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      Where's the Wearable Tech That's Fashionable Enough to Wear?

      Most wearable tech just looks like flashing Christmas lights attached to bodysuits.

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      How to Dress for Getting Electrocuted

      Anouk Wipprecht makes clothes that can paint themselves, whip up cocktails, and defend your personal space.

    • 11.22.12

      Victoria's Cosplay Secret

      Particularly geeky fans of the annual smorgasbord of impossibly-proportioned Eastern bloc women in skimpy underwear were surprised a couple of weeks back when Jourdan Dunn, a Victoria's Secret model, was photographed strutting down the runway in what...

    • 10.25.12

      NASA's New Exoskeleton Helps Paraplegics Walk

      When NASA isn't landing explorer robots on Mars or executing elaborate retirements for old space shuttles through the streets of L.A., the space agency is hard at work on technology that could lift paraplegics out of their wheelchairs and get them...

    • 9.19.12

      Is This Lab-Grown Leather Vegan?

      As you probably learned in college when you started wearing Doc Martin boots and smoking Marlboro Reds, leather jackets are expensive. That's because leather is expensive, and as cows continue to belch greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and require...

    • 9.12.12

      In An Attempt to Cash In On Instagram, Getty Is Turning Photojournalism Lo-Fi

      Beyond his awesome body of work, one of my favorite things about acclaimed Brooklyn street photographer "Jamel Shabazz": are old photos of him cruising around with a plethora of camera gear. He wasn't quite Dennis Hopper in...

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    • 8.29.12

      The World of Prosthetic Art Is Marvelous

      Prostheses are a lot of things — practical, functional, useful — but pretty they are not. Your standard prosthetic leg is typically nothing more than flesh-colored hunk of plastic designed, if anything, to be ignored or overlooked. But a handful of...

    • 8.15.12

      Future Sex: Dani Read Designed a Femme Fatale Lingerie Line Inspired by Blade Runner

      Dani Read designs elegant lingerie, loungewear, and toys for the future. After working for some of the most exciting lingerie brands in the business, she launched her own line, FYI, in 2010.

    • 8.2.12

      Does the Suit Make the Swimmer? A History of Olympic Swimwear

      Casual Olympics watchers will have noticed: The male swimmers are topless again! You can see the ladies’ knees once more! And…they look rather more like Grey aliens than last time. The changes were three years in the making. After a season of off...

    • 7.13.12

      The Right Swag: Orbital Outfitters Wants to Make Private Spaceflight Look Sexy

      About a month ago, SpaceX’s Dragon capsule landed safely in the Pacific Ocean after completing the first ever commercial expedition to the International Space Station.

    • 6.29.12

      Incredible Edible Underwear and Other "Things" You Can Eat

      Do you ever feel bad after eating three or four family size bags of BBQ rib-flavored potato chips? Yeah, I know how you feel. All that bag trash you're left with is enough to make you feel like a real enviro-jerk. But what if you could just eat the...

    • 6.14.12

      In Praise of the Banana Bunker

      I know Christmas is very much old news, but as my A-Team lunchbox, Dawson’s Creek t-shirt, and Different Strokes underpants (HA!) will attest, I’m not a man who moves on easily. As such, I have recently been inspired (more on that in a minute) to...