Posted by Allison Blackburn

Compact plastic water tank home you can pull with your bike

A design company from New York have come up with an alternative home that is made from water tanks that have been recycled. The Taku Tanku is a tiny home which can be pulled along by a bicycle and it has a bed and a desk inside. It is a very basic home, more of a shelter really, as it has no bathroom or plumbing. [Image Courtesy of StereoTank] The tiny house was made of 3,000 one litre water tanks, all of which have been connected using a ring of wood that frames the entrance way. The house is only […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

Students developing nail polish that can detect date rape drugs in drinks

A team of four undergraduate students at North Carolina State University calling themselves Unercover Colors have revealed interesting plans to develop a nail polish that will detect whether there are any date rape drugs present in drinks. The idea is simple yet genius and could easily see large spread success if it sees full commercial fruition. [Image Courtesy of Neil Milne, BuzzBuzzNailArt] “With our nail polish, any woman will be empowered to discreetly ensure her safety by simply stirring her drink with her finger,” says their Facebook page. So whilst stirring your drink with your finger doesn’t sound the most pleasant […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

Windowless Jet Gives You a 360-Degree Panoramic View

Those who often travel by plane know that except for landing and taking off, looking out the window can get quite boring after hours of seeing nothing but clouds. To solve this problem and make flights a bit more interesting, the French company Technicon Design thought of a stylish solution. Presented at the NBAA business aviation show in 2013, and winner of interior design at the International Yacht & Aviation Award this year, IXION is a simple but innovative concept of a plane without windows, but giant panel screens. The IXION windowless Jet concept is an aircraft without any windows […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

The chair that you can actually wear – it’s the Chairless Chair

Anyone that has to stand up to work all day will know just how tiring it can be. You cannot of course carry around a stool with you all day as this just isn’t practical. However, this may soon be a thing of the past as a Swiss start-up company has now come up with the Chairless chair. The chair is worn by way of an exoskeleton that is strapped to the back of the legs. You can run around and walk witout restricted movement at all but when you just need to rest your feet you can lock it into chair position. […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

Researchers Develop a See-Through Solar Panel

The technology of using panels to capture solar energy has been around since 1958, going through continuous improvements in its efficiency in converting light energy into electrical energy. This week, researchers at the University of Michigan, USA, developed a type of transparent photovoltaic cell as an alternative to existing dark models. [Image by Yimu Zhao] The idea of ​​a completely transparent solar panel always been a dream. This revolutionary technology means that we could transform our windows into power generators, generating energy without losing visibility, and also develop smartphones with screens that can charge the device. The solar collection system […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2014

There always are breakthroughs when it comes to technology but there are some breakthroughs that seem to stand out more than others. Here we take a look at 10 breakthrough technologies so far this year. 10 Agricultural Drones [Image Courtesy of GoogleImages] We are seeing relatively cheap drones coming into the market that are packed with advanced sensors along with imaging capabilities. These allow new ways for farmers to boost the crop yields along with reducing the amount of damage to their crops. Farmers are able to use drones that have cameras and which come in at under $1,000. Key […]