The Best of Lost At E Minor

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Google engineer builds himself a real-life speeder bike off an old Star Wars toy

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 19 March 2015

Boston-based Google hardware engineer Adam Woodworth has come up with possibly the closest thing we have to a real-life Star Wars speeder bike: a modified quadcopter that looks like it. Interplanetary races at the park, anyone? Using a 12-inch speeder bike replica that was released back in the ‘90s, Woodworth was able to integrate four seven-inch rotors, giving the Star Wars toy the ability to fly (no word yet on the blasters.)

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Horsey: A clever frame add-on that makes your bike look like a horse

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 19 March 2015

The pony you’ve always wanted. Back in 2010 for the Seoul Cycle Design Competition, designer Eungi Kim came up with a novel concept that turns your bike into a horse. Called ‘Horsey’, the whimsical accessory/ornament is made out of a wooden material that you can easily attach to your bike, making your ride stand out from the rest!

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In China, farmers build Transformers replicas out of junk, then sell them for $160,000

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 18 March 2015

Goes to show that anything can be made in China, including awesome space robots. Farmers Yu Zhilin and Yu Lingyun have made a lucrative business out of turning old auto parts into giant replicas of Transformers characters. And if that’s not impressive enough, as reference, they just used instructions from the internet.

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Thierry Duval fools us all into thinking his watercolour paintings are photographs

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 18 March 2015

Don’t worry, you’re not the only one who was fooled by artist Thierry Duval. It’s just that his talent is so great that his watercolours look exactly like beautifully shot photographs.

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Tiny cockatiel frightens a giant Great Dane and his goofy reaction is hilarious

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Wednesday 18 March 2015

Cockatiels are known for their melodious tweets. And Great Danes are known for their goofiness. So put them both together in a home video and you’ve got gold. As the cockatiel moves in closer toward its four-legged friend, he lets out a screeching tweet. The dog’s reaction?

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We’ve gone too far: Disney Princesses reimagined as lukewarm bowls of water

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 18 March 2015

We’ve officially gone overboard, internet. BuzzFeed community member ‘Dannnnnnnnnnnny’, created a parody of the whole ‘Disney Princesses as…’ mashup phenomenon by depicting them as lukewarm bowls of water. Yes, you heard that right.

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Good guy has saved 28 orphan baby kangaroos whose mums were killed by cars

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 17 March 2015

For the past 10 years, Chris Barnes aka ‘Brolga’ of the TV show Kungaroo Dundee, has taken care of 28 orphaned baby kangaroos whose mothers had been tragically killed in road accidents. In a way, he’s become their surrogate mother, sans the pouch and fur.

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These hand-blown glass sculptures are so life-like, you’d think they’re real animals

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 17 March 2015

Oregon-based artist Scott Bisson has basically spent his entire life mastering the art of glass blowing, and by the looks of his lifelike animal sculptures, he’s mastered it pretty well. Using his fascination with nature, he manipulates glass to mimic the intricate shapes and textures of different animals.

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A sculpture featuring 100 arrows in mid-flight is the perfect place to take a photo op

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 17 March 2015

In the installation ‘A Shout Within a Storm’, artist Glenn Kaino suspends over 100 copper arrows in mid-air, all seemingly headed towards a single target. Common sense tells us that standing in front of a volley of arrows isn’t cool, but in this case, it is (for your Instagram account, at least.)

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Here’s a 9-month-old baby enjoying his first ever surfing experience with his dad

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Tuesday 17 March 2015

Proof that getting stoked can be felt by anyone regardless of skill level, sex, religion, or even age. In this GoPro footage, surfer Jorge Tirado takes his 9-month-old son to meet the waves for the first time. Riding tandem on a bodyboard, the two successfully ride through the barrel of wave, exposing his son to one of life’s simple pleasures. The baby’s expression as they come out of the wave proves it: a wide smile full of sheer bliss.

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Watching a clumsy baby elephant taking a bath will fill you with pure happiness

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 17 March 2015

In case you’re having a bad day, watch the video below. At the Royal Elephant Kraal & Village in Ayutthaya, Thailand, a baby elephant named ‘Double Trouble’ lives up to his name by causing quite the ruckus as he takes a refreshing bath. While getting hosed down by a visitor, the adorable calf clumsily goes in and out of his little tub, splashing water – not to mention poo (1:44) – everywhere.

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Huge animals made of Lego bricks have been spotted across gardens in America

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Tuesday 17 March 2015

Lego fans may just want to make a trip to selected botanical gardens and zoos located in the USA, as New York artist Sean Kenney’s solo exhibition, Nature Connects, is touring, showcasing whimsical foxes, frogs, butterflies, and bees made entirely of Lego bricks.

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What happens when you drop a feather and a bowling ball inside the world’s largest vacuum chamber

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 17 March 2015

Under normal circumstances, if you drop a feather and a bowling ball at the same time and height, obviously the latter would reach the ground first. But what if you drop both inside the world’s largest vacuum chamber? In an episode of the BBC Two program Human Universe, physicist Brian Cox answers this question by performing an epic experiment inside the world’s biggest vacuum chamber at NASA’s Space Power Facility in Ohio.

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Millie is a two-year-old cat who loves rock climbing with her owner

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Monday 16 March 2015

So your cat can climb a kitty tower in your living room? So what! Millie the two-year-old rescue cat can totally rock climb.

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This Apple Watch won’t cost you $10,000 but it’s just as awesome

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Monday 16 March 2015

Vancouver-based needle-felter Hine Mizushima (who we’ve featured previously) has come up with a cute alternative to the highly anticipated, highly overpriced Apple Watch: a low-end, handmade felt edition.

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This emergency nap kit helps you catch up on sleep while at work

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Monday 16 March 2015

The ‘Emergency Nap Kit’ by Firebox is a handy set of sleeping tools that will help you catch up on some z’s whenever you have to toil away at work until the wee hours of the night. I’m talking about you, creatives.

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Veinviewer: A device that helps doctors aim their needles by projecting your veins on skin

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Monday 16 March 2015

Don’t you hate it when doctors have to stick you with a needle? Don’t you hate it even more when they need to re-stick you because they missed? Well, hate no more. Introducing the VeinViewer, a neat gadget that allows medical personnel to accurately place your IV, eliminating the chances of having to do re-sticks.

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20 tiny baby chameleons at a Sydney zoo show that reptiles are adorable too

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Monday 16 March 2015

At Taronga Zoo in Sydney, 20 recently-hatched veiled chameleons have stolen the spotlight from other animals, and it’s not hard to see why (which is ironic, what with chameleons being so hard to spot).

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Beware of your waistline: the taco donut has arrived

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 14 March 2015

There’s a great quote from comedian Bill Burr on donuts. He says eating one ‘is the easiest way to tell the world you don’t give a f**k’. Well, the guys who invented the taco donut clearly don’t give a bleep either.

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This giant lipstick sculpture has been created to prove a very important point

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art, New Eco on Saturday 14 March 2015

If you’ve ever wondered what 5,000 lipsticks look like, you’re looking at it! This giant sculpture was made by Lithuanian artist Agnė Kišonaitė and it’s all to prove a point about recyclables.

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