Monday, 27 August 2012

Hover Jedi-style

Aerofex - The Jedi style hovering vehicle.
Aerofex, a California-based firm has developed a manned hovering aerial vehicle which relies on human instincts of balance and mechanical responses for hovering rather than electronics or artificial intelligence. The vehicle has close resemblance to sci-fi hovering flying bikes like the ones in Return of the Jedi.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

High speed internet anywhere

Laptop-sized compact satellite antenna that hopes to revolutionize satellite broadband connection.
Kymeta, a startup led by former Microsoft chief technology officer Nathan Myhrvold, is all set to bring broadband satellite internet connections at remote places, allowing passengers on planes, trains, boats, automobiles and other vehicles to enjoy the same kind of broadband experience that they already have at home or in the office.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Falling slinky

When a slinky is suspended in mid air until it reaches equilibrium and then dropped, it falls in a very peculiar manner.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Stone, paper, scissors!

Robot that will beat you 100% of the time

Ishikawa Oku Lab at the University of Tokyo have designed a robot which not only plays stone-paper-scissors, but wins every single time.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Gigapixel camera

Details which do not appear prominently to the naked eye highlighted by the gigapixel camera.
Engineers at Duke University and the University of Arizona have come up with a prototype gigapixel camera made from stacking 98 mini cameras.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Wireless phone charger

Intel has demonstrated a concept feature where a smartphone can be charged when brought in close proximity to a laptop.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Self making bed

A breath of relief for those who hate to make their bed after waking up. Spanish furniture maker OHEA has created a bed which can make itself automatically.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Quit smoking easily

Study at University of Buffalo shows that smokers who consume most fruits and vegetables are 3 times more likely to be able to quit smoking than those who consume lowest amount of fruits and vegetables.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Self-adjustable glasses


Spectacles designed for use in developing countries, where people do not have access to the glasses they need. These glasses are self-adjustable, using a technology called Slidelens - a revolutionary technology that works by sliding the lenses over each other.

Monday, 4 June 2012

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Double sided transparent touchscreen smartphone

NTT docomo have developed a transparent touchscreen smartphone which can be operated from both sides, simultaneously.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Behold! Photography set to be revolutionized!

Lytro, a silicon valley startup, has created the first light-field camera for consumers, that lets users focus at any point of the image LONG AFTER an image has been taken!

Thursday, 31 May 2012

How to connect with people : Hachi to the rescue

A Bangalore based startup called Hachi can give you the best possible route to connect to a person you're not friends with.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Virus used to create electricity

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists have successfully discovered a way to convert mechanical energy into electrical energy using a harmless virus.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Pedal operated washing machine

Remya's pedal operated washing machine. Source-

An ingenious pedal operated washing machine that is eco-friendly, energy efficient, doesn't require electricity to function and is very cheap.

Japanese pot that self-stirs and boils water quicker

Kuru Kuru Nabe
A Japanese dentist Hideki Watanabe has invented an ingenious sculpted pot which helps to heat the pot's contents more efficiently while stirring the contents by itself.

Monday, 28 May 2012

The Humanure Power Project

The idea is to provide sanitation and electricity to rural India by building community toilets and harnessing human waste to produce methane and electricity that will be distributed to the community via 12-V batteries.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Charge your phone with your cotton T-shirt!

The activated carbon textile. Image credit:
Engineers have successfully transformed cotton into a flexible, highly conductive component, which means it could charge devices.

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Living snail as a source of electricity

Implanted biofuel cell. Photo credit: Clarkson University.
For the first time in history, a living snail has been implanted with a biofuel cell, which is producing electricity for a long period of time!

Friday, 25 May 2012

New metamaterial has negative compressibility

A system to demonstrate who the ends can be stretched while the subsystem compresses
Firstly, let me define a term:

Metamaterial: Metamaterials are artificial materials engineered to have properties that may not be found in nature.

Get rid of needles!

The device fires a jet of the drug which breaches the skin.
Image courtesy of the MIT BioInstrumentation Lab
There are many among us who are scared of needles. Your woes may end in the near future.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Load carrier for labour

A push cart as well as a backpack which can pick-up heavy loads
Here is a real grass root innovation. It is meant to improve the working condition of labourers and workers at many places globally like construction site, factories, ports, railway stations, etc.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Stiffer road surface implies reduced fuel consumption

Credit - MIT
Study by civil engineers at MIT has revealed that building stiffer road surfaces can bring down the vehicle fuel consumption by as much as 3%.

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