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3D microscope lens is now a reality

03/23/2011, 3D is the buzzword for the year, and for those who are more geek than jock, you will be pleased to know that the activity of hunching over at the science lab and peering through the lens of the microscope has gotten a boost – thanks to Lei Li and...

The “thinking cap” becomes literal

02/10/2011, In the future when people say “let me put on my thinking cap”, they could really mean that they’re going to put on a thinking cap. Some researchers in Australia have managed to come up with such a device that stimulates a person’s...

Portable solar charger on the cheap, thanks to UM students

01/31/2011, Solar power is definitely one of the better ways to harvest free energy from our surroundings, and when it comes to rural areas, it is one of the best ways to provide green and sustainable energy without having to cut down large tracts from the forest....

Carbon Comfort Saddle is one comfortable unisex bicycle seat

12/30/2010, You know the saying, if you want something done, you’ve gotta do it yourself. That is exactly the kind of advice that Jeri Rutherford, a long-distance cyclist, took, developing the Carbon Comfort Saddle since she was pursuing a comfortable bicycle...

Boy climbs walls with vacuum cleaners

06/30/2010, Hibiki Kono who is just 13 and hails from King’s College School, Cambridge, decided that getting a radioactive spider to bite him isn’t as easy as it sounds, decided to literally take things into his own hands when it comes to climbing walls...

Spokeless bicycle looks cool

02/16/2010, Check out the mechanical engineering class at Yale who have come together in just a single semester, constructing a bicycle that has a spokeless back wheel. As you’ve probably noticed, only the back wheel is spokeless. This was done for several...

Naturmobil: literally one horsepower car

10/16/2009, The image explains the title nicely, but this naturmobil car from Iranian inventor Hadi Mirhejazi transmit the horse’s power to the wheels via a treadmill. The “emissions” is more of an issue but it has apparently been solved by...

Machine classifies your fart

09/02/2009, How do you exactly classify a fart – in terms of wind strength, or how stinky it is? A couple of Cornell University computer-engineering students managed to develop a machine, a fart detector, no less, that houses a sensitive hydrogen sulfide...