Thanks to the
blight blessing of crowdfunding, the internet has more product concepts and design ideas and badly-rendered napkin sketches than ever before. But despite the seemingly endless number of people willing to give money to hastily-thought-out sketches, some legitimately great ideas have never seen the light…
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Calling videogames "a compelling avant-garde performance space, activated by artists and players alike" (catchy!), the Smithsonian said that Halo 2600 and Flower would be joining the national collection of American art as part of an art of videogames exhibit — and they're just the beginning.
Earlier this month, a titan arum (a.k.a. "corpse flower," a.k.a. amorphophallus titanum, a.k.a. "large, misshapen penis") bloomed for the first time in over half a decade at the U.S. Botanical Garden in Washington D.C. In this quick video from BytesizeScience, the USBG's public science educator Todd Brethauer…
For the first time since 2007, a titan arum has bloomed at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington D.C. Also known as a "corpse flower" for the smell of rotting flesh that it emits, the massive blossom is expected to reach "peak smell" early this morning. Hooray for peak smell!(?)
It's not as cute as a snow-leopard, but this corpse flower has a webcam! Here's your chance to watch one bloom in real-time.
Countless people — myself very much included — can't get through the day without regular intake of coffee, soda, and other caffeinated drinks. Now it turns out bees love the stuff too... and it's actually good for them.
This beautiful alien landscape is right here on Earth: a never-ending sea of ice flowers quietly floating over a thinly frozen sea. These strange ice structures are very rich in salt and bacteria—and very hard to pick, according to oceanography doctoral candidate Jeff Bowman.
The narration is husky and the instructions sound: why toss that glass Coke bottle into the trash (or recycling bin!), when you're a few modifications away from a retro-tastic plant waterer? Beats an Aqua Globe, anyway.
The amorphophallus titanum has perhaps the least charming nickname of any flower: it's known as the corpse flower because it smells like rotting flesh. And yet its latest bloom this weekend is expected to bring over 10,000 eager admirers.
Men! Do you smell so bad that even your laptop has started stinking? Desperate times call for desperate measures, which means you might just have to consider this USB scent flower.
Hey ladies— I wanna show you my lamp. No, no, really: it's just a lamp. It looks like a light bulb, and only lights up when you put a flower inside. See, I can be tremulous and tender too. Say what? There's a bug on the flower? I'll squash that bug, man! Squash it good! *SMASH*. Uh ... Hey Ha-Na Yeom, designer person,…
I'm not getting married anytime soon, but if I were, I'd have to arm a platoon of flower girls with these Rose Petal Cannons. No better way to express undying love than with pyrotechnic floral buckshot.
Designed for simplicity, the Dandella GPS device breaks down navigation to its most fundamental level: physical direction. Instead of voice prompting, the dandelion-shaped unit actually bends toward your chosen destination (programmed by docking vase), and light cues signal if you are getting hotter or...greener.…
Even if we could read Japanese, we'd still be boggled at what the hell this Communication Flower is for. From what we've pieced together through the powers of Google translator and a spirit medium, the Communication Flower consists of two people—one human and one pixie—which combine together to tell you what your…