If you happened to drive on London's perpetually congested A13 in late November, you may have noticed it: below a flyover, an eerily glowing orb surrounded by crowds of people who seemed to be crawling in and out of the strange erection. Read more >
Meesh Hytner was doing typical pro-snowboarder things, participating in an informal backcountry competition in Colorado, when suddenly she found herself in a class-3 avalanche. Lucky for her, she was wearing an emergency airbag system, and lucky for you, there's video.
You don't expect the inflatable sofa you bought for your dorm room to last long. But Oskar Zieta's inflatable furniture will. It's actually made of steel you inflate yourself, making it impervious to drawing pins and other abuse.
Those of you with arachnophobia may want to turn away from your monitors. This enormous inflatable spider puppet was built by UK artist Tim Davies for street and carnival performances. Details are still scarce on its inner workings or controls but Davies mentions that the legs are "air-powered." [TD Artwork via Technabob]
You'd think that a robot arm made from air bags would sacrifice strength for being lightweight, but while Otherlabs' prototype weighs in at just two pounds, it's still strong enough to lift a human being.