Czech adventurers on a 900km journey in a plastic bottles boat

Plastic bottles boat

In an attempt to bring much needed awareness to the increasing plastic pollution in Europe, two young adventurers have created a plastic bottles boat. Honza Kára, a 22-year-old student and Jakub Bureš, a 21-year-old mechanic are in the middle of their unusual journey these days as they are peddling their way almost a thousand kilometers from their hometown Nymburk down the River Elbe to the great port of Hamburg on the North Sea. The 10-metre long boat is made out of 5000 plastic bottles was launched officially on July 12, 2014 at Elbe river in Nymburk.

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Artist transforms Lamborghini Aventador Roadster into a painted canvas

Duaív Lamborghini Aventador

French figurative painter and classical musician Duaív has teamed up with Lamborghini Miami to transform a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster into a beautiful artistic masterpiece. Lamborghini Miami is known for doing things a little different and something out of the box. Previously also, they have amazed the world with their unique automotive creations and marketing strategies. Some of their projects from the recent history are Air, Land and Sea project, Sharpie Lamborghini Gallardo and project AU79. Now with the “Project Duaív”, they have come up with another exotic creation to the delight of all automotive enthusiasts, especially for the Lamborghini Aventador roaster lovers.
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Innovative bike multi-tool with leather case from Brooks England

Brooks England bike multi-tool with leather case

Being a cyclist, one thing that you genuinely need in your bag is a bike multi-tool. The small toolkit has ability to solve all potential problems, as long as your legs are working. The bike multi-tool can help with on-the-go adjustments, and when you have something like the Brooks England’s bike multi-tool with leather case on you, you are sorted even when miles away from civilization. Dubbed the Toolkit MT21 (Ochre), the life-saving multi-toolkit features seven allen keys, four spoke wrenches, three screw drives and three torx wrenches along with additional tools like a bottle opener, knife and chain tool. Read More…

Bot-So social robot can be controlled via twitter

Bot-So social robot by Edifixio India

How about a robot that you can control via twitter? Blending robotics with social media, Engineers at the Kolkata based IT Company Edifixio India has created a social robot that can interact with people through twitter. Christened “Bot-So”, the social robot can be stationed for remote home surveillance. A tweet from your phone will trigger the Bot-So to keep an eye on your home when you are away and can survey a particular space when a motion detector is triggered.
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Nike’s FuelBox offers gear in exchange of FuelBand points

Nike FuelBox vending machine

Nike has adopted a very unique and interesting advertising strategy in order to promote the brand’s name and its products. Recently, the American multinational corporation plotted a secret vending machine in New York City about which it was giving hints to its followers on twitter. Dubbed as Nike’s FuelBox, the vending machine does not accept cash and dispenses Nike goods in exchange of some daily points from a Nike FuelBand.

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MIT scientists come up with robotic fingers to assist our hands

MIT Supernumerary Robotic Fingers

How about a little robotic help for performing some of everyday tasks? Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have just done that by developing a wrist-mounted device that supplements the human hand and could help with basic everyday chores. Basically, the robotic extension is just two extra fingers which can be used for grasping and thus leaving the hand to perform other duties. The device is worn around one’s wrist and the robotic fingers are positioned on either side of the user’s hand; one adjacent to the little finger and the other to the thumb.

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Wood Watch displays time in simple yet different way

Grovemade Wood Watch

Wristwatches are one of the most liked accessories that show our overall personality and flair. For this very reason there have been quite a number of ways in which one can opt to see time since centuries now. From the exquisite mechanical watches to the ones that are uber futuristic. But nothing can be compared to a watch made from natural components like wood. Grovemade, a Portland-based company collaborated with designer Stefan Andren to craft a watch that looks very sober and shows time in its unique way. Wood Watch is made from premium America hardwood and shows time through small little holes that are engraved into the watch face.
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Monsoon buster: Sardines boots fold into themselves for easy portability [W/video]

Sardines boots by Estel Alcaraz

Monsoons are here and I don’t like this part of the year much, owing to one simple reason that it creates so much mess. One thing that gets utterly messy in the rainy season is your pair of shoes or any other footwear that you are wearing. For this very reason in the wars of 17th century the wellington boots were invented. But they are very cumbersome to carry and are ages behind in terms of portability and looks. That is why Estel Alcaraz from Barcelona has come up with Sardines rain boots, a new avatar of wellington boots that weigh just 800 grams and can be folded to one fourth of their original size.

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goTenna lets you send text messages even without cell signal

goTenna- text without signal

Going on a hiking trip and fear that you will get lost and lose any chance of communication in the dense forest? Yes, it happens quite often as many adventure seekers get lost in the woods simply because they are unable to communicate with each other due to lack of cell phone signal and no internet. goTenna is an innovative device that can come to your rescue in such situation and help you to communicate with your friends and send text messages even without a Wi-Fi or cell signal.

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Functional Lego W16 Bugatti Veyron Engine is a monster just like the real one

Lego W16 Bugatti Veyron Engine

Air powered Lego W16 Bugatti Veyron Engine

Looks like DIYer [Lego Solde] has got quite a good hand at making miniature engines from Lego that are reminiscent to the real engines. Last time around it was the Lego Toyota 4A-GE engine and now [Lego Solde] has made a thumping Lego W16 Bugatti Veyron Engine that is a benchmark in itself. This 8 liter turbo charged W16 engine has two narrow V8s with 64 valves and four camshafts with two overhead camshafts that allows the engine to be compact. And all of it made from Lego bricks!
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