have their own protected space and illustrates this in her glass jar installation.

Spanish artist Cristina Barbero believes that everyone should have their own protected space and illustrates this in her glass jar installation.

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A look inside the Volkswagen parking lot towers at Autostadt.

A look inside the Volkswagen parking lot towers at Autostadt.

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Our sundew has just about finished its insect prey, but you can see the whole process in time lapse through this clip from the Life of Plants.

FEATUREDOur sundew has just about finished its insect prey, but you can see the whole process in time lapse through this clip from the Life of Plants.

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Alan Sailer's incredible photography of exploding foods.

Alan Sailer's incredible photography of exploding foods.

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'An Uncle's Guide to London', an illustrated map by Deanna Halsall

'An Uncle's Guide to London', an illustrated map by Deanna Halsall

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Elegant minimalist calfskin lanyards from Alice Park.

Elegant minimalist calfskin lanyards from Alice Park.

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Our favorite Geometric Lighting Designs - everything from design classics to modern designs to futuristic living concepts! Love how many of these start flat packed and are fun/easy to assemble into large pendant lamps!

FEATUREDOur favorite Geometric Lighting Designs - everything from design classics to modern designs to futuristic living concepts! Love how many of these start flat packed and are fun/easy to assemble into large pendant lamps!

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IKEA launches new marketing campaign for its annual sale, transforming its iconic flatpack boxes into home furnishing.

IKEA launches new marketing campaign for its annual sale, transforming its iconic flatpack boxes into home furnishing.

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CES: A peek into Belkin's new logo, their two story vintage modern home setup of a booth at CES, the new WeMo system to control your home via app... and even a peek at the house Belkin started in!

FEATUREDCES: A peek into Belkin's new logo, their two story vintage modern home setup of a booth at CES, the new WeMo system to control your home via app... and even a peek at the house Belkin started in!

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An insanely cool species of gliding lizard in Indonesia looks like a (tiny) flying dragon!

An insanely cool species of gliding lizard in Indonesia looks like a (tiny) flying dragon!

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Nova Arctica is an architectural study developed by Joseph Battistelli and Eric Boyer of an offshore urban landscape as an answer to the constant melting of the
Arctic sea ice.

Nova Arctica is an architectural study developed by Joseph Battistelli and Eric Boyer of an offshore urban landscape as an answer to the constant melting of the
Arctic sea ice.

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These symbols, and their symbolic meaning, Sound, Energy and Loop, come from reasoning about the Feedback (Larsen) constituents.This minimal and extremely clear connection of the Treble Clef , the Ying Yang and the Infinite is questioning their origins.

These symbols, and their symbolic meaning, Sound, Energy and Loop, come from reasoning about the Feedback (Larsen) constituents.This minimal and extremely clear connection of the Treble Clef , the Ying Yang and the Infinite is questioning their origins.

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Recycling meets Art - The suspended light “Beute“ is made of corrugated board. Each light is unique.

Recycling meets Art - The suspended light “Beute“ is made of corrugated board. Each light is unique.

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Alexander Chen's 'Conductor' transforms the iconic New York subway map into a real-time, interactive string instrument.

Alexander Chen's 'Conductor' transforms the iconic New York subway map into a real-time, interactive string instrument.

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Christoph Proessler's "Bolid" is a next generation tractor concept for large scale farms.

Christoph Proessler's "Bolid" is a next generation tractor concept for large scale farms.

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