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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,...

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...