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CH25: Matt Kenyon
Growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, artist Matt Kenyon was equally inspired by the DIY punk aesthetic of the Dead Kennedys’ Jello Biafra and his seminal quote “Don’t hate the media—become the media” and Mark Pauline of Survival Research Laboratories...
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1. How to Survive Work on Little to No Sleep Eight hours of sleep might be recommended for a good night's rest, but it’s not always possible—especially with work deadlines, late-night partying and nightmares getting in the way. Luckily, scientists...
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CH25: Sabine Seymour
Imagine your everyday clothes had built-in human sensors that monitored vital signs and activity levels, played your favorite song and kept you connected. Dr Sabine Seymour, Director of Parsons’ Fashionable Technology Lab and Chair at Computational...
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1. Google Salutes Ida B Wells in its Latest Doodle Google’s homepage doodle this week recognized recognizes fearless journalist Ida Bell Wells-Barnett aka Ida B Wells. At the young age of 25, Wells became co-owner and editor of Free Speech and...
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CH25: Dan Barasch + James Ramsey
Dan Barasch, co-founder of NYC's The Lowline movement for the construction of a subterranean park, is a third-generation New Yorker. It’s his love for the city, and desire to share the magic of its secret nooks and deep history that led him...
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1. Pampers' Latest Ad Captures Babies' Poop-Faces There’s almost nothing more endearing than a cute baby video, and nothing gets people laughing more than a poop joke. London-based ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi brilliantly combined the two for a...
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CH25: Meredith Perry
Meredith Perry has brought us a step closer to a wireless world with her invention of wireless electricity. Called uBeam, it’s the only wireless power system that allows you to charge your device while moving around a room. Perry founded uBeam...
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Meredith Perry
Who hasn’t wished that everything in life was wireless? Meredith Perry has brought us a step closer to a wireless world with her invention of wireless electricity. Called uBeam , it’s the only wireless power system that allows you to charge your device...
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Jonathan Sparks
As a drummer in hard, loud rock bands over the past decade, Jonathan Sparks indulged his passion for theatrics: “I love those large, swooping gestures, actions people in the back of the crowd could see too.” When he got more into electronic music...
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Lexus Unveils a Working Hoverboard
Unlike the internet-trolling hoverboard announcements of the past, luxury car company Lexus has created the real floating deal to finally make our dreams come true. As part of their "Amazing in Motion" campaign—which aims to demonstrate the brand...
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June's Computer-Based Intelligent Oven
Ovens can be scary. Fire hazards aside, their large size, time investment and oftentimes unreliable results can be intimidating to amateur cooks, which is why many seek escape in the form of take-out. Tackling the inefficiency of a kitchen appliance...
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CH25: Our Panel of Experts
Our search for emerging talent in partnership with Cadillac is off to a flying start, with nominations now open (and flooding in) for individuals to score a place on the inaugural CH25 list. Today, we are thrilled to announce our panel of experts...
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Self-Flying Camera
Born out of the basement of a UC Berkeley robotics lab, Lily is a radio controller-free camera that starts recording as soon as you throw it in the air. Whether you're snowboarding or surfing, the waterproof quadcopter follows (and films) you around...
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Send Video Reactions with Gather App
In the age of Snapchat and selfies, nothing conveys an appropriate reaction like one's own face. That's the premise behind group messaging app Gather, launched today for iOS. Gather lets users send what they'd normally send to friends or family—screenshots...
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Spacestation
If you're regularly haunted by the "Storage Almost Full" message on your phone—one way to combat the frustration of having to constantly delete precious photos and songs is Mophie's latest: the Spacestation. Weighing just 5.7 oz, the compact external...
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1. The Mexican Morrissey Although he’s known to many as the world’s greatest Morrissey impersonator, Jose Maldonado will admit he’s just another fan of the indie rock icon and former The Smiths lead singer. Maldonado spends his days patrolling the...
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1. Happy Birthday Hubble Today, 24 April 2015, the Hubble Telescope turns 25 years old. During its quarter-century, the Hubble has produced an incredible array of now iconic images, including the famous Hubble Deep Field—where the telescope aimed...
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Levitating Flyte Lamp
Good design catches your eye immediately, making you wonder why nobody had ever thought of that idea before. And yet, the times when you have to look twice to make sure you’re actually seeing what you’re seeing are rare. New lamp Flyte definitely makes...
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Urban Cultivator Indoor Garden
While in Vancouver for TED last month, we stumbled upon the just-opened "Living Produce Aisle," a space that makes salads and smoothies from microgreens, vegetables and herbs grown right inside the space. The immersive storefront was created by Surrey...
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1. Robo-Ants are Future Factory Workers Palm-sized robotic ants may one day take over industrial factories, but instead of being pests, these android insects will help out on the assembly line. German robotics company Festo came up with the idea...
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Photochromia: Sunlight-Sensitive Apparel
At the moment, companies seem eager to keep wearable technology constrained to a simple accessory around the wrist, but NYC-based wearable tech research studio The Crated, along with digital printing platform Print All Over Me (POAM), have grand...
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1. IKEA's Shelters for Refugees IKEA is providing the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees with 10,000 flat-pack Better Shelters as part of an ongoing collaboration through its Housing for All Foundation. After initially being tested by...
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Cool Hunting Video: Mercedes-Benz F015 Concept
On a sunny day in Alameda, California, we waited patiently at the end of an abandoned naval airstrip for the silver torpedo-like Mercedes-Benz F015 Concept car to drive itself down and pick us up. Mercedes created this concept not as evidence of...
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