Vintage Exercise Machines

A nice collection of photos of exercise machines from circa 1920.

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The Money Shredding Alarm Clock

Have a hard time waking up in the morning? Try this alarm clock, which begins shredding a dollar bill (or your choice of  banknote) from the time the alarm goes off.
Be careful, though – Mashable reminds us that willfully destroying American currency is a federal offense.
The clock is probably a design concept and it’s been doing the rounds in various tech blogs this past week with no mention of who made it.

China’s Floating Mountains

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China, is gifted with a diverse landscape. In Zhangjiajie, there are not only lofty mountains and steep hills but also low valleys and vast plains. The director James Cameron was deeply attracted by the breathtaking natural beauties in Zhangjiajie that some of the images taken in Zhangjiajie were used in the spectacular sci-fi film Avatar to feature the floating “Mt. Hallelujah” in the world of “Pandora”. About 3,000 sandstone monoliths – dagger-point rock spires that rebel against gravity – thrust from 76 percent of the 9,563-square-kilometer wilderness reserve, slicing the partitions of a natural labyrinth replete with hidden caves.
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Animal Inspired Bio Designs

Solar Powered COM-BAT Spy Plane
The concept was conceived by the US military as a means to gather real-time data for soldiers, and the Army has awarded the University of Michigan College of Engineering a five year $10-million dollar grant to develop it.

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Light Touch interactive projector

Light Blue Opitcs has won the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Innovation Awards 2010 prize for Product Design with its Light Touch – an interactive projector that turns any flat surface into a touch screen. Light Touch™ not only frees multimedia content from the confines of the small screen, but also lets users interact with that content in the same way as they expect to on their other hand-held devices – using touch technology.

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Experience what is on screen with Sense

Sense is a futuristic wireless interactive product with a touch-sensitive screen that allows the user to have a sensory experience of websites, movies, and games via smell, taste, and touch. The user inserts their hand into the SENSE sheath and feels different impressions such as temperature, roughness, softness, hardness, or pressure.

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