Magnetic Drill Lets You Easily Build Furniture Without Any Visible Holes

Invis Magnetic Drill

Woodworkers rejoice, a new magnetic drill now makes it possible to have seamless joints with the holding power of screws. The Invis Mx2 attaches to any standard drill, making it possible to create aesthetically pleasing, stable furniture with ease.

Once the magnetic screwdriver works its magic, you can screw and unscrew connections easily, with minimal wear and tear. The innovative system cuts out the need for special clamps and the wait time for glue to dry. Invis is designed to work with wood and ceramics, with suggested uses for stairs, railings, and furniture.

So how does it work? The drill attachment is Lees verder

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Smartphone Treat Holder Easily Attaches to Phone to Help Capture Great Pet Portraits

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As any animal lover knows, capturing the perfect pet portrait is no easy task. Whether they’re looking away or simply refuse to sit still, our four-legged friends are notoriously impatient models—unless, as Paw Champs has proven, food and fun are involved. That is why the pet-centric company has created Flexy Paw, a clever accessory that attaches treats and toys to your phone to capture and keep your pet’s attention.

Each Flexy Paw easily snaps onto the top of your smartphone or tablet. Composed of a pliable arm topped with a clip, the ingenious invention allows you to dangle an animal-friendly goodie (up to 1/2 inch thick) right above the device’s camera Lees verder

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Creative Vending Machine Prints Short Stories to Read While You Wait

Short Édition Vending Machines Short Stories

Recently, inventive vending machines have been popping up around France. Instead of dispensing sweet treats or sugary drinks, however, these kiosks distribute short stories. Created by literature-loving company Short Édition, these savvy stalls promise to help pass the time, whether you’re waiting at the airport, stuck at the train station, or even accompanying your significant other on a particularly trying trip to the mall.

Sleek in design and minimal in effort, each vending machine offers an appealing way for commuters and customers to kill time. To use the innovative inventions, simply choose your desired reading time: 1 minute, 3 minutes, or 5 minutes. Then, the machine Lees verder

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Volkswagen Brings Back the Beloved Microbus as an Electric Vehicle

VW ID Buzz Concept - Electric Microbus

Are we getting one step closer to having the beloved Volkswagen Microbus back in production? All signs point in the right direction, with VW CEO Herbert Diess’ recent statements. “Emotional cars are very important for the brand,” he shared. “We are selling loads of Beetles still, particularly in US markets. But we will also have the Microbus that we showed, which we have recently decided we will build.”

An icon of the hippy generation, VW fans have been waiting ages for the Microbus to reappear. And now, thanks to the new MEB platform VW Lees verder

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Team of Teenage Girls Creates Portable, Solar-Powered Tent for the Homeless

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In order to tackle the growing problem of homelessness in Southern California, a team of teenage girls has come up with an ingenious idea: a portable, solar-powered, tent. Though the 12 students involved in the project had no formal engineering training, they taught themselves the basics in order to plan, print, and assemble the innovative homeless shelter.

The ambitious undertaking was initially inspired by the girls’ desire to give to the homeless. With little money to spare, however, they needed to get creative in order to come up with an alternative. At first, they brainstormed water purification techniques, but ultimately decided to address the lack of shelter and privacy Lees verder

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Getty Museum and Yale Art Center Are Offering Easy Access to Thousands of Images Online

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Today, more and more museums, archives, and other arts-related institutions have opted to digitize their collections. Once reproduced, many offer these images to the public by publishing them on their websites. While having accessibility to countless collections is impressive enough, the International Image Interoperability Framework (aka IIIF) has taken this technological phenomenon to the next level.

IIIF allows users to pull images from different databases and websites in order to observe them as side-by-side comparisons. This allows for easy analysis that would otherwise require multiple windows, websites, and back-and-forth clicks. Already, major arts institutions have hopped on board the IIIF bandwagon, with the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.getty.edu/museum/" target="_blank" Lees verder

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Behind the Scenes: How the British Library Digitizes One of the World’s Biggest Books

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Until just 5 years ago, The Klencke Atlas—a collection of maps named after Johannes Klencke, a key figure in the 17th century Dutch sugar trade—remained the world’s biggest book. Housed in the British Library‘s cartographic collection and composed in 1660, the large-scale book has fascinated bibliophiles and map enthusiasts for centuries. While access to the atlas has been limited in the past, it has recently undergone a digitization project that now allows anyone to virtually leaf through its pages.

As the big book stands at 6-feet-tall, measures 7-feet-wide when opened, and contains 41 copperplate wall maps, digitally reproducing it was no small feat. Transporting and photographing it required a Lees verder

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Adjustable Ear Plugs Let You Press the Mute Button on Outside Noise

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While over 5% of the world’s population suffers from hearing loss, it’s estimated that half of all cases are preventable. Whether you want relief when listening to blaring music or wish you could tune out that crying baby on the airplane, finding the best earplugs are a must. And what if you could also selectively decide what noise to tune in and what to tune out?

That’s where Dutch designed Knops comes in. Knops are adjustable ear plugs that let you control real world volume instantly with their innovative design. The volume button lets you select between four settings—clear Lees verder

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‘Kniterate’ Knitting Machine Lets You Design and 3D Print Your Own Clothes

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If you’ve ever dreamed of creating your own clothes with the touch of a button, Kniterate may be the machine for you. Renowned for its compact size and accessible nature, the digital knitting machine is a futuristic alternative to outdated and expensive mechanized methods of the past.

Using an app, individuals are able to design their own garments—including beanies, ties, dresses, sweaters, and even shoes—on a piece-by-piece basis. The pattern for each article of clothing can either be made entirely from scratch or with the help of templates offered by the application. Once the design is finalized, it is sent to the machine, which employs a computer-controlled needle to Lees verder

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“World’s Blackest Black” Absorbs So Much Light It Makes 3D Objects Look Flat

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If you thought that all black was the same, think again. Vantablack, developed by a UK company in 2014 and touted as the “world’s blackest black,” is being one-upped by a new version of itself. Surrey NanoSystems developed the substance from densely packed carbon nanotubes, creating a non-reflective substance that absorbs 99.6% of the light that hits it.

But things just got blacker. The company has continued to push their technology and just recently announced Vantablack 2.0, which promises to be even blacker than the “blackest black.” In fact, during testing, Surrey NanoSystems’ spectrometers couldn’t even detect it.

Vantablack gained a firestorm of Lees verder

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