Subtle Snowy Camo Pattern Helps US Skiers Hide Bumpy Moguls Runs

We've already seen (or haven't) the nearly invisible waterproof zippers that Columbia introduced on its sportswear designed for various Olympians competing at Sochi. But the uniforms designed specifically for the US moguls ski team have another hard-to-spot feature that could give them a small advantage in competition. » 2/10/14 3:00pm 2/10/14 3:00pm

New Olympic Zipper Technology Makes Seams Nearly Invisible

You won't find it in stores just yet, but if you look closely at the jackets and other gear worn by US, Canadian, and Russian athletes at the upcoming 2014 Olympics, you might catch a glimpse of Columbia Sportswear's new waterproof zipper technology. Or you might not, since it's been engineered to be almost invisible… » 1/15/14 1:00pm 1/15/14 1:00pm

Wooden Squirrel Cage Machine Obsesses Over Your Thoughts For You

Columbia professor Douglas Irving Repetto designed this crazy looking project which allows humans to write obsessive thoughts on scraps of paper, deposit them in one of seven squirrel cages, and spin them round and round to let the machine obsess for them. Made with grape arbor, glue, rubber bands and a laser cutter,… » 9/18/08 12:15am 9/18/08 12:15am

Incredible Biblioteca Parque España Looks Like an Alien Rock Formation

This spectacular rock outcropping on a hillside in Colombia isn't a rock outcropping at all; rather, it's the Biblioteca Parque España, a library, museum and cultural center that offers amazing views of Santo Domingo. It both stands out from and blends in with its natural surroundings in a completely unique way. I… » 2/19/08 5:00pm 2/19/08 5:00pm