As rapidly as our technology is advancing, it's not completely unrealistic to think that one day we'll be able to simply lay down onto a platform and have our DNA automatically cloned. Such a science fictional contraption is exactly what one British artist had in mind with his latest work.
Most of us may be over the Tron-ification of nearly everything now that the movie is event has passed, but one installation in Milan has upped the ante on Tron designs with an amazing neon-laced take on an actual living space.
As someone who has survived two house fires as a child, I've often wondered if having a fire extinguisher, with its sometimes unwieldy in a panic situation firing mechanism, would have helped. Today, there is a much simpler, and quicker solution for such situations.
The design for the power plugs you and I use today — with three prongs where one acts to ground it — came about in the late 1920s after a fella named Philip F. Labre wanted to keep people from shocking themselves. Labre made the plug safe, but no one has really done much for it after that. Well, it's high time we took a long look at the plug and outlet and found ways to make them work harder, as well as make them easier to interact with. Click through the gallery below to see how.
Bringing us one step closer to the notion of a real magic mirror, the Thermo Mirror will take your temperature when you simply look into it.
Sometimes, it's not enough to just get clean. You need to get clean in something tacky and expensive. If that's what you desire, the Aquamass "Parure" bathtub should fit the bill nicely.
Roomba not small enough for you? Well, iRobot's upcoming Scooba 230 looks like the tiniest little robotic floor cleaner around.
If you like both weapons and candlelight, this Oil Lamp Grenade is for you. Because it's an oil lamp that looks like a grenade, you see.
You really can't beat starlight. But if you're looking for a substitute for starlight due to you not living outside, the Starlight Lamp by Omri Barzeev could be a good choice.
Holing up in your geek lair for the winter can feel something like being locked in an air tight space station, so it only makes sense to use astronaut-like methods to clean your air with something like the Andrea Air Purifier.