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Bee tongues sniff out bombs

09/13/2007, Inscentinel Ltd. has developed the Vapour Detection Instrumentation that is said to be able to detect explosives, cancer, drugs, and virtually any other item that you’d like to sniff out. What’s the amazing technology behind it? The answer...

Ultra-low power display technology

09/13/2007, It’s been known for a long-time that displays are energy hogs and given that battery life is the most problematic issue for mobile computing, someone needs to find a way to improve it. Unipixel is a company who claims to have nailed it down. A...

Buses as mobile ticket cameras?

09/12/2007, Should Governor Schwarzenegger get his way, the “forward facing digital video cameras installed on city buses” could be used to ticket owners of vehicles automatically whenever they have been caught to block buses. Probably these cameras will...

Beat Dress grooves onwards

09/10/2007, The Beat Dress as shown was part of a project conducted for a Fashion and Technology course at the School of Arts and Communication at Malmö University. 10 detachable patches on the dress equipped with an equal amount of LEDs provide the light, while a...

Volvo takes hybrid route with ReCharge

09/06/2007, Volvo of Sweden has unveiled the ReCharge, making it the latest green car from their stable. It is first and foremost an electric car, being a hybrid second. Whenever the speedometer passes the 60mph mark, the ReCharge will operate fully as an electric...

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...