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MuwiLawnMowerHeaderFour South Korean designers came up with a new concept for a lawn mower. The Muwi is an innovative lawn mower that calculates the size of the lawn and automatically cuts the grass., similar to how a Roomba operates. As the grass cuttings accumulate inside the machine, the Muwi constructs and compresses them into cylindrical blocks. The blocks can become balls for children to play with or discs that can be combined to make a chair. After the blocks are used, they can be left to return to nature. Read the rest of this entry »

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HeatherDewey-HagborgHeaderArtist Heather Dewey-Hagborg has taken a concept found in science fiction movies and has turned it into real life, although privacy invading, artwork. By taking innocently discarded items from strangers, like a piece of chewed gum or a cigarette butt, Dewey-Hagborg uses science and technology to extract their DNA and recreate a 3D print out of their face.

The entire process is interesting and filled with loads of technical jargon, but gives great insight on where technology is headed.  Read the rest of this entry »

LuminescentHighwayHeaderStudio Roosegaarde, of the Netherlands, won Best Future Concept at the Dutch Design Awards for their Smart Highway concept. Where concepts like this generally end there, this one is actually being implemented this year. The Netherlands will begin the high tech make-over by experimenting with photoluminescent paint on roads that charges in sunlight and then glows at night to denote lanes, traffic markers and even cold weather conditions.

The paint is just one part of the Smart Highway concept though. It also calls for some other smart road features, like induction priority lanes that would charge electric vehicles as they drive over the road.

Thanks to Jorge Torneria for today’s fodder.

today’s fodder is the Wacom Inkling; the newest addition to the Wacom family. The Inkling bridges the gap between traditional, freehand sketching and digital development by capturing a digital likeness of a pen-on-paper sketch. here is what Gizmodo has to say about it…

http://gizmodo.com/5835739/wacom-inkling-may-become-my-favorite-gadget-of-all-time