Technology - New Discoveries, Research, Studies And Breakthroughs

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How To Make A ChapStick LED Flashlight

Creativity and imagination can make a person’s lifestyle a lot more interesting. In this case, the traits just happened to make an inventors idea-light bulb flicker.

Will Cuil Fail?

Can a new search engine make it out in the crowded web world. Some Google Ex-patriots are trying to find out.

An LCD Display Gadget That Really Stinks

Have you ever taken a walk and all of a sudden gotten hit with a whiff of something that smelled great and as a result, made you hungry? I'm pretty sure you have. Some people believe that we as humans are born with a predetermined template of the type of smells we do or do not like but one company is determined to prove otherwise.

Specter Werkes/Sports Shows Off the Corvette GTR

While we have seen dozens of different kinds of Mustangs over the past years, Corvette has been content with just adding in the ZR1. So when the good men and women at Specter Werkes brought us the Corvette GTR, it made more than an few heads turn.

Possible Sleep Gene Identified

In a recent study done by the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, researchers used fruit flies to identify a gene that controls sleep.

Ford's "Smart Intersection" Could Reduce Intersection Accidents

Talking, eating, texting, changing the radio station...all things that we do while we are driving. They take our attention away from the road and significantly increase the likelihood of an accident, especially at intersections. A new system from Ford, called "Smart Intersection" was designed to reduce the number of accidents related to driver distraction.

Second Generation Solar Trees Imitate The Real Thing

Last year, in collaboration with the Museum of Applied Arts solar powered streetlamps, resembling trees, designed by Welsh designer Ross Lovegrove were introduced in Vienna. The reaction to them was positive so Ross Lovegrove is taking it to the next step. He is now working on improving his design with his next generation of solar trees called "Adaptive Solar Tree".

Blast Off With A Spying Rocket

If you want to get a live video with an aerial view then a spying camera could be just what you need.

Audi Takes on Traffic Lights

Red Lights; The worst enemy of almost every driver in the world. Not to mention they force you to sit there and burn your precious fuel without getting anything out of it. Audi decided that the almighty light has reigned too long and plans on taking them out of the equation.

How To Make Your Very Own iPhone Charger

With help from some simple instructions, building a personal charger for your iPhone can be pretty straight-forward, even if you’re not that great with electronics.