FLYING MAKES YOU FART

Yes, it’s true. Science says that people are actually more prone to flatulence when they’re flying, because the drop in pressure makes you feel more bloated. To avoid this, it is recommended that you avoid high fibre foods that inspire such reactions, like beans, before flying. From their side, airlines...

REIMAGINING A SCISSOR

For those moments when we think everything that can be done has been done, designer Lex Pott’s Spring Scissors come in handy. Created for Nomess, they are made from a single length of spring steel, which means that they will reshape to their original form after use. They are also symmetrical and equally ergonomic...

MIT DEBUTS ‘CHAINFORM’, A SHAPE-SHIFTING HARDWARE SYSTEM

  A team from MIT’s Media Group has developed a shape-shifting system hardware system that consists of interlocking modules that form a snake-like body. Called ChainFORM, it consists of three components: a circuit board, a 3D-printed bracket (which provides a mechanical connection for joining to another module) and a servo...