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Farmer builds doomsday survival pods

Amateur inventor Liu Qiyuan has developed a set of pods designed to survive the end of the world. Inspired by the recent movie ‘2012′, Liu has spent o…

Punched Ticket Art by Mia Liu

Photo: Mia Liu/Flickr Taiwanese artist Mia Wen-Hsuan Liu took thousands of admission tickets to the Guggenheim Museum and punched holes into them to create this wonderful piece [...]

Self-Cleaning Fabric

Are you a messy eater? Is ketchup for whatever reason incredibly attracted to the front of your t-shirts? University of California, Davis is working on a solution that could be designed just for you; a fabric that kills bacteria and breaks down compounds for all your fashion needs. “The new fabric has potential applications in biological [...]

Using Prison Labor for Gold Farming

Forget prison work of breaking rocks and digging trenches! There’s a new (and far more profitable) trend in prison labor: turning prisoners into gold farmers! “Prison bosses made more money forcing inmates to play games than they do forcing people to do manual labour,” Liu told the Guardian. “There were 300 prisoners forced to play games. [...]

Link Latte 148

#148 – Week of December 29, 2010 Snow, Snow… Time-lapse and Art – [blizzard videos]Even More Snow in Japan, and how to get rid of it – [wow video]Snow Art Using Pencil (scroll down) – [wow pics]Bizarre: Anatomy of Gadgets! – [weird art]Abandoned Paris Metro Stations and Tunnels – [exploring]Art Inside Cardboard Rolls – [wow art]The [...]

Life-Size Monopoly House

Toronto-based Taiwanese Artist An Te Liu made this house. It’s 2009 work called Title Deed and is located in Willowdale, Ontario. Link (Google Translate) via Make | Artist’s Website | Photo by the artist

The Quick 10: All Work and No Play-Doh…

With the excitement of Talk Like a Pirate Day and National Punctuation Day last month, I totally overlooked another important holiday that I may put on my calendar from now on – Play-Doh day. How could I have missed such a retro, kitschy holiday? We’re belatedly celebrating here on the Q10 by offering up a [...]

NASA Levitates Mouse Using Magnetic Fields

Charles Q. Choi of Live Science writes that scientists working for NASA used a superconducting magnet that simulates some of the effects of gravity to lift a mouse into the air. The agency has been working on such technology in the hope of alleviating the bone decay that would affect astronauts in zero-gravity environments for [...]