Cool Bulletproof vest The
Dutch organisation for applied scientific research and the Dutch army
are working on a bulletproof vest with an integrated fan. It's as heavy
as current vests and offers more protection. A prototype will be tested
in Afghanistan this summer.
Lightweight Video Eyewear is Science Fact Many
people have already purchased a MP4 video player. Very nice, but the
screens are simply too small to watch a movie. The newest generation of
video eyewear no longer weighs more than a pair of designer sunglasses.
A real mobile cinema experience.
Catch-bot solves Basketball Mystery Perceptual
psychologists have been obsessed with basketball for nearly three
decades: How can an outfielder navigate to a flying basketball? After a
lot of research engineers have been able to create a robot that can
catch a basketball.
Autodidact Robot Researchers
of Cornell University and the University of Vermont made a robot that
observed its own motion using built-in sensors in its joints. When the
researchers shortened one of the robot's leg it responded by devising a
new way to walk.
Protect your Banana Are
you fed up with bringing bananas to work or school only to find them
bruised and squashed? Then you'll need the Banana Guard, a hard plastic
case that will keep those icky brown bruises away. The Banana Guard can
fit 90% of all bananas.
Ovulation Watch The
OV-watch is FDA approved to predict ovulation up to five days in
advance for women trying or not trying to have a baby. The watch
detects chorine ions secreting through the skin, a chlorine peak
indicates an ovulation will occur.
Jet Powered Laptop Alan
Epstein wants to put a jet engine into a laptop. An engine the size and
weight of a laptop battery could give you at least 15 hours of battery
life. Epstein and his team have already tested wafers that would make
up different parts of the engine
Hopscotching Robot from Toyota Toyota
says it has developed a one-legged robot that can jump like a human.
The one meter tall robot has a joint that allows it to jump as high as
1.6 inches high. Toyota hopes to apply the technology to a two-legged
robot in the future.
Robot Discerns Brand Wine from a Sip Researchers
at NEC System Technologies and Mie University in Japan have developed a
robot that can identify wines and cheeses. The electromechanical
sommelier uses an infrared sensor to determine the chemical composition
of certain objects.
Fashion of the Future: Illuminating Clothing Will
people in the near future wear illuminating clothing? Philips Research
thinks so. Their Lumalive textiles make it possible to create fabrics
that carry dynamic advertisements, graphics and even full color