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The Flypaper robotic clock
Flies can be a severe nuisance especially in warm weather, but what if your clock takes a leaf out of venus flytrap books and consumes them for you?
Brought to you by U.K.-based designers James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau, the Flypaper robotic clock earns its keep by trapping flies through paper stretched over a roller mechanism, which are then digested in order to provide the clock power.
The Aegis Parka, taking a tip from the mythical Aegis shield of Zeus, is a jacket designed to combat urban pollution.
Created with a scaly fabric made from ceramic particles, the heat and abrasion-resistant garment notifies its wearer if hazardous molecules are within the vicinity -- and a sensor warns you of how dangerous the pollution is.