Apr
24
HemoLink sampling device could put an end to needles for blood testing

At the mere mention of having to have a blood test some people feel faint. This is due to the fact that they cannot stand the sight of needles. However this could be a thing of the past at a company in the US called Tasso Inc have come up with sampling device that does away with the needles. The HemoLink blood sampler can be used by the patient in their own home and the device works as simply as putting it against the skin on the arm for a couple of minutes. [Image Courtesy of Tasso Inc] The background […]


Apr
24
Oomi home system makes your home smarter without a smartphone

Author : Allison Blackburn, 24 April 2015

Oomi home system makes your home smarter without a smartphone

There are many smart home systems already on the market that you wouldn’t think there would room for a new one. However the Oomi home system is the smartest and it is making big waves on Indiegogo. The reason why is that is promises to make your home smarter and you don’t need a smartphone for that to happen and the set-up is smart and fast. [Image Courtesy of Oomi] At the heart of the Oomi home system is the Oomi cube and it works as the heart by bringing everything else together. The Cube comes with numerous functions and […]


Apr
23
30 Hilarious And Bizarre Engineering Mistakes

Author : Lara Lopes, 23 April 2015

30 Hilarious And Bizarre Engineering Mistakes

Everybody makes mistakes, right? But learning from other people’s mistakes is what makes a good worker stand out. Here we’ve put together a list of grotesque engineering mistakes for you to learn from and hopefully never repeat. These 30 mistakes are so bizarre they’ll make you wonder why on Earth someone would ever give these people an engineering degree. Hopefully you’ll get quite a few laughs from this as well, like we did. . Via: Wonderful Engineering

Posted by Lara Lopes

Incredible Display Of A Levitating Superconductor

There are some materials that when cooled to a certain temperature reach a state of superconductivity – when its electrical resistance is zero. When that happens, electrons can move through the material without any resistance, which allows you to transfer large amounts of energy without any heat loss. However, there is also the occurrence of a really cool phenomenon, called the Meissner effect, which determines that active magnetic fields in the material are expelled during the transition to the superconducting state, no longer being able to act on it. The material creates a kind of resistance within the magnetic field, even if its position […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

New Technique Developed For Nanoscale Measurements Using Light

The Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education (CICESE) in Monterrey, north of Mexico, reported they have developed a technique for obtaining measurements at nanoscale (nano corresponds to a billionth of a meter), using light. The nanoscale is used in many projects from disciplines such as biology, mechanical engineering, or the pharmaceutical industry, all of which require high accuracy measurements. Image Courtesy of CICESE Physicist Rodolfo Cortés Martinez was the man behind the research and explains the process in his own words: “This is a noninvasive technique able to measure objects or compounds of nanometric dimensions without doing any damage. So that an object […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Perfect landing close thanks to footage of SpaceX rocket crash

There is something exciting about watching a rocket take off. It’s a mixture of the suspense of the countdown to take off, the huge amount of thrust needed and the separation of the boosters. But what happens to the rocket boosters when they have detached from the rocket? This might be something that you have thought of once you have got over the wondrous sight of the rocket blasting into the sky. Of course what goes up must come down and thankfully the rocket boosters usually end up plunging into the ocean. This of course means that they are lost […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Reasons why Windows 10 for phones isn’t quite ready

Windows 10 Technical Preview is making great strides with build 10051 that has been released to the public. The build comes with new apps and these include calendar, contacts, mapping, messaging, the web browser and email. While it has taken a huge leap forward over other public builds, it still isn’t quite there at the moment. The new build of Windows 10 Technical Preview offers a new feel and it is looking promising right now. You now get turn-by-turn navigation and mapping in one app, which is a great deal better than the split approach that was used in 8.1. […]