This link quickly shows the glider used by the Green Goblin in the Spider-Man 3 movie. Its interesting to see that special effects are not completely replacing movie props in Hollywood. It is full scale, moving parts, lights, but unfortunately does not hover or fly yet.
This is a concept prefab apartment in San Francisco that is at the lower limits of size for a living space. It's alway crazy to see these places that try to get by on a 100+ feet. They are about to design a new version to fix bugs in the design... should be good!
I know it may seem kind of irrelevant, but still really cool! I saw Janet had one of these cups this morning and wanted to spread the magic!
Check out the video above of Starbucks augmented reality app. It's a totally impractical use of this technology, but still cute.
If you really want to know more about what's happening in the augmented reality world, check out Blippar as well. It creates a virtual menu of almost every item it sees, using your phone's camera. It moves with the item in real time. Scary but awesome.
The speaker really brought up an interesting point about how even when we die and get buried, our bodily toxins are still spreading into the earth, further causing more environmental damage. She was very informative and had an interesting experimental prototype to further explain her philosophy. There's even an awesome trend name she came up with.
I don't know if you have heard of this, but I think we were talking about this in our first class. A new product by Nike, which monitor body movements, gives points, and encourage you to be more active.
With regards to the Cube house, why are we so focused on having a single-family-detached home? Density is a good thing, creating economies of scale in energy, materials and servies.
Here is what you can do with a tiny apartment: