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Biodegradable polystyrene in the works

09/04/2007, Now isn’t this just ironic – biodegradable polystyrene. Shanpu Ya and colleagues at the Polymer Science & Engineering College of Quingdao University of Science & Technology in China have apparently reached such a milestone, having...

RUB Chopper with smoker

08/26/2007, Andrew Fischel certainly loves his bikes, and has taken customization to an even higher level with the RUB Chopper that comes with a working smoker attached at the side. Guess you will be able to hold impromptu barbeque sessions with this mobile barbeque...

Caterpillar Scoop strectcher unit concept

08/23/2007, I’ve always wondered just how an injured person feels whenever he/she is being transported via a stretcher – all that bumping around would certainly add to the pain experience, wouldn’t it? The Caterpillar Scoop stretcher unit aims to...

HyperBike barges its way thru traffic

08/22/2007, This looks like General Grievous’ Wheel Bike from the movie, but the HyperBike is actually reality. Designed by Curtis DeForest, he invented this bicycle (if you can call it that in such a highly evolved form) that is capable of holding its own in...

EyePassword for iris-based security

08/22/2007, The EyePassword software helps you key in your password without those looming over your shoulder taking a peek at what you are typing. It works by shining an infrared beam which is invisible to the naked eye on the user’s face that is used for...

Yoga mat goes hi-tech

08/22/2007, Designer Hui-Zong Chen has come up with this high tech yoga mat that can actually unfurl from a metal tube, and it sports memory card slots as well as plays content off an MP3 player. What makes this mat even more special is the presence of an electronic...

Samsung reveals next-gen displays

08/21/2007, Samsung has demonstrated a number of upcoming display technologies that our friends at Aving (more photos here) were lucky enough to see them. 3D display technology for mobile devicesThis is a smaller version of Samsung 3D display shown last year at CES....

Transparent Canoe-Kayak

08/20/2007, Getting on a kayak could be considered an adventure for many, and this kayak-canoe hybrid that was built with a see-through polymer hull will definitely be a firm favorite with kids especially when they get a full view of underwater landscapes and various...

Bike Rental Stand

08/14/2007, This urban Bike Rental Stand picked up an award at this year’s Spark Design & Architecture Awards, featuring one-way journeys with both drop off and pick-up points in different places all over a city. Each bike comes with an RFID chip that helps...

Intel-powered chopper rides on

08/14/2007, Orange County Choppers has collaborated with Intel to create a bike known as Satan’s ride. Disappointingly enough, it doesn’t come with any hellfire motifs or flaming wheels that will put Ghost Rider to shame, but it does hold a respectable...

Chair Suitcase gives you a seat

08/13/2007, So you’ve been walking around from one end of the airport terminal to another without taking a break – how else are you going to sit down and take forty winks while ensuring your luggage is still there when you wake up? The Chair Suitcase is...

Landmark bus shelter concept design

08/08/2007, Most of us think of bus shelters as a place where the homeless sleep in night after night, and they aren’t exactly the most hygenic public place to be at in the first place. The Landmark bus shelter is part of the range of a uniform design concept...

Proto 2 cyborg arm breaks new ground

08/08/2007, The Proto 2 cyborg arm definitely aims to make a robotic arm function as good as a normal arm for those who have lost their limbs through accidents or wars. The deadline has been set at 2009, and the gauntlet has been thrown. Apparently, muscle signals...

Zero-X battery-powered bike

08/07/2007, Just in case you cannot afford to pick up one of those high powered electric Tesla Roadsters, perhaps something more suited to your budget like the Zeo-X off-road bike will suffice. It isn’t exactly cheap though at $6,900, but think of all the fuel...