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Hydropolis Underwater Hotel, Dubai

Currently under construction in Dubai, Hydropolis is the world’s first luxury underwater hotel. It will include three elements: the land station, where guests will be welcomed, the connecting tunnel, which will transport people by train to the main area of the hotel, and the 220 suites within the submarine leisure complex. It is one of the largest contemporary construction projects in the world, covering an area of 260 hectares. It will open at the end of 2007.

The original idea for Hydropolis developed out of Hauser’s passion for water and the sea, and goes much deeper than just building a hotel underwater. More than just curiosity, it is a commitment to a more far-reaching philosophy. “Once you start digging deeper and deeper into the subject, you can’t help being fascinated and you start caring about all the associated issues,” he explains. “Humans consist of 80% water, the earth consists of 80% water; without water there is no life.”

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June 18, 2007 Posted by | Architecture, Cool | 4 Comments

Human Skateboarding

Human Skateboarding is the hot new extreme sport. No talent required. All you need is a little patience and a lot of time.

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March 13, 2007 Posted by | Cool, Video | 2 Comments

Dusty Wind Shield Art

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February 20, 2007 Posted by | Art, Cool | Leave a comment

Slinky Chair

Paper softseating is made entirely from kraft paper, utilizing a flexible honeycomb structure to fan open into stools, benches and loungers. Each of the sizes and types of softseating can compress like a big book for storage. Available in natural, unbleached brown kraft paper and kraft paper that has been dyed a deep black with bamboo charcoal ink to emphasize the geometric pattern of light and shadow in the paper seating. Paper softseating can be used creatively and interchangeably as seating or low tables, the elements can even be stacked playfully as building blocks!

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February 19, 2007 Posted by | Cool | Leave a comment

Computerized Ergonomics System


Recently, a group of researchers involved in medical research for persons with spinal cord injury has decided to design and build a workstation which would most closely answer the needs of general computer users. The result is GRAViTONUS®, a revolutionary multifunctional computerized system, created to provide for optimum ergonomic conditions at work. It enhances users` comfort, improves their productivity and keeps them in good health.

The multifunctional GRAViTONUS® system allows moving the user in space freely. It comes with an on-board computer which constantly analyses positions of a body, measures local temperature and pressure on different body parts. The system adapts to the user depending on his or her psychophysical activity thus creating maximum comfort, anticipating his or her desires.

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February 19, 2007 Posted by | Cool, Tech | Leave a comment

Latte Art

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December 22, 2006 Posted by | Art, Cool | 2 Comments

Color Changing LED Faucet

This could quite possibly be the world’s first color changing faucet — built-in LEDs change colors based on the water temperature. [More]

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December 22, 2006 Posted by | Cool, Tech | 1 Comment

Snowflake Magnified

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December 22, 2006 Posted by | Cool, Photography | 1 Comment

Two-headed Reptile Fossil Found

French and Chinese paleontologists have identified the fossil of a two-headed reptile from a species that lived in what is now China nearly 150 million years ago. [More]

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December 20, 2006 Posted by | Animals, Cool | Leave a comment

Cool Watch

If the time is 11:30, the display reads in script, “half past 11”
and if the time is 12:54, it reads as “6 til 1”. The display also
automatically switches back and forth showing a negative screen during
daylight hours and a positive screen at nighttime.

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December 18, 2006 Posted by | Cool, Tech | Leave a comment