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MIT Student Builds Awesome Mario Kart called Chibikart

05/08/2012, A student from MIT called Charles Guan decided to build a working version of the Mario Kart. The vehicle that he has dubbed Chibikart is built from scratch and it apparently took him three weeks to build right up until its first test drive. Guan describes...

Google Patent Reveals Android Beam Meant to do More?

05/02/2012, Given the legal battles currently going on between Oracle and Google, many interesting tech-related tit-bits have been released such as the original Android phone with its QWERTY keyboard that was to go on sale with a $19.99 subsidized 2-year contract but...

Quantum Dots Used to Build RGB Laser

05/01/2012, Lasers produced what can be called almost monochromatic light which means it comes in just one color. By combining 3 single colored lasers, red, green and blue (RGB), it is possible to replicate the whole visible-light spectrum. However, to accomplish...

Inexpensive Nanotube Sensor Measures Ripeness of Fruit

05/01/2012,   As fruit matures, it releases ethylene which is a gas that initiates the ripening process. Once the ripening process begins, more ethylene is released and the process accelerates. Currently produce warehouses that store and ripen fruit make use of...

Samsung Granted Patent for Dual Screen Tablet Device

04/30/2012, Earlier this week, the South Korean technological giant was granted a patent for a “dual screen design for a terminal for portable mobile communication”. The patent which was numbered D658,173, was filed last year on April 7 and lists Kim Dong-Hun as...

Mu Folding Smartphone Charger; Redefines British Plug Shape

04/30/2012, In 2009, a designer by the name of Min-Kyu Choi saw his innovation of a folding British plug go viral on Youtube (the video is embedded above for viewing at your convenience). Now a company called Made in Mind has brought an altered version of the product...

Dead Mac Mini Used to Make LED Clock

04/30/2012, After a Mac Mini with its nifty enclosure was certified as dead, the owner of this particular one decided to use the beautiful casing as a base for a colorful LED clock. As you can see from the video above, once you know how to tell the time from the...

Circuit Board Lamp; Seems to Enjoy Exposing Itself

04/27/2012, A French designer by the name of Matali Crasset created this hanging over-head lamp that is called the Court Circuit. It might look a bit like 5 circuit boards and the reason for that is because it is. The Court Circuit Lamp is one of those devices that...

Spinach-based Solar Cells Project Get $90,000 Development Fund

04/26/2012, A few students from the Vanderbilt School of Engineering won the attention of the folks over at the National Sustainable Design Expo that was held in Washington D.C. The students’ creation was a bio-hybrid solar panel that replaces the expensive silicon...

Liquidmetal, What is it?

04/25/2012, Introduction When you think about the word LiquidMetal, what immediately comes to mind is the reforming face of Robert Patrick in The Terminator 2 movie. And truth be told, you wouldn’t be very far off. In essence what LiquidMetal along with Vitreloy...

Ikea Reveals Adorable Cardboard Digital Camera

04/25/2012, The famous some-assembly-required Swedish furniture manufacturer Ikea has come up with a cute looking innovation to commemorate the 2012 Fuorisalone which is a design expo held in Milan recently. In the press kits that were given out to members of the...

8 Floppy Drives Play James Bond Theme [Video]

04/23/2012, In conjunction with ‘Technology Week’ at Purdue University, the Association of Electrical Technologists club came up with what can be called an amazing musical piece. While music might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of...

This Watch Goes Ninja

04/23/2012, As we know, everybody loves a ninja and this brand new watch goes by the name of Ninja Time. You will be happy to know however that unlike ninjas this watch will not go missing. The ninja that sits on your wrist might cause you to break out in laughter as...