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These Bus Stops Left Over From The Soviet Union Are Wonderfully Bizarre

The Soviet Union. The USSR. The Iron Curtain. The Eastern Bloc. Lenin. Stalin. The Communist Party. The KGB. The Cold War. And awesomely designed bus stops? Apparently, and bizarrely and awesomely, that’s one of the legacies of the Soviet Union. Photographer Christopher Herwig’s excellent photo book Soviet Bus Stops documents the design of local bus stops across the former USSR, and they’re all so impressively weird and out of place that it doesn’t really make any sense. But it is so fun to see.


Watch The Making Of A Spinning Top That Can Spin Upside Down

Video: Watch as Matthias Wandel spins a block of wood on a lathe in order to make a Tippe top, a spinning top that can flip upside down and still spin. It’s a pretty fun toy, because when you think the top is about to fall over, it catches itself onto the surface and flips itself in a completely new direction and keeps on spinning.


This Lamp Is Designed To Work Like Its Circuit Diagram

If you fondly remember drawing circuit diagrams at school, this lamp will make you smile: Its designers created it to mimic the line-drawn circuit plans that make it work.


How Long Will It Take Your Furball To Shred One Of These Incredible Cardboard Cathouses?

Cardboard has long served as an inexpensive plaything for cats. It’s a cheap material that you can use to build a climbing structure, or a cosy place for them to hide. Far from a weekend craft project, these cardboard landmarks won’t be an eyesore sitting in the corner of your living room.


Deals: Learn Game Development Skills And Save Up To 99%

Got game? Save hundreds on the Pay What You Want: Hardcore Game Dev Bundle and take your hot new game idea from dream to reality. For a limited time only, Gizmodo Australia readers are invited to pay any amount they wish for two great game developer courses. If you choose to ‘Beat the Average Price’, however, you get the entire ten course bundle for maximum value.


Kaspersky Has A New Tool To Decrypt .Crypt Ransomware Files

If you’ve fallen victim to the CryptXXX ransomware, security vendor Kaspersky Lab has just come out with a tool that can unlocked your encrypted files so you don’t have to pay a ransom to recover them. Here are the details.


How To Turn A Supply Ship Into A $81.6 Million Luxury Yacht

Most million-dollar luxury yachts just look like giant versions of the cabin cruisers you can find at a local marina. The Kilkea, however, is based on a supply vessel platform, so it has a unique industrial look to it. But with an estimated price tag of $US62 million ($81.6 million), it promises to be far more luxurious than a freighter.


Buckminster Fuller's Biosphere Dome Might Get A Twin Made Of Plants

Montreal’s Expo 67 was the most successful World’s Fair in history, a vision of the future laced with monorails and space-age architecture. Its stunning centrepiece was the Biosphere, a 76m tall geodesic dome designed by Buckminster Fuller, which remained on the site after the fair left town. For the 50th anniversary of the Expo, one designer wants a vegetated version of the dome to rise next to the original.


It's About Time Someone Redesigned Crutches To Be Comfortable

Using a set of crutches while recovering from an injury is a minor inconvenience. But for anyone with physical challenges that require longterm crutch use, the devices can be a major barrier. This well-done redesign finally makes crutches more comfortable to use, and gives the user more freedom of movement.


It's Time For Android And Chrome OS To Merge

The future of computing is hybrid. Phones have become tablets. Tablets have become desktop computers with keyboards. Hell, Microsoft even made Windows phones powerful enough to be used as full-fledged PCs. Bottom line: A gadget in 2016 needs to be flexible. That’s why Google bringing every single Android app to Chrome would be such a big deal.


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