Traditional electrical wires have had a good run since their development. But what if you could just slap some paint on a surface to create the circuit you’re after? Thanks to one London-based company, Bare Conductive, you can.
Christmas tree built from 1050 stubbies (250ml bottles), equivalent to 462 pints. Tied together with 300 meters of wire and decorated with 200 lights, with a bubble lamp in the center. Tree stands 2 meters high and 1 meter wide at the base. Second video after the jump.
Marcus Tremento is has an original lighting idea here. He’s created LD Sconces, intriguing lighting fixtures that conjure up uncanny 3D effects with glowing wire. Bending neon-like pieces of cool-running electroluminescent wire into familiar shapes and then combining them with a mirror-like backdrop, the artist proves himself to be quite the illusionista.
Test of the new motor from ETH Zurich’s Department of Power Electronics exceeds 1,000,000 rpm in the digital readout.
Industrial motors can spin at a head-spinning 250,000 revolutions per minute. But a new matchbook-sized motor runs circles around the competition.
This device lets surgeons attach small anchors to tissue inside a beating heart by compensating for the heart’s movement.
Fixing the heart is hard. Certain procedures have to be performed on a stationary organ, so the heart is stopped and the patient put on a cardiopulmonary bypass machine. But stopping the heart increases the risk of brain damage. Now researchers at Harvard University and Children’s Hospital Boston are testing a robotic system that could help surgeons perform a common valve repair while the heart beats on. The system uses 3-D ultrasound images to predict and compensate for the motion of the heart so that the surgeon can work on a patient’s mitral valve as it moves.