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  • December 20, 2012
    This is a table covered with a thermochromic finish from Jay Watson Design that, when heated by sitting at it, reveals the wood grain underneath. It's like a Hypercolor shirt for those of you who are old enough to know what a Hypercolor shirt is. For those of you who don't kn... / Continue →
  • September 4, 2012
    Flying: it's terrifying because you're completely out of control. Even of your personal climate. Too cold? Too bad, you should have brought a jacket. Enter researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, who are trying to apply the same climate controlled sea... / Continue →
  • June 22, 2012
    Sounds like a great way for your penis to catch a cold if you ask me. I'm pretty sure these have existed for awhile, but you know what? The first day of summer was just a couple days ago, so it seems appropriate. Also: these short-shorts I'm wearing. "No, those are indecent... / Continue →
  • October 26, 2011
    Nest is a new $250 thermostat. It looks different from other thermostats because it's round and shiny instead of boxy and off-white. Plus it learns every time you rotate the dial to change the temperature. That way, it knows when you're sound asleep to short-circuit and burn... / Continue →
  • September 7, 2011
    Take a gander at the picture -- any clue what you're looking at? Me neither, I thought it was the original Fallout beta or something. "I see an alligator eating a child." Okaaaaaaay, now I see a psychiatric evaluation. But apparently there's a tank in there somewhere. The... / Continue →
  • December 29, 2010
    I know what you're thinking, but no, that's not a Juggalo. It's a homemade Rorschach mask that actually changes designs when worn. How does it work? Thermochromic paint. I don't even know what that is but now I want my whole bedroom painted with it! Using Thermochromic p... / Continue →
  • December 29, 2010
    Plus you look cool. Get it -- cool?! Brad Pitt here is modeling a jacket designed by Kranthi Kiran Vistakula that features a climate-control system that allows the user to maintain a steady temperature regardless of weather. You hear that, Mother Nature? YOU DON'T OWN ME! ... / Continue →
  • March 30, 2010
    These are two pictures of Saturn's moon Mimas (the one that looks like the Death Star): one's a regular photograph, the other a thermal map. Uh-oh Saturn -- uh-oh -- OM NOM NOM NOM! "We suspect the temperatures are revealing differences in texture on the surface," said John S... / Continue →