Want to put the moon in your living room? Now you can with Luna

luna lamp realistic model moon screen shot 2015 09 28 at 4 01 53 pm
If watching last night’s supermoon lunar eclipse stirred something deep inside you, read on. For those of you who look up into the night sky and want nothing more than to create the same ambience in your home, look no further. The Luna is here to answer your wildest hopes and dreams. With the development of an incredibly realistic moon lamp, Acorn Studio has brought together art, fantasy, and our inner astronaut into one beautiful piece of home decor. And through their IndieGoGo campaign, you can own one of these creations yourself. But be warned, they’re selling out fast, with all early bird specials already gone. But still, $75 to $875 (alright, the higher end of the spectrum is a bit pricey) seems a reasonable price to pay when you consider that you’re bringing the moon into your home.

The lamp, which is water-, heat-, and crash-resistant, as well as being luminosity adjustable, comes in seven different sizes, ranging from 3.2 to 23.6 inches in diameter. Made mainly from glass fiber and nontoxic latex, the lamp can either be hung from your ceiling or strategically placed on a stand in a room. Each lamp — which seeks to “unveil the potential of a space” by way of unconventional decoration — is handmade, ensuring that no two Lunas are the same.

Already, the project has raised $464,538, far surpassing its original goal of just $40,000. 2,346 people have pledged their support over the last 27 days, and still, the campaign is less than 50 percent of the way to its end date — you have until Oct. 31 to get in on the fun. And now that the Acorn Studio team has exceeded even its most ambitious funding expectations, it has promised backers “secret accessories” that “match perfectly with Luna.” Could a whole Milky Way be in the works?

The Luna lamps are expected to be produced at the end of 2015, with the first batch of deliveries going out in March of 2016. So if you can wait just a few more months, you may be able to bring the night sky home with you and quite literally sleep under the moon.

Computing

At $99, Nvidia’s Jetson Nano minicomputer seeks to bring robotics to the masses

Nvidia announced a new A.I. computer, the Jetson Nano. This computer comes with an 128-core GPU that Nvidia claims can handle pretty much any A.I. framework you could imagine. At $99, it's an affordable way for A.I. newbies to get involved.
Computing

Great PC speakers don't need to break the bank. These are our favorites

Not sure which PC speakers work best with your computer? Here are the best computer speakers on the market, whether you're working with a tight budget or looking to rattle your workstation with top-of-the-line audio components.
Computing

Calibrate your display to get it looking just the way you like it

Want to see images the way they're intended to be seen? Here is our quick guide on how to calibrate your monitor using your operating system or another tool, to make what's on the screen look as good as it can.
Mobile

Saving for a vacation? Here are the best apps to help you manage your wealth

Looking to start managing your money, but don't care for intricate software or spreadsheets? Lucky for you, we made a list of the best budgeting apps designed to help you rein in your expenditures.
Gaming

Your PlayStation 4 game library isn't complete without these games

Looking for the best PS4 games out there? Out of the massive crop of titles available, we selected the best you should buy. No matter what your genre of choice may be, there's something here for you.
Computing

Nvidia’s A.I. Playground lets you edit photos, experience deep learning research

Nvidia is making it easier to access information on deep learning research. It has launched an online space with three demos for image editing, styling, as well as photorealistic image synthesis. 
Emerging Tech

The U.S. Army is building a giant VR battlefield to train soldiers virtually

Imagine if the U.S. Army was able to rehearse battlezone scenarios dozens, or even hundreds, or times before settling foot on actual terrain. Thanks to virtual reality, that's now a possibility.
Business

British Airways’ new Club Suite for business class comes with a door

British Airways is going after a bigger slice of the business class market with the imminent launch of the Club Suite. The plush seating option offers a more private space as well as an easier route to the bathroom.
Smart Home

Sony’s Aibo robot dog can now patrol your home for persons of interest

Sony released the all-new Aibo in the U.S. around nine months ago, and since then the robot dog has (hopefully) been melting owners' hearts with its cute looks and clever tricks. Now it has a new one up its sleeve.
Emerging Tech

Inflating smart pills could be a painless alternative to injections

Could an inflating pill containing hidden microneedles replace painful injections? The creators of the RaniPill robotic capsule think so — and they have the human trials to prove it.
Emerging Tech

A silver bullet is being aimed at the drug-resistant superbugs on the ISS

A bacteria which is benign here on Earth can mutate into a drug-resistant superbug once it enters space. Now this problem is being tackled by a team of microbiologists who have found a way to inhibit the spread of bacteria in the ISS.
Emerging Tech

Tombot is the hyper-realistic dog robot that puts Spot to shame

Forget Boston Dynamics’ Spot! When it comes to robot dogs, the folks behind a new Kickstarter campaign have plans to stake their claim as makers of man’s (and woman’s) newest best friend.
Emerging Tech

Researchers gave alligators headphones and ketamine, and all for a good cause

Researchers in Germany and the United States recently gave ketamine and earphones to alligators to monitor how they process sounds. Here's what it reveals about alligator evolution.
Emerging Tech

Cheese tastes different when it listens to Led Zeppelin, Swiss study finds

A funky new study says that exposing cheese to music changes its aroma and flavor. What’s more, the genre of music matters. Researchers from the Bern University of Arts played music to nine, 22-pound wheels of Emmental cheese.