Origami Master Makes a Life-Size Elephant From a Single Sheet of Paper

Origami artist Sipho Mabona just pulled off an incredible feat of paper folding, turning a single 50 foot by 50 foot sheet of paper into a life-size paper elephant standing more than 10 feet tall. It was no doubt a painstaking process, but watching the artist and his team in process is strangely soothing. » 3/11/14 4:20pm 3/11/14 4:20pm

You Can Build This Boat in Under a Minute

Foldable boats were invented to be convenient — a boat when you want one, a strangely-shaped lump in your garage when you don't. But the convenience is lost when you have to spend the best part of a perfect fishing day trying to assemble the dumb thing. Enter the aptly named Quickboat, which goes from scattered to… » 7/26/13 4:40pm 7/26/13 4:40pm

This Foldable Boat Is Great for Saving Space, Probably Less Great for Staying Alive

For the casual seafarer with space constraints, Better Outdoors has come up with a creative, if perhaps terrifying, solution to a problem most of us never knew we had in the first place. Say hello to the Transporter: a box-like boat that conveniently folds into a box-like box for your space-saving, travel needs. » 2/14/13 6:20pm 2/14/13 6:20pm

Folding Colander Is Perfect for Flat Noodles

It took 100 prototypes to figure it out, but someone engineered the folding colander. The colander uses a 12-hinge design to retain its shape for straining and then folds flat to store easily in the always precious real estate of kitchen cabinetry. It's $29 and comes in green or white—which are specifically not the… » 5/22/08 4:20pm 5/22/08 4:20pm

Folding@home Recognized By Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records has acknowledged Folding@home as the world's most powerful distributed computing project. On September 16, 2007, months after the program was first distributed to PS3s, Folding@home hit 1 petaflop—setting the record. But just a week later (September 23), PS3 users alone reached the petraflop… » 10/31/07 9:48am 10/31/07 9:48am

Folding Installable Home Urinal Provides Class

Nothing says luxury housing like a folding home urinal, which is just what you can get when you pick up one of these from Mister Miser. Not only is it great for people who hate wiping their pee off the toilet seat, it's great for conservationists as well—it only takes 10 ounces per flush. Ten! Plus, it's so space… » 10/03/07 5:20pm 10/03/07 5:20pm

Infiniti's Around View Camera System, When Looking Out Your Window Just Won't Do

Infiniti's unreleased 2008 EX35 has lots of fun new features like self-healing paint and automatic folding rear seats. It even has something called the Around View camera system. It basically works just like those backup cameras that started showing up a few years ago, but now you can see to the right, left and… » 9/17/07 3:40pm 9/17/07 3:40pm

Folding Bicycle Helmet is a Lawsuit Waiting to Happen

It is obvious that having your bicycle helmet hanging from your cubicle wall makes you look like a square. That is where the Stash Helmet is stepping in. This helmet collapses in, making it easy to stash and making your head vulnerable to any kind of crash because a folding helmet is not crash-approved (I would… » 5/16/07 8:20pm 5/16/07 8:20pm

PS3 Folding Update Coming Mañana, Adds More Speed

Just a quick note about the PlayStation 3 Folding @ Home app that's been all the rage lately—you know, because there aren't very many actual games to play on the system. Tomorrow Sony's releasing an update that both increases folding performance (nice) and improves the user location display map so you can see where… » 4/26/07 12:18am 4/26/07 12:18am