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Lincoln door opens differently

07/13/2007, This black 1993 Lincoln Mk 8 is no ordinary car as you can see, not especially when Ford has commissioned Jaalta Design Inc. to come up with an interesting proposition of a door opening mechanism for your car. Instead of opening outwards like every other...

Staffing agency to employ robots

07/13/2007, Robots are starting to take over the role of certain jobs in Japan, with People Staff recruiting 10 of these Wakamaru receptionist robots to work at businesses and institutions throughout the Tokai area in central Japan. Standing at just 1 meter tall,...

d3o unveils polymer armor

07/11/2007, The idea of a polymer armor is very interesting, and d3o from Britian has achieved just that by introducing a smart material that is malleable until you hit it with some force, turning it rigid in an instant. Apparently the US Olympic Ski Team utilized...

Space toilet purchased by NASA

07/09/2007, NASA decided that it was way cheaper to purchase a space station toilet system than to built one from scratch – forking out $19 million dollars to the Russians in the process. This new toilet is expected to arrive at the space station next year,...

Largest solar power farm in the world

07/09/2007, Folks living in California have one more thing to be proud of, and this time it is housing the largest solar power farm in the world. Built by Cleantech America LLC, this solar farm takes up a whopping 640 acres of space, 17 times larger than the current...

USB-powered clothing hit the streets

07/03/2007, Understandably, summer is the hottest time of the year, so it is time to pile up on essentials such as deodorant -or is it? This USB-powered clothing says otherwise, boasting a couple of fans located behind the shirt that sucks air in from outside while...

Wear Your Seat is embarassing

06/27/2007, Want to look like a retard? Putting on the Wear Your Seat cushion wherever you go does just the trick, making you look like a reject from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie studio. While the idea is a noble one, giving you a nice, soft cushion to rest...

Robotic hand has tactile sensors

06/25/2007, Shadow Robot Company (sounds as though they manufacture cyborg ninjas and samurais) is well known for creating the 24-degrees of freedom dexterous hand, and they are now credited with adding tactile sensors to the hand as well. Each sensor comes with...

747 carries weapon not passengers

06/25/2007, While most of us equate the Boeing 747 as a mass people carrier, the military decided to turn it into an Airborne Laser, carrying a “megawatt-class chemical oxygen iodine laser beam” that takes aim at both ground and airborne targets, turning...

SunRed designs solar bike

06/24/2007, Say goodbye to gas stations if this solar-powered motorbike from SunRed ever makes it to the manufacturing line. It will soon be available as a prototype though, so realizing it probably won’t be too far off. SunRed took the clamshell structure...

Schwinn launches new electric bikes

06/24/2007, Cycling is a great form of non-impact exercise, but tackling high-gradient slopes can be quite the daunting task. Schwinn has launched a trio of human-electric hybrid bikes in the form of the Campus, World GSE, and Continental models, giving you an...

Do shopping on your store window

06/22/2007, Window shopping takes on a whole new meaning with Polo Ralph Lauren’s store window being turned into a virtual store, letting you shop with your fingertips. While it retains the regular store window look by showing what’s available in store,...

JetPack now up for grabs

06/21/2007, Remember how you watched the Rocketeer or were enthralled with Boba Fett’s jetpack? Well, technology has advanced to a point where it is possible to pick one up commercially now. The JetPack has pretty poor mileage though, giving you a three minute...

High heels experience transformation

06/21/2007, Women often have it tough when they’re wearing heels while driving. Sheila’s Shoes have decided to tackle this problem by creating a fancy stilleto that has enough room to stow the heel within the sole when it is not required, popping out only...