If you’re the guy who would rather stay home and watch Breaking Bad than search through clothing racks for the perfect fit, then shopping just got a whole lot easier! No need to rely on the good ol’ one-size-fits-all, Stantt clothing brand is here to accommodate your needs by creating sizes modeled after your individual body measurements. The Hoboken-based trademark company uses a body-scan data system to make tailor-made clothing easy, quick, and accessible for over 1,000 ranges of male body types.
When you think of a lifestyle change, the imagination tends to picture a cataclysmic upheaval topped off with a hefty amount of hard work and struggle. That's when, all of a sudden, you change your mind and find peace with the static way things are. However, lifestyle changes can actually be extremely simple. Furthermore, they can make a big difference--if you know how to bite off the right sized modifications, that is.
“Going green” is all the rave right now, and yes, you can be a part of this movement without having to devote too much time or mental energy into your actions. Let's tackle the basics first: what does “going green” even mean? Well green newbies, or Greenbies, rather, “going green” is a term used to describe the process of changing our lifestyles in order to secure the safety of our environment. If you were to go green you would make decisions affecting your quotidian habits that could have an impact on the environment (i.e. global warming, pollution, destruction of animal habitats, and other environmental concerns). It's hard to see any setbacks now, huh?
If you’ve ever made a cup of coffee, you know what you’re left with after the java is brewed - a big batch of mushy, watery coffee grounds. Now, if you’re like most, you take the grounds and the filter, and throw them in the trash. But what if the coffee grounds you threw out on Monday could be used to make your drinks for Friday? It may sound like science fiction, but thanks to some new research, coffee liquor may be coming to a bar near you.
How did they accomplish this masterful concoction you ask? Well, the process is actually quite simple, and remarkably similar to the way you distill any other liquor. First, scientists gathered used coffee grounds from an international coffee brewer. The grounds were then dried, added to water, and heated to 163°C. After that, the water was drained from the mixture, sugar and yeast were added, and the mix was left to ferment. Finally, the coffee concoction was concentrated through distillation and prepared for consumption.
The summer season is coming to an end, and the cool air and colorful leaves of fall are quickly approaching. But just because the weather is getting cooler, doesn't mean we can't maintain our hot bodies! Running is a great way to stay in shape and it is also excellent for your cardiovascular health.
Here are a few great ideas to keep you in top fitness form :
Get your Forrest Gump on! There are enough running clubs around NYC to go around, and don’t worry you don’t have to be an Olympic long distance runner or the Incredible Flash to join--beginners are more than welcome to participate. Here are a few running clubs to consider, and best of all, they are free to join!
If you’ve ever tried to shotgun a beer then you probably know it can be a bit confusing, and definitely messy. Fortunately for us, the beer gods at Gizmodo have felt fit to bestow some of their worldly knowledge upon us. Meet the “Shark Fin,” an easier, less messy, and perhaps more classy way of shotgunning a beer.
Although not specifically created as a way to shotgun a beer, what else would be the point of puncturing a perfectly good can? The idea does however operate off the same basic principles you would see while shotgunning, although probably a bit more refined. Rather than stabbing the can at the bottom, cracking open the lid and then trying to drink out of the hole you made with your keys, the Shark Fin takes a far more polite route.
Did you ever think that your jewelry could be influenced by how many times you tweet a particular word? Combining social media and technology with art is a monstrous task that few artists have attempted to conquer. However, creative genius, Stef Lewandowski, has broken the barrier, and established what he calls “generative art” – which is “using nature-inspired methods to create unusual and interesting things using software.” In doing so, he has successfully established: Data Necklace.
Nuclear Powered Car
Can you imagine a car that could last 100 years without any maintenance? Or a car that has a working thorium-fueled nuclear reactor? How about both?Welcome to the Cadillac World Thorium Fueled Concept Car. Charles Stevens, a researcher in the R&D department at Laser Power Systems, says that this kind of technology is well within our reach…so basically, we could see nuclear powered cars producing zero-emissions in the relatively near future. This thorium-powered laser is a “proprietary high-intensity ‘Max Felaser’ laser beam fueled by thorium, and will turn water into pressurized steam, spinning a turbine, and generating electricity." Not only will this produce 250 kilowatts (equal to 335 horsepower), it is small enough to fit under the hood of a car, and it looks freakin’ awesome. The prototype Stevens is working on is not yet completed, however, the concept is innovative, fascinating, and has the potential to change the entire auto industry…where can you sign me up?!
Over the past few years, the use and availability of 3D printers has grown exponentially. For just a few hundred dollars individuals can buy a printer, and begin building and replicating numerous items right in their own home. However, what if you want your 3D printer to fabricate something more complex than a cellphone case or a plastic cup? What if you want to come home and have dinner sitting right next to the printer? Thanks to a new invention, you may soon be closer to 3D printed meals then you know.
While most car makers are heading in the direction of electric and hybrid vehicles, one car company is taking a much more novel approach. Rather then trying to increase how far their cars can go on the road, Terrafugia, a Boston based company, is attempting to see how fast their cars can get off the ground. That’s right folks; we are talking about flying-cars, and not the ones we see in sci-fi movies.
Have you ever wished that your contact lenses were able to do more then simply correct your vision? That you could put them on one day, and not only be able to see clearer, but see farther too? Well, thanks to a team of researchers out the University of California San Diego, your dream may have just come true.
In a technological first, the international team of researchers was able to create the world’s first ever telescopic contact lens. The lenses, which generally operate like normal contacts, are able to magnify the wearer’s vision by almost 3 times with the simple addition of some 3D glasses. However, the real breakthrough in this technology comes with the actual size of the device. While in the past, individuals have attempted to build similar products, other variations of the telescopic contact lens have been noticeably impractical.