Tag: prototype

Sun Seeker

A self-driving garden may seem far-fetched but now, the University College London’s (UCL) Interactive Architecture Lab has created a nomadic, self-cultivating garden that moves around all by itself! The sphere has been designed by UCL students William Victor Camilleri and…

ULTIMATE DRYER

Who would have thought that it would be possible to completely dry all your clothes in 20 minutes – without heat? Now the ‘ultrasonic’ clothes dryer has the potential to do so! The idea has already been proven conceptually and…

TOYOTA IN WOOD

This year, at the 2016 Milan Expo, Toyota has gone ‘old school’ in a new way! They have created an open-top two-seater vehicle from wood and sidestepped the argument that all great new cars need to have the latest gadgets and…

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Future Wearable Gadgets (super-cool)

It’s great news that self-powered wearable gadgets are beginning to appear more frequently. Here are some of the coolest for the near future we hope can catch-on! The biKini by Andrew Schneider The biKini uses soft conductive thread and photo…

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The Cultivator (solar meat printer)

The Cultivator uses solar energy and a 3D bio-printer to make functional (and tasty) meat. It does not incur the typical costs associated with meat production i.e. land space, transportation, refrigeration etc. It supports in the creation of small amounts…

SYNTHETIC GASOLINE (from plants)

‘E-benzin’ is a new clean-burning and petroleum-free fuel! It’s been created by Global Bioenergies, Audi’s project partner in France. They have started a ‘pilot-program’ to produce gaseous isobutane from renewable biomass. It can act as raw material for the petrochemical…

BIOMIMETICS

Engineers and researchers looking for the next big thing are turning more than ever to their own ‘backyards’ for inspiration. When contemporary scientists look at Nature’s inherent solutions, they often come cross entirely new approaches to solve problems. The list…

Solar Stickers = Free Energy

It’s almost too good to be true! Now ‘peel-and-stick’ solar-cells are being developed. Behind the idea is National Geographic’s Emerging Explorer for 2014 – and Stanford scientist – Xiaolin Zheng. This idea is set to revolutionize the process of harnessing…

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Nanotechnology Turns to Teeth

Kosho Ueshima is a Japanese designer from the Industrial Design Studio. He has recently created Misoka, a toothbrush that uses nanotechnology to clean your teeth…now hear this…without toothpaste. The Japanese designer joined forces with the nanotechnology company Yumeshokunin Co. LTD….

Cook & Get Charged

Now here is a novel device! It’s called the ‘Powerpot’, and it is designed to charge your devices whilst cooking your breakfast lunch or dinner. The ‘Powerpot’ works via thermoelectric technology (heat). It is an incredibly useful addition to your…