Category: Innovation


Top 5 Cool Inventions to Make Your Life Easier! Innovation

Top 5 Cool Inventions to Make Your Life Easier!

September 03, 2016As you probably have an engineering mindset (otherwise, why would you be here?), you are likely always looking for ways to improve your daily efforts inefficiencies through cool and useful devices. While you would probably rather build them yourself, here are a few cool inventions to make your lives easier, or a few projects for you to attempt yourself.

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New Cow-free Milk is Based on Beer Brewing and 3D Printing Innovation

New Cow-free Milk is Based on Beer Brewing and 3D Printing

Ryan and Perumal are two cheese lovers. They said that they couldn& 39;t imagine living without dairy products, so they created Perfect Day, a cow-free milk, based on 3D printing technology. It& 39;s vegan, safer, sustainable, delicious and more nutritious than factory made dairy products. Also, it has the same delicious cow’s milk taste and texture.

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Microsoft Revisits Ancient Times, Unveils the New Nokia 216 Innovation

Microsoft Revisits Ancient Times, Unveils the New Nokia 216

September 21, 2016New phones are slim, sleek, fast, and extremely powerful. However, with the constant constraint of an incredibly short battery life, they are anything but wireless as they remain constantly bound to the charger. Microsoft is reverting to the tried and true design of the ancient Nokias which feature an extremely long lasting battery, and an assurance that if you drop it, your floor will crack.

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Turkish Engineers Turn Drivable BMWs into Real Life Transformers Innovation

Turkish Engineers Turn Drivable BMWs into Real Life Transformers

September 21, 2016 Image Source: Letrons A team of Turkish engineers has successfully converted a working BMW into a real life transformer in a period of only 8 months. The project has resulted in the most realistic fully-functioning transformer robots to date. Completed by a team from the Turkish design and engineering firm, Letrons, the working robot/cars are incredible to see in action.

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Someone Built a Robotic Lego Burger King Dispenser, and It's Insane Innovation

Someone Built a Robotic Lego Burger King Dispenser, and It's Insane

September 03, 2016Building things out of Lego is every engineer& 39;s favorite past-time, but you probably never built something quite as impressive as an automatic burger king dispenser. YouTube& 39;s AstonishingStudios is the builder behind many robotic dispensers, and his newest whopper dispenser is nothing short of amazing.

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This Machine Produces Drinking Water From Thin Air Innovation

This Machine Produces Drinking Water From Thin Air

September 25, 2016Clean drinking water is an increasingly major concern in many parts of the world, especially in hot, humid regions. Water-Gen is targeting humidity as a viable source of water for communities in these areas. Image source: Water-Gen Water-Gen is a company with a plan: to bring drinking water to the world.

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Wireless Power Allows this Drone to Fly Forever Innovation

Wireless Power Allows this Drone to Fly Forever

September 26, 2016Drones are advancements of the 21st century, but their flight time is hindered by battery life and weight. Thanks to wireless power, we may soon see the day of drones having endless power, and thus unlimited flight time. Researchers from the Imperial College of London have found a way to create a drone that can essentially fly forever since it gets all of its power from a wireless energy system.

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Stopping Light In Its Tracks Brings Quantum Computing Closer Innovation

Stopping Light In Its Tracks Brings Quantum Computing Closer

Physicists have now successfully stopped light, a level of control over photons that brings optical quantum computing significantly closer.October 01, 2016Quantum computing is the next epic leap forward in the evolution of digital technology and communication. Using light, these systems allow for calculations far beyond the capacity of conventional computers.

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Commodore C64C Computer Still in Use After 25 Years Innovation

Commodore C64C Computer Still in Use After 25 Years

October 01, 2016 Image Source: Commodore A Commodore C64C is still in use in a small auto repair shop, even after 25 years of service.The 64 series has a long-standing reputation as one of the most successful computers to reach the market. That reputation is upheld today once more as a small auto repair shop in Gdansk, Poland revealed they still use a 25-year-old Commodore to balance driveshafts.

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Ride the Most Extreme Simulator Ever Aboard the High-Speed CableRobot Innovation

Ride the Most Extreme Simulator Ever Aboard the High-Speed CableRobot

September 28, 2016 Image Source: Fraunhofer Simulations have made impeccable progress in the last few years, and CableRobot is sure to be the most extreme.Cable robots are continuously used in industries to life heavy payloads two magnitudes greater than their conventional robot counterparts. Manipulated by multiple cables, the robots are highly traversable.

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World's First 'Artificial Pancreas' Just Approved Innovation

World's First 'Artificial Pancreas' Just Approved

October 01, 2016Diabetes affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide. While diet and exercise are useful preventatives for the more common, insulin-resistant, type 2 diabetes, between 10 and 15 percent of diabetics are type 1. Type 1 diabetics are unable to produce insulin at all, as their own bodies are attacking their pancreatic cells.

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Information Implants: A New Smart Device? Innovation

Information Implants: A New Smart Device?

By Shelby RogersOctober 03, 2016 Image Courtesy of Popular Science Thousands of people are no longer worrying about forgetting keys or medical information. They have it all stored under their skin.Within the last year, the number of people using implants to store information has doubled.The implants use radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to share data with other sources scanned by the wearer.

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Top Five Things You Should Know About Google's Pixel and Pixel XL Innovation

Top Five Things You Should Know About Google's Pixel and Pixel XL

By Shelby RogersOctober 05, 2016Yesterday, Google unleashed an avalanche of new information about its first-ever smartphone. The Pixel and Pixel XL are just the next step in Google& 39;s in-house hardware development. Google markets the phones as a strictly in-house operation, despite HTC constructing the phones.

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Build Your Own Cheap 360-Degree Camera Innovation

Build Your Own Cheap 360-Degree Camera

October 02, 2016 Image Source: Tinkernut Using some cheap pieces of equipment and some electronic know-how, you can assemble your own 360-degree camera at a fraction of the price of a conventional one.We cover a lot of YouTuber Tinkernut& 39;s projects, largely due to their simplicity and inventiveness.

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Disney Reveals Bouncing, Flouncing 'Tigger' Robot Innovation

Disney Reveals Bouncing, Flouncing 'Tigger' Robot

Disney research just revealed their newest robot, one that can bounce and flounce around on one & 34;leg.& 34; Could we get a Tigger robot?By Shelby RogersOctober 09, 2016The wonderful thing about a Tigger robot is that it& 39;s the only one! Disney& 39;s research division designed a machine capable of hopping on one leg without support.

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Where There Are Power Lines, There Can Be Broadband Innovation

Where There Are Power Lines, There Can Be Broadband

October 10, 2016Imagine WiFi everywhere. Bringing fast, reliable internet connectivity to the world is the dream of many, manifesting in a range of technologies including internet.org& 39;s Aquila unmanned aircraft.Now, US telecom giant AT&T has thrown its hat in the ring with Project AirGig. They hope the technology will one day bring & 39;low-cost, multi-gigabit wireless internet speeds using power lines& 39;.

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The Terrifying Power of Nuclear Weaponry Innovation

The Terrifying Power of Nuclear Weaponry

By Shelby RogersOctober 09, 2016 Image Courtesy of RealLifeLore Throughout history, the idea of nuclear weapons have scared many. When you realize the scale of modern versions, nuclear warheads get even more terrifying.Nine countries have an estimated 15,000 nuclear weapons. Two countries - the United States and Russia - keep 1,800 of those weapons on & 34;high alert status.

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One of World's Brightest LED Flashlights - 108,000 Lumens! Innovation

One of World's Brightest LED Flashlights - 108,000 Lumens!

October 16, 2016This flashlight is one of the world& 39;s brightest. outputting 108,000 lumens. Two 100 Watt LEDs are mounted on the front. LED bulbs produce seven times more light than halogen bulbs, giving an equivalence of 8.4 kW Halogen.The light is powered by four 5000 mA. At full power, the lights drain the battery in just 10 minutes.

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Celebrate Lunar Landings with This $20,000 Pen Innovation

Celebrate Lunar Landings with This $20,000 Pen

By Shelby RogersOctober 19, 2016 Image Courtesy of MB&F You read that right.Watchmakers MB&F partnered with Switzerland-based pen company Caran d& 39;Ache on crafting the most mechanical pen in existence - the Astrograph. You can buy the pen with either a ballpoint or fountain tip. The tip is protected by retractable landing gear and a teeny tiny ladder for an equally tiny spaceman.

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