No one wants a scratched iPhone, so where better to look for a solution to scratches and dings than the auto industry? Nissan has developed a smartphone case prototype called "Scratch Shield" using a mix of a high grade plastic and a paint with a chemical make up that reacts to changes and "heals" scratches.
It seems interns are no longer relegated to making copies. The interns at Open University's computer science department have raised the bar for intern projects by creating an interactive punching bag enhanced to turn punches into various forms of stimulus and feedback — in this example, playing "Ode to Joy."
The form and function of an old school 8mm video camera is back — having been shrunk to keychain toy size. If you love vintage film or just want to play this digital version of an 8mm camera the Fuuvi Bee is retro heaven.
I can't travel the world. Thankfully, someone else can and documented it so I can catch all the highlights during my lunch break. Photographer Kien Lam spent 2011 visiting 17 different countries and snapping an amazing 6,237 photos, then edited them together for a quick time lapse journey around the world lasting 290 seconds.
There's really no easy way to talk about a camera that you swallow and swims through your colon, so we'll just forge ahead. All mental discomfort aside, this next generation capsule camera is pretty cool — it has a tiny motor that is guided wirelessly by an MRI that allows doctors to steer it for maximum precision.
The randomized patterns of camouflage tricks the brain into thinking a person or object has blended into its surroundings, and to date we've seen it customized for various seasons or regions. A big problem however is the patterns have never really been created for exact environments. Now, a software design firm has developed a method for making site-specific camouflage
One look at the millions of apps out there we're pretty sure that we've covered just about everything there is on this planet, so why not have an app bringing you something from another one…namely Mars.
Going off the grid for a little time in the woods? No problem. With this new device you can still bring your smartphone and charge it on the trail. Being out of touch is so uncivilized (and unsafe out in the wilderness).
Have you ever tried to fix a broken toaster? Likely not. For a small appliance they are deceivingly complicated little machines, and if they end up in the garbage that's not very Earth friendly. So, Adi Zaffran decided to take it back to basics and make a toaster that operated with just five items — including cement blocks and rebar.
It's a solution that seems so obvious its amazing scientists haven't thought of it before. Recently, solar researchers have experimented with using the spiraling pattern found in the florets of sunflowers and daisies to more efficiently channel the sun in concentrated solar plants (CSP) by reducing the area needed for operation.