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 […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

Eco-Friendly Camp Stove That Charges Your Electronic Devices

If you enjoy camping then you definitely know how difficult it is to make a fire or even carry small gas canisters so you can cook your food. With that in mind, BioLite have just launched a camping stove with an innovative differential; it’s fueled by firewood. The appeal of the new product however is not only that: it still gives you power to charge small electronics and gadgets such as a cellphone, MP3 player, GPS and others, while preparing your food at camp! The company says that the invention doesn’t allow the fire to spread, in the way a […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Jaguar E-Type limited edition lightweight watches from Bremont

Jaguar and Bremont have combined their talents in celebration of Jaguar revealing continuation of the lightweight E-Type sports car. They revealed it at the Pebble Beach Concours D`Elegance and this was the chosen venue to announce the E-Type wristwatch too. The watch is a limited edition of six commemorative watches that is made available to those who buy the Jaguar replica racers. [Image Courtesy of Bremont] The lightweight E-Types are built by Jaguar Heritage and they are the final 6 out of the 18 run limited editions that began in 1963. They were however suspended 50 years ago with just […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

Sea plankton found on the surface of the ISS

Russian astronauts are claiming to have found sea plankton on the outer surface and windows of the International Space Station (ISS). According to Russian news agency Itar-Tass, scientists on the space station, whose first component was launched into orbit in 1998, found the plankton when taking samples from the windows (or ‘illuminators’ if you want to get picky). [Image Courtesy of the Telegraph] Head of the Russian ISS orbital mission Vladimir Solovyev said the results of the experiment “are absolutely unique” and rightly so. It’s unbelievable to think that they are surviving in such harsh conditions: zero gravity, temperature conditions, extreme […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

Carbyne: New Form of Carbon Is Stronger Than Graphene And Diamond

If you’ve heard about the incredible properties of graphene, I’m sure you’ll be impressed by carbyne, a new form of carbon. While graphene has a two-dimensional chain of carbon atoms, the carbyne has only one chain of solitary atoms. It is stronger and stiffer than any known material (yes, even graphene) and a new study has found that it has the peculiar ability to change from insulator to conductor when stretched. Image by Vasilii Artuykhov/ Rice University The special properties of carbyne could be used in nano electronics, that are activated when pressed, since the function of transistors is to […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Vessyl is the 21st century smart mug

When you look at the Vessyl you may think that it is just a vase but it’s actually a 21st century mug – and it certainly isn’t any ordinary mug. This is a smart mug that can tell you what type of liquid is inside it, how much sugar the drink contains, how many calories it has, fat, protein and even the amount of fat in it. It also tells you the exact name of the beverage and then sends the data to your smartphone. [Image Courtesy of Vessyl] The Vessyl is able to work with an app for Android and […]