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The superfast Hyperloop transportation system, 3D Printers, solar powered planes and the crash proof cars. All above mentioned modern world innovations fail when compared to the just-add-water beer. That’s right. A brewer from Alaska has invented a concentrated form of beer that you can use to make your own beer in seconds, just by adding water to it.
Make me a drink, Bartender! This is something that you would probably say to a barman. However, if you enter a German bar called “Robots Bar and Lounge,” you’d be astonished to see a robot who’s just gawking to take your order. The Robots Bar and Lounge in Ilmenau, eastern Germany doesn’t has a human to serve your drinks, instead it has a robot bartender who is popularly known as Carl.
Wall posters…they are colorful, abstract, inspiring, ornamental, musical… wait musical? Yes, well apparently this one is! Novalia has blended simple picture approach with the modern-day artistic motif by adding interactive platform to the poster. A little about Novalia: it is a group of seven people from UK comprising of scientists, designers as well as programmers. The team has made its debut venture with a musical drum kit poster.
The Royal College of London has recently devised a unique breed of clothing with enhances joint power. The design students behind the invention say that although in prototype stage, the air-powered clothing uses a series of connected air bags placed over the limbs which initiate the physical lift.
Another amazing masterpiece by Star Wars passionate fans has come into limelight. A life-size model of the ‘Tie Fighter’ spacecraft has been created by a team of German Star Wars admirers. The 1:2 scale replica of Tie Fighter has been crafted using plastic, wood and steel which took almost 2 years for completion. The Darth Vader’s Tie fighter was publicized in Eichenzell, Germany and has become a hot topic of discussion among Star wars fan since then.
Weltall1028, a Flickr user has created an awesome replica of Nintendo Entertainment System using LEGO bricks. LEGO NES is imitation of actual NES featuring the exact same size and dimensions. Color theme also matches the original NES console i.e. black and white. Top of the console can flip open to place in it the actual NES cartridge.
The backpack that we will be talking about here is not simply a rucksack but could prove to be a life saver, especially in the war prone countries where violence and commotion are part of daily life. The unusual creation christened Kelvar rucksack is the brain child of an Israeli designer Hila Raam who is a graduate from Hadassah College, Jerusalem. To make the backpack do what it has been intended to do, Aramid: a fiber used for creating bullet proof military vests, has been brought into use.
Carrie Segal, a 27 year old Makebly user has built a brass and glass USB keyboard that’s absolutely dissimilar to any regular keyboard. The image you see here is not a techie weapon instead it’s a keyboard consisting of all 36 vital writing keys. The keyboard called Hemisphere Keyboard looks like a sphere with multiple spikes. Each spike is having a glass ball at the end with letters encrypted on top.
See the picture below? Would you believe me when I say it’s a cake? No you won’t. But trust me, it is. The amazingly detailed AT-AT cake is a creation by ChrisTheCook of Cake Central. It’s a two foot tall groom’s cake that looks just like an original AT-AT Walker from the Star Wars. Talking about details, the cake stands on snow, giving it a Planet Hoth-like look.
Last year’s Zombie apocalypse vehicle was an outstanding creation by Hyundai and no one had actually thought that anything better than this could be created. But Hyundai has done it again by creating Veloster Zombie Survival Machine. The company has joined hands with Robert Kirkman to unveil this masterpiece at 2013’s San Diego Comic Con. Just to make you familiar with the guy, Robert Kirkman is mind behind “The Walking Dead.”
If someone were to ask you that what do butter and Coca Cola have in common, you’d probably end up wearing a confused and dazed expression. But perhaps now after reading this, you’d be better prepared for such an abnormal inquiry. Recently Coca-Cola unveiled its calorie-friendly cans and now the makers of Coca-Cola are planning to make world’s no. 1 beverage completely Eco-friendly as well.
There are some very interesting changes in Spider-Man’s suit that are going to be featured in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”. One of the major changes is a music player embedded into the Web-Slinger’s costume. Yes, you read that right. Our very own friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is gonna enjoy music while fighting crime.
Balmain Boat Company has found an excellent way to entertain you this summer. They have come up with the DIY Sailboat Kit. This kit allows you to build your very own sailboat in just a few hours. All you need to do is get equipped with hammer, drill and caulking gun and follow the instructions on the manual.
No matter how hard you try you can’t resist feasting on the delicious food. If you are a foodie as well as a dieter, HALVED is the thing meant just for you. It’s a funny dinnerware comprising of a ceramic plate, mug and bowl and it forces you to eat less. The dinnerware is literally shaped in half so that you may serve only half of the meal for yourself and hence control your diet.
You would have to be an ultimate music fan to do what Rich Lee has done. The guy has implanted a wireless headphone in his ear to free himself from the daily hassle of misplacing or losing his headphones. More than just a music fan Rich is a Grinder, one who experiments with body enhancements and surgical implants. Therefore he came up with an idea of implanting a magnet (that works like a speaker) into his Tragus.