Plane are generally disgusting germ-filled places. Who knows what is on that tray table, and what kind of germs that person with a hacking cough in the seat next to you will spread? Continue reading… “Teenager designs system that can keeps you safe from germs on planes”
The treatment involves electrodes implanted in the eyes of people whose retinas are damaged.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first treatment that can restore (limited) eyesight to (some) blind people, last week. It’s an exciting milestone, despite the caveats.
Does beer get better with age just like wine?
This summer, how would you like to lean back in your lawn chair and toss back a brew made from what may be the world’s oldest recipe for beer? Called Chateau Jiahu, this blend of rice, honey and fruit was intoxicating Chinese villagers 9,000 years ago-long before grape wine had its start in Mesopotamia. Continue reading… “9,000-Year-Old Brew”
Peddle your bike with a little pimp style
Remember those PimpStar rims that seemed like the perfect car accessory as long as you were 15? Well now 15 year olds can pimp their own rides, with a simplified version of the PimpStar concept designed for bicycles. Continue reading… “Pimp Your Bike”
Get a splinter in places that we just cant talk about
Fast growing bamboo seems to be the current material of choice for many green thinking designs, so it was just a matter of time before someone came up with a bamboo bike frame. While I don’t think the world’s landfills are getting clogged up with steel bikes, but most of the alloys used do contain some pretty nasty stuff like chromium and molybdenum. (Pics) Continue reading… “Bamboo Bikes”
Looks like someone was watching spiderman when this idea was thought up
Spider silk is already tougher and lighter than steel, and now scientists have made it three times stronger by adding small amounts of metal. Continue reading… “Super Spider Silk”
Small shaved hairs in your cell phone….Nasty!
In addition to being a fully-functional GSM cell phone, the Rong Zun 758 also doubles as a shaver. While it may look interesting, we’d imagine the phone getting real dirty and fast. Continue reading… “Rong Zun 758 Shaver Phone”
Maybe they should have called it the Cajun Crab
If the Segway’s current movement mechanism and cast of characters astride them wasn’t keeping you up at night, the Cajun Crawler should seal the deal.
Would planet of the apes become a reality? Well probably not… oh wait I hope not.
The future promises to be so wonderous and terrifying that it will exceed even the furthest reaches of the human imagination. Though this is not saying much, as the human imagination has really only been able to think up eight possible futures: Continue reading… “The 8 Most Common Sci-Fi Visions of the Future”
Sometime the best screwup is the best thing to even happen to someone
Just ask the inventors of these products, each one having changed the way we live, and each one having come about either by serendipity or complete screw-up. We’re talking about… Continue reading… “Accidental Inventions That Changed The World”
Oh so you stink thats perfect
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security plans to study the possibility that human body odor could be used to tell when people are lying or to identify individuals in the same way that fingerprints can.
In a federal procurement document posted Friday on the Web, the department’s Science and Technology Directorate said it would conduct an “outsourced, proof-of-principle study to determine if human odor signatures can serve as an indicator of deception. …