Creativity Carvings Caught on Camera

General Design

Halloween is the most creative holiday we have as Americans. Dreaming up costumes, decorating your house and finding a way to swap all of your brother’s good candy out for your not-so-good candy gets us excited for the season. But, these pumpkin carvers have taken Halloween creativity to an entirely new level.


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Innovative Costume Critters

General Design, Photography

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People love dogs. People love Halloween.

When you combine the two, the level of human excitement cannot even be measured. Check out some of these costumed K-9s from the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade (in NYC).


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Human Powered Flight

General Design, Upcoming Inventions

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The University of Maryland has come closer than ever to meeting a challenge set decades ago by the the American Helicopter Society. The Igor I. Sikorsky Human-Powered Helicopter Competition has challenged anyone to use a human powered helicopter to lift off the ground, hover for at least 60 seconds, reach an altitude of 3 meters during flight and stay within a 10-square-meter area. Watch the video to see how the University of Maryland has approached the challenge.

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Innovation: Two Swedish Women Bring Invisible Bike Helmet to Market

Product Design, Upcoming Inventions

Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin debuted the Hövding, a bicycle helmet that remains invisible unless you need it, to solve the issues we all have with helmets. The helmet, which inflates in a split second if you are in an accident, is ergonomic, practical and complies with all safety requirements.

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NASA Pants – The Xi Robotic Exoskeleton

General Design, Product Design, Video

NASA The Xi Robotic Exoskeleton

From the government agency that brought you a man on the moon comes The Xi Robotic Exoskeleton. Weighing in at 57 pounds, the motorized pants aim to offer extra resistance to astronauts in space, who can suffer from muscle atrophy from extended bouts of weightlessness, as well as paraplegics here at home.


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