The Radio-controlled Projection Clock by Oregon Scientific allows you to project the time and weather to anywhere you want, floor, ceiling or wall. The cool thing is that it allows you to choose whether you want to see it in analogue or digital format.
Oregon Scientific is recognised as the inventor and market leader for Smart Clocks and Home Weather Stations. The company pride themselves in their design, technology and innovation. With the Projection Clock they have touched all those bases.
Oregon Scientific have a variety of Projection clocks that range from £40 ($80) to £399 ($800) and can be brought from the Oregon Scientific Store.
It’s fitting that Eddie Vedder’s first full-length solo album tells the story of another man’s solo journey. Described by Rolling Stones as ‘…..weighty baritone onto earthy, folky tracks that temper the romance of absolute freedom with an eerie foreboding.’
Into the Wild is based on a true story about Christopher McCandless. He was in his twenties when he shunned society and ventured off (with few supplies and even fewer survival skills), but his live-off-the-land dream turned into every parent’s nightmare when he was found dead several months later.
Vedder plantive voice and soulful lyrics take us through this journey of freedom and teaches us the dangers of nature as well as the danger of wanting more than you have or need. Eddie Vedder has also raillied against materialism and greed and instead of running into the wild to prove his point. He has chosen music to get his message across.
The ICE Hotel is situated in a small village called Jukkas, 200 kms north of the Arctic Circle in Sweden. The heart and backbone of this village is the River Torne which flows freely through the unspoilt wilderness. During winter, the ice gets to a metre thick and is used as a source for all the art, architecture and design.
The rooms are decorated with ice art and sculptures. The websi
te quotes ‘You sleep in a thermal sleeping bag on a special bed of snow and ice, on reindeer skins. You are awakened in the morning with a cup of hot lingonberry juice at your bedside.’
If you want to know how cold the rooms get, then try between -5 °C to -8 °C degrees. Be prepared to dress in warm thermal underwear and a hat and enjoy the experience of the Artic weather indoors with someone special.
Make sure you book in advance as most weekends are already fully booked. The prices range from £90 ($180) to £250 ($500) a night.
Made out of Plywood, Maple and MDF, this wooden supercar designed by Joe Harmon makes it from 0-60mph in just over 3 seconds. Now thats incredibly cool! The amazing thing is that majority of the car is made out of wood, that includes the chasis, the body, the suspension components, wheels and even the gear box.
Harmon said that the objective of this project was to explore materials, learn, teach, share ideas and stimulate creativity.
The wooden supercar is powered by a 4.6-litre V8 petrol engine, centrally mounted for perfect balance, and produces 600bhp. This is linked to a wooden 6 speed gear box. The total weight of the car is 1,135kg making it almost 260kg lighter then a stripped-out Porsche 911 GT3.
The car may never make it to production but the sheer fact that its made out of wood and goes as fast as a supercar makes it well worth the mention.
For those who like to steal other peoples bandwidth, here is a cool T-Shirt that allows you to detect when there is a signal close by. The animated decal at the front glows when it detects 802.11b or 802.11g signals, prompting you to take out your laptop and start start surfing and downloading for free.
The only drawback is that the T-Shirt operates on three AAA batteries concealed in the shirt making it quite heavy unlike conventional T-Shirts. The T-Shirt is washable but you need to remember to take off the peelable animated decal before throwing it into the washing machine.
Available from Think Geek for $29.95.