The Global Commission on Drug Policy goes medieval on the war on drugs.
Sitting is killing us. Or wait, maybe it’s standing. Yes, standing can be unhealthy, too. That’s according to the designers of the “chairless chair,” a half-stand, half-sit piece of furniture that will make life less terrible for workers who carry out long shifts on their feet. By taking weight off the joints and lower back, Swiss industrial design house Noonee contends that the chairless chair will decrease fatigue and increase productivity.
Paris Through Pentax is a short film by French filmmaking studio Maison Carnot that shows the bustle of Parisian streets—the trains rumbling through Gare du Nord, spring afternoons spent people watching over a croissant, and lovers skipping down the steps of Sacré Cœur—all through the viewfinder of a classic Pentax 67 SLR camera.
From the TED-Ed Lesson How do pain relievers work? - George Zaidan
Animation by Augenblick Studios
“Every product or service has this period where it’s like—okay, you’ve made something awesome. How do you make money off of that?”
Salmon have serious swimming skills—some travel thousands of miles to return to their original homes to breed. But even though they can jump as high as 12 feet in the air, they can’t manage to get over massive concrete dams that we have built to block their journeys back to their homes. Now one new idea could give them a boost. The plan involves whisking the fish through a long vacuum tube at speeds up to 22 miles per hour and then shooting them out the other end like a cannon.
The Om One is a Bluetooth speaker with an anti-gravitational twist. It hovers and spins in mid-air, spitting out tunes like some sleek Death Star of sound.
This 3-D simulation of a hike up Mt. Everest will make you wish you were there, while also making you really grateful you probably never will be.
Technology is the exact opposite of nature, and yet it can bring us closer to parts of nature we might not have experienced otherwise—Mount Everest, for instance. A new interactive online experience allows users to virtually hike up to the the summit, and realize why it might be best not to do so out in the world, wearing more than pajamas.
To promote the release of Madden NFL 15, EA Sports got Kevin Hart and Dave Franco to go crazy in the name of gaming rivalry.
Comedian Kevin Hart races up to the front door of a swanky residence and begins to knock frantically. He knocks and knocks and knocks some more. An unsuspecting Dave Franco, actor and brother of James, opens the door only to be promptly slapped in the face by Hart. It’s Madden Season, you see, and this is Hart throwing down the gaming gauntlet.