Paper isn't the first thing that comes to mind when looking for sturdy construction materials, but that didn't stop German architects Ben and Daniel Dratz from designing this building made from 550 bales of bound recycled paper.
Termites manage to power themselves by eating wood, which is a pretty neat trick. Sony has just come up with a battery that does the same thing: feed it shredded paper or cardboard, and it produces enough electricity to run an MP3 player.
It's only been about a month since DARPA challenged geeks everywhere to come up with a way to reassemble shredded documents, but we have a winner: a team based in San Francisco named "All Your Shreds Are Belong To U.S."
You see it all the time in the movies: someone finds a pile of shredded documents proving just how evil the evil bad guys is, takes a picture, and sends it to their lame computer geek sidekick. Much clicking of mice and typing on keyboards ensues, and lo, the documents are magically reconstructed. DARPA thinks this is cool and wants to make it happen for real.
Anyone who runs some kind of illegal business, needs a super fast way to destroy any evidence when law enforcement comes knocking at the door. Sure, a regular electric shredder works fine, but if you want your incriminating paperwork to disappear fast, it's much easier if the shredder is built right into the middle of your table.
Don't know if you can hold out for the real iPad? Do you find yourself holding your iPhone up to your eye so that it looks bigger? It's okay, friend, we won't judge you. Not in writing, anyway. Although if...
The Maplemap is a particularly snazzy lamp that was created by Frederic Guibrunet. Guibrunet doesn't sound like a Canadian name, but there is a good chance he is from the northern tundra as his lamp is constructed of maple...