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12.28.10

Daydreaming Helps Productivity

New research out of MIT suggests that daydreaming actually improves focus.

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12.21.10

Rainbows On Command

And now for something on the lighter side. Rainbows. 2010 has been a good year for rainbows (if you haven’t seen this video about double rainbows, then…welcome back from Mars). But thanks to…

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12.17.10

Self-sterilizing Door Handle

We’re officially into flu season, and avoiding the dreaded cold can become a full-time preoccupation. Never more so than grabbing a door handle in a public building. So we were glad to see a Red Dot Design

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12.06.10

Speed Camera Lottery

How about winning the lottery for driving the speed limit? That’s the winning idea of Volkswagen’s campaign “The Fun Theory,” which is “dedicated to the thought that something as simple as fun is the easiest…

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11.15.10

Stackable CityCars

A tip of the hat to the late William J. Mitchell, who until his death in June of this year directed Media Lab‘s Smart Cities Group at MIT. One of his ideas, the…

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11.04.10

Inspiration: Laurent Laveder’s ‘Moon Games’

VPR‘s Jane Lindholm turned us on to these images from Laurent Laveder, featured on the NPR blog ‘The Picture Show.’ Laveder, a landscape astrophotographer and astronomy journalist, has provided images…

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