Paracyclist eyes speed record in hand-powered bicycle dubbed Handcycle

Handcycle hand powered bicycle

Handcycle hand-powered bicycle

Come September 2015 and the record for the fastest hand-powered bicycle could be broken as a team of Plymouth University experts headed by Adam Kyte, Lecturer in Mechanical and Marine Engineering Design is developing a hand-powered bicycle dubbed Handcycle to do so. For the enduring feat, experts have invited para-cyclist Liz McTernan to make this dream come possible, late this year.
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Robotic walker for the elderly is a personal assistant that won’t falter

Robotic Walker developed by Science Museum in Trento

We can’t even imagine how difficult life can be for the elderly, as they go through their daily routine struggling with deteriorating body condition. Just like a small kid needs a walker to help learn walking, elderly also need the help of a walker for walking safely without straining out their legs. Scientists at Science Museum in Trento, northern Italy are working on developing and testing a robotic walker with Vittoria Basso Guidolin, a 91 year old lady.
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Advanced robotic fish that swims like the real aquatic animal

Robotic fish designed by Maurizio Porfiri

Robotic fish designed by Maurizio Porfiri

If you are spending almost 100 hours a week in your super secretive lab, then you must be in love with the work you are doing. Meet professor Maurizio Porfiri who is hard at work building the ultimate robotic fish using 3D printing manufacturing. The aim is to study and understand human and animal behavior when encountered with danger. And this danger is induced with a predator, but at the same time a predator is also unpredictable, so Maurizio designed robotic fishes that can be controlled via an app using iPod.
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The Wasp – Chopper sculpture crafted from spoons that you won’t see on the dining table

The Wasp Motorcycle Spoon Art handmade Chopper Metal Sculpture

The Wasp – Motorcycle Spoon Art handmade Chopper Metal Sculpture

This isn’t another custom chopper by some big shot, rather it is a piece of art that you would truly appreciate. This miniature chopper-metal sculpture is made completely from spoons by James Rice and he calls it The Wasp. James has used stainless steel, metal and silver spoons to make this sculpture by bending and welding them together into one.
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World’s first algae-based surfboard is another move towards sustainability

Algae surfboard

Surfers always have a connection with the waters they surf in, perhaps all the more reason for them to use an eco-friendly surfboard. The current breed of surfboards is made from polyurethane foam which is a petroleum-based product. Such kind of surfboards are a hazard for the environment as well as marine life in case the surfboard is submerged in the depth of water when the surfer hits a strong ocean current and loses control. Thus came into existence this algae-based surfboard co-presented by Stephen Mayfield (UC San Diego biotechnology professor).
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Steampunk PS4 gaming controller is fit for the Victorian era

Steampunk PS4 gaming controller

Doing non-stop gaming on your PlayStation 4 is fun, but of course with your controller that makes the whole session enduring. If you have done countless hours of gaming on your console and got bored of the same controller, then have a look at this steampunk PS4 controller modded by Dr. Leslie Aromo. The modded PS4 controller is inspired by The Order 1886, a single-player third-person shooter video game released for PlayStation 4 on Feburary20, 2015.
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AlcoStop – Sensor embedded gadget that restricts drunk driving completely!


Drunk is the main cause for accidents worldwide and although there are breathalyzers to detect and prevent drunk driving, people find a way around this checkpoint, and law enforcement cannot check most of the drunk driving instances on a whole. A team of eight students from Mexico’s Institute of Technology of Cintalapa have a vision to eliminate drunk driving completely as they have developed AlcoStop prototype device. These five students include three students of renewable energy and five from computer engineering at the Institute of Technology of Cintalapa.
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Microsoft Handpose: Hand-gesture controlled system much advanced than its predecessors

Microsoft Handpose

Microsoft has developed a new kind of advanced hand gesture tracking technology that may call it a day to all the wireless keyboards, mouse and gaming controllers. Dubbed as Handpose, this new system is capable of gesture-controlling anything from your reading mails to actuating the in-game virtual reality environment. Microsoft is going to present Handpose system at this year’s CHI Conference on computer-interaction in Seoul.
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Google dives into the mobile network market with Project Fi

Google Project Fi

Google has jumped into the mobile phone network market with its launch of Project Fi offered for Nexus 6 smartphones in the U.S. This is a fresh start by Google to explore the opportunity to provide quality network to users for connecting and communicating in a seamless fashion. Having partnered with Sprint and T-Mobile, Project Fi looks to provide the best network possible for demanding users. The search engine giant has developed a new technology that connects to the fastest network, be it your 4G LTE or WiFi for hitch free browsing on the web.
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This Iron Man laser glove can induce serious damage

Iron Man Laser Glove

When it comes to making impressive laser weapons and other DIY stuff, Patrick Priebe has no matching rivals who can provide some competition. In this edition of his laser weapons, the German DIY’er has come up with a damage inducing Iron Man Glove inspired by The Avengers: Age of Ultron movie that is absolutely cool. This dual laser firing glove is complete with light, sound and an ejecting shell to make all those simple Iron Man glove DIY’s seem lame.
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