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The ‘Chairless Chair’ – an exoskeleton that lets you sit anywhere

August 21st, 2014 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

Chairless Chair Noonee, a Zurich-based startup, is looking to change the way production line workers work. Most production line workers are often required to stand for a majority of their shift.  Noonee’s solution is a futuristic exoskeleton that’s simply called the “Chairless Chair.” (Video)    

Project Yerka: The world’s first unstealable bike

August 21st, 2014 at 8:51 am » Comments Off

Engineering students design a bike that cannot be stolen. Three engineering students at Chile’s University of Adolfo Ibáñez have designed a bicycle that cannot be stolen. More than a novel idea, Project Yerka solves a very common problem. This innovative cycle will be a game changer.  (Videos)  

CultLab3D scanner digitally immortalizes invaluable artifacts in 5 minutes

August 20th, 2014 at 12:47 pm » Comments Off

CultLab3D Scanner The Smithsonian opened a virtual museum last year. The Smithsonian X 3D Explorer allows users to take a virtual tour of (and even 3D print) high-definition digital models of artifacts like Lincoln’s life mask or the Wright Brother’s plane. (Video)    

17 year-old student invents device that produces clean energy and fresh water

August 16th, 2014 at 8:08 am » Comments Off

Cynthia Sin Nga Lam and the H2Pro The lineup of finalists in this year’s Google Science Fair is impressive. Among the 15 inventions designed to make the world a better place, Cynthia Sin Nga Lam’s submission is definitely a major standout. Concerned about the millions of people living without energy and water, the 17-year-old student […]

TrueNorth – A new computer chip that functions like the brain

August 14th, 2014 at 8:34 am » Comments Off

IBM’s new processor, TrueNorth. Scientists have developed a new kind of computer chip that was inspired by the architecture of the brain.  The chip uses no more power than a hearing aid and may eventually excel at calculations that stump today’s supercomputers.

Innovation for the clumsy among us: Floating Mugs

June 19th, 2014 at 11:09 am » Comments Off

Floating Mug With the help of a successful Kickstarter Campaign and a great design, the floating mug is now available to keep coffee off your furniture and start your day right!

Heptagon Acoustic Tweezer repairs damaged nerves

June 13th, 2014 at 10:20 am » Comments Off

Miniaturized ultrasonic device capable of capturing and moving single cells and tiny living creatures. University of Glasgow researchers have devised a Heptagon Acoustic Tweezer which makes use of resonance for manipulating matter. This sonic tweezer uses acoustic force to build cell matrices with the possibility of repairing injured nerves.  

11 ways technology may soon grant you superhuman powers

June 9th, 2014 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

Human flight As a child, everyone had a favorite superhuman power – flying, invisibility, comic book character strength and agility. Some of us secretly hoped to cultivate psychic powers like telekinesis, precognition, mind reading, etc., even as teens and young adults.  

MIT creates wearable set of robotic arms to give a helping hand

June 4th, 2014 at 11:08 am » Comments Off

Supernumerary Robotic Limbs MIT creates robotic limbs that, when worn, give you more limbs than you’d normally have. The Supernumerary Robotic Limbs (SRLs) are not designed to replace biological limbs that you might be missing, but rather robotic limbs designed to augment the number of limbs that you have already. (Videos)    

The scooter that doubles as a suitcase

June 2nd, 2014 at 11:55 am » Comments Off

He Liangcai rides his home-made suitcase scooter. A Chinese private entrepreneur, He Liangcai, recently obtained a patent for a product that turns a regular suitcase into a rechargeable scooter. According to patent documents China Real Time viewed, accessed via China’s intellectual property database, the suitcase is also equipped with a GPS navigator, a burglar alarm and […]

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