If you need a power source when you are camping you might want to consider the PowerPot by Power Practical, winner of the Inventor of the Year Award at the 2012 DaVinci Inventor Showcase. The PowerPot turns heat into useful electricity. It will power lights so you can see what you’re cooking, recharge a cellphone, [...]
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Self-healing artificial leaf. Scientists reported the creation of the “world’s first practical artificial leaf” back in 2011. The leaf mimics the ability of real leaves to produce energy from sunlight and water. Touted as a potentially inexpensive source of electricity for those in developing countries and remote areas, the leaf’s creators have now given it [...]
David Carroll, nanotechnologist at Wake Forest University. Nanotechnologist, David Carroll, is working on a simple material that he thinks will soon be a part of everything you own. Carroll’s research group at Wake Forest University developed a flexible fabric that makes electricity from heat or movement. It could revolutionize cheap, renewable energy.
We’re going to be able to put computers inside any living cell you want,” said lead researcher Drew Endy. A team of engineers at Stanford University have made a simple computer inside a living cell, where it could detect disease, warn of toxic threats and, where danger lurked, even self-destruct cells gone rogue. [...]
Joe Landolina pictured on the far left created Veti-Gel. Twenty-year-old New York University student Joe Landolina is working toward an MS in Biomedical Engineering and Biomaterials. While trying to get a degree, he has created a gel called “Veti-Gel” that instantly stops bleeding wounds and starts the healing process. (Video)
The new system will somehow “neutralize the drone’s capability to see you with its camera.” Tim Faucett’s company, APlus Mobile makes mobile computer units that manage robots and UAVs for clients like the U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin. But when he looks to the future, he sees a world where it’s not just the military and [...]
Next-generation wearable electronics will monitor your heart, track your posture and even give you a hug
Devices like headphones and watches are wearable electronics that have long been a common inclusion in many an active person’s tech cache. Such devices roll the function of electronics into a comfortable, ergonomic package that can travel far distances at fast speeds. The next generation of wearable electronics will become even more wearable and functional, [...]
The polyurethane foam begins as two liquids stored separately and injected together into the abdominal cavity. Despite the best efforts of military first responders to stabilize abdominal wounds sustained on the battlefield, they have few options when it comes to stopping internal bleeding caused by gunshots or explosive fragments. DARPA is studying a new type of injectable foam that [...]
Pebble is the most funded Kickstarter project of all time. Entrepreneurs and artists can post ideas and raise money from other users on Kickstarter. No project had ever raised $1 million on the platform before 2012. But, in the last 12 months, 17 projects exceeded 9-figure fundraises on Kickstarter.
Giant earphone computer speakers. Sometimes computer speakers aren’t just block-shaped objects that are to be placed on a desk. Sometimes they are shaped like giant earphones. Here are eighteen more cool gadgets designed to make your life at home funner. Continue reading to see them all. (Pics)