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A Wind Turbine With Flapping Wings Might Be Quieter and Safer For Birds A Wind Turbine With Flapping Wings Might Be Quieter and Safer For Birds

Unless they’ve got stake in a big oil company, the most common reasons people have for opposing the installation of wind turbines is the noise pollution and the risk they pose to birds. But a radically redesigned turbine with flapping wings instead of spinning blades might finally solve both of those problems.

Watch the Seconds Blink By on This Freaky Eyelash Clock

If you were to stumble across this freaky ring of hairs hanging on a wall you’d probably dismiss it as another confusing piece of modern art. But if you were to give it more than just a passing glance, you’d notice that some of its hairs were moving, because it turns out this piece is actually a functional clock.

A Bulky iPhone Case With a Built-in Charger and Cord Just Might Be Brilliant

Until Apple stops chasing thinner iPhone designs at the cost of battery life, trying to find a way to keep your device charged will just be a way of life. But if you don’t mind adding a little bulk to your smartphone, a new iPhone case will ensure you can always be charging whenever an outlet is nearby.

This Unbreakable Racing Drone Is Perfect For Terrible Pilots

There’s a reason nature uses eggs to protect offspring who develop outside their mothers. Domes are inherently strong and durable, so it also makes sense to build a drone with a similarly bulbous shape to help it survive crashes, collisions, and other accidents when an amateur pilot is at the controls.

Honda's New Experimental Motorcycle Can Balance All By Itself Like Magic

If you’ve ever pushed a bike down a hill, you know that two-wheeled vehicles can balance themselves when traveling at higher speeds. It’s when you’re riding slower that balancing gets a little more challenging, unless your motorcycle’s equipped with Honda’s new experimental Riding Assist technology so it automatically…

There's Finally an NES Controller For Left-Handed Gamers There's Finally an NES Controller For Left-Handed Gamers

We’ve all seen the classic NES controller thousands of times, but look closely at this one, notice something slightly different? On the Goofy Foot NES controller, the directional pad and the A+B buttons are reversed, so southpaw gamers can finally feel comfortable playing their favorite classic games.

These Motion-Activated Christmas Lights Become Intensely Bright To Scare Off Intruders

‘Tis the season for Christmas parties, leaving many homes empty and prime targets for burglars while revelers are away visiting family and friends. But there’s nothing to worry about if you’ve decorated your home with these festive, motion-activated Christmas lights that crank to 12,000 lumens of brightness to scare…

This Machine Creates a Custom Perfectly-Sized Box For Whatever You're Shipping

The internet’s full of stories of tiny products being shipped to customers in absurdly oversized boxes. It’s not only a waste of cardboard, it’s also a waste of cargo space as the products are being shipped. But a company called Slimbox thinks it has the solution with a machine that creates custom, perfectly-sized…

This Self-Making Duvet Needs to Get Out of My Dreams and Onto My Bed

There’s no better way to end a long day than crawling into a perfectly-made bed, but who has time to actually make their bed as they frantically head off to work in the morning? Nobody. That’s why a self-making duvet might be the best thing you could ever throw on your bed.

This Tiny Gaming Console Can Play Retro Games From 28 Different Systems

Aside from the pointlessly short controller cables, the only other complaint we have with Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition is that it only comes with 30 classic games. There are so many classic consoles and retro titles to choose from, which is why the RetroEngine Sigma might be a better alternative since it promises to…

If Lego Doesn't Make This Iron Giant Set, It's Going to Be Sadder Than the Movie If Lego Doesn't Make This Iron Giant Set, It's Going to Be Sadder Than the Movie

It didn’t quite reach The Lion King’s level of box office success, but since hitting theaters way back in 1999, Brad Bird’s The Iron Giant has gone on to become a much-loved classic film. So much so that it’s about time Lego gave us an official The Iron Giant set, and it just might happen if Brett Cuviello gets enough…

Life Would Be So Much Better If Drone-Powered Hammocks Were Real

There’s a lot going on in the world to be stressed about, but everything would be a lot easier to deal with if you could spend every waking minute of your life lounging in a relaxing hammock. It’s kind of a preposterous idea, until you remember that drone technology is pretty decent now.

The Genius Nail Capsule Captures Flying Finger Shrapnel

For every genuinely clever device that manages to succeed on Kickstarter, there are 1,000 other ridiculous crowdfunding campaigns that thankfully don’t succeed. There’s a chance you might roll your eyes at the Nail Capsule, unless you’re not a monster and hate the thought of fingernail clippings flying all over the…

Climate Change Is Making This Portable Air Conditioner a Must-Have Summer Accessory Climate Change Is Making This Portable Air Conditioner a Must-Have Summer Accessory

Sunglasses, swimsuits, tank tops, and sandals are the usual accessories you think of when you’re getting ready for summer. But with climate change pushing summer temps higher and higher ever year, it’s probably not a bad idea to add the Zero Breeze portable battery-powered air conditioner to that list.

Time Appears to Slow Down Inside This Magical Picture Frame

Like the animated portraits and paintings hanging in Hogwarts and the rest of the Harry Potter world, Jeff Lieberman’s Slow Dance picture frame appears to rely on magic to make time run more slowly. But it’s science that gets all the credit here, cleverly manipulating what your eyes see.

Your Living Room Becomes a Music Festival With This Cheap Laser Light Show Machine

Why fight the crowds, wade through mud, and spend the night in an uncomfortable tent when Wicked Lasers has created a compact laser light show that syncs to your music, turning your living room into a music festival with all the comforts of home.

You Must Solve a Puzzle to Turn Every Page in This Beautiful Wooden Book You Must Solve a Puzzle to Turn Every Page in This Beautiful Wooden Book

The only downside to finding a really good book to read is that it will be over before you want it to be. But that won’t be the case with puzzle designer Brady Whitney’s Codex Silenda. Even though the wooden book only has five pages, you’ll need to solve a complex mechanical puzzle on each one before you can turn to…

Optical Illusions Magically Appear When You Fill These Soy Sauce Dishes

Tokyo-based designer Duncan Shotton takes advantage of soy sauce’s varying opaqueness to create a pair of unique sushi dishes that reveal three-dimensional optical illusions once they’re filled.

Build Your Own Fighting Robot Without Any Electronics Skills

With BattleBots back on TV, you’ve probably got a lot of armchair opinions on how to build a bot that would easily win the tournament. The only problem is your complete lack of electronics and engineering know-how. With the Ganker robot, you don’t even need to know how to solder to build, customize, and battle your…

This Retractable Backpack Brings Your Camera to You

A backpack’s a great way to carry a bunch of stuff while keeping your arms free. That’s why they can be a great photography accessory. The fact that it’s always out of reach on your back is annoying, though. This is surely why Wolffepack has created a photography-focused pack you can access without having to remove it.

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