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December 20 2014

thatsridicarus

pre-rachelle:

so proud of the Delft University of Technologie(TU Delft)

the stuff that they develop there is like….Harvard or Oxford university to me!

so much innovation and revolutionary projects and ideas. Just like the ambulance drone

just watch the video, you’ll see

December 15 2014

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kisslaughanddream:

sixpenceee:

A graduate student has created the first man-made biological leaf. It absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen just like a plant. He did this by suspending chloroplasts in a mixture made out of silk protein. He believed it can be used for many things but the most striking one is the thought that it could be used for long distance space travel. Plants do not grow in space, but this synthetic material can be used to produce oxygen in a hostile environment. (Video)

If you don’t think this is cool, you are very wrong.

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November 15 2014

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colossal:

The Chromatic Typewriter

Washington-based painter Tyree Callahan modified a 1937 Underwood Standard typewriter, replacing the letters and keys with color pads and hued labels to create a functional “painting” device called the Chromatic Typewriter. Callahan submitted the beautiful typewriter as part of the 2012 West Prize competition, an annual art prize that’s determined by popular vote. I don’t know how practical painting an image with a color typewriter is, but if Keira Rathbone can do it…

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September 02 2014

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Bistro: The Smartest Cat Feeder. Ever.

techinasia

The cat facial recognition startup is real, and they’re totally serious about reading cat faces

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donut-give-a-fuck-about-abs:

This is seriously amazing tbh.

A group of university students in the U.S. have developed a nailpolish unlike anything a woman would have come across in the past. This unique invention changescolour when it comes in contact with date-rape drugs. This drug isalso called the predator drug and aids in the execution of drug facilitated sexual assault.

This nail polish is being developed by fourundergraduatestudents in the Materials Science & Engineering department at North Carolina State University. They have named the nail paint as Undercover Colours. The product is not completely developed and is still under the process. 

It works in a very unique manner. When the nailpaint comes in contact with predator drugs such as Rohypnol, Xanax, and GHB, it will change colour. In order for the nailpolish to be exposed to the drug, the woman needs to secretly stir her drink with her finger. If the nail colour changes, then it would be certain that her drink has been spiked. This is extremely beneficial as the drugs are colourless and odourless and cannot be detected in any other way by a normal person.

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anywigwilldo:

Students Develop Nail Polish That Can Detect Date Rape Drugs

"Four undergraduate students at North Carolina State University are attempting to produce a nail polish that will reveal the presence of “date rape drugs” such as Rohypnol and GHB by changing color in their presence.

“With our nail polish, any woman will be empowered to discreetly ensure her safety by simply stirring her drink with her finger,” the Undercover Colors Facebook page says.

“Through this nail polish and similar technologies, we hope to make potential perpetrators afraid to spike a woman’s drink because there’s now a risk that they can get caught,” the page continues. “In effect, we want to shift the fear from the victims to the perpetrators. We are Undercover Colors and we are the first fashion company empowering women to prevent sexual assault.””

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August 28 2014

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futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

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August 07 2014

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Google Science Fair: Meet Elif Bilgin


upworthy:
Next Time You Eat A Banana, Remember This Girl's Amazing (And Successful) Experiment

July 24 2014

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The Verge: 

Project Ara: building the modular smartphone

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July 02 2014

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Wearhaus Arc

Crowdfunding in both China and the US, these headphones sync wirelessly so people can listen together

June 30 2014

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Flyfit - Smart Ankle Tracker For Fitness, Cycling & Swimming

[kickstarter page]

techinasia:

This husband-and-wife team created a fitness tracker that will make you go “Why didn’t I think of that?”

May 27 2014

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prostheticknowledge:

Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways!

A working solar panel system designed for roads that can harvest solar energy and illustrate public spaces with LEDs. This has already done the news rounds, but the attention to functional details and environmental production certainly deserve attention

Solar Roadways is a modular paving system of solar panels that can withstand the heaviest of trucks (250,000 pounds). These Solar Road Panels can be installed on roads, parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, bike paths, playgrounds… literally any surface under the sun. They pay for themselves primarily through the generation of electricity, which can power homes and businesses connected via driveways and parking lots. A nationwide system could produce more clean renewable energy than a country uses as a whole (http://solarroadways.com/numbers.shtml). They have many other features as well, including: heating elements to stay snow/ice free, LEDs to make road lines and signage, and attached Cable Corridor to store and treat stormwater and provide a “home” for power and data cables. EVs will be able to charge with energy from the sun (instead of fossil fuels) from parking lots and driveways and after a roadway system is in place, mutual induction technology will allow for charging while driving. 

More Here

One of the most fun & goof-off-iest explain videos ever XD
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gregmelander:

SOLAR ROADS 

This would be an amazing upgrade.  I’m sure it would take a lot of money and time but in the long run they could pay for themselves. via Robert Mao

Check out their indiegogo page too.

Seeing that they've received more than their goal, this might just probably come true for the world eventually.

May 20 2014

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GOOD LOOK: EXO Reaction Housing

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, it became obvious that America was frustratingly ill-prepared to house people displaced by a natural disaster. Michael McDaniel took this as a design challenge. His Exo housing system—inspired by the humble styrofoam cup—could be deployed quickly and cheaply to help us when we need it most.

(via reactionhousing)

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February 10 2014

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Mini Washing Machine Runs without Electricity : Remya Jose Innovation

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February 01 2014

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November 23 2013

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ivegotmorewit:

rasputin:

Portuguese designer Susana Soares has developed a device for detecting cancer and other serious diseases using trained bees. The bees are placed in a glass chamber into which the patient exhales; the bees fly into a smaller secondary chamber if they detect cancer. 

Scientists have found that honey bees - Apis mellifera - have an extraordinary sense of smell that is more acute than that of a sniffer dog and can detect airborne molecules in the parts-per-trillion range. 

Bees can be trained to detect specific chemical odours, including the biomarkers associated with diseases such as tuberculosis, lung, skin and pancreatic cancer.

this makes me really happy

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November 04 2013

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AR Wear - Confidence & Protection That Can Be Worn

"We developed this product so that women and girls could have more power to control the outcome of a sexual assault. We wanted to offer some peace of mind in situations that cause feelings of apprehension, such as going out on a blind date, taking an evening run, “clubbing”, traveling in unfamiliar countries, and any other activity that might make one anxious about the possibility of an assault.

Our goal is to offer a wide range of wearable items, which will include assorted types and styles of underwear, running shorts, traveling shorts, etc., suitable for different situations and the styles of individual users. The challenge was to design products that can be worn comfortably while still being able to frustrate an assault effectively. The garments must be very difficult for someone else to remove by either force or stealth (in situations where the victim cannot resist because she has had too much to drink, was drugged, or is asleep).

They need to be resistant to pulling, tearing and cutting while being comfortable to wear during normal activities and, as in the case of underwear, fit smoothly under form-fitting outer clothing"
(via indiegogo)
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