If you're busy upgrading everything else in your home, you won't want to forget the head of your shower. While it may not be the most important thing in your home, it's certainly not the least important. These new designs from Danilo Fedeli are a few options made available in his Light series. Unfortunately, they're just a concept design for now, but we could see these getting picked up by someone in the future.
The idea of having a vehicle that drives itself isn't a new one. There's bee plenty of movies in the past that have showcased the same idea, especially the Sci-Fi mainstay Minority Report. And there's all sorts of different concept designs out there. This particular one, from designer John Bukasa, is a new take on the idea, offering up The Guardian. The vehicle is completely automated, and as you can see from the image, offers quite the view.
There are already plenty of options out there for people with electric cars to charge them. And even more concepts. But this one may take the cake. But not just because it aims to let those with electric cars drive, and charge their vehicles while they do so, but because it also aims to integrate private driving with public transportation. It also includes some of the best looking concept art for a design we've ever seen.
If you're someone who walks a lot, then you know that, for the most part, it's not all that fun. After all, the only interaction you get is from other people. But, what if the ground you were walking on actually interacted with you, with each step you take? Phase 7, a performance art group, has just debuted their brand new interactive LED installation in Berlin, which brings LED lighting effects to the ground itself, which will interact with those who step on it.
There are some out there that would argue that technology has separated us, as it has made it easier for us to talk through our gadgets than face to face. On the other side of the fence, you could argue that at least we're still talking, and with devices like Apple's iPad, collaboration can be potentially made a lot easier, too. So, what if we make people sit right next to one another, and put an iPad in front of them? Will collaboration increase? One designer believes it will, and the test is the Salsa Table.
For kids, there's a stage they go through that, at any given moment, if they've got some kind of drawing utensil, every wall they can find is a great way to express themselves. The end result is usually a frustrated parent, and plenty of cleaning. A new design from Dario Jandrijic aims to fix that with the KLEXL smart projector, which is a concept designed to let kids have their fun, but without any of the mess.
Even if the first version of the Self-Balancing Unicycle from Focus Design was pretty impressive in of itself, there's always room for a second, better version. Focus Design has pulled the curtain off the second version of their SBU, and this time around the design is far more sleeker, has more power, and it's supposedly safer to ride, which is always a good thing. The designers at Focus Design have also made it easier for riders to learn how to use.
As far as technology goes, and the gadgets that we love, the military tends to get the best of the best. Prototypes come and go out of the military on a daily basis, and unfortunately a lot of them don't make it to the battlefield. But, when one looks, and potentially works, as good as this one from Lockheed, it would be a surprise to not find that it gets fully tested and pushed out onto the field in record time. The Integrated Spotter Scope (ISS), is a working model of a scope that automatically adjusts for the elements of nature, as well as the range from the target.
In the technology world, there's a race to make everything smaller. Even if it's for a short time, the ability for scientists and researchers to make something that's normally big, and cram it down to a ridiculous size is something of a pasttime. For a group of researchers at the Kyoto University in Japan, they've managed to not only create an X-ray generation device that fits in the palm of your hand, but one that's also powered by standard D-type batteries.
Alternate energy options are expanding, and even if some may not be as good as others, it's good to see the development continuing. The precer Group have taken some time to detail their new Bioracer, which promotes the company's biomass powerplants. And while the group has focused on buildings for the most part, they wanted to show their alternate energy options can do more than just power the lamp in your living room.