Night vision goggles now showing in color

by Edwin

Most of us have grown up watching more than enough war and science fiction movies to know that night vision images are often seen as an eclectic mix of green and black. Tenebraex has upped the ante by developing a pair of goggles that help both soldiers and physicians to see an entire spectrum of colors at night – a vast improvement over what is currently available in the market. …

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Flexible transparent battery in the works

by Edwin

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At first glance, the square on the right actually looks like a transparent film of some sort, but you will be surprised to know that it is actually a battery. I know I was surprised myself, but what we see is actually a polymer based rechargeable battery developed by Japanese scientists from the Waseda University. This unique battery is made from a 200 nanometre thick (or should the right word …

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The electricity generating wind tunnel

by Mike

Electricity generating wind tunnel by Michael Jantzen

People don’t exactly get excited about conserving energy or creating energy by natural means. It’s a phrase that doesn’t even sound fun. Sure, you get that warm, fuzzy feeling because you’re doing something good, but you don’t exactly look forward to doing it. Michael Jantzen, the designer of that crazy contraption above, hopes to make producing natural energy into a public spectacle.

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Easy Walk being developed for the blind

by Edwin

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Il Village from Italy is currently working on a GPS satellite system that will offer a greater degree of mobility and independence to the blind and visually impaired, and this system will be known as the Easy Walk service. The brainchild of Il Village’s technology officer, Andrea de Paoli, the Easy Walk system comprises of a Symbian-based cellphone, a Bluetooth GPS receiver, text-to-speech software called Talks, and a call center …

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The Amazing Flying Dutch Car

by Nick

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If you hate being stuck in traffic jams, don’t worry, because the new flying car PAL-V is on it way. This Dutch project is a hybrid 3-wheel vehicle that can fly as a gyrocopter and also be driven as a regular car, or to be more precise, like a motorcycle.

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The Bluetooth Enabled Electronic Band Aid

by Andrew

Bluetooth Enabled Electronic Band Aid

Following an accident time is of the essence and, in the adrenalin fuelled aftermath of such incidents the emergency services invariably have to work frantically amidst the chaotic throng of police, fire crews and over inquisitive onlookers in order to assess the status of the injured who may be drifting sporadically in and out of consciousness. A wealth of information has to be amassed concerning blood groups, known drug allergies …

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Gotta Go Briefcase for those in a spot

by Edwin

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The Gotta Go Briefcase is certainly a brilliant invention for road warriors who constantly live out of a suitcase. Their lifestyle requires them to be ready to leave at a moment’s notice – pretty much like a nomad of yore. This briefcase might not contain a single piece of clothing, but what it does do is bring relief during the most constipated times in your traveling life. Have you ever …

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New Chinese Concept Phones Revealed in CeBIT 2007

by Nick

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The Chinese mobile telephone company Huawei presented in CeBIT 2007 these cool concepts for new cell phones that may or may not be produced in the near future. The most interesting one is a mobile phone with an integrated USB connector that can be used without the need of an adapter or even a cable. The USB adapter is made with a flexible rubber that can be bent in any …

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