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 […]

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 […]