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The Infinite Library! This truly is amazing!!!

The Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford in England is the only place you are likely to find an Ethernet port that looks like a book. Built into the ancient bookcases dominating the oldest wing of the 402-year-old library.

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August 22, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Brainy Robots Start Stepping Into Daily Life

At Stanford University, for instance, computer scientists are developing a robot that can use a hammer and a screwdriver to assemble an Ikea bookcase (a project beyond the reach of many humans) as well as tidy up after a party, load a dishwasher or take out the trash. More striking advances are likely to come from new bio-models of the brain.

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August 22, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Stairs Bookcase Actually Makes Me Want to Move to London

Here’s a great idea for anyone who loves books and doesn’t have enough apartment space or a Kindle: a “secret staircase” made of English oak, lined with books left, right and center, leading to a loft bedroom in a Victorian 1898 apartments block

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August 22, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Ikea Hackers

Do-it-yourselfers and technogeeks, tinkerers, artists, crafters and product and furniture designers, the hackers are united only by their perspective, which looks upon an Ikea Billy bookcase or Lack table and sees not a finished object but raw material: a clean palette yearning to be embellished or repurposed.

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August 22, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Hidden rooms on the rise

ON a recent Saturday morning Cami Beghou, 13, pushed the right side of the tall, white bookcase that is built into one of the powder-pink walls in her bedroom. The bookcase, holding rows of books, a stuffed dachshund and a volleyball, silently swung outward, revealing a tiny, well-lighted room. Containing a desk, a chair and a laptop computer

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August 22, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Mystery disturbance traced to sound wave

A group of local scientists has uncovered some clues to the source of a mysterious disturbance that rattled San Diego County on the morning of April 4, shaking windows, doors and bookcases from the coast to the mountains.

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August 22, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

HOWTO make a secret bookshelf door

Simon Shea built a large bookcase that hides secret doors. The best part is the mechanism for opening the door. Just reach for the old Sherlock Holmes volume.

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August 22, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

20 of the World’s Most Brilliant Bookcases (PICS)

If you need something to store books anyway, why not choose something that makes a statement or serves two purposes like a bookcase that doubles as a secret door or even a bed? Some of these shelving systems are virtually invisible while others are virtual works of art in their own right. So, if you or a book-lover you know are stuck on how to…

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August 22, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The armchair that thinks it’s a bookcase.

A very unusual piece of furniture: Italian designers Nobody & Co. have created the Bibliochase, an armchair that thinks it’s a bookcase.

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August 22, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A Bookcase that Transforms into a Bed [ Pic ]

A really interesting bed & bookcase idea, that is awesome for small places, and make me think at Tetris.

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August 22, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment