Going to be a parent soon? You may want to think twice before putting your baby to sleep with an infant sleeping machine. A new study suggests that sound-generating devices might help them sleep but it could be harmful to their hearing. .
Canadian researchers have found that when noise machines are used on a regular basis, they can produce sound levels dangerous to infants' ears. This may lead to hearing, speech or learning problems in the future.
"I'm not saying that these devices will cause hearing loss — I'm just saying that they could," said Dr. Blake Papsin, a study author and otolaryngologist-in-chief at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.
Sleep machines that make sounds li...
Guy Mods His DeLorean With an In-Dash iPad and It's Awesome [VIDEO]
Forget CarPlay, because this could be cooler. YouTuber DMCPat didn't wait around for the Apple sanctioned iPad integration so he built-in an iPad Mini complete with car-ready UI into the dash of his 1981 DeLorean.
You can see how he turns the ignition and shows off the iPad interface in the video and it does everything you want in an in-car infotainment system. From playing music to looking up directions, it is pretty awesome. Here's another video:
China's Deepest Diving Sub Will be Getting New Eyes
Believe it or not, we're still on a quest to look for creatures of the deep. That's why, China's deep-diving Jiaolong submersible will be getting some new 3D cameras to spot undocumented species in even pitch black waters. The cameras were devised by a team from the Second Institute of Oceanography in Hangzhou. It snaps a series of three-dimensional images to build up a composite image of sea creatures. The system utilizes two separately mounted lenses to provide the stereoscopic perspective. This will allow researchers to accurately measure the dimensions of sea life without having to collect samples. Will we eventually be able to uncover the deep dark mysteries from the bottom of the ocea...
Color Solar Panels Will Let Stained Glass Windows Produce Power on the Cheap [VIDEO]
Solar panels were designed to accumulate light and they are typically very dark in color. The reason for this is so they are more efficient. But the problem is that they look bad. An eyesore. To make it cooler looking, researchers from the University of Michigan have developed the world's first semi-transparent colored solar panels.
The colors weren't created by adding dyes or a film, but instead were produced by the mechanical structure of the solar cells themselves causing them to reflect different wavelengths depending on the thickness of the semiconductor layer. Finally, solar panels that won't make your home look ugly. [University of Michigan]
Check Out the Amazing Cinematography of House of Cards [VIDEO]
Have you finished binge watching season two of House of Cards? If so, then you'll know how beautiful the cinematography in it is. In an interview with Go Creative, the Igor Martinovic, the show's cinematographer tells how he crafted the show's unique visual style.
The show is made up of composed shots, dark lighting and subdued colors. It is a deliberate strategy formulated by the show's directors together with Martinovic. Martinovic also talks about how the camera is very still throughout the series, and there is not a single steadicam shot. It never pans and tilts at the same time and there is a stark conrast to the rpevailing filmic style of fluid motion and dynamism.
The series was sh...
South Korea's Biodomes is Noah's Ark for Endangered Species
The list of endangered species grows every year because us humans are bulldozing into their territory. And then, we're creating more and more greenhouse gases too. What can we do to save the Earth? South Korea's answer is to build a biodome. It is their part of a broader effort to protect its native endangered species. They unveiled new designs for its National Research Center for Endangered Species that will be built in Yeongyang-gun, one of the cleanest pats of the Korean peninsula. The idea, from Samoo Architects & Engineers (SAMOO), is to blend the three-part compound with the surrounding nature. The biodome will have a couple of areas, and the main area is known as the Core Zone. I...
Marvel at How a Teensy Micro-Apartment Transforms Into a Five Rooms [VIDEO]
If you live in the city, you're probably living in a small apartment. But here's some good news, Not every small confinement needs to remain that way. The De Rotterdam in Europe is a 43 story building. It is also very large. On the inside, is a study on how to live inside a small space. Watch and marvel at how this one apartment transforms into five different kinds of rooms with only 645 square feet! The building will be opened this year after 16 years of planning and construction. The interiors were designed by Clei Italia, and in this video, we get a sneak peek of what their transforming furniture systems can do.
Live in a micro apartment? Better take note! [44 Floors, ArchDaily]
The Most Unboring Business Card is This Tetris Playing One [VIDEO]
It is tough enough to make good first impressions these days, so how about supplementing it with a cool business card. One that no one will want to throw away and want to talk about all the time. Kevin Bates created this business-card sized Game Boy clone called the Arduboy and it is just 1.6 millimeters thick. It is based on an Arduino board that has been stripped to allow it to have a capacitive four-way digital controller, a pair of buttons and a miniscule OLED display. The card is powered by a coin-cell battery and can run for nine hours before it needs a fresh one. You'd better hope you make an indelible impression before the battery runs out!
Bates intends to release the plans and s...
This Floating City Harvests Icebergs to Create Food for Greenland
This living machine ship called Arctic Harvester is the brainchild of French architecture students Meriem Chabani, Etienne Chobaux, John Edom, and Maeva Leneveu.. They were inspired to design the floating community during unrelated studies on Greenland. The foursome were captivated by the nation's odd juxtaposition of natural resource abundance. "An iceberg is an oasis [of fresh water]," explains the design team. "We had what seemed to us a massive resource on one hand, and a massive lack—no local produce—on the other."Arctic Harvester capitalizes on the abundance of fresh-water icebergs by capturing them with its circular shape. Covered in solar panels, it makes the most of the endless sum...