A 2000-Year-Old Brass Computer

In a 2000-year-old shipwreck off the coast of the Greek island Antikythera, scientists discovered the oldest known example of a computer—a complex, computational device that predicted astrological events along a calendar year. This ancient hybrid clock/calculator, known as the Antikythera mechanism, featured brass gears and dials built from mathematical ratios. While discovered 115 years ago, it wasn’t until 1959 that Princeton science historian Derek J. …

Belle-V Ice Cream Scoop

An elegant update on the classic utensil keeps comfort at the forefront of its design

From gluten-free sorbet bars to ice cream for dogs, we’re always on the look out for new ideas within the realm of frozen treats. The latest to pique our interest is the Belle-V Ice Cream Scoop. The brainchild of Dr. Karl Ulrich (Vice Dean of Innovation at UPenn’s Wharton School of Business) and experienced product designer Jeff Salazar of Lunar Design Studio, the Belle-V is …

Tuls

Pocket-sized stainless steel tools for fixing your bike or cracking a cold one

Ideal for the handyman on the move, Tuls is a series of credit card-sized tools housing everything from metric wrenches and a bicycle wheel spoke wrench, to a bottle opener and iPhone stand. Developed by Onehundred design shop and recently launched on Kickstarter, the small collection of tools are laser-cut from 18 gauge, 304 stainless steel and titanium. The sturdy material and precise design make …