Wearable tech company Vuzix teams-up with Nokia to create tech that uses a thin lens, rather than a thick prism, to project an image into the user's eyes.
AP/David J. Phillip Wearable computing is all the rage these days, from watches that connect wirelessly with mobile devices to glasses that project data onto the viewer's specs. We haven't seen the breakout "iPhone" equivalent device...Show More Summary
Apple on Tuesday was awarded a patent for a head-mounted display that doesn’t really resemble Google’s smart Glass project whether we’re talking about design or features. Discovered by Patently Apple, the new patent describes an elaborated...Show More Summary
Video courtesy Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency A U.S. military agency is planning to "break the glass ceiling" of space imaging with their redesign of a traditional glass telescope into a folding, orbital telescope that would...Show More Summary
Otto reports that “Dutch firm Paul de Ruiter Architects has won the ARC13 architecture prize for their project Villa Kogelhof,” which is a great excuse to feature this awesome floating house, masterfully photographed by Jeroen Musch. More »
For all the futuristic advancements packed into modern space-based telescopes, they all still rely on the same bulky, heavy glass optics that Galileo used centuries ago. But thanks to this DARPA project, future telescopes could eventually use optics as thin as saran wrap to peer into deep space. Read more...
Has it snowed yet where you live? No? Then here's a quick and easy project to create your own Winter Wonderland, using glass etching cream and some tape. Faux snow globes are great for mantel decorations or the table. You get all the snowfall, without the boots or mittens! Here's how to make one yourself... READ MORE »
The Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz S-Bahn station is one of four stops along the 5.3 kilometer (3.3 mile) Leipzig City Tunnel railway line, which will open to the public in December after ten years of construction. The project is a joint development between
Portuguese designer Susana Soares has created a series of glass diagnostic tools which use trained honey bees to detect if a patient has cancer. The "Bees" project draws inspiration from research indicating that "sniffer bees" can be...Show More Summary
Here's an easy and inexpensive decorating idea: fill plain glass bulbs with various objects to make unique and festive ornaments for Christmas. It's a nice, crafty thing to do in the afternoon, or while you're watching TV. They also make great homemade gifts to give at the last minute. Show More Summary
In a unique collaboration between the Berengo Studio (Venice), Venice Projects (Venice), London College of Fashion and the Wallace Collection (London), Glasstress: White Light/White Heat presents the newly commissioned work of some of today?s most important contemporary artists, most of whom are working in glass for the first time. Show More Summary
Prof. Michael Peshkin’s Lightboard is a glass sketch board for recording video lessons. It allows the user to write while facing a camera, as well as project images on the board. It’s made of architectural glass and white LEDs.
Augmented Reality pioneers Metaio hardly qualify as a startup these days (being incorporated since 2003 and funded by a stream of project work from the likes of Volkswagen and IKEA), but they behave very much like a startup and are constantly inventing new systems for their considerable augmented reality SDK.
Maker: Catherine Robbins Skill Level: Easy Time Required: 3-4 hours Project Cost: $100 READ MORE »
The startup's virtual reality glasses projects movies directly onto the eye, using the retina as a display.
Not too long ago your TV and computer monitor used CRT technology to project moving images. This glass is extremely thick and shatter-resistant, which makes it durable - but it also makes it hard to recycle and not incredibly useful for other applications.
I always associate Thanksgiving with cranberry glass — there's something about that deep reddish purple color that makes me think of sitting down to eat for the holidays. This DIY craft project is easy to do, and makes dinner more colorful and festive. READ MORE »
Artist Shanti Grumbine cuts intricate designs out of New York Times newspapers for her series “Kenosis.” Her designs are inspired by stained glass windows, illuminated manuscripts, and other ancient art forms. In my project Kenosis, I utilize the erasure and excision of the New York Times Newspaper to elicit a sacred experience of the everyday. […]
I love Google for their bold innovation – driverless cars, Google Glass, but most of all Project Loon. For those that haven’t come across it Project Loon plans to bring internet connectivity to the world through a network of balloons floating twelve miles high in the upper atmosphere. These balloons will be blown around [...]
She’s been busy promoting her forthcoming flick “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” but Jennifer Lawrence isn’t content to remain solely an actress. For her next project “The Glass Castle,” the “Winter’s Bone” babe will serve as bothShow More Summary