Kitchen of the Future Energy-saving light bulbs will only take us so far. We need to push ourselves to rethink domestic appliances entirely, to rethink how homes consume energy, and how entire communities can pool resources” says Clive van Heerden, Senior Director of Design-led Innovation at Philips Design.
ChitoGauze (Photograph courtesy of HemCon Medical Technologies, Inc.) HemCon Medical Technologies manufactures bandages and wound dressings that harness the power of the sea. The company's products use chitosan, a biopolymer made from a component in the exoskeletons of crab, shrimp and other crustacean exoskeletons. The positively charged chitosan attracts the negatively charged outer membranes of red blood cells; when the two come into contact, localized clotting occurs. HemCon's chitosan-coated bandages are already in use in Iraq; its latest product is ChitoGauze.
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The two stroke engine employs both the crankcase and the cylinder to achieve all the elements of the Otto cycle in only two strokes of the piston. Intake The fuel/air mixture is first drawn into the crankcase by the vacuum that is created during the upward stroke of the piston. The illustrated engine features a poppet intake valve; however, many engines use a rotary value incorporated into the crankshaft. Crankcase compression Animated Engines - Two stroke
Share on Tumblr Email Photo by Shutterstock Hold on to your shorts, boys and girls, because the electronics industry is headed for a revolution. The University of Exeter has developed a material that researchers are hailing the world’s lightest and most flexible electrical conductor. The carbon-based “GraphExeter,” as it’s dubbed, can be applied to a variety of surfaces, including wearable electronics such as cellphones, MP3 players, and circuitry-enhanced clothing . Graphene-Based Conductive Material Could Revolutionize Wearable Technology
Architect and MIT professor Neri Oxman has been investigating new techniques for applying 3D printing to the science of building construction. We previously wrote of Neri Oxman's exploits with MaterialEcology, where she leveraged the synergy of computing, ecology, material engineering and design to produce experimental forms. Now she's investigating the issue of building materials. Today's construction materials are "dumb" in that they are totally uniform in composition, since they must be used to solve arbitrary building problems. MIT Looks at Printing Buildings
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Metals Like Plastics: Meet the Supermaterial That Could Change Gadgets Picture a metal that's so clever it can be blown into a mold like plastic materials, then think of the amazing gadgets that could be crafted from it--things that make Apple's unibody Macs look like child's play. The advance is coming from research at Yale, where scientists have been working on what's called bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) and have perfected the technology to the point it's as useful, potentially, as everyday thermoplastics are today. Metals are essentially crystalline on an atomic level. Their atoms, when in solid state, are arranged in pretty regular arrays, lined up neatly in rows and layers like the carbon atoms in a diamond. Glasses have long, stringy molecules that tangle together when they're liquid, and when they cool to a solid, they retain the tangled stringy structure, just frozen in place (very similar to plastics, just with different molecules).
Source: Google 22:13 Flashkus USB Concept Este concepto de Art. Lebedev Studio promete, considerando su mismo motto, sin duda van a ser más prácticos que los disquettes en su tiempo! En usar un flashdrive de cartón, son más pros que cons: Se puede escribir en ellos, ... The 5 Coolest Keypads And Keyboards Keypad. (Image: iStockPhoto / caracterdesign).
Google's Futuristic Android-Based Glasses Google has its sights set on a new way of experiencing and interacting with the world. The multifaceted enterprise that has already dipped its feet into social networking, web browsing, and mobile technology has a new undertaking called Project Glass. In its simplest form, the project presents a futuristic fashion statement, but it ultimately represents a lifestyle change for society. The single-lens eyewear technology is a tool for sharing experiences digitally, capturing moments, and receiving on-the-spot access to information. Although it features a sleeker design and is capable of doing much more, there's a part of me that can't help being reminded of the old video gaming system called R-Zone from the 1990's that many may not be familiar with because of its lack in success. It's mainly the single-eye display headset design that seems like a devolved version of Google's product.
You know those huge multichannel mixers--the massive boards that audio engineers manage during concerts to control everything from sound to lights? It’s the sort of highly specialized hardware that the average person would never come into contact with, because why would they? But what if you could just draw it? That’s the idea behind the SketchSynth, by Carnegie Mellon student Billy Keyes. It allows you to draw your own specialized piece of sound hardware--in this case, a MIDI board--on any random piece of paper. “Ever since I was little, I’ve been fascinated by control panels,” Keyes explains on his blog.
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8 Amazing and never-seen-before Keyboards by Vinyas on August 21st, 2011 Most of you use your keyboard every day, and some of you maybe even to get into this page did a little bit of typing too in the address bar. Keyboard has been the most impressive peripheral a computer has ever got which is loaded with features. Here today I present you with 8 unique keyboards that are designed to make you think typing is really a cool task and gives you comfort at ease. Here we go,