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Posted by Allison Blackburn

Spira charges a mobile phone in style

All phones need charging at some point in time, with some needing a charge more often than others. Now thanks to Spira, the time your phone is spent charging has just become more exciting as the phone becomes an interactive work of art. [Image Courtesy of ECAL] Spira was the brainchild of Alice Robbiani, a design student studying at École cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL) in Switzerland. Without the phone attached to it, Spira is just a plain frame with a design of wood in it. However, it comes alive the moment a smartphone is attached to it by way […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Football pitch lights powered by footballers thanks to Pavegen

UK company Pavegen installed their first order three years ago and their tiles make use of the kinetic energy generated by pedestrians. Since that first installation they have gone on to install their tiles in schools and at the Paris Marathon. Now. the company have teamed up with Shell on one of their biggest projects to date. They have helped rejuvenate a run-down community football field in Rio de Janerio by setting up its own off grid power supply which will benefit the entire community. [Image Courtesy of Pavegen] The project is one part of the “Make the Future” program of Shell […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

Can’t Cook? Maybe A Smart Pan Could Help!

Having trouble cooking and counting calories? The Smartypan teaches the recipe step by step and even monitors the amount of calories in the dish. The new invention is now seeking crowd funding on Indiegogo. The pan has weight, humidity and temperature sensors and the data obtained from them is displayed to the cook through a smartphone app. This also allows the user to see more than a thousand recipes and share recipes that they created. When choosing a recipe, the user is instructed by the app on how to prepare it – getting information about ingredients, cooking time, serving size and calories […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

Researchers create electrical generator that is one atom thin!

When you think of electrical generators you would normally imagine loud cumbersome devices that chug on fuel to produce electricity. But how small and quiet could an electrical generator be? According to researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Columbia Engineering, it could be just one atom thin. A sample of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) used in the experiment [Rob Felt/Georgia Tech] Their research was published online October 15, 2014, in Nature and as you can imagine, there is always excitement over one-atom-thin materials as they open up new possibilities in a world where devices and electronics are continually decreasing in size. The one-atom-thin […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Earity are the wireless earbuds with voice control

Headphones are a great way to listen to music on the go but let’s face it, the cords that come with them are nothing but a pain. They get tangled up just looking at them and then they have the ability to catch on to just about any object getting pulled from the ears. Of course there are wireless headphones and these don’t have the hassles associated with the wired ones. Soon there will be another type to choose from, Earity, earbuds that will respond to your voice. [Image Courtesy of Earity] Maksym Vysochaskiy, the CEO and founder of Earity, said that […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

3D printed heart helps to save the life of a baby

A baby of just two weeks old with congenital heart defects has undergone a lifesaving operation which was able to be performed thanks to a combination of 3D printing and MRI technology. A surgeon was able to perform the operation using a novel technique which revolved around taking MRI images of the baby’s heart and then creating a 3D map of it. [Image Courtesy of MorganStanleyHospital] The 3D printed heart allowed doctors to study the heart in detail and be used for practice until they knew exactly what needed doing before they even started the operation on the baby. Typically when doing surgery […]