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Now Derby the Dog Can Run With 3D Printed Legs

Thursday 12.18.2014 , Posted by
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Derby the dog was born with significantly deformed front legs, but that never stopped him from having a happy attitude or the tenacity to move around in the world. Until recently, that meant uncomfortably hobbling around on his short front legs, or using an awkward cart that limited his mobility. That was until Tara Anderson, director of 3D Systems came to the rescue. Using their ProJet 5500X, the team has created a set of custom tailored prosthetic legs perfectly suited to Derby’s condition. Just look how he gets around now [Read more…]

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Using Stuff From Around The Office, These Hilarious Colleagues Replicated Famous Art Works

Thursday 12.18.2014 , Posted by
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While most of us just use gchat or scroll our social feeds while we’re bored at work, these employees had a much more creative idea. At their Squarespace office in NYC, they decided to use objects around the workplace, their imaginations, and themselves to remake famous art pieces. Started by co-workers Francesco Fragomini and Chris Limbrick, they called the project Fools Do Art and have been continually adding to it on their breaks. Now their colleagues have joined in on the fun as they re-enact their own favorite art pieces as well as suggested submissions from all over the Earth. [Read more…]

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Every World Traveler Needs This Amazing Device

Wednesday 12.17.2014 , Posted by
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If you love to travel to foreign countries and charge your devices while you’re there, then you’ve probably accumulated quite a collection of international outlet adapters. Well with this amazing invention by Skross you can give those all away. This little Pro Plus USB World Adapter can transform to fit the outlets in over 150 countries on all of the continents. With a slider system that includes 6 different country plugs, you can bring this device anywhere you travel. [Read more…]

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Photographer Builds Detailed Sets in the Streets of New York (Then Leaves Them for People to Enjoy)

Wednesday 12.17.2014 , Posted by
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Walk down the street in New York and you could see a living room, bedroom or bathroom right on the sidewalk. It’s an ongoing art project from photographer Justin Bettman and stylist Gozde Eker called Set in the Street. It sees the duo building elaborate sets right out in the open using discarded materials and furniture. In fact, most of their materials are found on the street and have simply changed locations. [Read more…]

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A 6-Minute Supercut of 2014’s Best Videos

Tuesday 12.16.2014 , Posted by
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2014 was a banner year for viral videos, and Luc Bergeron (aka Zapatou) has put a gigantic sampling together for his annual supercut “Best of Web”. This year he’s stitched together a whopping 233 viral video clips to create 6 minutes of non-stop action. Here’s a video that will overwhelm you with the experiences of life, give you a gigantic smile and make you want to go out and adventure. [Read more…]

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Genius Guy Wears A Mistletoe Contraption at A Christmas Market in Chicago

Sunday 12.14.2014 , Posted by
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Everyone feels more giving at Christmas time and YouTuber Blake Grigsby took this well known fact to his advantage. He created a mistletoe dangling contraption and wore it around the Christkindlmarket in Chicago to collect kisses from strangers. This free outdoor market is a Chicago Christmas staple and attracts many locals and tourists every year. It was the perfect setting for this playful experiment and Grigsby’s video is sure to make you smile. [Read more…]

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Don’t Trim Your Beard With Scissors. Trim It With Holiday Cheer!

Sunday 12.14.2014 , Posted by
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Winter is here and that means it’s beard season! While you decorate your home for the holidays, why not decorate your beard too? Beard Baubles are tiny beard ornaments that make your face festive. All of the proceeds will be donated to Beard Season, an organization that promotes growing beards to spread the word about melanoma. [Read more…]

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WikiGalaxy Allows You to Explore Wikipedia Like An Astronaut Navigating Space

Friday 12.12.2014 , Posted by
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Studying computer science in Paris, engineer Owen Cornec is not waiting for the completion of his master’s degree to begin creating the projects he dreams about. In his free time, outside of his curriculum, he has produced several unique interactive data visualizations. In WikiGalaxy, he invites you to explore Wikipedia as a “galaxy of articles and links”, where you can fly through the uncharted territory and land on Wikipedia searches you might have never thought of. It turns research and learning into a game and a data visualization. It’s easy and fun to get lost in the endless possibilities of WikiGalaxy. [Read more…]

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Would You Mind If I Photograph You In This Tiger Suit? AKA The Most Brilliant Photography Project of The Year

Thursday 12.11.2014 , Posted by
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If you want to see the best of someone’s personality upon first meeting them, you might want to do what photographer Adam Rabinowitz has done. The 28 year old photography student was curious to see if he could get strangers to pose in his tiger pajamas. Well, he did and the results are as fantastic as you would imagine! Nothing strips away the ego like the chance to be a tiger on camera. With hundreds of willing participants, Rabinowitz shares not only the photo but also highlights from their encounter. [Read more…]

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A Secret Underwater Ballroom, Built For a Notorious Victorian Swindler

Tuesday 12.09.2014 , Posted by
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Walk far into the woods near the village of Witley in Surrey, England and you’ll find a hidden treasure. The directions go like this: Walk a mile and a quarter west, into the long neglected woods. Find the stone wall surrounding a kitchen garden. There you’ll find a small building with an arched doorway. Go inside, down the spiral staircase, and walk down the long teardrop-shaped tunnel to the end. There’s no “X” marking this treasure, but you’ll know you’ve found it. You’re now in a domed, glass ceilinged room, yellow light gently flickering through the water above. Welcome to Whitaker Wright’s hidden ballroom, submerged deep beneath a murky lake. [Read more…]

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