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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...

Bitman project around your neck

07/30/2007, The Bitman project consists of a necklace-type device that displays an animated character using simple building blocks, and it not only keeps those around you entertained it also features a clock that tells the time in phrases and a stock market sensitive...

Halluc II insect-like robot

07/26/2007, Japanese certainly love their robots, and this love has been proven once again with the Halluc II robot from the Future Robotics Technology Center. Featuring eight limbs, the Halluc II comes in three different modes of locomotion, where one of them is...

Click: connecting homebound seniors through interactive TV

07/24/2007, (Yahoo Design Week) – I met with Ben Leduc Mills one of the 4 designers of this cool project (Blanka Lenart, Sonia Nelson, Ilan Schifter). The new technologies for entertainment rarely focus on the senior citizens; they mostly aim to please the 10...

Megaphone: turn any mobile phone into a game controller

07/24/2007, (Yahoo Design Week) – I (Eliane) was at Yahoo Design Week where students design projects were exhibited under a tent on the Yahoo campus. The Megaphone project designed by Jury Hahn from New York University was the most gadget-related one. It is a...

DIY Bike looks comfy

07/22/2007, Now we’ve heard of stories about riding bicycles and its side effects (especially in males), but this is one bicycle that offers more creature comforts that the rest do. Not only does it get you around in an environmentally friendly manner, it also...

M200G Volantor for the Jetsons

07/22/2007, Moller International has certainly opened the world’s eyes to yet another alternative mode of transport – flying vehicles. The M200G Volantor seats two comfortably and is capable of hovering up to 10 feet across most surfaces (allowing you to...

The Clever machine is eco-friendly

07/20/2007, With rising gas prices and the automotive industry having a hard time meeting all those environmental regulations, it makes us wonder whether we can afford personal modes of transport in the future. The Clever is one such vehicle that could help in the...

Dog receives prosthetic paw upgrade

07/18/2007, A Belgian Shepherd known as Storm lays claim to be the first pet in the world to be fitted with a prosthetic paw. This false limb is different from the rest since it allows the dog’s skin to grow into the metal itself for greater grip. This is a...

Lippmann hologram for greater security

07/16/2007, Security hologram stickers have long been in place to prevent fraud from happening on a large scale in credit cards and other sensitive items, but Japan’s Da Nippon Printing and Sony PCL are working towards a new printed hologram that boasts enough...

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,...