A New Worm-Shaped Robot Can Unclog Pipes

GE Research recently unveiled the Pipe-worm, a long, soft-bodied robot that can clean and even repair pipes. Inspired by the movement of earthworms and the in-the-dark navigation of cockroaches, the Pipe-worm is an autonomous, flexible device. It uses air or oil pressure to expand and contract artificial muscles to generate movement. To know where to go (and even generate a map), two antennae bolstered by …

Leaf Pipe

Handmade by Toronto-based ceramic artist Julie Moon, this leaf-shaped pipe swirls with abstract patterns and subtle hues. Whether in use or on display, this pipe contributes a touch of whimsy.

Helix One-Hitter

The Helix one-hitter from Vessel is a perfect marriage of design and engineering to create an optimal cannabis smoking experience. The pure brass insert spirals smoke through 10 rotations; cooling it before it reaches your lips. Though the insert is easily removed from the sheath for cleaning, letting some resin build up is recommended to help capture any bits of debris that might escape from …