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LED hourglass now in 3D

03/16/2007, Dhananjay Gadre and Anurag Chugh have successfully developed a LED hourglass that brings a new twist to an old device. The LEDs were ingeniously arranged in a circular, conical fashion to play the part of an hourglass’ glass parts, giving the entire...

Weird plane-helicopter hybrid

03/16/2007, Baldwin Technology has developed a working prototype of their helicopter which defies conventional design, making even Leonardo da Vinci proud. This unique helicopter was specifically made to lift heavy objects. It can even achieve a faster travel time by...

Rollerblades get 1.5 horses

03/14/2007, Check out this pair of Motorized Rollerblades that was retailing for $78 on eBay. Fancy wearing one of these to push you through those strenous uphill stretches so that you can enjoy an exihilirating ride downhill? The reason behind this mad mod is...

Laser diode from Sharp burns at 6X

03/14/2007, Sharp of Japan has recently developed the GH04P21A2G blue-violet laser that is capable of burning doubled sided discs of the Blu-ray and HD DVD variety at 6X speed. Mass production of these new diodes will begin this May, featuring an output of 210 mW,...

Robot to rescue those fainted in a fire

03/14/2007, This bright green robot that you see is not a threat to the human race despite how you might perceive its actions at first glance. No, it ain’t swallowing up a human whole, but it actually uses those arms to identify and pick up any humans who might...

D.I.Y. Lego drone

03/14/2007, The Long Tail has officially coined the phrase “Lego Autopilot” after combining a gyro sensor with some Lego Mindstorms NXT. The autopilot will be able to keep the plane flying level whenever engaged thanks to the rudder. The servo arm that...

Qtire is quite the stud

03/13/2007, So the Transformers movie isn’t out yet, but that isn’t stopping the Qtire’s release this year. The Qtire stands heads and shoulders above the crowd thanks to a patented all-weather tire technology for vehicles, featuring studs that can...

Nixon Rotolog oozes with diamonds

03/12/2007, I don’t know why is there the need to bling up everyday items, perhaps to satiate our need for significance in this world? Anyways, if you have a little too much dough in your bank account and do not know how to spend it, why not pick up this Nixon...

Look ma – no hands!

03/12/2007, Here is yet another weird thing to come out from Japan – a pedal-powered roller coaster ride. Going uphill is definitely going to be quite a task, and I fear for those who do not have enough pedal power to keep it going upwards. What happens if the...

Salamander robot a boon

03/11/2007, Give me the chance to play with a robotic salamander and I’ll probably try to annoy the neighbor’s cat with it. Put it in the hands of neurobiologists, and they use it to study the human spinal cord processes instead (which is by far the more...

Excalibur missile deadly accurate

03/11/2007, Raytheon has been working on the Excalibur GPS-guided artillery for 8 years now, and it is finally ready for deployment. Initial testing showed deadly accuracy as these artilleries managed to lock onto and hit their targets with an error margin of just 10...

Cyborg arm for the disabled

03/11/2007, Fighting in a war is not a pretty sight, and sometimes soldiers return with missing arms due to explosions and gangrenous wounds. Inventor Dean Kamen and his team managed to design an artificial arm at the behest of the Department of Defense which is...

Sniper rifle embeds GPS chip in body

03/08/2007, Empire North from Denmark is currently developing the ID Sniper, a sniper rifle which is powerful enough to implant a GPS chip in your body from a range of 1km away. I wonder what the targets would feel when they get hit by this rifle – will they...

Cyborg army in the works

03/08/2007, A cyborg army is always the stuff of imagination, but that could soon be a reality thanks to some strides made by an Israeli defense firm. This company has recently unveiled a portable robot known as VIPeR which is capable of entering most combat zones on...