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Beyond Silicon: A New Digital Switch

Though silicon is ubiquitous in our modern electronics, it possesses a number of drawbacks that leave scientists constantly searching for alternatives. The arrival of graphene a decade ago was thought to offer considerable promise in this area, but it too suffered from a fatal flaw. Now scientists report a means of combining graphene with nanotubes to yield a new generation of high speed electrical switches.

Mercedes-Benz' Pre-Safe Sound Preserves Drivers' Ears In A Crash

Have you heard, Mercedes-Benz is adding an unlikely safety feature to its upcoming 2016 E-Class automobiles: Pre-Safe Sound, an automated system designed to protect the inner ear from the shattering sound of an impact.

Invention Of The Week? Golfboard: Surf And Swing

Two entrepreneurs are hoping that their new invention will be a real ‘hole in one’ among golf enthusiasts. Don Wildman, the founder of Bally Total Fitness, and Laird Hamilton, the popular big-wave surfer, have developed Golfboard.So, will there be lots of golfers willing to ‘surf the turf?’

Electric Runway Closes Gap Between Fashion and Technology

The boundaries separating fashion and technology are only limited by the confines of the human imagination. Read all about Toronto's Electric Runway and how its recent showing explores the integration of these two important elements in modern life.

Mr. Robot’s ‘FSociety’ Inspired By Real-Life ’Morpho’?

For all those cybercrime bloggers who’ve been cyberventilating over USA network’s hit TV series, Mr Robot, while a lot more will be revealed about its band of hackers called ‘FSociety' in weeks to come, it appears a real-life group whose moniker is ‘Morpho’ might be the real-life underground inspiration.

No Regrets: Get A Two Week Tattoo

The body art world has just changed forever. Enter inkbox, which is a new fruit-based tattoo that lasts only two weeks. Question is will this new invention ‘stick’ around for long?

HP's Sprout PC Combines All-In-One Computer, 3D Object Scanner

HP's stepping out of its comfort zone with this one. Tying into the recent 3D printer craze, the 23" Sprout PC's cameras and software can scan a real-world object you have on hand, and turn it into a 3D model you can manipulate on the included touch-mat, share with friends, and more.

In Win H-Tower PC Case Transforms Open At A Button Press

Manually unscrewing side panels is so 2014. In Win's H-Tower will auto-open itself for tinkering at the press of a button, in a manner that can't quite be expressed in mere words or pictures.

Breaking: Scientists Develop The First Color-Tunable LED

A Holy Grail in the production of next-generation displays is the need for LEDs that can be induced to change their color in response to shifting electrical inputs. Despite the obvious utility of such a device, researchers have been widely stumped by this problem. Read on to find out how scientists used everyone’s favorite wonder material, graphene, to finally solve it. A revolution in display technology is imminent!

Evenflo Has Designed A Car Seat With SensorSafe Technology To Prevent Hot Car Deaths

Almost 40 children die each year from being left inside of a hot car. Nearly half of these children were forgotten in the car by their parents or care givers. Now accidental heat stroke can be prevented with technology available on Evenflo ADVANCED SensorSafe Embrace DLX Infant Car Seat.

Haz Is A New Smart Umbrella

Be Hip. Be Haz.Haz is a motorized umbrella with all sorts of neat features. Sure, Haz looks and sounds unique. But will it be a hit on the market?

Fractal Design Builds "Sleek And Elegant" Home Theater PC Case

With an exterior that will "fit in any space or room", Fractal Design's Node 202 enclosure promises to combine a low-profile, low-noise design with enough room for fast graphics cards. Those who dislike the Corsair Bulldog's aesthetic ought to take a look at this.

Tablet Offers New Light at The End of the Visually-Impaired Tunnel

Meet the world's first braille tactile tablet for the blind that is made without mechanical components. Read on for more about liquid-based technology and how it is improving the everyday lives of the visually impaired.

RGB LEDs Light Lian Li's Dual-Chambered PC-O8 Case

The recent trend of putting RGB LEDs on everything continues. The latest is Lian Li's squarish PC-O8 case. It'll enclose even the most expensive computer you could build, while keeping things reasonably classy with tempered glass panels and the aforementioned LED lighting.

Is Paper The New Metal?

In the development of new high performance materials, there are two highly desirable features: strength and toughness. Unfortunately, these have always been considered mutually exclusive. Now, however, materials scientists may have delivered a solution from an entirely unexpected source: paper.

Invention Of The Week? Cruise On A Floating Hotel

A Serbian architecture and design firm is now offering travelers the best of both worlds: a fancy hotel on the water. Yes, you get to cruise hotel-style while floating down a river. Question is will their invention set sail?

Corsair Bulldog: Console-Size, 4K-Capable Living Room Gaming PC

With a strong focus on 4K-res gaming, Corsair has brought together their PC case, cooling, and power expertise for their Bulldog DIY PC kit. It'll handle some really high-caliber hardware, all while being small enough and quiet enough to fit into your home theater setup.

Hyperkin Smart Boy Morphs Your Smartphone Into A Game Boy

Time to dust off those old GB cartridges. Hyperkin's Smart Boy smartphone cradle intends to make your iPhone or Android phablet into Nintendo's circa-1989 handheld console, going so far as to include a working cartridge slot.

Turn and Brake With The Lumos Bicycle Helmet

A team of inventors out of Boston have developed a clever new bicycle helmet. Lumos is equipped with lights, letting motorists know when you are turning and braking. Will this invention really help keep cyclists safer on the big city streets?


Could Plastic Roads Be A Sustainable Alternative?

While we generally associate plastics with the untenable generation of material waste, this need not necessarily be the case. Dutch consortium VolkerWessels hopes to demonstrate that building plastic roads may in fact be a more environmentally friendly option for our transportation infrastructure.

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Ollie Is An App-Enabled Robot, Not Your Father’s Remote Control Car

A few years ago founders Ian Bernstein and Adam Wilson’s Colorado based company, Sphero, introduced us to the Bluetooth controlled robotic ball by the same name. They now want us to meet their newest creation. Ollie is a souped-up, customizable app-enabled robot. This machine is not your father’s remote control car.

Rotterdam Is Getting A Giant Floating Funhouse

Is Rotterdam on your bucket list to visit? It probably will be fairly soon anyway.  The Dutch Windwheel will house hotel rooms, apartments, rotating cabins, commercial space, restaurants and so much more. So, what's in it for you and yours?

Bacteria Might Be Used As Live Robot Brains

Scientists published a report this week in which a computer model was used to investigate the possibility of employing bacterial colonies to control mechanical devices like robots. The results were remarkably positive. Read on to find out how this new “living brain” development will impact everything from ecology to medicine.

Where Art Meets Science: Kirigami For Stretchable Electronics

Kirigami is a variation of the more well-known origami, in which paper is both folded and cut. In the right hands, it allows for the creation of remarkably intricate works of art. Now, however, scientists are putting the technique to use for more than just aesthetics. They’ve discovered that cutting electronic materials in a similar fashion allows them to stretch up to 370% without loss of electrical performance. This may be just the breakthrough needed to develop practical and functional wearable electronics.