Category : Sci/Tech

SBU

January 4th, 2010 by Jeff | 0

 

The SBU self-balancing unicycle is slightly less geeky than a Segway.

Self-Portraits

September 2nd, 2009 by Jeff | 0

Ottawa-based company, DNA11, has come up with a great concept commercial art concept. For as little as $200 you can hang attractive representations of your actually DNA or fingerprints on the wall. After you order online and choose your color and style, you get a DNA collection kit, send by your sample and wait 4-6 weeks for the art.

Proteus

February 24th, 2009 by Jeff | 1 comment

Bay Area engineer Ugo Conti has created a boat inspired by insects that might change the way certain seagoing ships will look from now on. The WAM-V, Wave Adaptive Modular Vessel, is an ultralight flexible catamaran that is designed to flex and skim over waves rather than pierce or push through them. The ship also has a modular design to allow the cabin to be swapped out quickly– it can go from a research vessel to rescue boat in less than an hour. With the ship’s light weight and very low draft, it’s a fuel sipper, with a maximum range of 5,000 miles. Take a look at Proteus in action.

Pogue’s Twitter Experiment

February 3rd, 2009 by Jeff | 0

New-to-twitter technology columnist David Pogue learns how to cure the hiccups in seconds.

Fusion at Home

November 21st, 2006 by Jeff | 0

A 17 year-old Michigan high school student created a nuclear fusion device in his parent’s garage. The reactor, which took two years and 1,000 hours to research to build, uses deuterium gas and about 40,000 volts of electricity.

KickStart

May 28th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

KickStart is a non-profit organization that develops and markets new technologies for small-scale entrepreneurs in East Africa that are durable, easy to operate and cost under $1,000. They develop things like micro-irrigation, cooking oil and building technologies that make an impact: 41,000 new businesses started, 800 new businesses per month, $41 million a year in new profits and wages generated by the new businesses.