Technology - New Discoveries, Research, Studies And Breakthroughs
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Researchers have fabricated what they call a true "iPod Nano"--a fully functional radio made out of a single carbon nanotube (CNT). At 10,000 times thinner than a human hair, the researchers hope the radio could have applications for new wireless communications devices, as well as medical applications such as hearing aids. read more »
Ford's 2008 vehicle line-up may have a new slogan. Intel Inside. read more »
Like the LifeSaver, another innovation can also turn dirty surface water into clean drinking water in a matter of seconds. It is called the LifeStraw and unlike the LifeSaver, the LifeStraw,personal water filtration tool, is a lot cheaper, a lot smaller and easier to take around. It can even be hung around the neck for easy access. read more »
Sony's latest compact digital camera is the DSC-T2, which is part of Sony's ultra-popular T-series line of cameras. To call this point-and-shoot camera innovative would be an understatement. This camera sports some of the coolest technology to show up in a compact digital camera in a long time. read more »
A newly designed, revolutionary refinery, capable of turning heavy gas-oils into higher value stock, has the go-ahead for an opening date in 2010. read more »
Mio Technology has introduced a new portable GPS navigation system that offers text to speech, compact design, and affordable price tag. This new GPS device should help to persuade other GPS manufacturers to include the text to speech functionality feature in their "budget" GPS devices. read more »
Everyone knows the family pet is the most spoiled "child" in any household. They get their food served to them at their level, they have their own cushy pillow right by the fireplace and now thanks to Honda, they even have a carseat built specially for them. read more »
One of the winners in the health category in TIME Magazine's Best Inventions of the Year is a glove that knows CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation). Since CPR is very difficult to perform properly, even for trained health professionals, the glove was designed to guide people in an emergency situation. read more »
You may wonder where Philips Electronics, the company that makes reliable TV's, close shaving razors, and innovative light bulbs, is going these days, now that it's been recognized as a fashion innovator by Time Magazine. Experimenting with futuristic concepts, Philips is enlisting the public's involvement, an innovative strategy designed to beat the invention failure rate.
This year's emotional icon to remember is Phillips' Bubelle, the emotional sensing prototype dress. Bubelle has landed on Time's Best Inventions Of The Year list. The color changing dress is one of two Philips' SKIN Probes developed as part of the SKIN research project lead by Lucy McRae. read more »