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Lifejackets, wall fixtures, Nerf guns, orthopedic shoes: all things that make life just that much better and all things that rely on the magical properties of velcro hook and loop fastening systems. Which you might know by the more ubiquitous brand name, Velcro®. Because when you call something "Velcro," you're…
This 3D-printed toolbox was designed to store tools for maintaining Europe’s Columbus research module, and now it is on its way to the International Space Station via European Space Agency’s latest ATV resupply spacecraft.
Stop-motion videos are always a good time, even if it's just a stick figure dancing in a flip book. So imagine how fun a stop-motion video made with velcro (yes, velcro) is. It's a freaking mind trip.
"Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits," Thomas Edison once said. But is hustling all it takes? Is progress always deliberate? Sometimes genius arrives not by choice—but by chance. Below are our ten favorite serendipitous innovations.
At first, I thought this would be a bad idea. But having watched this video, I kind of want to stick velcro all over my apartment. [DV Culture]
If your Velcro jacket fasteners were made of this German-engineered steel "Velcro", you'd be able to withstand 35 tons worth of force—provided your skin and bones don't tear first.
If you're going to haphazardly strap a camera to your handlebars, helmet, rear-view mirror or belt buckle, you may as well do it right.
This week's over-the-top I Survived... challenges didn't have as much gadgety goodness as usual, but were strangely satisfying nonetheless. First, Velcro-clad contestants were dangled in front of of a teammate, who would try to pass them Velcro balls to catch. The objective was for the dangler, manipulated by two…
A new material relies on millions of tiny plastic fibers that can grip solids as the fabric slides across them, then quickly release those objects when pulled away vertically. The technology is based on the anatomy of a
spider's gecko's foot, and may be used for things like hanging art on a wall, or wrapping a broken…
This concept Velcro wall socket seems like it would be a good idea on paper, seeing as it attaches Velcro to both the socket and AC adapters so you can keep them close when not in use. But in practice, the fact that you can keep a plug attached close to the wall, instead of on the floor, does very little to act "as a…
You'd think an invention like Velcro couldn't be redesigned, but don't tell that to Leonard Duffy. The 66-year-old architect has created a new Velcro he dubs "slidingly engaging fasteners." The fasteners don't make that tearing noise when you unfasten them, they don't wear down, and they can support 8x more weight…
Imagine a fabric that sticks to another fabric with ease, without the use of messy glues or clumsy threads. Image a fabric that, when removed from its residence, sings the melodious harmonies of static on a television. Now. Stop. Imagining.
Not quite a replacement for a plumber, this Velcro Snake allows you to fish out smaller hair clogs from sink drains all on your own. You still have to call the pros when little Susan's shoved her hamster down the drain, but for smaller clogs, the Flexisnake should do fine.