Sølar-pøwered flashlights? But wait, there's møre!
April 15, 2014 4:28 AM   Subscribe

The Nordic Society for Invention & Discovery has brought never-before-seen and totally exclusive technologies into the world, such as the Aaltopuck (an ice hockey puck modeled after Alvar Aalto's Savoy Vase), the Flower Shell (a shotgun shell that shoots seeds into the ground), the Wall of Sound (an 8000-watt iPod dock) and No More Woof (a device that wraps around your dog's head and translates his or her brain waves to computerized speech).
posted by Blazecock Pileon (11 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
The cordless bungee?
posted by temporicide at 5:11 AM on April 15, 2014

What is this? An apartment for ants? The building has to be at least... three times bigger than this!

Never change, Norway.
posted by arcticseal at 5:27 AM on April 15, 2014 [1 favorite]

this is jokes, right? Concept art and not actual products, right?
posted by rebent at 6:10 AM on April 15, 2014 [1 favorite]

Seems easier to learn how to listen to dogs.
posted by txmon at 6:10 AM on April 15, 2014

When I see the Flower Shell, I can't help but think of Grim Fandango.
posted by corb at 6:12 AM on April 15, 2014 [2 favorites]

One of my students came up with a solar powered flashlight product for use in disaster relief, in partnership with a local charity. Essentially it was 4 chargeable flashlights, which could hang together in a fitting in a tent for indoor night time use but where the individual lights could then pop out to be used by anyone who needed to leave the tent at night. All based off a small portable solar panel.
posted by biffa at 6:31 AM on April 15, 2014 [1 favorite]

The only problem with the Aaltopuck, as regards its design intention, is that it still has flat top and bottom surfaces. So skilled players who know how to loft the puck can still control it in a predictable manner, giving the advantage to the team who knows how to pass in the air.

To truly balance the field, the puck should have concave tops and bottoms, so the puck will roll or teeter on the stick.
posted by ardgedee at 9:22 AM on April 15, 2014

If teleportation of living matter ever becomes feasible, I would vote for the first permanent link to be established between Tokyo and Oslo.

That would surely be the catalyst for a healthy onslaught of the fun and weird shenanigans we as a species need to remain human.
posted by CynicalKnight at 9:27 AM on April 15, 2014

damn you Kronos; that was my first thought upon seeing this post.
posted by leotrotsky at 11:17 AM on April 15, 2014

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