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Video: Augmented Space

Video: Augmented Space

Augmented Space is a public video piece with shapes by Pablo Valbuena, projected onto the city hall of The Hague, Netherlands; it seamlessly blends reality with art.

HAL Robotic Suit

HAL Robotic Suit

Although named HAL and created by Cyberdyne, this cyborg suit is designed to help: it amplifies the strength of the elderly and disabled, and can be rented. Thank you, Sonic!

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Rocket Racing League

Rocket Racing League

Still in its experimental stages, the Rocket Racing League is a futuristic dream come true, with rocket-propelled planes racing through a closed circuit racetrack in the sky.

Book: The Little People

Book: The Little People

More tilt-shifting: The Little People is a collection of photographs with miniature figures in often comedic (and occasionally macabre) situations throughout London, by Slinkachu.

Light Art Photography

Light Art Photography

Light Art Performance Photography (LAPP) is an amazing collection of single shot, long exposure photos; note: unless you like electronica, turn the music off at the bottom.

J. Rogenes Styrofoam Art

J. Rogenes Styrofoam Art

While most of us toss our styrofoam, Jason Rogenes has turned it into high art–literally. Most of his works hung from ceilings or stacked tens of feet high, with lighting inside to make them glow.

Hurricane Balls

Hurricane Balls

Throw in a low coefficient of friction and a bit of angular momentum, and you get Hurricane Balls; they’re two welded ball bearings which spin at crazy high speeds with a puff of air.

Website: City Creator

Website: City Creator

Despite an often maddening interface, City Creator gets addictive; create pixel cities from one of three tile sets, and save or send them as an e-card. Above: view our misguided creations.

Short Film: The Tale of How

Short Film: The Tale of How

Shown at ResFest 2006, The Tale of How is brilliant yet twisted, with Monty Python-esque animations and a truly trippy soundtrack. So that’s what happened to the Dodo bird…

das Panzerbike

das Panzerbike

The Germans are known for producing solid goods, and das Panzerbike is no exception: touted as the world’s heaviest bike at 4.7 tons it’s powered by a 12 cylinder tank engine.

Zombie Apocafest 2008

Zombie Apocafest 2008

OMF-LEGO: check out these pics from Zombie Apocafest, which took place this weekend in Seattle at BrickCon 2008; it was sponsored by The Brothers Brick, BrickArms and Valve.

Tilt Shift + Stop Motion

Tilt Shift + Stop Motion

Keith Loutit combines the now popular tilt shift technique and stop motion photography in this quirky video. It’s filmed at Tamarama Beach in Sydney, Australia.

BuggyRollin vs. Motorcycle

BuggyRollin vs. Motorcycle

Yet another crazy French bastard, above is a video of human bobsled Jean-Yves Blondeau (aka BuggyRollin) racing Japanese biker George Takahashi. Staged, but still fun.

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Gamer Grub

Gamer Grub

Gamer Grub is an unusual energy drink that sounds like a geek’s typical diet; with flavors like Action Pizza, Strategy Chocolate and Racing Wasabi, we really hope this tastes good.

Video: Bol.com Ad

Video: Bol.com Ad

This commercial for Dutch game retailer Bol.com is on permanent repeat in our office; we just can’t stop laughing, even though there’s a poor little girl in it. Please don’t hate us for being evil.

Video: Creamer Cannon

Video: Creamer Cannon

Mythbusters has a preoccupation with cannons, not that we’re complaining: this Creamer Cannon uses non-dairy creamer to create a explosion that is part terrifying and all awesome.

Poster: Height

Poster: Height

Laid out in logarithmic, Height is a hand-drawn poster by xkcd that puts everything from the Eiffel Tower to the Horsehead Nebula in perspective; it measures 28″ and will ship 10/15.

Video: Flock of Mirrors

Video: Flock of Mirrors

Using C++, OpenFrameWorks, and OpenCV, Chris O’Shea and rAndom Int’l created Audience, a funky flock of 64 interactive mirrors at the Royal Opera House in the UK.

Art: Rod Hunt

Art: Rod Hunt

London-based illustrator Rod Hunt’s artwork reminds us of Goon City, albeit better drawn and more detailed; this is especially critical when viewing a 50-foot tall bikini-clad woman.

Website: OfficeGuns.com

Website: OfficeGuns.com

Using office supplies such as clips and rubber bands to make guns, OfficeGuns.com is simultaneously cool and dangerous: you really *will* shoot your eye out with these beasties.

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iPhone Coasters

iPhone Coasters

Still drooling over those iPhone cupcakes? Check out these 3.3″ iPhone Coasters by Meninos Design; they’re made out of plywood and wrapped in vinyl with a rubber backing.

Artwork: ISO50

Artwork: ISO50

ISO50 is the brainchild of San Francisco-based artist Scott Hansen; his retro-themed artwork demonstrates a mastery of nostalgic colorways, yet remains quite contemporary.

Video: Crisis in Burma

Video: Crisis in Burma

This beautifully rendered “Crisis in Burma” video by creative agency Shilo is so haunting and thought-provoking that we just had to share it; echoes of Love Plane tee, anyone?

Website: Map of Shanghai

Website: Map of Shanghai

We have to say this Shanghai map is even better than Onion Maps; it’s a heavily detailed map of the booming metropolis, with graphics that are on par with something you’d see in SimCity.

Art: Sparth

Art: Sparth

Nicolas Bouvier, aka Sparth, is a consummate sci-fi illustrator with best of breed skills. Check out his vast gallery–there are over 450 sketches and illustrations for you to pore over.

Video: Fusionman

Video: Fusionman

Thank God for crazy French bastards: Yves Rossy, aka “Fusionman”, crossed the English Channel yesterday with a jet-propelled wing in 10 minutes. He’s the first to do it solo.

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