When the Dyson company invented its blade-free fan about a decade ago it surely had no way of knowing what kind of inspiration it would provide along with cooling power. With his new electric motorcycle concept industrial designer Saharudin Busri has taken that bladeless approach and turned it on its head with a revolutionary idea. Continue reading THIS INCREDIBLE ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE CONCEPT IS BASED ON DYSON BLADELESS FANS
Transparent Sound is a Scandinavian tech firm and their new product lives up to their name. It is a clear speaker supported by a one-piece aluminum frame and enclosed inside tempered glass panels. Continue reading THESE SEE-THROUGH SPEAKERS ARE A STYLISH AUDIO UPGRADE
With a maximum speed of 80-plus knots (over 90 mph) and a cruising speed of 50-plus knots or almost 60 miles per hour, yacht designers Officina Armare‘s new Lambo-inspired day cruiser could be one of the most badass rides on the water. Continue reading ITALIAN DESIGN STUDIO OFFICINA ARMARE REVEALS LAMBORGHINI-INSPIRED CRUISER BOAT
In a patent case that has been running since 2011, today a jury ruled that Samsung owes Apple $539 million in total. In 2012 Apple was awarded nearly $1 billion in damages, and Samsung agreed to pay as much as $548 million, but after the verdict was thrown out by the Supreme Court, we ended up in a retrial with hundreds of millions at stake. Samsung has already paid Apple some $399 million over these patents, and in a statement an Apple spokesperson said: Continue reading Jury rules Samsung owes Apple $539 million in iPhone patent trial
For innovators of every variety, nature is worth looking to for inspiration. All living organisms have evolved over millennia to best survive their environments. In doing so, they’ve perfected elements and processes that can be applied to myriad human concerns — from leading us to engineering and medical solutions, like needles that pierce skin as painlessly as mosquito bites, to simply helping us make our creations more efficient and beautiful, like Kohler’s elegant rain-simulating shower panels. Here are some of the ways nature has highkey influenced human design.
Human anatomy is something better learned by studying detailed models, or actual people. Mastering the ins and outs of the human body isn’t the easiest thing to learn from a textbook, although once you hit the last page of Taschen’s latest tome, you’ll have a pretty solid understanding of the human skeleton, having just built one.
THE SPEED SKATING suit has always been the technical marvel of the Winter Olympics. With high-tech fabrics and unusual construction, it’s designed to eek out every bit of athletic optimization. In a sport where a thousandth of a second can determine who gets a medal and who doesn’t, athletes rely on technology to give them an edge. “We’re trying to get the body to be more aerodynamic than it is in its natural state,” says Clay Dean, chief innovation officer at Under Armour, the company behind the suit the US speed skating team will wear in PyeongChang this February.