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    Every once in a while I'll come across interesting inventions which I think deserve mention but I have no idea where to put - So I decided to create a thread for them.

    From the simple, entertaining, pointless, to downright complicated, in the changing world we're in, knowing and being aware of different technologies and innovations is interesting, and can be at times significantly important.

    So here's a few for starters:

    Shark Tea Infuser (entertaining)

    Heres an interesting concept, ideal for your morning cup of tea, from Argentinian designer Pablo Mattedoa.
    Place some teas leaves in the Shark Tea Infuser, and set it on top of a cup of hot water, it will then infuse your tea and make you a nice cup of tea.

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    "Magic" Wand (entertaining but useless)

    This battery powered wand features a mini Van de Graaff generator inside. Push a button on the handle and the static charge built up in the wand causes the included 3D mylar shapes to levitate at your command. You can also do some cool tricks causing the shapes to jump back and forth from your hand to the wand. Not quite Harry Potter but hey, we do our best for you. ThinkGeek.

    (has some music)


    Poor Little Fishbowl Sink (-no comment-)

    This particular gadget illustrates how important it is to conserve water. When you are using this sink to wash your hands, the fish loses its real estate if you take too much time. Yes, the water level in the fish bowl will actually go down if you are scrubbing your hands too long. In case you are wondering, there are safety features so the fish won't have all of its precious water taken away. Just to let you know, you are not using the same water that a fish is inhabiting. It's just made to appear that way. The truth is the fish water drains underneath the sink, and then will return to normal.

    This Poor Little Fishbowl sink is still a concept from Chinese designer Yan Lu, and it really isn't made to replace every sink. In fact, I would best classify it as some sort of art project with a very obvious message.



    Staircase Drawers (useful - maybe not practical)



    Floating Ladle (useful)



    Saw this design of a ladle and thought it was quite interesting there is a hollow ball at the stem. Due to the hollow ball the ladle always floats on the water surface, very much like buoys on the sea. This way, you can just leave the ladle in the liquid (think fruit punch tumbler) without worrying about dripping or even having to hang on to the side of the container. An added bonus will be the ease-of-washing when doing the dishes.
    Heres how it works:




    [Designer: Lee Seongyong]

    Now some complicated stuff...

    360º 3-D Holographic Displays

    The ZCamTM is a video camera that can capture depth information (which is used to build the 3D model) along with video and is produced by 3DV Systems. The technology is based on the Time of Flight principle. In this technique, 3D depth data is generated by sending pulses of infra-red light into the scene and detecting the light reflected from the surfaces of objects in the scene. Using the time taken for a light pulse to travel to the target and back, the distance can be calculated and used to build up 3D depth information for all objects in the scene. (Via 3dvsystems)



    Military exoskeleton prototype

    The Military exoskeleton is a completely un-tethered, hydraulic-powered anthropomorphic exoskeleton that provides users with the ability to carry loads of up to 200 lbs for extended periods of time and over all terrains. Its flexible design allows for deep squats, crawls and upper-body lifting. There is no joystick or other control mechanism. The exoskeleton senses what users want to do and where they want to go. It augments their ability, strength and endurance.



    Invisibility Breakthrough for Japanese Researchers



    ... That's all ... for now.

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    Apparently this was a really good idea.

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    Staircase Drawers amazing

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    The Poor Little Fish Sink (forgot the pics last time)



    The pictures here are pretty explanatory of what this sink is all about, but dont worry, it is just an illusion. As a result of some clever plumbing, the water level in the fish bowl drops as someone washes their hands in the sink basin. The design is intended to promote water conservation with a simple but poignant message: the more water you use, the more water is taken from the fish.

    Of course this isnt literally the case. The water from the fish bowl is moved to a storage container while the sink is in use and then moved back once the sink is turned off. Also, the water level is only lowered to a point. Once that level is reached, the water level stops falling and the fish is safe (It really wouldnt make much sense to wash your hands in water that a fish has been swimming around in anyway). But hopefully the visual illusion is enough for people to get the larger point that wasting water is taking water away from ecosystems that rely it.

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    Mirror Tired Bikes by Olafur Eliasson


    Only problem is, it might be a distraction for some others...



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    ^ Interesting. Please let us know if it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samin View Post
    ^ Interesting. Please let us know if it works.
    InshAllah.

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    Best invention ever.
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