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

Samsung: 2014 Phones to Have Twice the Pixels, Folding Displays by 2015

The future is slowly arriving, with the advent of phones with radically curved screens—but Samsung isn't yet content. In fact, the company insists that the displays of its devices will be foldable by 2015. » 11/06/13 3:37am 11/06/13 3:37am

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…

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

This Foldable Scooter Could Almost Be Your Carry On

Most folding scooters are missing something. You know, like a seat or actual portability. But the MOVEO from Turkish nonprofit Antro has a true mounted seat and folds to the size of a wheely suitcase. Intriguing. » 2/10/13 12:30pm 2/10/13 12:30pm

A Flaw in One Gene May Smooth Your Brain and Make You Less Intelligent

A single gene may alter the shape of your brain and determine your intelligence according to new research from the Yale School of Medicine. » 5/18/11 12:24am 5/18/11 12:24am

The Bicycle That is Also a Shopping Cart

The transforming Ville concept folding bicycle is no mere bike—it is a bike-slash-shopping cart hybrid vehicle for the 21st century eco-friendly consumer. It is bicycle and grocery containment in one convenient form factor. » 7/01/10 8:00am 7/01/10 8:00am

Watch How Seriously the PR2 Robot Takes Its Laundry-Folding Directive

Even if the PR2 is aware that other robots are out there climbing, drawing, and saving lives while it's stuck at home folding towels, it doesn't let it on. It just goes about its business, folding away, slowly but surely. » 4/01/10 4:20pm 4/01/10 4:20pm

Folding Massage Chair Makes It Easy to Hide Your Embarassing Folding…

Hammacher Schlemmer, purveyors of expensive, goofy gadgets, are now peddling the Foldaway Massage Chair, a shapeshifting piece of furniture that will keep your muscles relaxed, your apartment uncluttered, and your buyers remorse so potent you can almost taste it. » 2/27/10 1:26pm 2/27/10 1:26pm

Montague Paratrooper Tactical Folding Bike Can Survive 1000-Foot Jumps

Can your mountain bike survive this 1000-foot jump? Mine can't. In fact, I don't even have a mountain bike. Much less one that is used by the US Marines, folds, and looks as badass as the Montague Paratrooper Tactical Bike. » 6/18/09 1:00pm 6/18/09 1:00pm

Fold-Up Plane Finally Shown Folding Up

At last week's EAA AirVenture show in Oshkosh, aircraft startup ICON showed up with their folding-winged A5 » 8/06/08 1:45pm 8/06/08 1:45pm. On display, one setup showed it being towed, propped on a standard trailer and pulled by a standard vehicle. The company hopes to appeal to those who've always been interested in flying but have felt…

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

Stanford's Folding @ Home has just crossed the petaflop barrier thanks to all those PS3's cranking away because there aren't any decent games to play. And for those not versed in science, petaflop means a Marco Materazzi amount of flops. It's science. [Folding] » 9/19/07 4:05pm 9/19/07 4:05pm

Infiniti's Around View Camera System, When Looking Out Your Window Just…

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

PS3 Folding@Home Gets Update 1.2

The latest update for Sony and Stanford's Folding@Home PS3 project has a couple of new interesting features that fans will enjoy using. There's PSP Remote Play to control and view folding information on the go, a screensaver mode, protein visualization enhancements, and an "Advanced Mode" that's only available to… » 8/21/07 4:30pm 8/21/07 4:30pm

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

Peter Moore Talks Xbox 360 Folding

Okay, he didn't specifically talk about the same Folding that the PS3 does, but a similar research application. Moore told Mike Antonucci of The Mercury News: » 5/09/07 3:45pm 5/09/07 3:45pm

We've speculated about as part of the and our own Adam Frucci has , and it seems Microsoft is listening. It would just be so much easier if they just…

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