85,000 Rubik's Cubes make gorgeous mosaics (and other stuff you missed)
Today’s edition of GeekBytes proves there’s more to Rubik’s Cubes than the frustration of not being able to finish them. What are we talking about? Read on to find out, and to see other things you might have missed.
What would you do with 85,794 unsolved Rubik’s Cubes? If you're Cube Works Studio, you make a giant mural. The Cube Works team set a new Guinness World Record for its 200-foot wide creation in China. The cubes actually look like lots of individual wall tiles, too. [via Laughing Squid]
According to Gizmag, the University of Sheffield has developed a new method to help firefighters navigate through heavy smoke. The researchers developed a prototype helmet that will vibrate if someone gets too close to obstacles. The helmet uses sensors and vibrational pads located near the forehead area to help the crew move around a smoke-filled environment. [via Ubergizmo]
Some game controller mods are genius. Others are, well, crazy. I can't decide which side this headphone controller by YouTube user lyberty5” falls on. [via Hack a Day]