innovation

What makes you happy?

What makes you happy?

When are humans most happy? To gather data on this question, Matt Killingsworth built an app, Track Your Happiness, that let people report their feelings in real time. Among the surprising results: We're often happiest when we're lost in the moment. And the flip side: The more our mind wanders, the less happy we can be.

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Inaccessible Perfume

Inaccessible Perfume

Francesca Gotti, product designer of oneofthose , recently collaborated with Aybar Gallery (Miami, Floria) on Inaccessible Perfume, a conceptual olfactory design project to be presented at Art Basel Miami Beach this December.

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Sharpen Your Tasting Skills

Sharpen Your Tasting Skills

The Wine Show 's Matthew Goode, Matthew Rhys, and Joe Fattorini checked out Aromaster's WINE MASTER GAME.

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The Missing Sense

The Missing Sense

Why our technology addiction makes us crave smells.

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20 Good News Stories You Didn’t Hear About

20 Good News Stories You Didn’t Hear About

There so much more to the world than what we're seeing online right now and we're so grateful to have discovered this post. So let's shake off the angst and take a moment to celebrate beautiful, inspiring, and extraordinary things and march forward fearlessly together towards progress!

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All that we share

All that we share

We live in a time where we quickly put people in boxes. Maybe we have more in common than what we think? 'All That We Share' moved us... So we're sharing this with you.

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Mine Kafon - Saving Lives

Mine Kafon - Saving Lives

'Mine Kafon' is a "low-cost wind-powered mine detonator with the appearance of a giant, spiky-armed tumbleweed."

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VR merges gaming & exercise

VR merges gaming & exercise

ICAROS is a fitness machine that simulates flying and pairs with a VR headset to merge gaming and exercise.

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Bamboo vs. Cotton

Bamboo vs. Cotton

Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth. Its fiber is soft, strong and durable; Spun rayon fibers of bamboo feel like silk.

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Reverse of Volume

Reverse of Volume

In his “reverse of volume” installations, Onishi uses the simplest materials – translucent plastic sheeting, strings of black glue, and fishing line – to create monumental forms that resemble mountains or clouds floating in space.

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The Coolest Way To Open A Bottle Of Wine

The Coolest Way To Open A Bottle Of Wine

Sure you can open a bottle of wine like a "regular" person, but can you open a bottle like a Sommelier? This video will show you how!

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The 7 Habit of Highly Effective People

The 7 Habit of Highly Effective People

We seriously love @FightMediocrity & The 7 Habit of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Here's a distilled summary of this gem. #BeExtraordinary

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Growing A Jungle In My New York Apartment

Growing A Jungle In My New York Apartment

A model has created an oasis in the middle of New York City by cramming 500 plants into her apartment. Yep, we're into it ;-)

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Storytelling through VR

Storytelling through VR

Imagine leaving a stressful day behind and slipping into a magical forest of calming lights and sounds.

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Flash Of Light

Flash Of Light

Mindy Yang and Michel Roudnitska on their olfactory art Installation for London's FutureFest.

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This company is building houses from old plastic

This company is building houses from old plastic

New Zealand-based inventor and engineer Peter Lewis wanted to give used plastic a permanent purpose.

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The Magical Porta Potty

The Magical Porta Potty

A series of epic surprises emerge from what appears to be a normal porta potty.

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A Song of Ice and Fire

A Song of Ice and Fire

"A Song of Ice and Fire" is a tribute to Game of Thrones, based on the book series. Learn how to make this cocktail. 

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After watching this, your brain will not be the same

After watching this, your brain will not be the same

Dr. Lara Boyd describes how neuroplasticity gives you the power to shape the brain you want. 

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On Building New Worlds

On Building New Worlds

As the production designer on such seminal films as The Crow, Fight Club, and Minority Report, Alex McDowell created what he calls “future realities”—gathering real information from laboratories, corporations, architects, and urban planning to envision worlds that don’t yet exist but one day very well might. 

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This machine folds your laundry

This machine folds your laundry

FoldiMate makes the worst part about laundry a breeze. It fits right next to your washer and dryer and folds your clothes for you.

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Sound art imagines a different kind of zen garden

Sound art imagines a different kind of zen garden

Shanghai-born artist Jingying (Eric) Jiang developed the installation, Path, which lets users use perform classic raking movements with a sensor-enabled wooden rake.

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Classical Paintings as Part of Contemporary Life

Classical Paintings as Part of Contemporary Life

For his ongoing series “Art History in Contemporary Life,” Ukrainian artist Alexey Kondakov takes scenes and figures lifted from classical paintings and drops them into modern-day life.

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This reimagined wheelbarrow is revolutionary

This reimagined wheelbarrow is revolutionary

The Hippo Water Roller is used to gather water in developing countries. It was designed by two South Africans who grew up in rural areas.

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Every Noise at Once

Every Noise at Once

The story of music is the story of connections between genres and artists and eras. What does “mellow gold” sound like and how does it relate to r&b, rockabilly, and “pinoy alternative”? Discover and explore these musical relationships at Every Noise at Once by Glenn McDonald, a comprehensive map of every genre of music, including notable practitioners of each genre.

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In a World of Mixed Reality

In a World of Mixed Reality

Windows Holographic enables a world of mixed reality – where devices work together – regardless of whether they are developed for virtual reality, augmented reality, or anything in-between.

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On the Rise, Micro-Apartments

On the Rise, Micro-Apartments

All over the country (and world), micro-apartment developments are springing up. This micro-apartment is the future of city living.

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Covered in Hanging Gardens

Covered in Hanging Gardens

MIA Design Studio 's PURE SPA is a 15 room treatment center as part of Naman Retreat, located in Da Nang City, Vietnam.

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The 116 images NASA wants aliens to see

The 116 images NASA wants aliens to see

Here are all the photos flying through interstellar space on Voyager's Golden Record

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René Redzepi makes the signature Noma dish: Vintage carrot and camomile

René Redzepi makes the signature Noma dish: Vintage carrot and camomile

If you haven't yet made it to the restaurant Noma in Copenhagen, the next in our behind-the-scenes series sees the chef René Redzepi give an exclusive, step-by-step guide to making the signature Noma dish 'vintage carrot and camomile'.

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Apparition Grand Finale

Apparition Grand Finale

Dance meets technology. Klaus Obermaier & Ars Electronica Futurelab, featuring Rob Tannion.

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Solar Roads: Can Streets Become Giant Solar Panels?

Solar Roads: Can Streets Become Giant Solar Panels?

The sun's rays can hit some roads for up to 90 percent of the daylight hours, so companies in Europe and the U.S. are experimenting with building solar panels along or above roads. But are such projects worth the cost? In France one company is hoping to distinguish itself—and reduce costs—with solar panels that are laid directly on the pavement.

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Sou Fujimoto's Forest of Light

Sou Fujimoto's Forest of Light

In their fifth year exhibiting at Milan Design Week, Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto to create an immersive installation, named ‘Forest of Light’.

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Magical houses, made of bamboo

Magical houses, made of bamboo

You've never seen buildings like this. The stunning bamboo homes built by Elora Hardy and her team in Bali twist, curve and surprise at every turn.

"We have had to invent our own rules," she says...

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This Color-Changing Cakes is Magic You Can Eat

This Color-Changing Cakes is Magic You Can Eat

So cool, we know. Color-changing cakes may be even better than the rainbow bagel trend... This technique is achieved by airbrushing the textured frosting from opposite directions, using different colors. If you feel up for the challenge, a tutorial is enclosed. So now, you can have your cake and eat it too!

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Orkestra Obsolete

Orkestra Obsolete

Released 33 years ago this week, New Order’s “Blue Monday” (hear the original EP version here) became, according to the BBC, “a crucial link between Seventies disco and the dance/house boom that took off at the end of the Eighties.” If you frequented a dance club during the 1980s, you almost certainly know the song.

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