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Check Out This Bicycle-Powered Tree House Elevator

Treehouse Elevator

I think treehouses are a part of every person’s childhood in one way or another, whether or not they actually had one in their backyard. I didn’t, but I had a friend who did, and a group of us would spend countless afternoons holed up in there, eating stuff we shouldn’t and talking about ghosts that we thought actually existed. Eventually, we outgrew the treehouse–both figuratively and literally–but there was a point in time where we actually wanted to live in one.

Taking treehouses one step further is Ethan Schlussler of Sandpoint, Idaho, who built a bicycle-powered treehouse elevator because he got tired of having to climb a ladder to get to his 30-foot something treehouse.

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Nymi Bracelet Replaces Passwords With Your Heartbeat

Nymi

Bionym takes security one step further with Nymi, which combines Bluetooth proximity detection technology and electrocardiograms to create a new authentication process. The device is meant to be worn as a bracelet and measures the wearer’s cardiac rhythm, which is unique to each person. This rhythm is then used as a password of sorts to unlock digital and physical devices, from smartphones and laptops to doors and other objects.

Once Nymi recognizes the wearer’s heartbeat, it communicates wirelessly to unlock nearby devices. It’ll keep going until the wearer removes it or when someone else wears it. At that point, it will detect a different cardiac rhythm and lock that person out.

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If Ballet Shoes Could Kill… Oh Wait, This Pair Probably Could!

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Talk about killer dance moves.

I’m not referring to Miley Cyrus and her set at the VMAs, but rather, I’m talking about ballerina Amélie Ségarra and a short number she does wearing ballet shoes that have knives attached to them. Yes, knives. But that’s not all. The kicker has got to be the fact that Amélie’s stage happens to be a piano that she scars and destroys as she dances.

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Bike For Two: Two Seats, One Bike

Two-seater bikes are uncommon but they aren’t exactly anything new. Or are they? Normally, two-seater bicycles feature one seat placed behind the other. The bikers are then expected to pedal in conjunction with the other for a smoother ride. That’s what YouTuber Marcin Zakrzeski’s two-seater bike expects bikers to do, too, although it offers extremely different seating options.

Instead of front to back, this particular two-seater bike features side-by-side seats. It’s a bike where both the riders are seated too close for their comfort. However, it does provide both with equal front views of the scenery, since the back rider has to keep staring at the front rider’s behind on the typical two-seater bike design.

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Upgrade Your Lunch: Better Meals for Random Strangers

Not everyone has time to prepare a healthy and balanced lunch for themselves or for their significant other. Work can demand so much of a person’s time and effort that they sometimes ignore the more important things–like preparing a good lunch, for example. Picking up on this and actually doing something about it is Food Beast in collaboration with vitaminwater.

They’ve launched a new YouTube series called #UpgradeYourLunch where they basically upgrade a bunch of people’s lunches. They started out by distributing freshly-prepared meals to the entire warehouse staff of streetwear company The Hundreds.

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Plexus is a Shirt For All Occasions

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The Plexus is the T-shirt of the future. This futuristic concept design was created by Vernon Chen and Joanne Lim Jin Xuan, who both imagined that the shirts of the future will be “held together by pixelated nano-particles.” These shirts will be highly interactive with the wearer’s surroundings and will morph and change to match the occasion, going from a casual shirt to a formal one within seconds. This feature is attributed to the “opening and closing [of] its louvre-like pixels.”

So a shirt with a coat-and-tie design isn’t exactly formal or proper work attire, but if everyone’s going to be wearing this thing in the future, then that probably won’t be an issue. Of course, such material doesn’t exist yet and the technology to actually come up with this type of shirt is probably still decade away. But it’s still a pretty interesting concept. don’t you think?

You can watch a video highlighting the many features of the Plexus after the break.

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High Tech Bling: Video Earrings with 2.2-Inch Screens

Video Earrings

Earrings. People wear them to make a statement or to complete their outfits. Others purposely choose wacky pairs to grab people’s attentions, while others design their own to show off their creativity and individuality.

Adding yet another reason why people wear earrings is the team at MJ Mclaren with their Video Earrings. These high-tech accessories incorporate a 2.2-inch screen that can stream media and display slideshows. The earrings can be charged and loaded with files via USB.

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The Pavlov Poke Gives You an Electric Shock If You Spend Too Much Time on Facebook

Pavlov Poke

How many hours do you spend on the Internet a day? I think it’s safe to say that you’ve got a problem–or more like an addiction, really–if it’s more than half the total time you’re awake. Why spend your time cooped up indoors, looking at pictures of people doing all sorts of fun things that you could otherwise be doing?

With this in mind, MIT PhD students Robert Morris and Dan McDuff came up with the Pavlov Poke.

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Viral Video Awesomeness: Dude Does 31 South Park Impressions in Two Minutes

South Park Parody

South Park is one animated show that’s definitely not safe for children–no duh, considering it’s labeled as an “adult animated sitcom.” Featuring often crude storylines that parody real-life people and events, the show’s got it all: sort-of lessons, celebrity cameos, the occasional song, and a whole lot of humor.

As with most animated shows, a lot of vocalists come in to record their parts on the show. But if one day, the producers wake up to find that most of their cast is missing (well, it could happen)–then they know who to call: Brock Baker.

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