Our perpetually-dropped smartphones have pushed glass manufacturers to create stronger and more durable materials to survive our clumsiness. But if you’re curious just how advanced glass making techniques have gotten, someone has made a 30-foot working glass slide that’s completely transparent.
You could get on this water slide completely sober and emerge feeling like you went on the wildest acid trip ever. The Aqua Racer slide on the Norwegian Escape cruise ship packs multiple levels that offer visual stimulation in so many ways. The slide’s colorful, twirly LEDs make it feel like you’re in a space tunnel…
Life already has too many serious moments, so when the opportunity to enjoy a simple pleasure like a slide presents itself, you just have to take it. It also doesn’t hurt when that slide is a giant mountain coaster in Switzerland surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery you’ll ever see.
With LA’s Wilshire Grand to be crowned as the new tallest building west of the Mississippi, you might expect the former tallest building west of the Mississippi to just sulk into oblivion. No way! The US Bank Tower is one-upping every observation deck on the planet with a soon-to-be-vomit-covered slide. ON THE OUTSIDE…
Google launched iOS app Slides today, along with updates to its Docs and Sheets apps. Slides lets you collaborate on presentations from your mobile devices, including PowerPoint files.
Any kid lucky enough to live in a two-story house will quickly figure out how to turn it into an indoor all-weather slide. Whether that's using a piece of cardboard as a sled, or simply by putting on a few extra pairs of undies for padding and bouncing down on their keester. But soon, thanks to the SlideRider, there…
It's probably quite a bit different when you see one from inside a plane, but from down here on the ground, watching airplane evacuation slides deploy is pretty damn mesmerizing. Thankfully, Core77 just uncovered some great footage of the slides being both made and tested.
Whether you're a superhero or still reliving your childhood, an indoor slide is obviously the best way to get from one floor to the other in your home. Here are some houses that turn slides into amazing works of art — and stairway replacements.
It's no secret how the recently built Panorama House, which stretches along the hilltop like a beautiful, stone accordion, got its name. But while the outside is lovely to behold, it's what's hiding within that really caught our attention: an awesome library-slide crossbreed in a stadium seating body.
You might think that a museum adding 2000 new exhibits would need to build a whole new wing. But the latest additions to London's Grant Museum of Zoology all fit into a space the size of a large wardrobe: they're vintage glass microscope slides, bearing specimens taken from everything from fleas to whales.
We have a fascination with Victorian and Edwardian era scientific equipment, and these microscope slides are a perfect example of why. Each slide is housed in a gorgeous paper cover, framing the sample inside.
If this monstrous snaking course is what slides are like at Japanese playgrounds, my mind probably won't even be able to begin to comprehend the magnitude of their swingsets. I imagine they must tower over skyscrapers.
It often seems like every PowerPoint slide is the worst, but here lies what projector company InFocus deems history's most heinous. I'm inclined to agree. It's almost brilliant in its horror. Diabolical. The arrows. The colors. This is Satan's face.
Slides! Everything is better with a slide. Playgrounds. Universities. Probably prisons. But especially, this mind-bogglingly entertaining-looking house in Japan, which has a slide built in all the way through. Breakfast time, kiddos! SLIDE ON DOWN!
This is the Technische Universitat in Munich, Germany. Those giant tubes are slides to go from the top floor to the ground level patio. Why? It doesn't matter. This is an example to be followed all around the world. [Thanks Karl!]
When we analyzed the plans for Steve Jobs' future home, we found one very important upgrade to be missing: A slide. Hopefully he'll think of making that addition later on, but in the meantime here's a collection of our favorite houses with built-in slides:
The Indonesian "Play House," designed by architects at Aboday, boasts clean lines, high ceilings and something that's especially awesome for the lucky little 5-year-old punk who uses it: a two-story polished concrete slide that goes from bedroom to kitchen.