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February 8, 2010

Axolotl — 'Is it alive?'

"NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program grad student Eyal Ohana, 35, came up with the idea of "Axolotl" while brainstorming ways to portray life — and instigate reaction — through motion and form.... The result is a 3D audiovisual display attracting onlookers with a digitized squid-like creature that responds to facial recognition by simulating a sense of interaction and involvement," wrote Laura Kiniry in a Make magazine (volume 21) article.

More on the Axolotl website.

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Super Mario Tote Bag

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$15.

[via Likecool]

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Speech Accent Archive — '1,240 samples'

"The speech accent archive uniformly presents a large set of speech samples from a variety of language backgrounds. Native and non-native speakers of English read the same paragraph and are carefully transcribed. The archive is used by people who wish to compare and analyze the accents of different English speakers."

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Salvador Dali Alarm Clock

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"A fish rotates around the clock once a minute while Dali's moustache tells the time."

Snooze alarm; light; requires one AA battery (not included).

4'Ø with 2.25"Ø face; 2.5"H.

$23.99.

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Impossible Lamp — by Jeeves Basu

"Switch on a lamp made of wax and it should melt and disintegrate in seconds. But due to the unique way it has been designed, the Impossible Lamp does not. It is a lamp made of wax that works without melting."

[via Likecool]

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What are they?

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Answer here this time tomorrow.

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Create your own designer perfume bottle

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Right here.

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Heart Locket

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Created by Peggy Skemp, "This extremely detailed silver necklace features a 1.5" x 0.75" x 0.5" anatomically correct human heart which opens to reveal a meticulously detailed interior. It is pleasantly solid in cast and fabricated sterling silver."

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"The locket is held shut by the trunk of the aorta, which acts as a snap. The chain is an 18" wheat chain, the fine striations of which mirror the musculature of the heart."

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"It attaches to the pendant through the superior vena cava and left pulmonary vein, causing the heart to hang slightly anterioinferiorly."

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$210.

[via Street Anatomy]

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