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Nanoparticles Pave The Way

Nanoparticles Pave The Way

Nanoparticles Pave The Way: In a breakthrough new “direct-doping” process, scientists have embedded light-emitting nanoparticles into glass so that it remains almost perfectly transparent, but glows brightly when stimulated by lower frequency light. Able to...

Microsoft's Magic Mirror

Microsoft’s Magic Mirror

Microsoft’s Magic Mirror: The concept of a smart mirror has been around for a while, but none of them have really materialized into a real product yet. Microsoft joined the fray at its Build conference...

Tiny House Off The Grid

Tiny House Off The Grid

Tiny House Off The Grid: Tiny Drop offers a change from the stereotypical shed-on-wheels look that’s common to the scene. Resembling a supersized (and perhaps slightly steampunk-like) teardrop trailer that’s actually crashed into a shed,...

Worlds First 3D Printed Office Building

Worlds First 3D Printed Office Building

Worlds First 3D Printed Office Building: Taking up a footprint of 250 sq m (2,690 sq ft), the building is located within Dubai’s Emirates Towers complex and will serve as a fully-functional office. A very large...

Google's Project Ara

Google’s Project Ara

Google’s Project Ara: The idea for a modular smartphone, where individual hardware components like cameras, speakers and battery packs can be easily swapped out to customize your device, was too intriguing to languish in limbo....

Feeling Like Aquaman

Feeling Like Aquaman

Feeling Like Aquaman: Ameo announced that it was fundamentally changing the design of the swimmer’s snorkel in 2012 with its Powerbreather model. The company has finally released it and I had a chance to try...

MIDI Micro

MIDI Micro

MIDI Micro: A few months after creating what was claimed to be the world’s smallest MIDI synthesizer, which was smaller than the capsule at the end of a 5-pin DIN cable, a self-confessed MIDI lover...

The Future Of Smart Phones

The Future Of Smart Phones

The Future Of Smart Phones: The same team that developed a flexible phone which treats bending its screen as a form of input have now done themselves one better by creating a flexing display that’s...

NanoTritium Battery

NanoTritium Battery

NanoTritium Battery: When installing micro-electronic devices in locations that are expensive or hard to reach, or just downright dangerous, you don’t want to have to keep returning to swap out a battery cell. City Labs...

Common Computer Issues

Common Computer Issues

Common Computer Issues: Every PC user has a computer problem now and then. Even the most stable, secure machine is not safe from buggy software, failing hardware, or even the occasional loose wire. Some can...

Airship Takes To The Sky

Airship Takes To The Sky

Airship Takes To The Sky: The HALE-D is a sub-scale demonstrator made with high-strength fabrics and featuring thin-film solar arrays serving as a regenerative power supply. Lightweight propulsion units propel the airship aloft and guide...

More Than Just A Normal Pickup

More Than Just A Normal Pickup

More Than Just A Normal Pickup: Back in 2014, guitarist Andy Alt nailed a successful Kickstarter to fund the production of a box-shaped pickup that’s actually home to a single coil humbucker and a two...

Wraparound Jet Engine Design

Wraparound Jet Engine Design

Wraparound Jet Engine Design: If you like the window seat while you fly, then maybe enjoy it while it lasts. Airbus has filed a US patent application for a new multi-fan jet engine design, which...

The Boom

The Boom

The Boom: Supersonic air travel is experiencing a rebirth of sorts lately, at least in terms of new concept designs for passenger planes from the likes of Airbus, Denver-based Boom and Boston’s Spike Aerospace. Spike, in...

Off Road Skateboard

Off Road Skateboard

Off Road Skateboard: Detail is a little light at the moment, but we do know that the Descender board has dimensions of 31 x 10 x 5 inches (787.4 x 254 x 127 mm) and...

The Teardrop Camper

The Teardrop Camper

The Teardrop Camper: The timeless teardrop trailer remains one of the lightest, simplest ways to take a camping trip. While they’re small, light and efficient behind your vehicle, teardrops can feel a bit tiny...

Shiftwear

ShiftWear

ShiftWear: The ShiftWear sneakers are designed with flexible E Ink color displays that can be customized with images or animations directly from a smartphone or tablet. While the ShiftWear sneakers may inconvenience you with lace-tying, their...

A Whole Lotta Battery

A Whole Lotta Battery

A Whole Lotta Battery: Researchers working at the University of Missouri (MU) claim to have produced a prototype of a nuclear-powered, water-based battery that is said to be both longer-lasting and more efficient than current...

First Time Fired Up

First Time Fired Up

First Time Fired Up: The world’s largest commercial aircraft engine has been started up for the first time at GE Aviation’s Peebles Test Operation in Ohio. According to GE, ground testing of the GE9X development...

New Chip Could Have A Huge Impact

New Chip Could Have A Huge Impact

New Chip Could Have A Huge Impact: An international team of researchers claims to have incorporated a range of quantum technologies on a single integrated chip that is compatible with existing fiber and semiconductor...