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 brain – something that the Australian media have equated with getting hit by lightning. The thinking cap works by exposes its subject’s brain to 10-15 minutes of […]
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. The University of Michigan should be proud that three of its alumni from the engineering faculty have come up with the Emerald portable solar […]
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 seat that cannot be found on the market – at least not until her vision was materialized in the actual world. This unique saddle is unisex, supporting the sit bones […]
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 – with a little help from Tesco, of course, where he uses vacuum cleaners to make his way across walls. Nozzles and suction pads were attached to […]
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 reasons: Manufacturing the rear wheel/rim was very expensive, so we only had one machined to see if it would work. We knew that if we could get it working […]
02/01/2010, Alex Kendrick sure seems to have achieved more than a lot of people who are older than his 16-years of age. As you know, if you’re deep in a cave or underground, you’re not going to get much luck trying to text your Aunt Peggy back home. He’s come up with a new low-frequency radio that can penetrate rock more easily than that of high-frequency transmissions. His team of explorers […]
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 connecting a bag directly to the “exhaust”. If you have not noticed, this is the 2-seats “coupe” version.
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 monitor no less, coupled with a thermometer and a microphone. They also came up with the software that is smart enough to rate whatever stink bombs you drop, basing […]