Tag Archives: heart

I Love Realism T-Shirt: Totally Hearting Reality

If realism were a reality, rather than a philosophical perspective, the world as we know it would change before are eyes. For one thing, there would be no more reality TV (clearly), and the classic “I Love (heart)…” t-shirts would look a little different. The “I Love Realism” t-shirt illustrates just how different life would be if reality really was ...

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Bulletproof Heart Will Save Your Poor Emo Soul

If you’ve been looking for that perfect gadget to give your little bratty 12-year-old daughter who just happens to find My Chemical Romance “mucho suave,” as the kids say these days, the bulletproof heart, designed by Jrg Hltje, might be just the ticket to insure she is the coolest little hipster bitch in her middle school. Strategically designed to ward ...

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The Electra Heart Lamp

Take a plasma ball from Spencer’s Gifts and throw in a little love and you’ll wind up with this Electra Heart Lamp. It resembles the heart and if you touch it, electricity from inside will go to your fingers a la plasma ball. Fantastic looking but unfortunately, it’s discontinued. A shame, considering it was only twenty bucks. Link [via]

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Yet Another Impediment With The Pacemaker

Pacemakers are turning out to be more problematic than their original conception intended. The electronic device that runs the arterial show can not only be controlled wirelessly, but can also be deactivated by nearby MP3 headphones. Research teams are suggesting that patients wearing a pacemaker should stay more than three centimeters away from such devices as the interference from the ...

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Heart Shaped Box

Get Cobain out of your head, ’cause this isn’t Nirvana related. I’m talking about this slick fireplace from Arkiane. It’s called the ICOYA and although it won’t do much except keep your mansion warm, it’s certainly a statement piece. Rather than question how much it costs, why not draw up conversation on how you got it for your significant other ...

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Cancer-fighting Beer Brings About World Peace

This morning, time stood still as I came upon this article on how a team of researchers at Rice University in Houston are working to create a beer that could fight cancer and heart disease. They’re genetically engineering a beer that includes resveratrol, a disease-fighting chemical that can been found in red wine. These folks deserve the Nobel Prize in ...

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Pacemaker Prevention

Remember that fishy business about the potential for hackers to prematurely shut off a pacemaker via a wireless communicator? Since many people use pacemakers to keep their heart beating, scientists are taking this loophole extremely seriously and have raised a solution to the issue. Proposed is a cloaking device, an external attachment that the pacemaker owner would wear, resembling a ...

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Wireless Kill Switch For Pace Maker For Future Euthanasia

Kevin Fu, an associate professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and his team have been working with pacemakers for quite some time. Having reverse engineered a pacemaker, the team found a frightening loop hole. It turns out that a built-in test mechanism for the device includes a bug that can be exploited by hackers. There is no cryptographic ...

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Apoll Tabletop Fireplace

Siberia. You’re locked in a vicious poker game worth a $5 million pot. The wind howls outside and wood creaks with every movement. You look at the host. You and him both know that it’s cold and a fire is in order. The fireplace is out of commission, though, so what are you going to do? You could reach for ...

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A Heart Of Wool

Sarah Hillenberger designs parts of the body from wool. You have to see the entire set to believe it. I’m partial to the intestinal track. Link

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