Posted by Allison Blackburn

10 of the best American companies to work for

Some fortunate people love their jobs but others are just powering through to get by. There are numerous factors that go towards being happily employed and one of the biggest factors is of course, the employer. So with this in mind, here are 10 of the best American companies you might want to consider working for. Linked In • Rating 4.5 • CEO Rating 97% • Employees 5, 045 • Revenue $1.5 billion [Image Courtesy of Reuters/Robert Galbraith] LinkedIn is the best company to work for based on the ratings given by current and former employees. One thing that boosts morale in the […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

Innovative Bike Miilo ‘Grows Up’ With The Child

Children grow up fast, sometimes too fast. In a few months, clothes no longer fit, shoes are tight and the bike is too small. Attentive to family expenses, a Swiss designer came up with an economical solution: an adjustable wood and aluminum bike that “grows” with the child, thus preventing the exchange with a larger vehicle. Miilo the perfect bike for children, which in addition to giving them all the necessary support, accompanies them throughout childhood. With an innovative mechanism in the frame, you can make it bigger as the little tykes grow. [Images Courtesy of Adrian Gögl] The bike is […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

Amphibious Trailer Allows You to Camp On Land or In Water

Hit the road with a trailer, camp out in a field or navigate a lake easily and affordably with the Sealander – an amphibious mini-trailer that works on land and water. With an innovative project, the Sealander is a mixture of boat and trailer that offers an excellent combination for those looking for a good adventureon both land and water. Produced as a boat and made of fiberglass reinforced plastic, the German vehicle has a 5 hp electric engine with low emissions and noise. Thanks to its waterproof shell, it works as a boat in the water but can also be hauled […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

Turn Your Smartphone Into a Digital Microscope for Only $10

You know that laser pointer you have in some old drawer in your house? The one you have never used for anything useful and for some reason you never threw it away. Then it’s time you pull it out of the drawer and put it to good use. The small lens used to focus the laser can be placed in front of the camera lens in any smartphone to turn it into a microscope! [Image Courtesy of Yoshinok] Ok, so you won’t actually be able to see any viruses or bacteria but it is good enough to have some fun and take […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

Visual Microphone Turns Images Into Sound

A team of researchers from MIT, Microsoft and Adobe developed an algorithm capable of reconstructing an audio signal by analyzing a video and detecting tiny vibrations that the surrounding sounds induce on the object. [Image Courtesy of Abe Davis] Each time a sound is made, the acoustic waves crash on objects around it creating tiny vibrations that are invisible to the naked eye. “When sound hits an object, it causes the object to vibrate,” said researcher Abe Davis, a graduate student in electrical engineering and computer science at MIT. “The motion of this vibration creates a very subtle visual signal that’s usually invisible to the […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

Skully helmet offers motorcyclists extra eyes and more

Motorcycle helmets are an essential to safety for motorcyclists but founder and CEO Dr. Marcus Weller of the Skully AR-1 helmet thinks they can offer much more. After being in multiple motorcycle accidents himself he began hunting for a helmet that could offer him a rear-view camera, HUD directions and GPS – but he just couldn’t find one. [Images Courtesy of Skully] “At the time, I didn’t even have a motorcycle, but I was ready to spend money on it, which made me realize that I needed to build it,” said Weller. So that’s when Weller went to the drawing board and designed […]