Posts Tagged ‘inspirational’

Custom Car Drives on Water

October 14, 2009 Leave a comment

WaterCar Inc develops high-performance amphibious cars that can reach freeway speeds [0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds] in the water.

Custom designed doors are built to keep water out and allow easy access from the water. The interior is based on a boat design with captain chairs in the front and wrapping bench in the back.

Starting at $200,000, WaterCar Python is definitely not for everyone. For more information about this amphibious vehicle


12 Unusual Swimming Pools

October 14, 2009 1 comment

Infinity Pool

An infinity edge swimming pool located at the Alila Ubud, luxury boutique resort hotel in Ubud, Bali

Hanging Pool

Joule Hotel is a five-star, 129-room hotel in Dallas famous for it’s swimming pool that partially hangs off the side of the building – eight stories up

World’s Deepest Pool (I really dont know about you guys but this pool just scares the crap out of me 0.0 )

Nemo 33, a recreational scuba diving center in Uccle, Belgium is home to the deepest diving pool in the world. The pool has two large flat-bottomed areas at depth levels of 16 ft and 32 ft, and a large circular pit descending to a depth of 108 ft

Bathing Ship Pool

Badeschiff is an old barge or cargo container that has been converted into a public swimming pool in Berlin, Germany.

Sarojin Pool

Unique swimming pool with drape shaded island pavilions located at the luxury Khao Lak Resort Hotel in Thailand.

Transparent Pool

Cool modern swimming pool with transparent glass bottom

World’s Largest Pool

Located in Chile, world’s largest swimming pool is more than 1,000 yards long, covers 20 acres, and holds 66 million gallons of water

Ocean Pool

Beautiful pool at Coogee in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Guitar Shaped Pool

World’s Largest Indoor Pool

Located in Japan, Ocean Dome is the largest indoor swimming pool in the world. It is 300 meters long and 100 meters wide

Underground Pool

Located in Midway, Utah, Homestead Crater is a 55-foot tall, limestone rock that nature has hollowed out and filled with 90° to 96° water.

Surfing Pool

Since 1991, Wave Loch has been on a mission to ‘wave the planet’ with a broad range of wave-making surfing pools.

17 Creative Anti-Smoking Ads

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Smoking Is Poison

12 meter long chemical tanker that looks like a cigarette was created by Cancer Research UK to highlight the toxic smoke in cigarettes

Passive Smoking Kills

Every year nearly 3,400 people die in UK from lung cancer caused by passive smoking(AND ABOUT 1 MILLION ON A WORLD SCALE)

The Smoker’s Lung

The smoker’s glass lung was installed in front of public buildings in Germany to encourage people to quit smoking.

Tobacco Related Deaths

Terrorism-related deaths since 2001: 11,377. Tobacco-related deaths since 2001: 30,000,000

World No Tobacco Day

No Tobacco Day is observed around the world every year on May 31

Smoking Crime Scene

Second Hand Smoke

Roy Castle lung cancer foundation reminds us that second hand smoke hospitalises 17,000 UK children a year

Anti-Smoking Stickers

Stickers for were places on cars and around smoking areas.

Smoking Causes Premature Aging

Smoker’s Morning

Toothbrush made from cigarettes and toothpaste make from ash

Slow Death

Smoking causes slow and painful death. Quit now!

Effect of Smoking on Lungs.

Not an ad, but still a thought provoking image.

Cigarette Lipstick

Think it makes you pretty?

Anti-Smoking Billboard

Using 15,000 cigarettes butts, glued together one by one in an outdoor panel, the Peruvian League of fight against cancer demonstrated the damage that a person who smokes causes to his family

Marlboro .44 Magnum

Fight Smoking Punching Bag

Exercise is a great way to control the urge to smoke. Go on knock that cigarette out.

Weapons of Mass Destruction

The text is written with systematic arrangement of cigarettes


October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

The balcony came to be known as “The bloodframe balcony

Engineered by Hurks. this modern balcony consist of tough all weather materials and controlled by a smoth electronic system

claytronics-the future

July 31, 2009 2 comments

About Claytronics

The Appearance of Thought in the Behavior of Machines 

Today, computing engages a user’s senses of sight and hearing through video and audio devices whose effects the user must integrate in his or her mind.  Suppose that electronic media could offer users an active form of original information that would fully integrate sight and sound and add the sense of touch for the user experience.  Suppose that the person using information could interact physically with it.  This is the concept of claytronics, which is also known as programmable matter.  Through this medium, users would engage with information in realistic, 3-dimensional forms — represented in the immediacy of the user’s personal space. 

Creation of claytronics technology is the bold objective of collaborative research between Carnegie Mellon and Intel, which combines nano-robotics and large-scale computing to create synthetic reality, a revolutionary, 3-dimensional display of information.  The vision behind this research is to provide users with tangible forms of electronic information that express the appearance and actions of original sources. 

The objects created from programmable matter will be scalable to life size or larger.  They will be likewise reducible in scale. Such objects will be capable of continuous, 3-D motion.  Representations in programmable matter will offer to the end-user an experience that is indistinguishable from reality.  Claytronic representations will seem so real that users will experience the impression that they are dealing with the original object.

Claytronic emulation of the function, behavior and appearance of individuals, organisms and objects will fully mimic reality – and fulfill a well-known criterion for artificial intelligence formulated by the visionary mathematician and computer science pioneer Alan Turing. 

A Representation of Reality That Passes the ‘Turing Test’

In 1950, in a groundbreaking article, Turing asked “Can Machines Think?”  and offered a criterion to “refute anyone who doubts that a computer can really think.”  His proposal was that “if an observer cannot distinguish the responses of a programmed machine from those of a human being, the machine is said to have passed the Turing Test.”

Although the Turing Test remains a robust source of discussion among those who devote their lives to artificial intelligence, philosophy and cognitive science, claytronics conceives of a technology that will surpass the Turing Test for the appearance of thought in the behaviors of a machine.

The seemingly magical quality of this media is suggested by the Greek word, pario (paree-oh), which means “to make” or “to bring forth,” a transformation of data into delightful forms that will echo the mythical power of the ancient artist Pygmalion whose command brought to life the statue Galatea.

By enabling the representation of tangible, realistic three-dimensional objects across networks, claytronic media — or programmable matter — promise to provide users of digital information with a transforming experience.  To learn more, read this article on programmable matter published in Computer, the IEEE Computer Society Magazine.  Then review the following slides that present the vision of claytronics as this dynamic technology is evolving in the Carnegie Mellon-Intel Claytronics Research Project.

Stunning Lego Art( one of the best collections of lego ever!!!!!!!!)

June 1, 2009 Leave a comment

LEGO Mario

Mario created using a NextEngine 3D scanner and LEGO bricks.

LEGO Mario

LEGO Casablanca

Movie scenes from Casablanca created with LEGO.

LEGO Casablanca

LEGO Yankee Stadium

Sean Kenney decide to rebuild the house that Ruth built.

LEGO Yankee Stadium

LEGO Yankee Stadium 2

LEGO Yankee Stadium 3

LEGO Yankee Stadium 4

LEGO Cigarette

LEGO addiction is real!

LEGO Cigarette

LEGO Famous Architecture

Famous buildings built entirely with LEGO blocks.

LEGO Famous Architecture

LEGO Famous Architecture 2

LEGO Famous Architecture 3

LEGO Famous Architecture 4

LEGO Famous Architecture 5

LEGO Famous Architecture 6

LEGO Famous Architecture 7

LEGO Famous Architecture 8

LEGO Famous Architecture 9

LEGO Famous Architecture 10

LEGO Sushi

Sushi created from LEGO bricks.

LEGO Sushi

LEGO Sushi

LEGO Sushi 3

LEGO Sushi 4

LEGO Classic Video Games

A library of combining LEGO and video games.

LEGO Duck Hunt

LEGO Duck Hunt

LEGO Duck Hunt 2

LEGO Contra

LEGO Contra

LEGO Mortal Kombat

LEGO Mortal Kombat

LEGO Excitebike

LEGO Excitebike

LEGO Bionic Commando

LEGO Bionic Commando

LEGO Aircraft Carrier

It’s a 200,000-brick, 350-pound aircraft carrier by Harry S Truman, complete with electrical lights as well as moving elevators and radar dishes.

LEGO Aircraft Carrier

LEGO Aircraft Carrier 2

LEGO Aircraft Carrier 3

LEGO Aircraft Carrier 4

Classics in LEGO

A reconstruction of the famous photograph taken by Charles Ebbets. [link]

LEGO Lunch Atop a Skyscraper

A LEGO recreation of Jeff Widener’s 1989 photograph of “The unknown rebel”. [link]

LEGO Tiananmen Square

[view the entire collection at flickr]

Tallest LEGO Tower in Vienna

The tower, constructed by hundreds of children outside the city hall, entered the Guinness Book of Records measuring 29.48m.

Tallest LEGO Tower in Vienna

Tallest LEGO Tower in Vienna 2

LEGO Guitar

Awesome guitar constructed entirely out of Lego pieces. The guitar is playable but had to be re-tuned after a few chops. [link]

LEGO Guitar

LEGO Guitar 2

LEGO Guitar 3

LEGO Guitar 4

The Simpsons LEGO Intro

This is the famous series Simpsons intro but it´s done in LEGO.

LEGO Rubberband Gun

LEGO Chaingun – 11 rounds per second.

LEGO Thriller

A LEGO version of thriller.


14 Unusual and Creative Buildings

May 23, 2009 Leave a comment

Barcode Building

This unusual office building is located in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Crooked House

Designed by Szotynscy Zaleski, the 4,000 square meter house is located in Rezydent shopping center in Sopot, Poland

Basque Health Department Building

New headquarters of the Basque Health Department created by Coll-Barreu Arquitectos are located in the Ensanche, New Town (Spain).

Solar Ark Building

Located in Japan, the Solar Ark building is a solar power generation facility that offers activities to cultivate a better appreciation of solar power generation.

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Beautiful concert hall located in Los Angeles, California seats 2,265 people and serves as the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra and the Los Angeles Master Chorale.

Upside Down House

Creative house designed by Daniel Czapiewski is located in the tiny village of Szymbark in Poland.

Digital Beijing Building

Olympic technical support center for the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

Dancing House

Designed by Czech architect Vlado Milunić in co-operation with Canadian architect Frank Gehry, the house vaguely resembles a pair of dancers. The building is located in downtown Prague, Czech Republic.

Cybertecture Egg Building

James Law have been commissioned by Vijay Associate to create an office unlike any other in Mumbai, India. The building is due for completion by the end of 2010.

Piano Building

Located in Anhui province of China, inside the transparent violin is the staircase to the building upstairs.

Burj Al Fateh Hotel

Beautiful five-star hotel located in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan.

Ray and Maria Stata Center

Unusual academic complex designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Sliding House

Located in London, the Sliding House is equipped with a mobile roof/wall enclosure which adds the ability to change the overall composition of the building according to season.

Longaberger Basket Building

Unique building that looks like a giant basket, located in Newark, Ohio.