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Futuristic Industrial Helmet Features HUD

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Walking down the streets with some Google Glasses might make you into a bit of a Glasshole, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a right time and place to be wearing a heads-up display. The DAQRI Smart Helmet pictured above features not one, but two semi-transparent displays that sit right into your field of view and augment your environment with potentially essential data. A set of cameras provide 360 coverage, allowing you to take photos, videos, and even make detailed 3D maps. It also means you could walk right onto a complex work zone, and know exactly where to go. You could have step-by-step, illustrated instructions displayed to you as you repair a crucial piece of machinery. With the right software, the DAQRI Smrt Helmet could revolutionize today’s construction industry and dramatically increase its productivity. But it’s not on the market yet, and there’s no word how much it’ll cost once it is.

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The Accutrax Pencil Blade: For When Your Puny Old Pencil Is Just Not Manly Enough

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You’re doing all kinds of jobs, remodeling the house, cutting things, hammering others, and generally getting your hands dirty. Good on you. You’re probably using a boring old pencil to trace cut lines though, right? Bet you wish you didn’t get such a sad little tool, don’t you? Bet you wish you’d gotten these Accutrax pencil blades. Blades, that’s right! These will fit any standard box cutter tool, but instead of cutting stuff, they’ll do what pencils do and trace lines. But they’ll do so while being house in a freaking box cutter tool, man. If that’s not something you wanna be totin’ round the construction site, we don’t know what kind of a construction worker you are.

It’s $10 for 3.

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South Korea to Build the World’s First ‘Invisible’ Skyscraper

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For years, researchers have tried but failed to develop technology that would render objects truly invisible. What they have managed to do, though, is come up with methods to create the optical illusion of invisibility.

There’s no such thing as an invisibility cloak just yet (or is there?), but South Korea is skipping a few steps and is aiming to build the world’s first “invisible” tower. Their government has just approved the plans to construct the building near the Incheon International Airport. Yes, near the airport, where planes will be landing and taking off on a daily basis. It doesn’t seem like the best location for a building that is supposedly invisible, does it?

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