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DIY: print your own android with these 3D printing instructions

DIY: print your own android with these 3D printing instructions

I love stories about people who chase obsessions, and this is certainly one of them: Gael Langevin is a French sculptor without any previous robotics experience who spent the last...


How to transfer your playlists between Spotify and Deezer

With the competition in the music streaming industry heating up, it's inevitable that more people are going to start switching services to profit from marketing actions (see Rdio this morning, which now offers 6 months of free music streaming - with no ads!). But what about those playlists you leave behind, the ones you spent hours curating? There's a few websites that allow you to export your playlist from one se... Read more

"Batter not included": introducing the LEGO Pancakebot

DIY'ers and their LEGO: Miguel Vanenzuela is an American living in Norway. He says that as a graduate of a Bio Resource and Agricultural Engineering program, he has always been excited about engineering and food. So, inspired by his two daughters, he made a pancakebot ("batter not included", says the blog) out of Lego, which you can see in action here: You can make a Pancakebot yourself with Lego NXT 1.0 or... Read more

At the 2014 winter Olympics, downhill racers will carry "ski airbags"

Dainese, the Italian company that already gave us the body airbag for the motorcycle sport, is currently finetuning its airbag for downhill skiing, in order to be ready for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi (Russia). The "ski airbag" is part of an agreement between Dainese and the International Ski Federation (FIS) to make downhill skiing safer. Since the early 1990's, three downhill skiers lost their lives in rac... Read more

A Google Earth for the web: an interactive map of the internet

A blogger called Ruslan Enikeev created an interactive map of the internet: a Google Earth for websites, let's say. It indexed over 350 thousand websites from 196 countries and all domain zones. It gives an idea of how vast the internet is, and also how dominant sites like Google, Facebook and (still) Yahoo are. Also noteworthy: Google.com looks like the biggest site in the world, but on top of that, sites like Googl... Read more

No, this beautiful, see-through bike isn't made out of glass

This transparent Clarity bike wasn't made out of glass: it's a prototype by German design shop Designaffairs, made in Trivex. Trivex is an extremely lightweight but very tough plastic, originally used in jetfighter canopies and helicopter windshields (we also found contact lenses online in them). But you could also use it to make this see-through Clarity bike from it, as German design studio designaffairs shows. ... Read more